Opera Wilmington has crafted a Mother's Day Brunch that features the top vocal talents in our area. Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway is a showcase for Golden Age show tunes from Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, just to name a few. Phil Furia from WHQR's Great American Songbook is the
The Brunswick Concert Bandis celebrating 30 years of performance with style-"The Sound of America" salutes Count Basie, marches with Sousa, and takes us to the movies, from The Wizard of Oz to The Hunger Games. The president of Brunswick Bands, Tom Smicklas, tells us this community band boasts 72 member, aged 13-87. This concert is conducted by Michael Stringer.
Gareth Evans, the executive director of Bellamy Mansion, stopped by to tell us about the main events May 1-3 at the Bellamy during the 3rd Annual Wilmington Wine and Food Festival. The website also lists smaller events leading up to big weekend.
On Saturday April 26th the Wilmington Symphony and the UNC Wilmington Opera Outreach Program (UNC WOOP) will present a fully-staged production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Associate Professor of Music Nancy King is the stage manager and freshman tenor Daniel Papparozzi is Prince Tamino. They were the guests on this edition of Midday Interview. They discussed
Larry and Libby Oldham are both singers with the Cape Fear Chorale and had many interesting things to say about the spring performance, Requiem in C Minor by Luigi Cherubini. Larry Oldham earned his DMA in Church Music, so he had a deep knowledge about this music and the history-for instance, which great composer requested this Requiem for his funeral, and why the church banned this music. We also hear about the fall concert in this informative interview.
In 2013, the folks who wanted to begin a Jewish Film Festival in Wilmington were careful: to test the waters, they presented just one film. Last year, they presented 4...and this year, the Festival offers 9 films over two weeks: 6 feature length films + 3 short films, all at Thalian Hall.
If you want to celebrate literary pursuits of any kind--anything from Banned Books to Adult Puppet Shows--Old Books on Front Street is the place to be. Owner Gwenyfar Rohler helps our community make note of the gems our distracted culture might let slip by, gems like poetry.
Poetry requires time and reflection and a dash of focus to enjoy. If you feel you've been too busy to roll around in the delightful rays of verse, this weekend (April 18 & 19) is a wonderful opportunity. The heavy lifting has already been done.
George Edwards is the Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. George stopped by to tell us about the Historic Home Tour open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12, as a part of the Azalea Festival. For information regarding the 9 homes + 1 church on this self-guided tour, click here.