Nancy Harder

Music on Main Street in the Heart of Tech Country

Jun 2, 2017

In Blacksburg, Virginia you hear about new tech startups all the time.  But another thing the region is known for is music. A new venue opened there last month called Tempo Studios. It's a place where people can explore music on Main Street in the heart of tech country. Robbie Harris has more. 

Nancy Harder, an associate conductor at Opera Roanoke, had been giving private music lessons in her own home.

Opera Roanoke's Premier of Appalachian set "Susannah"

Apr 26, 2017
Dongsoo Choi

The only major American opera set in Appalachia will be performed this weekend at Opera Roanoke.  It’s called, “Susannah” and it evokes the beauty of the region in all its summer-time glory. Even though it was written in the 1950s, the story of its strong female lead facing down the establishment, resonates with the political power struggles of today.