William Thomas Walker

William Thomas Walker

Bluegrass on the radio and shape note singing in local churches constituted high art in Wilkes County, where William Thomas Walker grew up, but TV brought Bernstein's Young People's Concerts. He left the hills for the Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) and attended his first concert in 1969. In 2016 he retired after 44.6 years as Stacks Supervisor in UNC's Wilson Library and later in Davis Library, an occupation that enabled him to fund his addiction to classical music by collecting recordings and attending 80+ concerts annually. This led to writing for Spectator Magazine and then helping launch CVNC with an "Overview of the 25th Anniversary of the Spoleto Festival USA." He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA.org).

Note: Walker's pre-CVNC  guest restaurant reviews are compiled in Kent's Carolina Barbecue Book from what was the #1 ranked by Google website from 1998 until its retirement in 2008 with an average of over 10,000+ unique visitors per month.

Articles by William Thomas Walker:

A Very Promising, Young Epsilon Quartet Capped Carol Woods' Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 31, 2017

Sitkovetsky & Friends' Jaw-Dropping Tchaikovsky Trio Performance

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 8, 2017

Baroque & Beyond Finale: Aeolian Zephyrs in the Wood(winds)

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 12, 2017

Gypsy Dance Rhythms Dominated Merling Trio Concert at Carol Woods

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 22, 2017

Cellist Cicely Parnas' Adventurous Program in Southern Pines

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 6, 2017

Baroque & Beyond Takes a HIP Look at Love

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 22, 2017

Winston-Salem Symphony's Tenth Annual Messiah: Superb Blend of Drama and Vocalism

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 13, 2016

American Premiere Highlights China Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 8, 2016

Superb Grieg Piano Concerto Crowned UNC Symphony Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 6, 2016

Greensboro Symphony Concert: A Magical Evening of Mozart's Masterworks

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 3, 2016

Second Bach Cantata Series Concert Abounds with Brilliance and Melody

Chamber Music, Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 23, 2016

Superb Archduke Trio Caps Opening of Sitkovetsky and Friends Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 30, 2016

When the Spirit Sings: Chamber Music of Gwyneth Walker

Chamber Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 6, 2016

Significant World Premiere Highlights Eclectic EMF Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 16, 2016

EMF's All-Vivaldi Concert: Instrumental Brilliance and Virtuosity Abound

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2016

EMF Orchestras Present Superb All Mozart Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 1, 2016

Scintillating Chamber Music Performances Opens 55th EMF Season

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 27, 2016

Soprano Kimberly Beasley's Refreshing, Eclectic Art Song Recital

Vocal Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 26, 2016

A Brilliant La Mer Crowns Superb Franco-Russian GSO Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 12, 2016

UNCG's Dramatic Staging of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 10, 2016

Andrew Tyson's Superb Miroirs Highlights Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2016

Brilliantly Inspired Beethoven Concerto Caps Koh's Duke Residency

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 2, 2016

Magical Repurposed Music for Flute Highlights COT Concert

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 21, 2016

Emanuel Gruber: An Exploration of Bach's Cello Suites

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 31, 2016

Henry Ingram Memorial Concert Filled With Splendid Voices

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 29, 2016

GSO's Zukerman Gala Concert Packed with Immaculate, Joyful String Playing

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 28, 2016

HIP Bach Performances Brighten 4th Music@Home Concert

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 13, 2015

Music for a Great Space: Scintillating Performances from the Helios Piano Trio

Chamber Music, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 20, 2015

Enlarged Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Triumphant in Romantic Program

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 15, 2015

American Chamber Players' Eclectic Elon U. Concert Mixed Rarities

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 27, 2015

Scintillating Singing in Greensboro Opera's La Cenerentola

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 28, 2015

Penultimate EMF Faculty Chamber Series Concert Capped by a Stellar Trio  

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 27, 2015

Folk Elements Flavor Spirited EMF Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 7, 2015

First Eastern Music Festival Orchestral Concert Truly a Triple Header

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 3, 2015

Second EMF Faculty Chamber Concert Proves Stimulating and Zesty Mix  

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 30, 2015

Ciompi Quartet Presents "un-Ba-roque HIP" in Mozart's Playground

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 2, 2015

North Carolina Opera's Don Giovanni Is a Must See

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 18, 2015

Superb, Substantial Performances from the Alexander String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 9, 2015

COT's All-French Concert a Feast for Francophiles

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 18, 2015

Refined and Stylish Chopin Interpretations from Andrew Tyson's First CD Recording

Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 12, 2015

8th Annual Messiah Finds Winston-Salem's Series Hitting Consistent Stride

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 16, 2014

North Carolina Symphony Takes a Fresh View of Messiah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 5, 2014

Magnificent Britten Serenade Highlights COT's Season Opener

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 12, 2014

Magnificent Late Schubert Sonatas Highlight Richard Goode's Piano Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 10, 2014

Poinsett Piano Trio's Imaginative Program Opens MGS Season

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 5, 2014

NC Symphony Performance of Mahler's Third a Quarter-Century Event

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 9, 2014

Bella Hristova Plays Music by Charles-Auguste de Bériot

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 28, 2014

Ian Hobson Presents Choice Menu for the Spring Adams Foundation Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 18, 2014

Trio Solisti Impresses with a Program of a Rarity and Two Core Piano Trios

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2014

Sizzling Playing of Outstanding Program by Borromeo Quartet

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 23, 2014

Opera Carolina's Enterprising, Must-See Staging of Puccini's Trittico

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 18, 2014

Surprise Not So French Connections Concert Was a Constant Delight

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 14, 2014

A Baroque Christmas Broadly Surveyed Musical Growth in Baroque Era

Early Music, Holiday Concert Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 15, 2013

Piedmont Chamber Singers' Cornucopia of Christmas Delights

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 13, 2013

Magisterial and Ravishing Bruckner from Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 22, 2013

Ciompi Quartet Concert Dominated by Friends and Composers in High Spirits

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 2, 2013

A Stunning Schulhoff Performance Highlights Opening of Classical Concert Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 28, 2013

Ann Schein Resplendent in Adams Foundation Piano Recital at Elon

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 17, 2013

North Carolina Opera's Not-To-Be-Missed Staging of Mozart's Così fan tutte

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 3, 2013

Wild Songs: Art Songs for Tree-Huggers

Contemporary Music, Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 12, 2013

A Prayer for Poland: Chamber Music of Frédéric Chopin

Chamber Music, Early Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 21, 2013

Vivid Musical Impressions from Second EMF Young Artists Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 19, 2013

EMF Student Orchestra Excelled with New Concerto and War Horse

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 18, 2013

A Noteworthy Eastern Music Festival Monday Chamber Series Opener

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 24, 2013

Triangle Opera Studios' Satisfying Gian Carlo Menotti Double Bill

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 8, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's Resplendent Season Finale

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 19, 2013

The Salon Music of August Nölck, for Cello and Piano

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 10, 2013

Trio Solisti Impresses with Classic Beethoven and Rare Chausson Performances

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 11, 2013

Winston-Salem's Sixth Annual Messiah: Translucent and Trenchant  

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 18, 2012

Elon University Orchestra Accomplished an Audacious Program from Cavalli to Shostakovich

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 13, 2012

The North Carolina Symphony Explored the Full Range of Symphonic Forms

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 2, 2012

The Tokyo String Quartet's Farewell Raleigh Performance Taken in High Style

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 7, 2012

Schumann Trio, with "Relief Pitcher," Homed in on Inner Voice Rarities

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 22, 2012

Trio Latitude 41 Recording of Schubert Trios

Chamber Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 5, 2012

Carolina Summer Music Festival's Finale was Cookin'

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 25, 2012

Inner Voices Shine in EMF's Diverse Starmount Chamber Music Series Opener

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 3, 2012

Violinist's Style and Creative Fireworks Highlight Music Festival Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 4, 2012

Penultimate Magnolia Concert Ended Brilliantly with Ringing Brass and Percussion

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 30, 2012

A "Well-Grounded" Performance from a Full Roster of the Magnolia Baroque Festival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 26, 2012

