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Charlotte Symphony and Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov

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Part One: Charlotte Symphony and Digital Animation The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is adding a visual element to their upcoming performance of Ravel's Bolero. They've commissioned visual artist Matthew Weinstein to create an digitally animated video to be displayed above the musicians during the performance. We'll meet the artist and talk about how the partnership occurred, and we'll talk about the exhibition of Mr. Weinstein's work that will be displayed at the Mint Museum as well. Guests Matthew Weinstein - Artist who created digital animation video for Charlotte Symphony's upcoming production of "Bolero" Jonathan Martin - President and Executive Director of the CSO Christopher Warren-Green - Music Director for the CSO Carla Hanzel - Curator at the Mint Museum, where there will be an exhibition of Matthew's work Matthew Weinstein's website. Charlotte Symphony | Knightsounds: Bolero Comes Alive May 4. Details. Mint Museum | Conversation with Matthew Weinstein & Robert Goolrick May 3. Details. See some of the animation and examples of Weinstein's work here. Vadim Kolpakov (center) & Via Romen Part Two: Gypsy Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov There are hidden gems all around us, from talented singers and actors to highly skilled professionals of all types. One local talent may be more surprising than most. Vadim Kalpakov is a Russian immigrant in Charlotte who also may just be the greatest Gypsy guitarist in the world. Kalpokav and his band, Via Romen, plays what he calls Nuevo Romany music which is based on traditional gypsy forms. Kalpakov has become so well known for his brand of playing that Madonna put him in her band for a world tour. We'll meet Mr. Kalpakov and learn more about gypsy music. Guest Vadim Kalpakov - Artistic Director, Via Romen Vadim Kalpakov's website More music by Vadim Kalpakov and Via Romen Add and read comments