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    Worldly Music in Virginia

    by Casey | Posted on August 19th, 2011

    Meta4 String Quartet, performing in Staunton in 2010.

    Meta4 String Quartet performed at Staunton Music Festival in 2010.

    Classical musicians flock to Staunton today through August 27 for the Staunton Music Festival, an event flooded the works of big names – Strauss, Brahms, Mozart, Bach, Debussy, anyone? Purchase your tickets to see more than 40 talented musicians and singers from Germany, Russia, Canada, Finland, Austria, France, and the United States, performing at eight main-stage concerts and daily lunchtime concerts.

    Saturday, August 20, the Big Stone Celtic Annual Celebration gets underway in Big Stone Gap, where Irish and Scottish roots run deep. Enjoy the music of the Welsh Choir and more, and then see the phenomenal dancing of The Stardust Irish Dancers. Sample cultural food, enjoy a sheepdog demonstration, a high tea, a British car exhibition, and so much more. This town-wide event is free, with the exception of Celtic Kitchen and the ceilidh dance.

    Chamber music lovers will not want to miss the Kandinsky Trio at Roanoke College in Salem on September 17. Naumberg Chamber Music Prize winner, violinist Susan Waterbury, will join Michael Klotz, violist of the award winning Amernet Quartet.

    Discover more musical performance across Virginia when you visit Virginia.org.



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    Southwest Virginia Artisans are Home at Heartwood

    by Casey | Posted on June 28th, 2011

    Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway

    Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway

    Today is the grand opening of the long-awaited Heartwood Center in Abingdon. It’s Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway, meaning visitors will be enticed to explore the local music, crafts, food, and overall culture with a stop at this state-of-the-art facility.

    Expect to browse and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts, as well as see videos and interactive exhibits about regional artisans (such as those associated with ‘Round the Mountain) and musicians from The Crooked Road. From time to time these artisans and musicians will be on-hand to speak with visitors about their work.

    Take a load off at the coffee and wine bar; you’ll want to soak a spell in this place.

    About Heartwood:Heartwood Logo

    • The term ‘heartwood’ refers to the oldest, hardest wood in the center of a tree – the core. Southwest Virginia’s core includes the local music, art, food and drink.
    • Heartwood includes the works of 200+ Southwest Virginia artisans.
    • The facility is 28,000 square feet and includes barn-like architecture.
    • Leaning on the ‘core’ thought, the offices for both ‘Round the Mountain and The Crooked Road are housed at Heartwood, as is the Abingdon Tourism Office, making it the center of community outreach.
    • Performance space has been included in the design for concert-hosting.
    • An on-site restaurant offers local food, as well as local wines and ciders.
    • Visit daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; just off I-81 near Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, VA.



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    Sleigh Bells Ring

    by Casey | Posted on December 13th, 2010

    A beautiful white blanket covers much of Virginia this morning and I can’t help but think of the classic, “Winter Wonderland.” Musician and Richmond area native, Jason Mraz, covered the tune duringĀ a performance at The National in 2008. Enjoy this fun rendition and have a happy Monday!



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