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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On today’s Home Grown hosts David Vaugh Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones welcome Miss Dreama Belle, drag artist from the Haus of Belle, and they talk about the artistry of drag and how performing as a character can be a presentation of yourself that you don’t get anywhere else.
After that, Victory Hall Opera company returns! Miriam Gordon-Stewart visits with tenor Corey Bix to talk about Victory Hall’s latest piece of opera experimentation — it’s a play based on a novella by Thomas Mann that uses music from Wagner’s opera Tristan & Isolde. Drugsong. Is it an opera within a play? Is it a play surrounding an opera? What’s it like for trained, professional opera singers to work like stage actors?
We open two more windows into the worlds of two more artistic groups on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.
Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.
Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Janinah Burnett about their first full length Victory Hall Opera show, Der Rosenkavalier, and Local musician Diane Cluck talks about her concert at The Garage on 1st Street in Charlottesville. David Vaughn Straughn talks about local art.
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