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WDAV Specials Archive - March 2013


Originally aired starting 3/8/2013
Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope logo 120 pxViolins of Hope is an original WDAV special, which consists of concerts performed at the Knight Theater and Dana Auditorium at Queens University in April 2012 during the Charlotte residency of the exhibit Violins of Hope. Presented by the UNC Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture in a variety of venues, the project displayed violins that survived the holocaust and were lovingly restored by Israeli craftsman Amnon Weinstein. In addition there were lectures and concerts, and the program features highlights from the musical performances.


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Originally aired starting 3/11/2013
Performance Chat with Ethan Uslan
Ethan UslanPianist Ethan Uslan is a rare breed here in the 21st century -- he provides accompaniment for silent movies. He chats with Frank Dominguez about his next presentation for the 1930s film La aldea maldita – The Cursed Village and plays music by Albéniz from the John Clark performance studio.
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Originally aired starting 3/15/2013
Classical Idol Arts Preview
classicalidolFrank Dominguez talks with an event organizer and several participants for Classical Idol, a unique fundraiser for the Charlotte Symphony on Friday, April 12th at Spirit Square's McGlohon Theater. The benefit show will showcase how music transforms lives and helps foster social, cultural and economic change. 

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Originally aired starting 3/15/2013
A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

perlmanThe springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.


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Originally aired starting 3/19/2013
Basking in Bach
Happy Birthday Bach; WDAV celebrates Bach's birthday Basking in Bach.Beginning Thursday, March 21, WDAV will present a different complete Bach work every hour beginning at midnight through the end of the day to celebrate the birth of one of the most influential of the great composers.
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Originally aired starting 4/1/2013
Performance Chat with Bob Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler
teixeira-bechtlerMatt Rogers welcomes guitarist Bob Teixeira and cellist Tanja Bechtler to the John Clark Performance Studio to chat about their upcoming performance at St. Alban's in Davidson, NC. The husband and wife duo will play highlights from the concert and chat about their blended sound.
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Originally aired starting 4/1/2013
Charlotte Symphony Classics Series Preview
rogeFrank Dominguez hosts pianist Pascal Rogé, featured performer of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Classics Series this weekend. Rogé will join the orchestra and music director Christopher Warren-Green for a program of French Impressionist music.
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Originally aired starting 4/1/2013
Symphony at 7 Cycles Series
symphony-at-seven.jpgCelebrating the works of Rachmaninoff, Mahler and Brahms, we feature the complete symphonic works of these composers during Symphony at 7.
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