Steve Brown - Host http://wvtf.org en Appalachian Spring in The Blue Ridge http://wvtf.org/post/appalachian-spring-blue-ridge <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 16.5px;">Aaron Copland's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning work "Appalachian spring" suite will be heard in its original instrumentation, featuring the Shaker Tune "Simple Gifts" and a sparking mountain hoe-down. Its simple power, beauty, and heartfelt melodies are a perfect pairing for the intimate acoustics of Shaftman Hall, right here in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Also performed will be works by Copland, Joplin, and other American masters.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:32:19 +0000 Steve Brown - Host 3114 at http://wvtf.org Appalachian Spring in The Blue Ridge Beethoven's Choral Fantasy http://wvtf.org/post/beethovens-choral-fantasy <p></p><p>Featured in the movie "The King's Speech," Beethoven's fiery, dance-inspired seventh symphony opens this all Beethoven program. Maestro Wiley is in the spotlight and at the piano performing the Choral Fantasy, the precursor to Beethoven's great Ode to Joy. The full chorus also joins us for the "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage." A fantastic all-Beethoven celebration!</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:57:24 +0000 Steve Brown - Host 2015 at http://wvtf.org Beethoven's Choral Fantasy