Life is Indeed a Cabaret!

– by CMSCVA Artistic Director James Wilson I draw inspiration for concert programming from a lot of sources – concerts, recordings, books, film, TV and news sources. A famous film, Bob Fosse’s 1972 screen adaptation of the musical “Cabaret”, inspired tonight’s concert in our “Revolutionary and Banned” Festival. There are[…]

It Takes a Lot of Guts to Play Cello

by CMSCVA Artistic Director James Wilson Recently I was reminiscing about the bygone days when Baroque music was usually heard in concert as the stately first piece on an orchestral music program…something nice and familiar that would prepare the ears for the more complicated music of Brahms or Beethoven. Never[…]