Marvin J. Ward

Marvin J. Ward

Marvin J. Ward has been writing for CVNC for nearly a decade.

Educational/professional background: Ph.D. French/English Medieval Studies, bilingual, former French teacher HS & college levels, free-lance translator and interpreter, former editor of professional newsletters, contributor to professional journals, and former officer in various professional and cultural organizations.

Classical Music experience: singer in choruses, concert-goer, recorded music listener/collector for over 50 years, former announcer for classical radio station, board member of presenter organizations, classical CD salesperson.

Particular musical interests: vocal (art song), piano, organ recitals, chamber, choral, harp, French repertoire, music new to his ears.

Other interests: art/art history (former volunteer docent @ NCMA), architecture, cinema (esp. foreign), theatre, history, travel, museums, historical sites, nature, reading.

Dr. Ward relocated from Raleigh to Western Massachusetts in 2003 but continues to contribute to CVNC. He was a founder of Classical Voice of New England.

Since April 2011, he is a Five Colleges Associate with Five Colleges, Inc., based at Smith College in Northampton, MA. His research and writing focus on music, currently French and performances on historic pianos at the Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, MA.

(Revised 7/15.)

Articles by Marvin J. Ward:

A New Reading of a Time-worn Chestnut: Tchaikovsky's Music as He Intended?

Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 15, 2016

Sacred Choral Music by Dan Locklair

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 5, 2016

Charming Recent Sets of Art Songs from the South

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 30, 2016

A Lovely, Quiet, and Serene New Requiem

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 31, 2016

More Recently Commissioned Works for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble of Interest

Brass Ensemble, Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 8, 2016

Amazing Chamber Music for Trumpet

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 1, 2016

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Guitar Recital!

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 18, 2015

Trumpet Player Paul Neebe Records Works He Commissioned

Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 8, 2015

Bell and the ASMF Play Bach

Chamber Music, Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 23, 2015

Long-forgotten Lieder Revived

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 13, 2015

Ravishingly Executed French Art Song Cycles

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 4, 2015

The Truly Complete Music for 'Cello by the Mendelssohns

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 1, 2015

How We Got our Music Writing System

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 19, 2014

Masterful Performances Distinguish Fine Release of New Piano Music by Davidson Grad

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 16, 2014

Choral Music of Dan Locklair

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 25, 2014

New Music Raleigh & Others Perform Chamber Music of D.J. Sparr

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 25, 2014

Musical Representations of Legendary N.C. Murders

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 27, 2014

Solzhenitsyn Plays Beethoven

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 24, 2014

Enchanting Japanese Art Songs

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 11, 2014

Jewish and German: The 20th Century's Ill-fated Condition

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 23, 2014

The Music of the French Clavecinistes

Early Music, Music Feature by Marvin J. Ward,  February 26, 2014

NC Symphony's Impressive Britten Commemoration

Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 21, 2014

Anthony Burgess' Double Life

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 20, 2013

Overlooked French High Baroque Gems

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 5, 2013

David Byrne's Panoramic View of Music as Seen from a Classical Perspective

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 26, 2013

A New Look at the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 25, 2013

From Boston Baroque: A Thrilling Creation

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 5, 2013

Seraphic Fire Lights the Spirit

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 19, 2013

Historically Informed Korngold

Orchestral Music, Theatre Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 8, 2013

Lullabies for Violin?

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 19, 2013

Augmented Emerson SQ's Trip into the Lush Late-Romantic

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 31, 2013

The Color of Sound, the Sound of Color; Sound and Light, Music and Art

Music Feature by Marvin J. Ward,  March 18, 2013

Double Bassist's Début CD

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 28, 2013

A Different and Enchanting Schubert Lieder Recital

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 28, 2013

More Noteworthy Piano Preludes

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 28, 2013

New and Noteworthy Piano Preludes

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 27, 2012

Trio Settecento Takes a Baroque European Grand Tour

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 26, 2012

Charming Mexican Salon Piano Music

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 24, 2012

Expressive and Impressive Solo Violin

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 24, 2012

Marvelous Mendelssohn Music for 'Cello

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 30, 2012

More Lovely 18th Century Moravian Music

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 29, 2012

Endless Clarinet Delight

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 26, 2012

Works of Art: Wayne Leechford's Début CD of Music for Baritone Saxophone

Chamber Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 9, 2012

Andrew McAfee's Début Solo Horn CD

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 29, 2012

A Trip Around the World of the Piano

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 20, 2012

Hsia-Jung Chang Channels Debussy

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 8, 2012

da Capo Brass' Début Disk

Brass Ensemble Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 3, 2012

Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk's First Recording Together

