Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie spend time with artists who tread different paths through classical music while trying to make the work more accessible than it traditionally has been. First we welcome to the show David McCormick, Artistic Director of the Early Music Access Project and the Executive Director of The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. McCormick talks about both groups (and about Alkemie, his New York City based medieval music group), about different baroque instruments, about making the old new, but mostly about the Access Project’s upcoming production, Murder in Messina. Next, Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Brenda Patterson from Victory Hall Opera return to the show. They talk about their upcoming show Sally on West Main, a multi-media opera at the Music Resource Center inspired by a little known period in Sally Hemings’ life when she left Monticello and lived on West Main Street. It’s a fascinating piece that leads us into discussions of artistic inspiration and cultural representation in the arts. Two artists working to make their art accessible and we’re working to make them accessible to you here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.
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