Do you like choral music? Well, there’s so-so choral music, and then there’s truly awesome choral music. Today on Triad Arts, Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody is here with the good stuff.
For centuries arts and crafts have played a huge role in the economic development of the Piedmont Triad. In fact, our nation’s first president, George Washington himself was known to have done some shopping from the tradesmen in Salem.
You ever hear the one about the cellist who walked into a bar? Really, this is no joke: He and several colleagues from the Cleveland Orchestra have been playing pickup gigs at a local watering hole, providing a cultural mash-up of Beethoven and beer. It's standing room only at the Happy Dog, a neighborhood bar on Cleveland's near-west side, and owner Sean Watterson is pumped -- in his own way.
"This is as packed as any other night that we've got. People want to see Cleveland Orchestra members up onstage," he says. "The turnout's been incredible."