Charlotte Symphony Tackled Beethoven's Monumental Missa Solemnis

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 12, 2012

Revelatory and Spontaneous Chopin and Schumann from Richard Goode

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 19, 2012

McIver Quartet in Choice and Rare French Fare

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 15, 2012

Modigliana String Quartet: Superb, Enterprising

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 26, 2012

Mallarmé 2012 Gala Soirée Celebrated Noted Composer T. J. Anderson

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2012

Richard Luby's Reflections on Bach's Sonatas and Partitas: Concert II

Early Music, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 2, 2012

Satisfying Menu Sandwiched Two Dramatic Piano Trios Around a Sunny Duo

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 13, 2012

The Winston-Salem Symphony's Very Successful Fifth-Annual Messiah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 13, 2011

André Watts' Dazzling, Insightful Survey of Franz Liszt's Creativity

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2011

Magnolia Baroque: Dutch Music for the Home from Rembrandt's Era

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 20, 2011

Manhattan Piano Trio Explores the Rare World of Transcriptions

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 9, 2011

Elon's Phoenix Piano Trio Explores Rarely Heard Repertoire

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 1, 2011

Carolina Summer Music Festival Finale: A Winning Salon Evening in Vienna

Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 27, 2011

Successful Pairings of the Requiems of the Rivals Mozart and Salieri

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 15, 2011

The Choral Society of Durham's Innovative and Winning Season Finale

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 7, 2011

North Carolina Opera's Faust: The Devil's in the Details

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 28, 2011

Enthusiasm and Spontaneity Abounded in Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle All-Beethoven Concert

Chamber Orchestra, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 13, 2011

Sitkovetsky and Friends Reveled in a Diverse All-Ravel Program

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 25, 2011

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble Gives a Winning Substitute Program of Sextets

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 13, 2011

Historical Bach Cantatas Concert II Enthusiastically Received

Choral Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 6, 2011

Opera Carolina's Artistic and Box Office Winning Production of Verdi's La Traviata

Opera, Voce - The NC Opera Consortium Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 5, 2011

Hip Staging of Mozart's Così fan Tutte

Opera, Voce - The NC Opera Consortium Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 28, 2011

Baroque and Beyond Presents Rare Telemann Cantatas

Chamber Music, Early Music, Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 23, 2011

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Excels in Classics and a Contemporary Work

Chamber Orchestra, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 16, 2011

Trio's Enterprising Program Opens Spring Season for RCMG

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 9, 2011

UNC Symphony Orchestra and Alumna Deliver Brilliant Performance

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 9, 2010

Duke University Chapel: Another Translucent and Vivid Messiah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2010
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Winston-Salem Symphony's Vital and Vivacious Performance of Haydn's Creation Oratorio

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 23, 2010

Kitchen and Tyson Strike Interpretative Sparks on St. Stephen's Concert Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 21, 2010

New Zealand String Quartet: Exceptional Survey of Masterworks at Elon University

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2010

School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra's "Arabian Nights" is Brilliant

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 13, 2010

Ciompi Quartet and Friends Present Richly Satisfying Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 12, 2010

Concertante Delighted its Southern Pines Audience with a Sextet Sampler

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 8, 2010

Awadagin Pratt's Dazzling Adams Foundation Piano Recital at Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 26, 2010

UNC Symphony's Enterprising Program Displayed Both Finesse and Power

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 19, 2010

Ivan Ilic Performs Debussy's Preludes

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 8, 2010

All-French Piano Recital by Pascal and Ami Rogé Is Doubly Winning

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 4, 2010

Aliénor and the Arts of the Harpsichord at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 26, 2010

Charlotte Symphony's All-Elgar Program Augurs Well for New Music Director's Inaugural Season

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 25, 2010

Carolina Baroque's Superb Survey of the Music of François Couperin, Le Grand

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 24, 2010

The Vivaldi Project Presented the Vivid Virtuosity of C.P.E. Bach String Writing

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 15, 2010

Carolina Summer Music Festival's Resplendent Chopin Concert in Kuhn Studio Gallery

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 25, 2010

Carolina Summer Music Festival: Summer Romantics Program Gave Music Addicts a Fix

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 15, 2010

Music of Stephen Jaffe

Contemporary Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 12, 2010

Duke University's "Music in the Gardens" Finale Explored Diverse Combinations

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 11, 2010

Duke University's Music in the Gardens: Mallarmé Chamber Players Explore Sonorities

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 4, 2010

Eastern Music Festival's Young Artists Orchestra Has the Accents & Facets of Youth

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 22, 2010

Eastern Music Festival: Carnegie Chamber Music Series Explored Neglected Gems

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 20, 2010

Eastern Music Festival's Brilliant and Innovative Opening Orchestral Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 3, 2010

Magnolia Baroque Festival Explores the Music of Johann Friedrich Peter in Depth

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 16, 2010

Magnolia Baroque Festival Explores the Works of Bohemian Composers

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 16, 2010

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra's Emerging Artists Concert Displayed Talent of High Promise

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 21, 2010

Joint Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and Choral Society Concert Was Superb

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2010

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Season Finishes on a High Note

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 16, 2010

Rising Stars Shine with Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 2, 2010

Borromeo String Quartet Concert at St. Stephen's Church Had a Russian Flavor

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 18, 2010

A Fine Joint North Carolina Master Chorale and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concert

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 18, 2010

University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Soloists and Chorus Present Blockbuster Concert

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2010

UNC Greensboro Opera: Magical Double Bill of Debussy and Ravel Operas

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 8, 2010

Greensboro Symphony: Reveling with Fresh Talent and the French Repertoire

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 25, 2010

Music for a Great Space's Sparkling Henry Ingram Memorial Concert

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 19, 2010

Duke Symphony Orchestra: Satisfying and Spirited Così fan Tutte by Mozart

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 18, 2010

Carolina Baroque: Sacred Bach Cantatas

Early Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 8, 2010

UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Choral Forces Present Colorful Brahms and Stirring Mozart

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 28, 2010

Dueling Divas Strike Fiery Drama and Bel Canto in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 27, 2010

Baritone Nathan Gunn's Secrest Series Recital Revealed a Talent of the Top Caliber

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 14, 2010

Robert Moody and Winston-Salem's Third Messiah: Another Resounding Success

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 15, 2009

Duke Symphony Excelled in a Program of Purcell, Handel, Haydn, and Beethoven

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 2, 2009

UNC Opera's Bold Programming of Baroque Opera for Music on the Hill Series

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 20, 2009

Ciompi Quartet: Consummate Performance of an Ideal Program

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 14, 2009

Carolina Philharmonic Delivers Unusual, Intimate Concert Experience at Weymouth

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 13, 2009

Eroica Trio Concert Richly Satisfying

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 11, 2009

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin, K.301, K.306, K.376, and K. 526

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 6, 2009

September Prelude VI Opens with A Festival of Early Music

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 11, 2009

Elon University: The Auspicious Debut of the Phoenix Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 3, 2009

Carolina Summer Music Festival: Carolina Scrapbook Dances in Old Salem

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 29, 2009

Carolina Summer Music Festival: Scintillating Music in the Gallery of the Jon Kuhn Studio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 27, 2009

Carolina Summer Music Festival Presents Melodious Rarities at Reynolda House

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 23, 2009

The Ries Ensemble: Chamber Works at Elon University

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 20, 2009

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin, K.304, K.305, K.380, and K.454

Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 14, 2009

The Guilford Symphony Orchestra Tackles Poulenc and Shostakovich

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 17, 2009

Bright Sheng as Composer and Conductor with EMF's Eastern Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 16, 2009

Two-Thirds of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on EMF's Friends and Great Performers Series

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 15, 2009

EastWind Trio d'Anches Looks East: Reed Trios of Eastern Europe

Wind Ensemble Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2009

Eastern Music Festival's 2009 Steinway Piano Gala Outing to Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 30, 2009

