12:50 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: April 12, 2013

Celebrating celebrity dancers, saying hello to Alfred Hitchcock, and merry-making with Mozart - all this and more on this week's Triad Arts Weekend. 

Igudesman and Joo 

Imagine the intersection of Mozart and Monty Python, or South Park and Johann Sebastian Bach and you pretty much have Igudesman and Joo. That’s virtuoso violinist Aleksy Igudesman and virtuoso pianist Hyung-ki Joo. Their goal is to captivate audience members and crack them up whether they’re classical music buffs or the types of folks who run for cover at the mere mention of Beethoven. Igudesman and Joo will join Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the Greensboro Symphony this Friday, April 12 at 8:00pm in Westover Church in Greensboro for a concert titled Big Nightmare Music. They spoke with David Ford by phone from their studios in Austria.


RiverRun International Film Festival

The RiverRun International Film Festival kicks off this Friday, April 12th and will run through the 21st with 143 screenings including 66 features and 77 short films from 35 countries. RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers says this year’s lineup of films ranges from hysterically funny comedies and powerful documentaries to groundbreaking independent works and critically-acclaimed international movies. Andrew has this preview of what’s new at  RiverRun 2013.


Kairoff at the Keyboard 

This week on Understanding Classical Music, Peter Kairoff is at the keyboard and helps us better understand Mozart's genius.  


Take the Lead 

Take the Lead, mirroring the success of Dancing With The Stars, is a group of daring, high-profile community leaders who are paired with dance professionals from the Fred Astaire Studios in Clemmons  for an entire evening of dynamic and entertaining performances. In the months leading up to the big event, dancers are busy learning new moves, but they’re equally busy recruiting friends, family members and others to vote early and often for their routine. That’s how Take the Lead Winston-Salem has raised more than $420,000 dollars for Forsyth County’s largest emergency shelter: Bethesda Center for the Homeless. In the last five years, Bethesda Center has served nearly 1,000 of the community’s homeless, assisting more than 300 in their transition from shelters to secure housing of their own.

Take the Lead Winston-Salem 2013 is Thursday, April 25 at the Benton Convention Center downtown. This year 14 couples are slated to perform including Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody who will be paired with actress, choreographer and dancer Cheri Van Loon. Bob recently dropped by with Bethesda Center for the Homeless board member and Take the Lead Winston-Salem organizing committee member Julie Hatch. 

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