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Interviews with artists, performers and community arts leaders.

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Interviews with artists, performers and community arts leaders.

    Bethany Collins on "From Pandemic to Protests"

    Bethany Collins on "From Pandemic to Protests"

    Visual artist Bethany Collins finds words and texts fascinating for what they reveal about us as a people. Her recent creation “Dixie’s Land” is part of Davidson College’s exhibition “From Pandemic to Protests”. “Dixie’s Land” is centered around the many different, often contradictory lyrics which have been used with the tune “Dixie”. Bethany talks about this new work and her creative process. Pictured: Bethany Collins; Courtesy of the Artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago Photo by: Chris Edward

    Monica Boboc and Calin Lupanu on "Chamber Music for All"

    Monica Boboc and Calin Lupanu on "Chamber Music for All"

    Charlotte Symphony violinists Monica Boboc and Calin Lupanu are the founders of "Chamber Music for All" which presents chamber music concerts around the Piedmont region. Their new season begins with a virtual concert that's part of the CPCC Connor Chamber Music Series. They discuss how putting together a season during a pandemic has been challenging. Hear how they've adapted and how they are planning for the future. Monica Boboc Calin Lupanu

    Davis Tapp on The Choir School

    Davis Tapp on The Choir School

    Davis Tapp is the new Executive Director of The Choir School at St. Peters. He has joined the organization at an unprecedented time when everything has to be done differently because of the pandemic. He talks about how The Choir School is adapting and continuing their mission of providing musical education to children. And he’ll talk about the challenges of producing virtual concerts and events. Picture: Davis Tapp/Twitter.

    James Allbritten on Piedmont Opera Daily

    James Allbritten on Piedmont Opera Daily

    Like every other organization, Piedmont Opera in Winston-Salem has had to pivot quickly during the coronavirus pandemic and find new ways to provide their service. On this episode, artistic director James Allbritten talks about some of the innovative ways they've responded to the crisis, including starting a daily opera show on Facebook Live.

    Lee Pringle on the Future of Colour of Music Festival

    Lee Pringle on the Future of Colour of Music Festival

    The Colour of Music Festivals were founded to recognize and provide a platform for classical composers and musicians of African descent. Artistic director Lee Pringle joins us to talk about how the classical music world can create more opportunities for artists of color and about how the upcoming festivals may function in the time of COVID-19. Learn more about the Colour of Music Festival 2017 Commemorative Poster By Colin Quashie Pictured: Lee Pringle; photo by Jonathan Riess

    Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Neely Verano and Hilary Burt on “Angels to Anathema”

    Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Neely Verano and Hilary Burt on “Angels to Anathema”

    The Sphere Series, a Charlotte-based discussion and lecture series that focuses on compelling arts-related topics, is hosting a panel discussion at the Mint Uptown called "Angels to Anathema: What Do We Do When Beloved Artists Behave Badly?" It will consider whether or not art can be separated from the artist. Series co-founders Hilary Burt, Jen Sudul Edwards and Neely Verano explain the origins of the series and why this topic was chosen. Learn more about Angels to Anathema: What Do We Do When Beloved Artists Behave Badly?

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