Greensboro Symphony Fundraiser Featured Keyboard Fireworks

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 6, 2009

The School of the Arts Opera Explored Haydn's Il Mondo Della Luna

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 10, 2009

Sitkovetsky and Friends Explore the Strands of Bach's Goldberg Variations

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 8, 2009

University of North Carolina Opera Presented Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 23, 2009

Opera Carolina Maximized the Drama in Its Minimalist Staging of Puccini's Turandot

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 19, 2009

The Stanislas Sextet in Greensboro: Excellence in Any Combination

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 14, 2009

Libby Larsen's Opera Picnic Has Its World Premiere in Greensboro

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 2, 2009

Preview: Libby Larsen's Opera Picnic in Greensboro

Opera Preview by William Thomas Walker,  March 24, 2009

Amelia Piano Trio Puts New Spin on Chopin's Neglected Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 16, 2009

Kalichstein Brought Keyboard Magic to Elon University's Adams Foundation Series

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 12, 2009

Duke Symphony Orchestra's Enterprising Salute to "Papa" Haydn

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2009

UNC Greensboro Opera Theatre's Lively Staging of Smetana's The Bartered Bride

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 12, 2009

Carolina Baroque Issues a CD of Whole Cantatas by J.S. Bach

Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 12, 2009

The Greensboro Symphony Set Great Russian Melodies Ablaze

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 29, 2009

Richard Luby's Enterprising and Imaginative UNC Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 23, 2009

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Performed With Verve

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 18, 2009

UNC School of the Arts' "Songs for All Seasons" - A Winning Vocal Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 10, 2009

Moody's Second Annual Messiah: A Radiant and Resounding Success

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 18, 2008

Saint Stephen's Christmas Concert: Borromeo String Quartet in Dual Roles

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 14, 2008

Sergei Babayan at Meredith: A Kaleidoscopic Exploration of Colors and Dynamics

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2008

UNC Greensboro's Satisfying Staging of Amahl and the Night Visitors

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 23, 2008

Alexander Ezerman's Brilliant Recital at UNC Greensboro

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 8, 2008

Virginia Opera's Milestone Production of Verdi's Il Trovatore

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 26, 2008

University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Concert Features New Chancellor

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 14, 2008

Chopin's Original Keyboard Sounds Explored

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 10, 2008

Eclectic UNCG Recital: Clarinetist Kelly Burke and Friends

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 1, 2008

The NC School of the Arts' Precocious Start on Mendelssohn's Bicentennial

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 27, 2008

Olga Kern Dazzles, Charms Southern Pines Audience

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 22, 2008

Sights and Sounds' Tenth Anniversary Concert at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 21, 2008

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Chamber Music

Chamber Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 21, 2008

Aycock Auditorium's Fiery Rebirth with the Greensboro Symphony's Gala

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 13, 2008

Aycock Auditorium's Rebirth Adds Luster

Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 12, 2008

Carolina Summer Music Festival: Panning for Gold... or Silver in the Moravian Archives

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 24, 2008

Carolina Summer Music Festival: A Resplendent Evening with French Composers

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 21, 2008

Summer Music at Reynolda House: Scintillating Gershwin

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 17, 2008

EMF's Young Artists Orchestra: Divine Mozart with an Enigma

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 17, 2008

EMF: Chamber Music at Reynolda House

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 13, 2008

Eastern Music Festival Orchestra: Powerful Performance Caps Fine All-Russian Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 12, 2008

EMF's Young Artists Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 10, 2008

Magnolia Baroque: The Harmonious Blacksmith Explores Improvisation

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 19, 2008

Magnolia Baroque Festival 2008: Fresh Fare from the Moravian Archives

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 18, 2008

Spoleto Festival: Piccolo 30th Anniversary Sampler

Early Music, Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 7, 2008

Spoleto Festival USA 2008: Chamber Music Programs VI-XI

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 7, 2008

The 32nd Edition of Spoleto Festival USA Was Red Hot in Multiple Senses

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 7, 2008

Spoleto Festival USA 2008 Part III: Choral and Orchestral Concerts

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 5, 2008

North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony - Sometimes Bigger is Really Better!

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 23, 2008

Magnolia Baroque Festival Returns June 17-22 with Bach Concertos, Moravian Connections, & Purcell Masques

Chamber Music, Early Music Preview by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2008

NCSA Faculty Celebrate Brahms' Birthday... Mostly

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 3, 2008

NCSASO Delivers Exciting Performances

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 19, 2008

Winston-Salem Symphony's "Romantic Nights" Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 15, 2008

Virginia Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor: Superb Drama and Vocal Fireworks

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2008

UNCG Opera Theatre's Imaginative La Vida Breve

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 11, 2008

Ann Schein Shines in Eclectic Elon Piano Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2008

Opera Carolina;s Vital, Mostly Traditional Staging of Don Giovanni

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 30, 2008

Sherrill Milnes & Greensboro College Voices Make a Stirring Elijah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 27, 2008

Charlotte Symphony: Hadelich and Perick Superbly Meld Depth and Virtuosity

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 15, 2008

Outlaw and Jones: Victorious Return of the Natives

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 7, 2008

Secrest Finale: Apollo's Fire and Jennifer Larmore with Vivaldi and Handel

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 5, 2008

Virginia Opera Celebrates Thirty-third Season with a Triumphant Eugene Onegin

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 2, 2008

Mikado: UNCG Opera Theater Does Gilbert & Sullivan Proud

Operetta Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 10, 2008

Music for a Great Space: Red-Blooded Virtuosity from the Manhattan Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 5, 2008

Mendelssohn String Quartet: Seasoned Insights

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 4, 2008

Opera Carolina's Taut Staging of Verdi's Aïda Focused on Drama

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 31, 2008

Nancy Walker: Vocal Feast Had a Hilarious Dessert

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 27, 2008

Sitkovetsky and Friends: Eclectic Program Mix Rewarding

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 11, 2008

Greensboro Symphony's Satisfying Mix of Rarities and Chestnuts

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 10, 2008

Moody's First Messiah: A Joy-filled Success

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 14, 2007

NCSA's Nutcracker: Nostalgia Mixed with Surprises and Treats

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 9, 2007

Charlotte Symphony Candidate Explored Subtleties of Harmony through Color

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2007

UNCG Opera Theater: Barnum's Bird was a Hoot!

Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2007

Supple Performances from Bella Davidovich and Dmitry Sitkovetsky's GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 15, 2007

Gleb Ivanov's Piano Spins a Seamless Singing Line in Southern Pines

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 12, 2007

Lawrence Dillon's Telling Tales: Going Outside of the Box

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 3, 2007

Rigoletto: Greensboro Opera's Production Balanced and Satisfying

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 2, 2007

Piano Recital at Elon University Explores Keyboard Virtuosi as Composers

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 30, 2007

Virginia Opera Opens Season with Offenbach'sLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 21, 2007

GSO's Revelatory Berg and Mahler Combo

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 20, 2007

Sitkovetsky and Friends, with Leila Josefowicz

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 19, 2007

Piedmont Opera's Triumphant Staging of Verdi's La Traviata

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 12, 2007

Olga Kern's Triumphant Return to the S. Rudolph Alexander Series

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 11, 2007

Greensboro Symphony Honors Its Web of UNC-Greensboro Connections

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 27, 2007

Music for a Great Space: Homecoming Spirit Pervades the Season Opener

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 7, 2007

EMF Forty-Sixth Season: A Premiere, a Rare Pairing, and Thoroughbred Finale

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 28, 2007

EMF: A War Horse is Dusted Off

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 21, 2007

EMF: Two Fiery Soloists and Two Orchestral Showpieces

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 20, 2007

EMF: Hilary Hahn and Josh Ritter Present a Rare Joint Collaboration

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 17, 2007

EMF: Searching Performances of Bruch and Mahler

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 14, 2007

EMF: All-Student Orchestra, Elegant Mozart and Rough-Hewn Mahler

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2007

EMF: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 5, 2007

EMF's Heady Russian-Beethoven Musical Sandwich

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 30, 2007

Long Leaf Opera Festival: Vocal & Chamber Music by Chandler Carter

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 16, 2007

Piccolo Spoleto 2007: L'Organo, Spotlight Chamber Music, & Early Music Series

Chamber Music, Early Music, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 5, 2007

