Music

Arts & Culture
1:42 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival

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Floyd, Virginia is better known for Mountain music than for classical concerts, but a new Music Festival will bring the two together for eleven days this spring --- all over town.

David Stewart Wiley is the artistic director and conductor of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. He says Floyd is an ideal setting for the festival; its variety of venues for a full schedule of performances and workshops, its scenic backdrops, and because of a certain resonance between classical and mountain music.

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Arts & Culture
2:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

NRV Cellist Heads to London's Royal Academy of Music

It’s said the cello is the instrument which sounds most like the human voice.  That may be why it resonates for some, like no other.

A young woman from Giles County is one of only six people outside Great Britain to have been accepted at the Royal College of Music in London to study cello next year.

Miriam Liske-Doorandish has been playing the instrument virtually all her life.  Her mother is Lisa Liske-Doorandish, the former principal cellist in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. She still runs a studio, gives lessons and still plays for Opera Roanoke.

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Arts & Culture
4:38 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Soothing the Soul

One of every 88 children in this country has some degree of autism – up 78% over the last ten years.  It’s a puzzling psychological condition that makes it difficult to communicate, but it is possible to help these kids relate to the world around them.  One Staunton couple has made some surprising discoveries in that vein.

Barry Kolman conducts the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra – an exciting job that brings him great satisfaction.  He also teaches music at Washington and Lee University, but of all the musicians he’s encountered, one gives him the greatest joy.

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Arts & Culture
3:27 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

A Valentine's Day Gift of Song

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time to remember a loved one with a special gift. 

This year a Roanoke firefighter decided to surprise his fiancée a little early with a song. 

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