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Montclaire quartet plays conversational music with drama and flair

The Montclaire String Quartet began its 25th season with a new lineup Sunday afternoon at the University of Charleston’s Emma Byrd Gallery.

Anton Shelepov, formerly the ensemble’s second violinist, won the concertmaster’s...

Longtime supporters are allies for the arts
Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

As many arts groups prepare to begin their new seasons, renewed interest is paid to them and their offerings. But there’s one group that gets left out of the attention: their supporters.

It’s true that these folks are not up on...

Montclaire quartet plays conversational music with drama and flair

The Montclaire String Quartet began its 25th season with a new lineup Sunday afternoon at the University of Charleston’s Emma Byrd Gallery.

Anton Shelepov, formerly the ensemble’s second violinist, won the concertmaster’s...

Kanawha Valley arts calendar for 2014-15
Kanawha Valley arts calendar for 2014-15

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here is a listing of 2014-15 arts and entertainment schedules for the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area:

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

All symphonic and pops concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Clay Center Maier ...

Teenage piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick plays Clay Center Sunday
Teenage piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick plays Clay Center Sunday

It seems like there are endless stories about children being forced by their children to take music lessons. Less often do you hear about kids wanting to take lessons but being denied.

That was initially the case with 13-year-old prodigy Ethan...

Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov
Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov

The new concertmaster for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra doesn’t really think of West Virginia as rural.

“Not in my book,”Anton Shelepov said. “For me, it’s perfect. It’s in the center of...

Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday
Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday

Young prodigy Ethan Bortnick brings his “The Power of Music” tour, an extension of his successful PBS special of the same name, to the Clay Center at 7 p.m. Sunday. Though barely out of childhood, the 13-year-old musician, composer and...

Chaise Lounge opens FOOTMAD season
Chaise Lounge opens FOOTMAD season

The Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance kick off their 2014-15 concert season Saturday with a performance by Maryland six-piece Chaise Lounge. Some folks call them jazz; others say swing. They describe themselves as “classically smooth...

James Taylor returning to Charleston
James Taylor returning to Charleston

Grammy Award winner James Taylor will return to Charleston for a show at the Charleston Civic Center Nov. 28.

Information about the show was posted to the singer/songwriter's website Monday as well as to Ticketmaster.

Taylor, a five-time...

Musical couple’s lifetime of treasures auctioned
Musical couple’s lifetime of treasures auctioned

MORGANTOWN — In his small living room at a Morgantown retirement village, James Benner, who toured the world as an accompanist for his opera-star wife, is surrounded by some of the precious mementos from their ...

Mountain Music Trail links venues and events
Mountain Music Trail links venues and events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About three years ago, an email correspondence among various music venues and interested folks in southeastern West Virginia floated an idea. The idea was to create something similar to the 333-mile-long heritage music trail ...

Singer/songwriter Adam Marsland comes to Boulevard Tavern Sunday
Singer/songwriter Adam Marsland comes to Boulevard Tavern Sunday

Adam Marsland has always been a kind of underground sensation. In the early to mid 1990s, he was the frontman for Cockeyed Ghost, a Los Angeles-based power pop punk band that was part of the city’s music scene.

Marsland, who performs...

Marine Band plays with nuance and flair

At the end of the 19th century, professional concert bands were integral to American musical life. Touring constantly, they played not just marches, but everything from popular songs to the newest operatic or concert-music repertoire.

But the...

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