Spoleto USA 2007: Chamber Music Programs VII-IX and Intermezzo Series at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Chamber Music, Instrumental Ensemble Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 2, 2007

Spoleto USA 2007: Faustus - Pascal Dusapin's New Take on an Old Myth

Musical Theatre Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 2, 2007

FOI's Production of Handel's Radamisto at the NCSA

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 23, 2007

W-S Symphony Ends 60th Season with Midori

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2007

Charlotte Symphony Ends 75th Season with All Wagner Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 5, 2007

Sitkovetsky and Friends' Finale: Nostalgia and Anticipation

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 4, 2007

Power Welded with Poetry End GSO's Season Finale Triumphantly

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 3, 2007

A Succinct Celebration: Choral Excellence in Greensboro

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 21, 2007

American Song: Premieres Abound at NCSA

Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 17, 2007

Nonagenarian Frank Glazer: The Golden Age Pianism

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 30, 2007

The Tallis Scholars: 140 Years of Renaissance Polyphony

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 29, 2007

Virginia Opera: Verismo Double Bill of Cav and Pag Packs a Wallop

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 25, 2007

Piedmont Opera's Così fan tutte: Fresh Insights Amid Tradition

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 23, 2007

Wendy Chen: Keyboard Fireworks in Southern Pines

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 12, 2007

Mahler’s Will to Believe: Moody Leads Confident "Resurrection" Symphony

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2007

GSO's Rescheduled Program: Orchestral Poetry and Fireworks

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2007

Sitkovetsky and "Rescheduled" Friends Concert: Still Mozart and More

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 23, 2007

ECU's Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival: A Taste of Classics

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 22, 2007

Bulgarian State Opera at Elon: Puccini's Tosca

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 20, 2007

A Pistol-Packing Mama Highlighted Virginia Opera's Modern Take on Handel's Agrippina

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 18, 2007

UNC Memorial Hall Series: New Assistant NCS Conductor Début

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 15, 2007

Zéphyros Winds: High Spirits and Whimsy

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 12, 2007

Moody Steers the Winston-Salem Symphony across Mercurial Seas

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 11, 2007

Charlotte Symphony: Conductor as the Composer's Advocate

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 10, 2007

Wissick-Willis Duo at UNC: Chopin Rarities for Cello and Piano

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 25, 2007

Opera Carolina's Innovative Pairing of I Pagliacci and La Vida Breve

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 25, 2007

Sitkovetsky and Friends Series Luxuriated in Violas' Warmth

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 19, 2007

Middle Voices Spotlighted in Superb Greensboro Symphony Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 18, 2007

Two Piano Quintets Featured at Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 11, 2007

Hilary Hahn at ECU: Simply Terrific!

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 5, 2007

Special Sights and Sounds on Sundays: The Roger Hannay Memorial Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 10, 2006

Barnewitz's NCSA Homecoming and a New Ensemble's Introduction

Chamber Music, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 5, 2006

UNC Baroque Ensemble: Crosscurrents Between Music and Art

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2006

Duke: Luminous Performances from Borealis String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 2, 2006

Piedmont Opera's Amahl and the Night Visitors Does Menotti Proud

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2006

UNC Student Performance of Così fan tutte Does Mozart Proud

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 29, 2006

Serge Zehnacker's Farewell Concert: NCSA's Kids Play Like Pros

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2006

Sitkovetsky & Friends' Little Mozart Festival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 11, 2006

Baltacigil-Polansky Duo: A Glowing Franck Sonata

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 6, 2006

CSO's 75th Anniversary Concert: "Return of the Maestros"

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 4, 2006

Opera Carolina Opened Its Season with the Old Tearjerker, Madama Butterfly

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 29, 2006

The Miró String Quartet: Unbridled Virtuosity

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 24, 2006

Bizet's Carmen in Richmond Another Triumph for Soprano Cristina Nassif

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 22, 2006

Long Leaf Opera Does Barber's Vanessa: Waiting for the Beau

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 20, 2006

Adams Foundation Piano Recital: Ursula Oppens Plays Romantics and Modern

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 19, 2006

Rarely Played Repertory with the ASMF Chamber Ensemble in Southern Pines

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 14, 2006

NCSA Faculty Recital: Kevin Lawrence and Peter Kairoff

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 7, 2006

Secrest Series: Marc-André Hamelin - Keyboard Fireworks and Sleights of Hand

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 5, 2006

Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo at Duke: From Brahms to Ragtime

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 30, 2006

Southern Pines Immersed in Music: Frazelle, Ehnes, and the NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 28, 2006

Charlotte Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season - Beethoven's Ninth Powerful

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 16, 2006

Secrest Series: Members of Emerson Quartet & Menahem Pressler

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 14, 2006

Deft Romantic Performances by Delfs and Watts at the EMF

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 8, 2006

William McClelland: The Revenge of Hamish and Other Choral Works

Choral Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 8, 2006

A Satisfying Evening with the Carolina Piano Trio at Reynolda House

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 11, 2006

Eastern Music Festival's 2006 Season Ends with Two Concerts on High Notes

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 29, 2006

Eastern Chamber Players' Final Concert: From Antiphonal Brass through Russian Anguish

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 24, 2006

EMF's Friends and Great Performers Series: Orion Quartet Samples Marsalis

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 19, 2006

Stefan Sanderling and Xavier Phillps at the EMF: Mastery and Virtuosity

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 15, 2006

Hometown Boys Strut their Stuff on EMF's Friends and Great Performers Series

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 12, 2006

Eastern Chamber Players: Devilishly Hot Fiddling

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 10, 2006

EMF Student Orchestra Delivers a Spirited "Rite"

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2006

EMF on the Road: Faculty Chamber Players at Reynolda House

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 5, 2006

Bell Wows Dana Auditorium Crowd with Fire and Ice for EMF

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 1, 2006

EMF's Steinway Mozart Gala on the Road at Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 29, 2006

Magnolia Baroque Festival Ends Gloriously

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 24, 2006

Magnolia Baroque Festival Explores Moravian Connections

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 21, 2006

Magnolia Baroque Festival: "From Biber to Bach"

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 20, 2006

Spoleto USA 2006: Overview of Chamber Music Programs IV-IX

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 7, 2006

A Piccolo Spoleto 2006 Sampler

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 6, 2006

Spoleto USA 2006: Choral, Intermezzi, and Orchestral Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 5, 2006

Spoleto USA 2006: Overview of Opera

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 3, 2006

Rousing Finale to First Season of Winston-Salem Symphony's New Music Director

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 21, 2006

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's Season Finale: Three Threes by Three

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 14, 2006

Cell Phone Mars Daedalus Quartet's Magical Beethoven Performance

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 7, 2006

Teen Violinist's Artistry Showcased in Sitkovetsky and Friends' Season Finale

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 5, 2006

Visa Woes Give Local Virtuoso a Break at GSO's Final Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 4, 2006

UNC-Greensboro Symphony Features Concerto Competition Winners

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 2, 2006

Carolina Baroque CDs X 4

Early Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 28, 2006

NCSA Concerto Soloists and Orchestra Showcase Artistic and Professional Mastery

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 22, 2006

Danielpour's Margaret Garner Joins the Roster of American Classics

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 20, 2006

Augusta Read Thomas' NCSA Residency: Modern Music Can Be a Many-Splendored Thing

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 18, 2006

A Spirited Evening of Choral Music with Four Choirs and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 6, 2006

