Dmitry Sitkovetsky, The Get Right Band, Found Footage Festival, and Composer Daniel C. Pappas
In April of 2002 a renowned Russian violinist was invited to perform Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin with the Greensboro Symphony. That performance left a lasting impression. The chemistry between soloist and orchestra was just right, and the following year the guest artist was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. It’s a position Dmitry Sitkovetsky holds to this day, and this week he joins the orchestra once more as soloist performing Beethoven’s amazing concerto. Dmitry spoke with David Ford by phone from his studio in London, and he began by asking him about his musical use of time in his 2004 recording of the Beethoven Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St, Martin in the Fields.
On Thursday night, January 23rd at 7:30pm in War Memorial Auditorium, and Saturday at 8:00pm in Dana Auditorium, he’ll join the orchestra as soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto op.61. Also on the program titled Diamonds in the Rough, the monumental Symphony #5 by Jean Sibelius.
The Get Right Band
The Asheville-based funk/rock/reggae band The Get Right Band is guitarist singer Silas Durocher, his longtime bassist pal Jesse Gentry, and drummer Chris Pyle—and yes, if the words “drummer” and “Pyle” ring a bell, turns out that Chris is related to rock n roll royalty. His dad is former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle. Get Right’s got a new album out: The Get Right Band, and they’ll bring several selections to the Triad next weekend at Bull’s Tavern in Winston-Salem Friday night at 10:00PM. But first they’ll need to pack up their gear and head home from St. Thomas Island in the Caribbean. It was there that David Ford caught up with the band huddled around their cell phone.
We sample from their new self-titled album. You can hear the band live at the Phoenix on Tuesday night the 28th and they’ll be in concert Friday night, January 31st at 10:00 PM at Bull’s Tavern in Winston-Salem.
Found Footage Festival
The Found Footage Festival showcases videos found at garage sales, thrift stores and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these entertaining videos.
The Found Footage Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a brand-new show & tour, kicking off in Raleigh on January 29th, and in Greensboro on Thursday, January 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema. Eddie Garcia spoke with co-founder Nick Pruher, and got some insight into their VHS digging habits.
Composer Daniel C. Pappas is widely performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. His music runs the gamut: Orchestral works, Chamber music, Solo and Electro-Acoustic music. He’s been featured in new music festivals, won awards for several of his works including his orchestral piece ‘The Silence About Heaven’, which enjoyed a successful German premier in 2006.
He’s taught at both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Tech Community College, and the University of South Carolina, where he received an award for excellence in teaching undergraduates.
Daniel’s also active as a contracted television composer for most all major networks and his music regularly appears on shows like Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer and 20/20.
Lately though, Daniel has strayed from his classical roots with dance tracks, indie pop, and music that falls in-between the cracks. His latest collection of original compositions can be found on his new CD Driving at Night which includes electronic elements, along with fine acoustic performances by cellist Gina Pezzoli, oboeist Thomas Pappas (Daniel’s brother), and some nice violin lines contributed by the composer: Daniel Pappas.
Composer Daniel Pappas. His new CD is Driving at Night and you’ll find links at wfdd.org and click on TAW.