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From April 6, 2006...
Oh, the vestiges of childhood and early creativity! The Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Concert Chorale embrace one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed. And Southern-tinged rock-n-roll from Wes McDonald I'm Greg Bass and this is Tapestry.
Conductor William Fred Scott has received high marks for his work with the Atlanta Opera. In his ten years with the company, he's grown the annual budget from 350-thousand dollars to 5-point-2 million. This weekend, he brings his magic to Birmingham, as guest conductor of a work that's widely regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed -- Mozart's Don Giovanni. The opera was billed as dramma giocoso or "playful drama"...because it's neither completely comic nor completely tragic. This weekend's program features the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Concert Chorale and guests soloists in Don Giovanni - Opera in Concert. Scott explained "opera in concert" to WBHM's Michael Krall.
William Fred Scott conducts the A-S-O, Birmingham Concert Chorale, and guest soloists in Mozart's Don Giovanni this Friday and Saturday night. There's more information on website, wbhm.org.
It's widely accepted that the sense of smell is a powerful trigger for the memory. Lissa LeGrand offers her own proof with a colorful story involving a little time travel.
To hear the audio portion of the Community Calendar from Tapestry, click here.
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Black and White Magazine says Birmingham musician Wes McDonald mixes the warm dynamics of guitar-heavy pop with funk riffs that conjure visions of the Keith Richards-obsessed Jacobites imitating Boz Scaggs...right! This is "Day One" from the CD "One Minute Fifty Seconds in the Furnace." (AUDIO MONTAGE) The song is "Day One" from the CD "One Minute, Fifty Seconds In The Furnace", which was released this week. Wes McDonald plays The Nick April 21st. You can find more of his music available for download on the Tapestry page of wbhm.org.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Like the musician profiles that close our show? They're the work of Hunter Bell. Francesca Rosko tracks community events. Additional reporting this week from Lissa LeGrand. I'm Greg Bass... we'll see you next week!