One recent windy day in New York, violinist Tim Fain sat with his daughter, watching birds that reminded him of Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto.”
With more than seven decades of history, the Chautauqua Quartet is an institution of its own.
The Charlotte Ballet dancers take their places on the stage. But they are not alone. As the lights come up, it is former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky who stands beside them as the music begins.
Guest conductor Maximiano Valdés makes his second appearance this season with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
If the thought of sounds akin to a blend of Motörhead and Mozart bouncing around Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall piques your interest, soprano saxophonist Dan Graser is ready and waiting.
The first concert Grant Cooper gave as music director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra fell on Sept. 15, 2001.
Airline flights, entertainment and sporting events were canceled, and Cooper recalled the low spirits and confusion of Americans. Instead of postponing the concert, he decided the orchestra would honor those who lost their lives and serve as an “important first step in healing.”