Music

Music Review
8:50 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Beethoven's Late String Quartets

 

The late string quartets of Beethoven performed in completion by the Cypress String Quartet is enchanting. The Cypress String Quartet formed in 1996 and is comprised of Cecily Ward violin, Tom Stone violin, Ethan Filner viola, and Jennifer Kloetzel cello. 

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Music Review
2:45 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Bartók's 44 Duos for 2 Violins

MSR Classics

 

Duo Landon performs Béla Bartók’s 44 Duos for 2 violins with great talent and clear interpretation. Duo Landon is a collaborative effort between two Icelandic violinist, Hílf Sigurjónsdóttir and Hjörleifur Valsson. 

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Album Review
10:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

"Love Raise Your Voice"

Love Raise Your Voice is a collaborative album of contemporary compositions for Soprano, Violin and Piano. The chamber ensemble consists of soprano, Christine Howlett, violinist Patrick Wood Uribe and pianist Holly Chatham.  The album’s titled track “Love Raise Your Voice” composed by Tarik O’Regan is a highly charged piece with a bouncing melodic line and playful accompanying lines articulating the great joys of love...

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World Cafe
2:15 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Kathleen Edwards On World Cafe

Kathleen Edwards' new album is titled Voyageur.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:49 pm

Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is enjoying a huge career boost with her new fourth album, Voyageur. Produced in part by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Voyageur sounds deeply personal and genuine: Edwards sings of failed marriages, life in the spotlight and the delicate happiness that comes with new beginnings.

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WHQR and Thalian Hall present
4:46 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

The Great American Songbook - Live!

Dear WHQR Friends,

WHQR is thrilled to be co-presenting The Great American Songbook Live at Thalian Hall on Friday, March 2 at 8:30. The show, with an expanded cast of musicians, will be a live version of our popular radio feature with Phil Furia, heard each afternoon at 1:30.

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Mountain Stage
10:18 pm
Sat January 28, 2012

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

The Fox Hunt integrates a wide swath of influences, including indie, punk, and arena rock.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:03 pm

The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.

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Music
4:22 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones

Choreographer Bill T. Jones at an appearance earlier this year.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 7:55 pm

As snowstorms hit the country today, All Things Considered revisits a vivid story that choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones shared about one winter song. It originally aired Dec. 13, 2011.

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Music
12:36 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Linda Lavin on her new CD, "Possibilities"

Today marks the official release date of Linda Lavin’s first CD, “Possibilities”. It features an eclectic mix of Broadway standards and cabaret songs, with musical direction, arrangements and piano by Billy Stritch. It’s a big day for the Tony- and Golden Globe winning actress and Wilmington resident...and although she’s celebrating tonight with a release party at New York City’s Birdland (the famous jazz club) she took some time out to talk with WHQR’s George Scheibner about the new CD.

Tuesday night, 8-10 pm
5:05 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Performance Today features local musician Barbara McKenzie

Tuesday night's Performance Today will broadcast the following selection from Nicolas Duchamp and Wilmington's Barbara McKenzie, in concert at Spivey Hall:
 
Paul Taffanel: Andante pastoral et Scherzettino
Nicolas Duchamp, flute; Barbara McKenzie, piano
Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
October 31, 2010
 
Barbara McKenzie is the founder of Chamber Music Wilmington. Her collaboration with Nicolas Duchamp was also presented in Wilmington and at Carnegie Hall in 2010.

Season Premiere Saturday 1 pm
4:52 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Metropolitan Opera season kicks off with Handel's Rodelinda

Renée Fleming reprises her celebrated performance as the title character in Handel’s Rodelinda as the 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera season begins this Saturday.

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