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Center Stage from Wolf Trap

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  • Hosted by Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Ann Myslewski

The Barns at Wolf trap is a year-round facility hailed as “one of the best places to hear music in Washington.” Each summer Wolf Trap showcases live chamber performances by some of the most renowned musicians performing today.  Co-hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Ann Myslewski provide a unique behind-the-scenes perspective to the broadcasts.

Composer Amy Barlowe said this of her composition Hebraique Elegie. "There is something about the history of the Jewish people, their struggle for survival, their innate ability to buoy themselves from the depths of tragedy through the use of humor, that has always fascinated me. The Hebraique Elegie was born of the desire to find a home for the emotions I experienced at the passing of my father." We'll hear the work on the May 5th at 8pm broadcast.

Plenty of music for piano four hands this month on Center Stage. 88 keys, 10 fingers, April 14th at 8pm.

Lots of guitars this month on Center Stage from Wolf Trap.  We'll hear 100 Greatest Dance Hits for Guitar with Jason Vieaux on  March 3rd, and the LA Guitar Quartet on March 24th.

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair,” or “La fille aux cheveux de lin” in its original French, is the eighth piece in Book I of Debussy’s solo piano Préludeswritten around 1910. The title was inspired by an 1852 poem by Leconte de Lisle. We'll hear Debussy's work on the opening broadcast of this 13-week season, Feb 17.