Friday at 8:35 a.m. & 5:44 p.m.:
“A masterpiece…this is an album to fall into and swim in forever...” That’s what American Songwriter Senior Editor Paul Zollo wrote about Chicago-based singer/songwriter Emily Hurd, and her 2011 CD release titled Long Lost Ghosts. Since then, Emily has teamed up with fellow Chicago musicians Colby Maddox and Gregg Ostrom to create an outstanding new band that blends the sounds of bluegrass, rock, country and blues. It’s called Stone Blind Valentine and tonight at 8:00pm they’ll be performing at the Community Arts Café, 411 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem. Tickets are 10 bucks.
Emily Hurd is a multi-instrumentalist known for her bluesy piano licks and soulful vocals with eight studio albums to her credit. Long Lost Ghosts features a series of Emily’s country-folk songs which she wrote on her ukulele. Emily Hurd dropped by to talk about the music and her new band with David Ford.
Friday at 1:00 p.m.:
Winston-Salem Symphony Associate Conductor Matthew Troy will lead the next Classic Series concert with the orchestra. It'll feature Zhou Tian’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, Felix Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto with Italian guest soloist Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The concerts are Sunday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Stevens Center. The Kicked-Back Classics Series concert is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Troy spoke with WFDD's David Ford about the program.
If you live in the Triad, you can practically take in a different show every week during Greensboro’s OPUS Concert Series. From small percussion ensembles and big bands to philharmonic orchestras, and woodwind quintets.
The next concert is Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Greensboro Tarheel Chorus at Christ United Methodist Church. OPUS 2012-2013 runs through May and is sponsored by The Music Center, City Arts of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department. Music Center Director Jennifer Hance tells WFDD's David Ford all concerts are free.
This weekend Triad audiences will have the unique opportunity to experience Ragas at Dusk from the tradition of one of the India’s most respected musicians, Dr. Laxmikant Doshi. He’s the guru of sarod master Gaurang Doshi (his son) who will perform live in concert in Brendle Recital Hall on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00pm. Rajen, Gaurang and sarod students Colin Allured and Jim Robertson came to WFDD's Studio A with their instruments in hand to share their musical journeys with WFDD's David Ford.
From its inception back in 1982, Bel Canto Company in Greensboro performs tonight, October 12 at 8:00 p.m., and Monday night, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Bel Canto Au Naturel features arrangements of spirituals, and 18th century works, as well as 20th century pieces by Frank Ticheli and Dan Forrest. Bel Canto Artistic Director and conductor Dr. Welborn Young recently spoke with David about the first two works on the program: Eric Whitacre's Cloudburst, and three songs by Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino.
Emily Hurd is a multi-instrumentalist known for her bluesy piano licks and soulful vocals with eight studio albums to her credit. Long Lost Ghosts features a series of Hurd’s country-folk songs which she wrote on her ukulele. She dropped by to talk about the music and her new band with David Ford. Tonight she's performing with her band, Stone Blind Valentine, at 8:00 p.m. at the Community Arts Café, 411 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem.