Music

Extended excerpts from WHQR's interview with Pulitzer Prize composer George Crumb.

George Crumb talks about developing, and stealing, extended instrumental techniques. (3 minutes)

For anyone who ever tried hiding army men in the family piano as a kid... or figured out how to make ghost noises on the flute... This weekend the Chamber Music Society of Wilmington is playing your song. In a program designed around environmental themes, one piece stands out with a musical vocabulary all its own. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

In their October show, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra performs Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a more modern piece than the group usually presents, and more challenging. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the difficulties of putting on this piece.

http://www.uncwil.edu/writers/FACULTY/furia/Furia.htm

George Scheibner speaks with author, Dr. Philip Furia, our guest at the next meeting of the WHQR / Star News Bookclub. Monday, October 27th at 5:30pm.

Wilmington NC – From an interview with WHQR's George Scheibner, in August 2003, UNCW Professor and author, Dr. Philip Furia shares never before heard stories of one of America's greatest songwriters, the legendary Johnny Mercer.

Click the LISTEN button above to find out what the Skylark has to say to you.

This celebrated son of North Carolina hails from Hamlet. But the music he made has been heard far and wide.

Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

This Caldwell County native is one of the great legends of Piedmont Blues guitar.

Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

Etta Baker is one of the legends of the Piedmont. Her finger-picking style is one of the defining strains of Blues guitar.

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