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A Local Touch: Ode to the Cosmos

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Join Raymond Jones each Wednesday evening at 9:00 on WHRO-FM for A Local Touch – Music With a Virginia Connection. This week, we’ll wave back at the eclipse with music from Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets’ conducted by Colonel Larry Lang and the Symphony No. 5 ‘The Cosmos’ by the late Virginia Beach composer Johan Franco. Richard Floyd leads the 2011 All-Virginia Symphonic Band in John Mackey’s ‘The Blue Hour,’ and violinist Rieko Suzuki plays the Violin Concerto by Stephen Melillo. We’ll add to that the ballet ‘The Emperor Jones’ by Villa-Lobos with Shenandoah University professor Jan Wagner conducting Denmark’s Odense Symphony. Hear it Wednesday evening at 9:00 on WHRO FM. You can also listen online.