This weekend is the WV Symphony Snowshoe Festival, and I’m tagging along.
The WV Symphony is playing two concerts, with cello soloist Julie Alvers. The concert themes are “Tyranny and Tenderness,” and the music includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, cello concertos by Elgar and Shostakovich, Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and Vaughan Williams’ ridiculously beautiful Fantasia on Greensleeves.
You can listen to the music before the concerts on their Instant Encore pages here and here.
This is my first trip to the Snowshoe Resort, and I’m really looking forward to it. I have received excellent advice about bringing warm clothes and finding certain little chocolate shops, and I’m excited about hearing the music, talking with people, and seeing the monarch butterfly release.
In addition to the Symphony Festival, it’s also the Monarch Butterfly Festival this weekend – and my colleague Jan will be recording video of the butterflies for Outlook.
If you’re at Snowshoe, say hi to me (and speak clearly into the microphone!). I’m putting together a story about the festival will be on the radio during Monday’s West Virginia Morning. I should also have some more sound and images here on Classically Speaking, so stay tuned.
Now, I just need to go pack!