CLASSICAL MUSIC: From Boston with Glee

CLASSICAL MUSIC: From Boston with Glee

  By Montague Gammon III The Norfolk-bound Boston Trio’s founding member and pianist, Ms. Heng-Jin Park, is probably most gleeful classical musician you’ll ever encounter.  In the course of one telephone chat she chuckles, chortles, laughs out loud, and generally...
Falletta’s Finale 

Falletta’s Finale 

(Maestro JoAnn Falletta bids us farewell with Beethoven. Photo by David Beloff.)  By Montague Gammon III Celebrating Beethoven by polishing off a couple of Fifths, JoAnn Falletta, formerly Music Director of our Virginia Symphony Orchestra and now appointed to the...
Big on Bach

Big on Bach

  By Jeff Maisey Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is going big on the Baroque music of Johann Sebastian Bach this season, and the next few weeks are certainly a highlight with three unique performances and a collaboration beer to celebrate the occasion.  ...
Virginia Symphony Spans the Centuries

Virginia Symphony Spans the Centuries

(Guest conductor Edwin Outwater) By Montague Gammon III Christmas day visits to Ella Fitzgerald’s house were a family routine for young Edwin Outwater, who will conduct the Virginia Symphony’s Brahms + Pulitzer concerts this month. Having a mother who worked for “The...