Brooding, Moody, and Intensely Virtuostic

Brooding, Moody, and Intensely Virtuostic

Severely dependent upon alcohol at the time it was written, it’s suggested that Sibelius wrote his only concerto for his “ghostly self” as a bittersweet farewell to his dream of becoming a world-class virtuoso.

MSQ hits two birds with one stone for next concert

MSQ hits two birds with one stone for next concert

If you’ve never experienced a Montclaire String Quartet concert, you’re missing out. Performing in the Erma Byrd Art Gallery at the University of Charleston overlooking the state Capital, beautiful music topped with beautiful scenery just can’t be beat. 

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet

It’s incredible to think that the over 70 percent of our planet’s surface is under the water. How much of that has actually been explored? Will we ever discover all of the marine life forms? It’s literally a whole new world, under the sea (insert joke cymbal crash here).  

Behind the Beard - The Brahms Requiem

Behind the Beard - The Brahms Requiem

According to beardoholic.com (yes, that’s actually a real website), composer Johannes Brahms has one of the coolest beards around. We completely agree, which is why we’re giving everyone a chance to try it on for size. 

Just Press play: An Accessible Classical Playlist

Just Press play: An Accessible Classical Playlist

I adore classical music. Sitting in an orchestral hall and being enveloped by the sounds of an orchestra will never cease to inspire me. Luckily, my work with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is to make classical music accessible and get people to come to concerts. A lot of people don’t think that classical music is for them, and I want to change that.