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Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 7:00 on the Opera House for Antonín Dvořák's Jakobín (The Jacobin). The Jacobin was very much a product of Dvořák's maturity, coming after Dimitrij, in 1882, and before 1899's The Devil and Kate, another opera firmly rooted in the Czech nationalist tradition. The Jacobin actually had a pair of premieres at Prague's National Theatre. The first one took place on February 12, 1889, and though it was a modest success, Dvořák wasn't satisfied, and decided to revise the score. That process was interrupted by the composer's lengthy visit to the United States. So the final version of the opera wasn't completed until June 1898, when its premiere was given in the same opera house.

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Cellist David Meyer and violinist Maria Evola Meyer

My Life in Music: The Meyers

Beginning with a pair of newlyweds, this spring, My Life in Music will feature three couples who are all full time professional musicians with the North Carolina Symphony.

This Monday, March 2nd, cellist David Meyer and violinist Maria Evola Meyer share favorite pieces from their love story including movements from Brahms’ Double Concerto, Nikolai and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, as well as Karel Husa’s complete String Quartet No. 4. David and Maria Evola Meyer join WCPE’s Tara Lynn for My Life in Music on Monday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m.

On Preview! this week we spoke with Lara O'Brien, a principal dancer with Carolina Ballet, about her new boutique children's ballet school. The Tutu School is opening soon in downtown Raleigh. Information: http://tutuschoolraleigh.com/

To listen to this, and many other Preview interviews, please click here!

Jason Vieaux

WCPE offers its congratulations to guitarist Jason Vieaux on winning his first Grammy Award in the category Best Classical Instrumental Solo with his album, "Play," released on Azica Records. In case you missed it, here’s our Preview interview with Jason Vieaux about the album which includes Vieaux’s own arrangement of “In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington, which he created for a 2007 performance with North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony.

Listen to WCPE's interview with Jason Vieaux.

Two Cleveland artists take home Grammy Awards in classical categories.

Jason Vieaux


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The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2014-15 Season

The Met’s 2014-15 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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Meet the Announcer
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