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Barton Pine joins WVSO for illuminating performance

Samuel Barber’s subversively modern Violin Concerto received an illuminating, imaginative performance from Rachel Barton Pine and the West Virginia Symphony, Friday night at the Clay Center.

Pine, a violinist of the highest quality,...

Barton Pine joins WVSO for illuminating performance

Samuel Barber’s subversively modern Violin Concerto received an illuminating, imaginative performance from Rachel Barton Pine and the West Virginia Symphony, Friday night at the Clay Center.

Pine, a violinist of the highest quality,...

Symphony guest violinist also a heavy metal fiddler
Symphony guest violinist also a heavy metal fiddler

The line dividing classical music and heavy metal music isn’t all that thick — at least, it doesn’t seem so for world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

“So many of the serious heavy metal genres were influenced...

The Black Diamond digs in coal country for new band
The Black Diamond digs in coal country for new band

Tonight, Theron “The Black Diamond” Denson returns to Charleston to record a live album at The Empty Glass.

For fans, it's another chance to see Denson perform, with sometimes eerie facsimile, the hits of Neil Diamond, but this...

‘Life is a Cabaret’ with the Gay Men’s Chorale
‘Life is a Cabaret’ with the Gay Men’s Chorale

Join the Charleston Gay Men’s Chorale for “Life is a Cabaret!” at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Culture Center Great Hall. The concert features 14 songs from the stage and screen. Plus, light hors d’oeuvres will be served....

Super Heavy Duty and Farnsworth on latest PopCult video round-up

“RFC MINI SHOW” No. 38, online now at the PopCult blog (blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult), stars Super Heavy Duty, a supergroup consisting of members of The Pistol Whippers, The Tom McGees, Beaver Knievel and 69 Fingers.

The...

Community Music returns with new entertainment
Community Music returns with new entertainment

It’s no secret. Despite its best efforts and a devoted core of supporters, Charleston Community Music has struggled for years to stay afloat and fill seats at its shows.

“It’s a great organization,” Community...

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...

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