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This Wednesday on ‘A Local Touch’: the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Eric Jacobsen, Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor
David Polston
Eric Jacobsen, Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor

Join us this Wednesday evening at 9:00 on WHRO-FM 90.3 for A Local Touch, our weekly celebration of Virginia's rich musical heritage. Hosted by the esteemed Raymond Jones, this edition features a lineup of extraordinary classical performances that you won't want to miss.

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The evening begins with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Eric Jacobsen, performing Debussy’s enchanting "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." This captivating piece sets the stage for a night of exceptional music. Next, revel in the brilliance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, featuring the remarkable talents of keyboard virtuoso and naval aviator Alex Beyer. The VSO will also present Sergei Rachmaninoff’s "Symphonic Dances," a powerful and dynamic work that showcases the orchestra's versatility and passion.

Our musical journey continues with Maestro Jacobsen's other ensemble, the Brooklyn-based Knights. They will delight us with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in Eb and Dvorak’s serene "Silent Woods." Additionally, we'll revisit the 1995 Hampden-Sydney Music Festival for a recording of Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in d.

Finally, we wrap up the evening with the renowned Takacs Quartet, recent visitors to the Virginia Arts Festival, performing Haydn’s String Quartet in D, Opus 76, No. 5. Their impeccable interpretation of this elegant work is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Don't miss A Local Touch – Music with A Virginia Connection this Wednesday at 9:00 PM on WHRO-FM 90.3, or streaming online, for a memorable night featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.