• Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

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    The great Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has been music director of the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010. During a long and distinguished career he has conducted, and in some cases led, most of the world’s great orchestras and opera companies.   Under Muti’s leadership, the CSO has, if anything, enhanced its reputation as one […]

  • New Blues News – 2/13/2018

    New Blues News – 2/13/2018 The Reverend Shawn Amos – Breaks It Down (Self-produced): The Reverend Shawn Amos (harmonica, vocals) presents a sermon on the state of race relations in the US with straight forward lyrics and an evolving music setting that helps focus the various messages he created while traveling through the south. Topics […]

  • Devon Sproule stops by WTJU, Feb 13

    Devon Sproule will stop by WTJU this Tuesday evening, February 13, around 6 for a live session.  You can catch Devon with Chamomile & Whiskey and Matt Curreri this Saturday, February 17, over at Fry’s Spring Beach Club for a night of romance and heartbreak.

  • Rockfish Gap on Lambeth Live, Feb 23

    Bluegrass band Rockfish Gap will put on the February 23 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast!  You can of course listen to it (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line at wtju.net), or even video […]

  • Clay Bones on Lambeth Live, Feb 16

    Country Blues trio Clay Bones will put on the February 16 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast!  You can of course listen to it (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line at wtju.net), or even […]

  • Another BPO Rediscovery – Vítězslav Novák

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    There are two things I admire about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Faletta. First, their high performance standards. Even their basic repertoire recordings make you sit up and take notice. Second, their commitment to expanding the repertoire. Experience has taught me that I can trust Faletta and the BSO. If they’ve […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 2/12/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 2/12/2018 Nick Biello – Vagabond Soul (Self-produced): “Hailed as ‘a brash new voice to New York’s vibrant jazz scene,’ by AllAboutJazz.com, saxophonist, keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Biello….” offers his first release as a leader. His music is fresh and at times intense but consistently dazzling. He is supported by Phil […]

  • #ClassicsaDay #WeWriteSymphonies Annotated List – Week 1

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    I’m a regular contributor to the #ClassicsaDay feed on Twitter. At a speech in Poland on 7/6/17, the President said, “The world has never known anything like our community of nations. We write symphonies.”  The next day #WeWriteSymphonies appeared on Twitter, citing all the non-Western — and non-white — composers who do indeed write symphonies. […]