The 10th Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival kicks off Friday, April 11th with jam sessions Friday and Saturday nights, and it runs through Sunday the 13th. The concert is as always open to the public with performances featuring among other great folk artists, festival organizer Ken Bloom, a true master of the sometimes mournful, sometimes mysterious and often times merry-sounding bowed dulcimer.
This Friday in the Triad, two of the world’s greatest chamber musicians: Van Cliburn gold medalist pianist Jon Nakamatsu and world renowned clarinetist Jon Manasse will will perform together live in concert as part of the Music for a Great Space series. Jon Nakamatsu spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New York.
International award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson recently completed her fourth collection of poetry. The Press 53 author will unveil her latest: A Lake of Light and Clouds at the Historic Broyhill in Clemmons on April 3rd. The book launch gala is also a fundraiser for the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center Simstein Memorial Fund for patients unable to afford treatment.
The sarod along with the sitar, is the most popular and prominent instrument in the classical music of Northern India. It’s fretless and can mimic vocal qualities with continuous slides between notes. Its sympathetic strings and bowl-like resonator give it a deep, reverberant quality. Last year we lost one of the world’s pre-eminent Sarod masters, Guru Pandit Laxmikant Doshi. He received the highest honor awarded to a citizen of India for his contributions in the field of Classical music, the “Gaurav Puraskar”. His son Gaurang studied with Dr.