WFU & NCSA Collaborate to Present American Chamber Music

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 4, 2006

Virginia Opera's Vital Staging of Bellini's Norma in Richmond

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 2, 2006

UNCG Opera Theatre's Spring Production: Aaron Copland's The Tender Land

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 30, 2006

Awadagin Pratt: Wide-Ranging Repertoire Highlights RCMG Concert

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 26, 2006

Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra: Tomorrow's Virtuosi

Youth Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 19, 2006

Spectacular Vocal Fireworks in Opera Carolina's La Cenerentola

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 9, 2006

Piedmont Chamber Singers Present Handel's Jephtha

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2006

I Musici di Roma Saves the All-Mozart Celebration for Secrest Series

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 28, 2006

Virginia Opera's Effervescent Le Nozze de Figaro

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 26, 2006

Sitkovetsky and Friends Series Basks in the Joys of Early Beethoven

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2006

A Musically and Logistically Climactic Week for the Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 23, 2006

Jam-Packed Schubertiad Left NCSA Listeners Wanting More

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 21, 2006

Hilary Hahn and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Strike Fire

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 3, 2006

NCSA's Mozart Anniversary Offering: Idomeneo

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 1, 2006

Gryphon Trio's Unforced Musicianship Proves Winning in Southern Pines

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 30, 2006

Opera Carolina's Solid Ensemble Made a Dramatically Satisfying La Traviata

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 29, 2006

NC Symphony's Patrician Celebration of Mozart's 250th Anniversary

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 26, 2006

Choice Late Mozart Celebrated in Third NCSA Concert Marking Composer'[s 250th Anniversary

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 24, 2006

An Evening of Quintets with Sitkovetsky and Friends

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 20, 2006

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Charlotte: Meticulously Controlled Passion

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 17, 2006

Dillon Premiere is part of ECU's Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Debut Tour

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 15, 2006

Auspicious Chamber Arts Society Debut of the Sequenza Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 14, 2006

UNC-Greensboro Symphony Orchestra's Fall Finale

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 5, 2005

"Er Who?" The Silk Road Project Visits Music for a Great Space

Chamber Music, World Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2005

A Middle Voice Takes Center Stage: A Viola Recital at NCSA

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 29, 2005

Star-Crossed Lovers: Virginia Opera's Touring Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in Richmond

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 27, 2005

H.M.S. Pinafore at UNC - Greensboro

Operetta Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2005

Elon University Chamber Orchestra Presents an Ambitious Program

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 16, 2005

Pianist Alexandre Pirojenko Performs for Moore County's Classical Concert Series

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 14, 2005

Philippe Entremont & Munich Symphony at ECU

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 8, 2005

Choral Society of Greensboro: Mozart"s Mass in C Minor, K.427

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 5, 2005

An Evening of Russian Music, Mostly, at Duke's Baldwin Auditorium

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 4, 2005

Dazzling Violin Fireworks: Chee-Yun Wows Southern Pines

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 31, 2005

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio Renews Ties with NCSA

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 29, 2005

ECU's Four Seasons Festival, Bursting with Success, Shifts Venues

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 28, 2005

Virginia Opera on Tour in Richmond: Cristina Nassif's Outstanding Violetta

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 23, 2005

GSO Second Concert: A Real Romantic Rarity and Vital Performances of Classics

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 22, 2005

Opera Carolina's Glowing Production of Bizet's Les Pécheurs de Perles

Opera Preview by William Thomas Walker,  October 20, 2005

RCMG 64th Season Opener: The Eroica Piano Trio, Three Graces Still on Form

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 16, 2005

UNC-Greensboro: A Week Awash With Living Composers!

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 15, 2005

Piedmont Opera Theatre's Masked Ball: Superb on All Counts

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 9, 2005

Chamber Arts Society: Zephyros Winds Opened for the Rolling Stones?

Wind Ensemble Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 8, 2005

NCSA Chamber Music Society's Season Opener: Superb Program is a Hit

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 1, 2005

Bullock/Whitehouse Duo: Facets of North Carolina Native Artists

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 25, 2005

Musical Sparks Fly at "Sitkovetsky and Friends" Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 23, 2005

Dynamic "Eroica" from Sitkovetsky & GSO Augers Well for a Season of Beethoven

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 22, 2005

Perick-Led Charlotte Symphony Opener: Simply Perfect

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 17, 2005

Winston-Salem Symphony: An Auspicious Debut by the New Music Director

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 9, 2005

"Pizzicato-mania" - David Finckel & Wu Han at Wake Forest University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 8, 2005

ECU's Four Season's Chamber Music Festival Opener Was Spectacular

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 26, 2005

Peter Kairoff in Recital at Reynolda House

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 14, 2005

Student Orchestras Strut Their Stuff for Family and Friends at EMF Matinee

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 30, 2005

Fischer and Schwarz Crown a Successful EMF Season

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 30, 2005

A Congenial Summer Evening with Julia Fischer & the Eastern Chamber Players

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 26, 2005

Haimovitz's EMF Performance Was Hot & So Was the Hall

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 22, 2005

EMF Student Orchestra Gives White-Hot Performance of Russian Works

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 21, 2005

EMF Chamber Music: A Fun-Filled Concert of Trifles, a Novelty, and Sunny Brahms

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 19, 2005

Perick and Eastern Philharmonic Wow EMF Audience

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 16, 2005

A Colorful Student Orchestra Concert at the EMF

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 14, 2005

At the EMF: An Eclectic and Enterprising Student Orchestra Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 8, 2005

EMF Chamber Music: An Eclectic Menu of American Music

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 5, 2005

EMF's Terrific All-American Orchestral Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 2, 2005

Magnolia Baroque Festival Finale: A Vibrant Four Seasons and Magnificent Bach

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 25, 2005

Second Magnolia Baroque Festival Concert: A Surprise Sell Out Full of Surprises

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 23, 2005

The Charms of Less-Often-Played Works on Spoleto USA Chamber Music Programs V-IX

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 9, 2005

A Piccolo Spoleto 2005 Sampler: Charleston's Outreach Companion to Spoleto USA

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 8, 2005

Spoleto USA: Total Immersion in Mozart's Don Giovanni

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 3, 2005

Spoleto USA Opera: A Delightful Discovery, Braunfels' Die Vögel (The Birds)

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 2, 2005

NCSA's Emerging Artists Concert: Romantics Played With Zest

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2005

Carolina Chamber Symphony's Audacious Program Succeeds

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 12, 2005

Reynolda House Concert: Vital Frazelle World Premiere

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 7, 2005

Sitkovetsky and Friends Chamber Music Series Finale: A Family Affair

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 6, 2005

NCSA's Production of Mechem's Tartuffe: Brilliant, Witty, and... Hilarious

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 4, 2005

UNCG's Annual Concerto & Aria Competition Concert: A Smorgasbord of Music and Talent

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 3, 2005

Elon University Ensembles Present a Challenging and Enjoyable Program

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music, Opera Workshop Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 25, 2005

ECU's Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Finale: Et tu harmonium?

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 23, 2005

Winston-Salem Symphony's Robust Elijah

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 19, 2005

Virginia Opera's Devilishly Good Faust

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 17, 2005

WFU's Secrest Series: En famille Under the Tuscan Sun

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 16, 2005

Chamber Arts Society's Stand-ins: Music in Harmony with Concertante

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 9, 2005

WFU Premieres Manuel García's Salon Opera L'isola disabitata

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 8, 2005

GSO's Alexander Nevsky: A More Heroic Effort Than Expected

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 7, 2005

Dan Locklair: Chamber Music

Chamber Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 7, 2005

Violin Pyrotechnics: Musakhodzhayeva's Recital at UNCG

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 4, 2005

UNC-Greensboro's Production of Lakmé Rings the Chimes (Twice)

Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2005

Opera Carolina's Tosca A "Hit" with Three Runs

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 2, 2005

Rawls and Bush Focus on the Middle Voice

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 18, 2005

Triad Choirs' Dress Rehearsal for Joint Carnegie Hall Venture

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2005

Beethoven on Period Instruments: A Promising Trial Run

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 3, 2005

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Pinehurst: Basking in Brahms

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 25, 2005

GSO's "Old and New World" Concert: Comfort Food Made Gourmet

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2005

VOA's Touring Tristan und Isolde: Wagner Lite but a Delight, Mostly

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 20, 2005

Boston Camerata: The Spread of Folksongs across the Ages

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 14, 2005

A Survey of American Popular Song with Bolcom and Morris

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 12, 2005

Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Search: A Tight Finish?

