January 3, 2008...
Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, have enriched the traditional wind quintet repertoire with European, African, Latin American and American music traditions. They've also carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with their dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming and inspirational outreach programs. Next Thursday, Imani Winds perform at the Alys Stephens Center. Clarinetist Mariam Adam spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall.
Clarinetist Mariam Adam of Imani Winds speaking with WBHM's Michael Krall. Imani Winds play January 10th at the Alys Stephens Center.
Violinist Vadim Gluzman got his big break as a 16 year old when we was granted five minutes to play for the late Isaac Stern. Since then, his career, and his 1690 Stradivarius, have taken him to music halls and festivals throughout the world. This weekend, Gluzman plays the Shostakovich Violin Concerto number one, with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall...
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Birmingham band Wild Sweet Orange is getting national attention these days. Last week, the group was the Artist of the Day on Spin.com and buzz is already starting to swell about their debut album set to be released this Spring. Last year's self-titled EP featured the soaring melodies that have attracted fans to Wild Sweet Orange's mix of gritty rock and contemplative ballads. From that EP, this is House of Regret - and Wild Sweet Orange bandmates Preston Lovinggood and Chip Kilpatrick. (AUDIO MONTAGE)
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall, with help this week from Hunter Bell and Islara Vazquez. I'm Greg Bass. See you next week!