Tags: Music

Thursday: Mar 23

Middlemarch in Spring

Thu. March 23, 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Experience the joys of classical literature brought to life with music in the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, a new chamber opera based on George Eliot’s Middlemarch by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, and presented by Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera transformed.

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A Tribute to Joe Wilson: Reading & Concert

Thu. March 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location:

C’ville Coffee

1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Fred Bartenstein, editor of Lucky Joe’s Namesake and Roots Music in America, shares the writing of National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson, an instrumental figure in the world of traditional music. Musicians Phil Wiggins, Sammy Shelor, Frank Newsome, and Linda and David Lay will perform in honor of Wilson’s life and legacy.

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Tags: Folklife, Music, Nonfiction

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Friday: Mar 24

Middlemarch in Spring

Fri. March 24, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Experience the joys of classical literature brought to life with music in the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, a new chamber opera based on George Eliot’s Middlemarch by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, and presented by Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera transformed.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Music

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Saturday: Mar 25

Book Signings at the Lit Fair, Throughout Saturday

Sat. March 25, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

For the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book, selected speakers with programs held elsewhere during the Festival will also sign books during the Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, in half-hour time slots.

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Pop Life: Cultural Influences of Media

Sat. March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Camilla Fojas (Zombies, Migrants, and Queers), Glenn Frankel (High Noon), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight) discuss different elements of pop culture and how they help define social and political beliefs.

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Tags: Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction

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