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World Radio Premiere of ‘The Tree of Life’ by Dr. Richard Moriarty, this Wednesday on ‘A Local Touch’

Classical music enthusiasts, mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 12th at 9:00 PM, as Raymond Jones returns with another captivating episode of ‘A Local Touch – Music With a Virginia Connection’ on WHRO-FM.

This week's program promises to be nothing short of extraordinary, featuring a world radio premiere of Dr. Richard Moriarty's newest oratorio, ‘The Tree of Life’. Recorded in late March in Ukraine, this premiere brings together the esteemed talents of the Galician Academic Choir and the Lviv National Philharmonic, under the baton of conductor Theodore Kuchar. Prior to the broadcast, listeners will have the exclusive opportunity to delve into the creative process with Dr. Moriarty himself as he shares insights into the composition.

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But that's not all. In addition to this groundbreaking premiere, ‘A Local Touch’ presents another treat for its audience with ‘Heifetz on Air’. This week's episode, titled ‘Piano Palooza’, promises a delightful journey through a wide range of repertoire from solo piano to piano six-hands – that’s three pianists playing on one keyboard! We’ll also enjoy Villa-Lobos' enchanting Bachianas Brasilieras No. 4, conducted by Shenandoah University professor Jan Wagner, alongside Denmark’s Odense Symphony. Furthermore, the evening will resonate with the timeless beauty of Randall Thompson's Symphony No. 3, composed by a former faculty member of the University of Virginia.

Tune in to WHRO-FM at 9:00 PM this Wednesday, or stream online, for an unforgettable musical experience that celebrates both local and international talent. Don't miss out!