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 6, 2005

ECU's Four Season Chamber Music Festival, Concert No. 3: A Rare Pairing, Superbly Done

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 4, 2005

NCSA-Fletcher Opera Institute: A Miraculous Donizetti Belisario

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 28, 2005

Opera Verdi Europa at UNCG: Uneven but Interesting

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 25, 2005

Borromeo String Quartet in Pinehurst

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 24, 2005

Music for a Great Space: St. Petersburg String Quartet in Transition

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 14, 2005

Mickelthwate Pulls Ahead of the Pack in Winston-Salem Symphony Director Search*

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 9, 2005

Greensboro's 51st Annual Christmas Gift: Handel's Messiah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 16, 2004

Christmas Spirit Comes on Tiptoes: NCSA's Complete Nutcracker

Dance Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 10, 2004

Three Lead Spirited UNCGSO Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 6, 2004

St. Petersburg String Quartet Concert I

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 4, 2004

Nothing Vile at UNC Viol Fest

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2004

Tapestries in Sound: UNC Symphony Orchestra Concert

Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 2, 2004

Duke SO Offers a Middle Voice & a Middle Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2004

Winston-Salem Symphony MD Search, Round 3

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 21, 2004

Dresden Philharmonic in Charlotte: Musical Comfort Food

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 14, 2004

Firsts at Reynolda House with Composer Dan Locklair

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 10, 2004

Primakov Melds Elegance & Passion in Pinehurst

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 8, 2004

Rising Stars from the Met Grace Joint GOC-GSO Concert

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 6, 2004

Opera Carolina's Macbeth: Bewitched and Bedazzled

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 24, 2004

The Second Sitkovetsky & Friends Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 22, 2004

Gutter and UNCG Forces Wrestle with Liszt's Devilry

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 21, 2004

GSO Program Schedules Shuffled

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 21, 2004

Winston-Salem Symphony's Director Search Continues

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 17, 2004

Pinehurst Opener: A Reinvigorated Beaux Arts Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 13, 2004

Winston-Salem Symphony Begins New MD Search

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 26, 2004

A Rising Local Star and a Fine New Hall

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 25, 2004

Music for a Great Space Resounds with a Worthy Voice

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 24, 2004

Sitkovetsky & Friends: An Auspicious and Munificent Debut

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 17, 2004

Blossoming Virtuosity: Oliveira, Sitkovetsky and the GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 16, 2004

Triangle-Wide Chamber Music Festival's Debut Concerts

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 12, 2004

Perick Weaves Tapestries in Sound at Charlotte Symphony Opener

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 11, 2004

Nature Transcendent: Songs Reflect the Hudson River School

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 29, 2004

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at ECU

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 27, 2004

Foothills Festival Finale: French Links from Brahms to Giannini

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 21, 2004

Foothills Festival's Homage to Undine Smith Moore

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 20, 2004

Reynolda House Concert Links Art Holdings to Music

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 14, 2004

Strauss's Enoch Arden

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 11, 2004

Foothills at Reynolda: Links across Time among Composers and Performers

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 7, 2004

Scintillating Music in Kuhn Gallery: The 8th Foothills Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 4, 2004

EMF Grand Finale: Three Accomplished Orchestras

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 31, 2004

Five Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition Winners

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 30, 2004

Eastern Chamber Players: Splendid Baroque

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 27, 2004

Eastern Music Festival's Night at the Opera

Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 24, 2004

EMF Festival Orchestra Concert: Performance Art Caught on the Wing

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 22, 2004

EMF Chamber Players: A Focus on Composers

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 20, 2004

Watts and Tchaikovsky's Seventh: Worth Braving a Summer Monsoon

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 17, 2004

Flippant and Grave: A Wide-Ranging EMF Festival Orchestra Concert

Orchestral Music Preview by William Thomas Walker,  July 15, 2004

Eroica Trio & Deputy Cellist Wow EMF Crowd

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 14, 2004

EMF Chamber Players: "Kitchen Sink" Night

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 13, 2004

Entirely Mozart Night at the Eastern Music Festival

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 10, 2004

EMF Festival Orchestras: Students Get a Chance to Shine

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 9, 2004

Eastern Chamber Players: Rare Quintet Fare

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2004

EMF: Brilliant N.C. Debut of Andrew Litton

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 3, 2004

The EMF Steinway Piano Gala 2004: American Romantics

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 2, 2004

'S Wonderful: Carolina Chamber Symphony's "A Gershwin Gala"

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 26, 2004

Reynolda House Residency: The Young Eight Tackle Brahms Sonatas & More

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 16, 2004

Piccolo Spoleto Festival's 25th Anniversary

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 11, 2004

Spoleto Festival USA Overview: Operas by Bellini & Strauss

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 11, 2004

Spoleto Festival USA Overview: Orchestral Concerts

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 9, 2004

Spoleto Festival USA Overview: Chamber Music Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 8, 2004

Opera Carolina's Lucia: Imported Star Delivered the Goods

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 23, 2004

Ending with Lots of Bangs: The NCSASO's Season Finale

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 21, 2004

Triumphant Return of the Native: Smith & the NCS

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2004

Perret's Last Winston-Salem Symphony Classical Series Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 16, 2004

Warhorses Given Their Second Wind by Sitkovetsky and the GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 6, 2004

Britten's Rape of Lucretia Receives Vivid NCSA-FOI Production

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 5, 2004

Fauré's and Sibelius's Pelléas et Mélisande: COT's Finale

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 2, 2004

Dazzling Finish to ECU's Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 1, 2004

Carolina Baroque at Wake Forest: Rifling Through Handel's Trunk

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 24, 2004

Caprilli's Recital of Favorites: A Turandot Belts Out Broadway Hits

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 21, 2004

Perret's Ein deutsches Requiem: Consolation in Equilibrium

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 20, 2004

Opera Carolina's La Bohème: A Sense of Fulfillment

Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 18, 2004

NCSA Symphony Orchestra & COT: A Rite So Right

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 17, 2004

A Mellow and Elegiac Evening of Brahms at the NCSA

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2004

GSO Gala Concert: Sitkovetsky and Davidovich at Elon

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 4, 2004

Hypocrisy in the "Holler" - Carlisle Floyd's Susannah at UNCG

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 2, 2004

Life Through a Child's Kaleidoscope: Marvin, Sitkovetsky, & the GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 1, 2004

Rare Baroque Fare Spiked With Twentieth-Century Chromaticism

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 30, 2004

NewMusic@ECU Festival's Finale: Triple Helix Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 27, 2004

No Ill Wind: Concert VI of the NewMusic@ECU Festival

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 27, 2004

Eight is Enough: NewMusic@ECU & Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Team Up

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 23, 2004

Salem College Guest Piano Recital: Barbara Nissman

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 13, 2004

A Recital by the Skin of Its Teeth: Music for a Great Space

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 12, 2004

Duke Chapel Organ Recital: A Musical Iberian Tapas Bar

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 11, 2004

Simply Superb: Ax, Ling, & the NCS at Elon University

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2004

Philharmonia of Greensboro Offers Treats from Kazakhstan

Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 28, 2004

An Inviting Spoleto Sampler in Pinehurst

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 27, 2004

Ann Schein's Radiant Piano Recital at Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2004

UNCG Symphony: All-Russian Program with an American Premiere

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 23, 2004

GSO and Malina: A Musical Family Reunion

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 21, 2004

Slatkin & National Symphony On Tour: A Warhorse in Old-New Harness

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 19, 2004

Mini-Milestones Concert: New Music from UNC and Duke

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 15, 2004

An Engaging All Rachmaninov Program With Touring Russians

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 13, 2004

An Evening of Transfigurations with the Winston-Salem Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 10, 2004

Opera Carolina's Splendid Porgy and Bess

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 8, 2004

UNCG's Così fan tutte: Mozart Reloaded

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 6, 2004

Don Giovanni: The NCSA-Fletcher Opera Institute Production

Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 30, 2004

Aspects of Time: UNCG Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 29, 2004

