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Kim Klingler "Talk" Art on the Pike

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 10/15/2019

Musician Chris Urquiaga Musician Chris Urquiaga "Talks" Music

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

The talented Chris Urquiaga was a guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Among the many interesting stories he told was about his first public performance, why his mother was convinced he would be an entertainer instead of a traditional concert pianist and what is on both his career and personal bucket list. Also get the inside scoop on the musical he is composing entitled "Mr. Manhattan." He has accomplished so much in such little time - he certainly has a long and prosperous career ahead.

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Leo Sushansky from National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky from National Chamber Ensemble "Talks" Holiday Chamber Music

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The Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky was the latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Learn about their upcoming concert series, as well as the find out who the winners are from the latest piano young artists competition. Also find out who the very special and unique guest musician at the Benny Goodman concert in February will be. And how does Leo pick all the pieces to be performed in a season?

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Educational Theatre Company Staff Educational Theatre Company Staff "Talk" about Main Stage Residency Program

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Learn more about the Educational Theatre Company's Main Stage Program for elementary students from staff members Katie McCreary and Nigel Rowe. What do teachers say about their students after they complete the ten-week program? What is the process for these students to write the entire script and all the songs? Why is theatre so important for our students of all ages? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this podcast. Wonderful program to help build confidence among the participants.

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Violist Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr Violist Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr "Talks" Music for Strings

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The Artistic Director of the Crescendo Youth Chamber Music Program - Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr - was a guest on the podcast talking about this unique program for young talented musicians. Find out about the audition process, the difference between a viola and violin, contrasts between performing in a symphony vs. a quartet, and what this classical musician listens to while driving. Also get her take on whether today's youth are more talented than their predecessors. Very interesting interview overall.

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Ballet Nova Matthew Powell Ballet Nova Matthew Powell "Talks" Dance

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The "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast this week features the Artistic Director of Ballet Nova Matthew Powell. A former professional ballet dancer, Matthew regales us with some of his most memorable moments on stage, as well as the changing trends in ballet training. Also hear details about their upcoming production of "The Nutcracker," a special guest performing in that show and his goals for the next five years for the organization.

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Opera Nova Opera Nova "Talks" About Children and Opera

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

The President of Opera Nova Miriam Miller and the organization's Treasurer David Ryan talked with Embracing Arlington Arts Chair Janet Kopenhaver about the organization and specifically how they are making opera fun for children while nurturing in them a love for this musical genre. Learn about all their exciting productions throughout the year, as well as their proactive efforts on exposing young audiences to social justice issues while listening to music and having fun.

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Dominion Stage Reps Dominion Stage Reps "Talk" About "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove"

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Dominion Stage is presenting "Last Summer a Bluefish Cove" - a play written by Jane Chambers about feminism, lesbianism, relationships and so much more. Find out about the characters from one of the actors (Judy Lewis), the plot summary, marketing tips from AJ Campbell, and some historical discussion about the feminist movement happening at the time when this play was written. Some plays stand the test of time, and this is one of them.

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Arlington Historical Society Arlington Historical Society "Talks" About Rich County History

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Two representatives from the Arlington Historical Society - Cathy Hix and Mark Benbow - appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Find out what about Arlington's history surprised them the most, as well as two iconic historical places to visit - the Ball-Sellers House and the Arlington Historical Museum. Plus how the Society can help you with your own research and how they are helping Arlington students learn more about their County. Wealth of historical information in this interview.

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Kim Klingler Kim Klingler "Talk" Art on the Pike

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The Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) Kim Klingler was the latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. CPRO has so much going on, especially in the arts arena including their Fall Fest and ever popular Blues Festival, as well as the Columbia Pike Artists Studios. Find out her views on challenges and benefits for arts organizations in Arlington, the Career Center project (which could include a black box theater) and what is on her arts bucket list.

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Russian Chamber Art Society's Vera Danchenko Stern Russian Chamber Art Society's Vera Danchenko Stern "Talks"

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The Founder of the Russian Chamber Art Society Vera Danchenko Stern provided lots of interesting background about Russian art songs and how her organization tries to perform these least performed lovely pieces of music. What sets this genre apart from Russian operas? How does Tchaikovsky music fit into their upcoming production schedule? Where did she get the inspiration to found this organization. Also find out about their upcoming performance to start the holiday season off right.

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The relatively new Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) Kim Klingler was the latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. CPRO has so much going on, especially in the arts arena including their Fall Fest and ever popular Blues Festival, as well as the Columbia Pike Artists Studios. Find out her views on challenges and benefits for arts organizations in Arlington, the future Career Center project (which could include a black box theater) and what is on her own arts bucket list.