Anne Akiko Meyers

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The 35th release by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers features music by Maurice Ravel, Karol Szymanowski, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Fantasia is not only a musical delight, it is a incredible collaboration between soloist, orchestra, and conductor. Each work presents different moods and challenges, graciously met by all, and a perfect vehicle for Meyers and her legendary violin.

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Anne Akiko about playing Ravel again, performing Szymanowski in Poland, and commissioning the final work by Rautavaara.

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To emerge is to “become apparent, important, or prominent.” In classical circles, young composer contests might include 35 or 40 year olds. Emerging artists might be in their late 20s or 30s.

We’ll hear some amazing musicians you might not know, including Pultizer Prize winner John Luther Adams and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe on today’s What’s New!

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A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


What's New: Violin

Oct 7, 2016
Dianne Donovan

Ambrose Bierce wrote that the definition of a fiddle is “an instrument to tickle the human ears by friction of a horse's tale on the entrails of a cat.”

We’ll hear some amazing 'fiddlers' including Anne Akiko Meyers, Tasmin Little, and Madeline Adkins on this episode of What’s New!

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A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

Last month, violinist Madeline Adkins assumed her new post as Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. Previously, Adkins was the Associate Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She appeared semi-annually as soloist with the BSO, and performed over 25 works with the orchestra including pieces of Beethoven, Sarasate, Vaughan Williams, Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Vivaldi, Bruch, Saint-Saens, and Arvo Pärt.  She has also been the concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra since 2008. We'll feature her latest release of Mendelssohn violin works on this episode!

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It's easy to become a WBAA member. Just call 765-496-1999, give at WBAA.org, or through the WBAA mobile app. Ask for Anne Akiko Meyer’s Serenade: The Love Album as a thank you gift. It was recorded with the London Symphony and Keith Lockhart – filled with over 73 minutes of music you’ll recognize from Gershwin, Morricone, and Bernstein. Make your contribution of $60 or more and we’ll say thanks with this stunning cd.