Nel, Sitkovetsky, and the GSO: "Chamber Music on the Grand Scale"

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 22, 2004

Soulful Young Cellist: Bouzlov and Polera Duo at Pinehurst

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 12, 2004

The Greensboro Oratorio Society's 50th Anniversary Gift to the City

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 11, 2003

UNCG Symphony: A North American Premiere and 'Prentice Conductors

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 8, 2003

UNCG's Ericourt Celebration includes American Premiere of Lost Debussy Work

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 7, 2003

Singular Flute Recital: Renée Siebert Returns to N.C. & the School of the Arts

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 6, 2003

Duke University Chapel: Another Glorious Handel Messiah

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 5, 2003

Duke Symphony's Ambitious "Austrian Autumn" Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2003

Pinehurst Classical Concert Series: A Rare "Tree-O"

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2003

Mahler and Schumann: Ironic Concert-Mates in Winston-Salem

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 25, 2003

Fresh Fodder and Old Warhorses: N.C. School of the Arts Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 22, 2003

N.C. Premiere of Mark Adamo's Little Women: UNC-Greensboro's Full Court Press

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 21, 2003

A Joyous Concert for the Francophile: Chalier, Sitkovetsky and the GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 20, 2003

Greensboro Opera: A Lucia with an Air of "Expectancy"

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 14, 2003

Middle Voices: Chamber Music for Clarinet and Viola

Chamber Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 12, 2003

Giannini's Legacy Celebrated With Panache: A Feast of NCSA Composers

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 11, 2003

N.C. School of the Arts: The Diabelli Variations and More

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 1, 2003

Viva Verdi! Bravo Opera Carolina's Nabucco!

Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 23, 2003

Dillon's Wright Flight on the Fall Solisti Symphony Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 18, 2003

Polish Compatriots on the 51st Danville Concert Season

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 17, 2003

Westwater's Photochoreography at the Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 16, 2003

Paavali Jumppanen's Ambitious Program in Pinehurst

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 13, 2003

Winning Liebermann Flute Concerto: Reuter-Pivetta and the Winston-Salem Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 12, 2003

Blazing Ivories: Steven Mayer's Virtuosic Recital at Elon

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 9, 2003

A Heady Amalgam of Singing with Drama: Piedmont Opera's Tosca

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 5, 2003

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 2003 Tour at ECU

Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 2, 2003

Pedagogical Links to the Romantic French Organ School: R. B. King at UNCG

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 28, 2003

Desolation and Exuberance: UNC-Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 26, 2003

A Tenor's Delight: Stafford Wing's Imaginative Hill Hall Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 23, 2003

Bel Canto Singing: Very Much Alive at Salem College

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 20, 2003

GSO Opening Night Spectacular: Prelude to the Next Level

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 18, 2003

A Gaelic Program from the Winston-Salem Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 14, 2003

Recently Wedded Elon Faculty Present Centuries of Art Songs

Recital, Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 12, 2003

Andrew Willis' UNCG Recital: Piano Is His Forte

Early Music, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 5, 2003

Foothills Finale: Sounds, From Silence to Whale Song

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 23, 2003

Foothills Sonic Kaleidoscope at Kuhn Gallery: The Three Pianists

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 20, 2003

Basking in the Arms of Melody

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 16, 2003

A Cinderella Schubertiad in a Drab Industrial Block

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 13, 2003

In Celebration: Gerhardt Zimmermann and the North Carolina Symphony

Orchestral Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 13, 2003

Eastern Music Festival 2003: Week V

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 26, 2003

Eastern Music Festival 2003 Overview: Week IV

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 19, 2003

Eastern Music Festival Overview 2003: Week III

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 12, 2003

Eastern Music Festival 2003 Second Week: Overview of Four Concerts

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 5, 2003

Piccolo Spoleto 2003

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 30, 2003

Spoleto Festival USA 2003, Part 1: Two Operas, Two Hits

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 30, 2003

Eastern Music Festival 2003: Overview of the First Week

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 28, 2003

Spoleto USA 2003, Part 2: Chamber Music

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 4, 2003

Spoleto Festival USA 2003: Orchestral Concerts, et al.

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 3, 2003

Beethoven in Song: NC School of the Arts Concerto Competition Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 23, 2003

Winston-Salem Symphony: A Brilliant and Vigorous Season Finale

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 20, 2003

Virginia Opera Association's La Bohéme in Richmond: A Dramatic Whole

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 18, 2003

Choral Precision from the Chapel Hill Community Chorus

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 16, 2003

Amazing Finta Semplice

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 9, 2003

Malina's Au revoir Concert with the Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 8, 2003

A Reedy Evening with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 6, 2003

Charlotte Symphony Concert: Full of Surprises, All Good

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 3, 2003

Opera Carolina's Prosper-ous Carmen

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 27, 2003

A Nathaniel Stookey Retrospective at UNCG

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 23, 2003

Apollo's Chastening: UNCG Percussion Ensemble's Spring Concert

Percussion Ensemble Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 22, 2003

Handel's Israel in Egypt: NCSA's Winston-Salem Performance

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2003

Kaleidoscopic Sights and Sounds in the Weymouth Center

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2003

Greensboro Symphony's Last Music Director Candidate

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 12, 2003

¡Españoleta!: Chatham Baroque at Elon University

Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 10, 2003

ECU Opera: Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 5, 2003

Birding with Red Priest: Music for a Great Space Season Finale

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 4, 2003

ECU Alexander Series Debut: Baltimore Consort & an Alumnus Reunion

Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2003

UNCG's Spring Opera: Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2003

Piano Four Hands Schubertiad at Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 1, 2003

Die Fledermaus in Richmond: The Virginia Opera on Tour

Operetta Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 30, 2003

Rorem et al.: UNC Faculty Chamber Music Recital

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 25, 2003

Encounters With the Music of Our Time at Duke: Two Too Loud

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 22, 2003

The Duke University Chorale: Spring Tour Program

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 20, 2003

UNCG Artist Faculty Chamber Series: "Czech, Please!" - Goulashed

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 18, 2003

Mallarmé Chamber Players at Their Best: "Baroque is Best!" Program

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 16, 2003

Natural Resonance: Paul Galbraith at Elon University

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 14, 2003

Stuttgart in Pinehurst: Virtuosity and Spontaneity

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 12, 2003

Ward World Premiere with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: A Triple Treat

Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 9, 2003

Goode on G.A.S.: "The Compleat Pianist"

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 4, 2003

Heterogeneous Blends: The Emory Chamber Music Society

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 2, 2003

Brahms Festival of Four Hands Piano at Duke

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 1, 2003

Kremer & Cole on Duke Artists: Eclectic and Rare 20th-Century French Fare

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 28, 2003

Hirai Times Three: UNC Greensboro Symphony's Nipponese Program

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 25, 2003

Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree: Southeast Premiere by Charlotte Opera

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 23, 2003

Chestnuts Well Played: The Hungarian National Orchestra at ECU

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 15, 2003

The Thibaud Trio at Elon University

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 12, 2003

All French Treat: Rogé with the Winston-Salem Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 11, 2003

Injustice's Inertia: Virginia Opera's Andrea Chénier in Richmond

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 9, 2003

Orchestral Warhorses Vindicated: Sitkovetsky, Biegel and the GSO

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 6, 2003

A Tracker by the Tracks: Thomas Murray on Elon's Casavant Organ

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 4, 2003

Exceptional Fare: Christie and Parker with the N.C. Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 31, 2003

Claude Frank at the NCSA: An Old Master Illuminates

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 18, 2003

St. Lawrence String Quartet in Pinehurst: Maturity with A New Infusion

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 13, 2003

GSO's Leader Search Ratcheted Up, and the Return of a Native

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 11, 2003

Rare Hungarian Goulashes in Danville

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 9, 2003

Music by Shirl Jae Atwell

Orchestral Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 9, 2003

Music to Challenge the Intellect and Touch the Heart

Early Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 9, 2003

News - December 2002 - Choice and Rare Operas Highlight the 2003 Spoleto USA Season

Music News by William Thomas Walker,  December 31, 2002

Short and Sweet: A Britten Christmas at Elon University

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 3, 2002

LIGHT! Haydn's Creation in Winston-Salem

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 24, 2002

From an Avant-garde "Spoon River" To Chant

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 20, 2002

Pinehurst: The 25th Anniversary Tour of Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2002

RCMG Debut of the Miró String Quartet: Wow!

