In April of 2002 a renowned Russian violinist was invited to perform Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin with the Greensboro Symphony. That performance left a lasting impression. The chemistry between soloist and orchestra was just right, and the following year the guest artist was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. It’s a position Dmitry Sitkovetsky holds to this day, and this week he joins the orchestra once more as soloist performing Beethoven’s amazing concerto. Dmitry spoke with David Ford by phone from his studio in London, and he began by asking him about his musical use of time in his 2004 recording of the Beethoven Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St, Martin in the Fields.
Lawrence Jenkens began heading the University of NC at Greensboro’s Art Department in 2010. For decades he’s been fascinated by the art and architecture of fifteenth-century Italy, and he’s taught multiple aspects of Italian art from the late medieval period through the Baroque. David Ford began by asking what changed in Italian art from the 15th to 16th centuries.
Roy Nydorf is an award-winning Triad artist. Based in Oak Ridge, the Guilford College professor of art has exhibited nationally and internationally, with works in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art among many others. In May of 2012, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art presented an exhibit titled Four Decades. It was the first major survey Roy’s work, including drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture.