Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Montclaire String Quartet performed LIVE without a net in the West Virginia Public Broadcasting Studios at 600 Capitol Street Friday, February 13th.
The tightly-knit ensemble performed selections from their upcoming concert titled “The Silver Screen.” These pieces included selections from film and selections from film composers that were written as concert music.
At our studios, they performed:
Nino Rota — 2 movements from Concerto for Strings
Bernard Hermann — selection from Echoes
Alexander Borodin — Nocturne
Astor Piazzolla — Tango Ballet
They will perform these selections and MORE at their recital at the Erma Byrd Gallery at the University of Charleston at 3:00 PM this Sunday, February 15th.
Tickets at wvsymphony.org
Anton Shelepov – Violin I
Cristian Fatu – Violin II
Bernard Di Gregorio – Viola
Andrea Di Gregorio – Cello