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 17, 2002

Olga Kern at ECU: No Virtuoso Clone

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 15, 2002

Chamber Music by Lawrence Dillon

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 15, 2002

Domino Effects in Schedule Give New Talent a Chance to Shine

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 14, 2002

Violin Pyrotechnics: Min's Auspicious Winston-Salem Symphony Debut

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 27, 2002

Zimmermann's Legacies: A Fine Instrument and A Fine Venue

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 18, 2002

GSO Conductor Search: Thakar Set the Bar High

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 10, 2002

Cruel Jests: Rigoletto with the Piedmont Opera Theatre

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 6, 2002

Bracing UNC Symphony Orchestra Concert

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 1, 2002

Opening Music for a Great Space: A Broad EMF Sampler

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 27, 2002

War-horses and Sax Appeal: The Winston-Salem Symphony's Opener

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 22, 2002

Elon University's Enterprising Bartók Program

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 20, 2002

Moonlight Madness & a Long Queue for Schoenberg at UNCG

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 19, 2002

Sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 17, 2002

Malina's Penultimate GSO Concert, Commemorating 9/11

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 12, 2002

Eastern Music Festival 2002: Fifth and Final Weekly Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  August 3, 2002

Eastern Music Festival 2002: Fourth Weekly Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 27, 2002

Eastern Music Festival 2002: Third Weekly Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 20, 2002

Eastern Music Festival 2002: Second Weekly Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 13, 2002

Eastern Music Festival 2002: First Weekly Overview

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 8, 2002

Spoleto USA's Chamber Music Series: Promising Premieres and a Propitious Revival

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 8, 2002

24th Piccolo Spoleto Festival: A Cornucopia of Living American Composers

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 6, 2002

Doubly Hot: The Twenty-sixth Spoleto Festival USA

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 6, 2002

East West Encounter

Recital Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 29, 2002

Season's Last Sunday Serenade

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 19, 2002

Winston-Salem Symphony: War Horses Refreshed

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 18, 2002

Debut of a New Chapel Hill Chamber Music Series

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 12, 2002

GSO Season Finale: Mozart, Mahler, Malina - Marvelous

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 9, 2002

King on The Casavant Freres Organ at Elon

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 5, 2002

The Re-Christened Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  May 2, 2002

Choice & Superlative All-Mozart: Winston-Salem Symphony

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 23, 2002

Music for a Great Space: Progress of the Trombones

Chamber Music, Instrumental Ensemble Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 19, 2002

Sassy & Brassy: Atamian and the N.C. Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 13, 2002

Imaginative & Enchanting: The Magic Flute at UNCG

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 11, 2002

Borromeo's Concert/Masterclass: Transferring the Musical Legacy of Generations

Chamber Music, Masterclass Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 8, 2002

RCMG's 60th Season Ends on a Familial Note

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 7, 2002

From the Wölfl to Liszt: Nakamatsu in Burlington

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 5, 2002

Apotheosis and Exegesis: Beethoven, Sitkovetsky and the Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 4, 2002

Contemporary Chamber Players at UNC-Greensboro

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  April 3, 2002

UNCG's Festival of Women Composers

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 26, 2002

Atypical Fare: Ravel, Peck and Walton with the NCS

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 23, 2002

Triple Plays: Triple Helix at Hill Hall

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 22, 2002

The Artaria String Quartet at UNC: Who's on First?

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  March 3, 2002

UNC-Greensboro Symphony: Driving Latin Rhythms

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 24, 2002

Greensboro Opera Company: Die Fledermaus

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 22, 2002

One Soprano, a Cello Choir and NO Villa-Lobos

Instrumental Ensemble, Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 17, 2002

The New Old Steinway in its Inaugural Faculty Recital

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 17, 2002

The Winston-Salem Symphony: Colorful Orchestrations, Old and New

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 10, 2002

Porgy and Bess: Summertime in Durham

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 9, 2002

The Warsaw Philharmonic at Duke: Kord and Strings

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  February 9, 2002

Pianist O'Riley, Malina and the GSO: Another All-20th-Century Hit

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 31, 2002

BBC Concert Orchestra at ECU: Too Brief Two Hours of 20th-Century English Music

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 25, 2002

Verismo Opera at UNCG

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 24, 2002

Three Uncommon Pleasures: Haydn, Mozart and Respighi

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 13, 2002

Two Aspects of Romanticism and a Spicy Appetizer

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  January 10, 2002

French Christmas Stocking Stuffer from the GSO

Orchestral Music Media Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 21, 2001

Sing Noel! Festive Music for Chorus and Orchestra

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 15, 2001

Amazing Virtuosity with the UNC-Greensboro Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 10, 2001

Fresh Vivaldi and Festive Bach on the Newman Series

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 7, 2001

Lyrical Gestures with the Duke Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 5, 2001

In Duke Chapel, Handel's Messiah Did Shake Furiously

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 2, 2001

A Lively Marriage of Figaro at East Carolina University

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  December 1, 2001

Ward's Roman Fever at UNC-Greensboro

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 30, 2001

Novel Programming with the Raleigh Civic Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 27, 2001

Mahler Lite at Meredith

Chamber Orchestra, Dance, Vocal Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 18, 2001

Classical and Early Romantic Music in Person Recital Hall

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 17, 2001

Rhythms Old and New in Greensboro

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 15, 2001

A Classical Evening in Vienna with a Touch of Paris

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 13, 2001

Verdi's Farewell, Falstaff: Fitting Farewell to Richard Cox

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 11, 2001

Western Opera Theater's Così: Ensemble Opera at its Best

Opera Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 5, 2001

Esultate! - Verdi's Otello in Greensboro

Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 2, 2001

Fiddling Around in the Bucolic Weymouth Center

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  November 2, 2001

A Restorative Program upon a Rekindled Piano

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 30, 2001

Triptych: Images and Sound Tapestries

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 28, 2001

Haimovitz in Duke's Page Auditorium: A Rashomon Experience

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 24, 2001

Some Good News, a Promising Talent and a Few Thoughts

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 21, 2001

An Evening of Brilliance in Greensboro

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 20, 2001

A Birthing, A Dead Steinway and The Works

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 19, 2001

The Beaux Arts Trio: The Fourth Reincarnation

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 18, 2001

Mark O'Connor and an American Four Seasons

Chamber Orchestra Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 17, 2001

A Sublime Winter's Feast of Beethoven String Quartets

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 13, 2001

Mozart Interruptus

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 10, 2001

Dual Wings of American Song: Art Songs and Show Tunes

Recital Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 7, 2001

Aspects of Passion and Sensuality

Review by William Thomas Walker,  October 6, 2001

Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Celebrates 60 Years

Chamber Music Feature by William Thomas Walker,  October 1, 2001

The Continuing Ciompi Legacy

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 29, 2001

On the Road with the GSO: Elon University

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 23, 2001

An Evening of Beautiful Singing at Elon University

Choral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 21, 2001

The Sounds of Our Own Silence, Followed by a Musical Balm for the Troubled Mind

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 16, 2001

Season's First Encounters

Contemporary Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 15, 2001

The Gala without a Centerpiece

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  September 13, 2001

EMF Finale

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 26, 2001

Eastern Music Festival Overview of Week 3

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 21, 2001

Eastern Music Festival - Overview of Week 2

Orchestral Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 14, 2001

Eastern Music Festival Opens Its 40th Season

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  July 6, 2001

Spoleto Overview: Chamber Music

Chamber Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 9, 2001

Piccolo Spoleto

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 8, 2001

The Total Spoleto! - Overview of the 25th Annual Spoleto Festival USA

Music Review by William Thomas Walker,  June 6, 2001