REVIEW:  Performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio by the Washington Bach Consort resounded with joy

REVIEW: Performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio by the Washington Bach Consort resounded with joy

FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH:  It was going to take more than a little bit of Saturday evening snow to dampen the packed house for the Washington Bach Consort Christmas Celebration at the National Presbyterian Church. (Cover Photo:  David Betts | Metropolitan Photography) by...
Tried and True:  Superstar violinist breathes life into staples of the repertoire

Tried and True: Superstar violinist breathes life into staples of the repertoire

HOMECOMING:  Joshua Bell’s Strathmore concert was like a big ‘ole’ homecoming with all the family assembled. by Patrick D. McCoy On Sunday November 5, violinist Joshua Bell returned to the Washington area to perform in concert at the Music Center at...
A Musical Legend Mourned:  The loss of concert pianist and VSU Professor of Music Emeritus Buckner Gamby

A Musical Legend Mourned: The loss of concert pianist and VSU Professor of Music Emeritus Buckner Gamby

IN MEMORIAM:  Buckner Gamby’s passing has put a hole in the hearts of the many lives that he touched with his amazing talent, kind demeanor and impact on numerous musicians across the country. by Patrick D. McCoy Virginia State University Professor of Music...
Philadelphia’s Russian Opera Workshop to present legendary mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar in a Masterclass on July 21

Philadelphia’s Russian Opera Workshop to present legendary mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar in a Masterclass on July 21

Masterclass:  The legendary mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar steps into the spotlight to conduct a masterclass under the auspices of Philadelphia’s Russian Opera Workshop. by Patrick D. McCoy For many opera buffs, the name Florence Quivar is one that is synonymous...