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 16, 2012

A Different Brahms Requiem

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 22, 2011

Mostly Recent American Chamber Music with Clarinet

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 18, 2011

Peter Watchorn's Fully-Prepared Bach French Suites

Early Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 29, 2011

Lincoln Trio's Impressive Notable Women Release

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 19, 2011

First Recordings of First Pulitzer Prize Winning Works

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 13, 2011

Walter Simmons Studies the American Modern Traditionalists

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 27, 2011

Heavenly Music and a Wake-Up Call for the Earth

Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 18, 2011

Zuill Bailey and Awadagin Pratt Play Brahms' Music for Cello

Chamber Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 17, 2011

Understanding the Math and Science of Music

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 11, 2011

Cellist Nancy Green Plays Spanish and Latin Works

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 26, 2011

Randall Love Plays a Piano Like Debussy's

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 21, 2011

The Organ Music of Dan Locklair

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 27, 2011

Gregg Gelb's Jazz Orchestra's Début Recording

Big Band Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 16, 2011

Striking Sony Début Recording by Ray Chen

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 22, 2011

Alex Ross Expands His Musical Horizons

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 18, 2011

A Fine Flute Recital by a Rising French Virtuoso

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 1, 2011

Splendid Coloratura Bravura in Forgotten Repertoire

Early Music, Opera Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 24, 2011

Imani Winds' Innovative Programming Enriches New CD

Chamber Music, Jazz Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 19, 2011

A Salute to American Composer & Choral Director William Ferris

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 21, 2010

Perahia Revisits Brahms

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 21, 2010

The Raleigh Ringers New CD of A Wintry Mix

Handbell Ensemble Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 23, 2010

Sonatas for Cello & Piano by Miaskovsky & Rachmaninoff - and More

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 4, 2010

Oppens & Lowenthal Play Great French Music

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 4, 2010

Music of Arvo Pärt

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 3, 2010

Christopher Houlihan: Joys, Mournings, and Battles

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 21, 2010

Dez Cordas: Dances, Songs, Inventions

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 26, 2010

Paul Desenne: Jaguar Songs

Contemporary Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 22, 2010

The Beethoven Project Trio

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 11, 2010

Roots: My Life, My Song: Jessye Norman

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 29, 2010

Two Roads to Exile: Adolf Busch & Walter Braunfels

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 14, 2010

Cavatina Duo: The Balkan Project

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 1, 2010

Sharla Nafziger: Loveliest Immanuel

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 11, 2010

David Ripley and Chad R. Bowles: Enoch Arden

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 1, 2010

Baroque Band: Mensa Sonora, Batallia by Biber

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 11, 2010

Ivan Ilic Records Debussy Préludes

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 1, 2008

Peter Watchorn: Isolde Ahlgrimm, Vienna and the Early Music Revival

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 28, 2008

Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 10, 2008

Spanish Love Songs

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 10, 2007

NC Native Carlo Curley in Recital on Kotzschmar Organ in Portland, Maine

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 18, 2007

Chopin: Complete Préludes

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 12, 2007

Lebrecht, Norman: The Life and Death of Classical Music

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 7, 2007

Incantations & Inspirations

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 23, 2007

Blüthner Records and Pianos

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 23, 2007

In Memoriam Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Orchestral Music, Recital, Vocal Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 31, 2007

Pietro Domenico Paradisi (Paradies): Sonate de Gravicembalo (1754).

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 12, 2006

Peter Lieberson - Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, mezzo-soprano

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 30, 2006

Carolina Baroque, Dale Higbee, Music Director

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 19, 2006

Charles Gounod: Faust

Opera Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 5, 2006

Confronting Life's Demons

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 23, 2006

Talent Hidden in Small, Unexpected Places: Yelena Eckemoff, composer/pianist

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 23, 2006

Andrew Violette, Composer & Pianist

Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 17, 2005

Vittorio Giannini: Psalm 130

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 4, 2005

Andrew Violette: "The Death of the Hired Man"

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 23, 2005

Richard Reid, piano: Chopin & Rachmaninov

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 29, 2005

Richard Rendleman, Jr.: Poems of Margaret Proctor Wood

Vocal Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 23, 2005

The Modern Cello; & Music by Arthur Honegger

Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 12, 2005

Pater Noster: Settings of the Lord's Prayer

Choral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 19, 2004

Grand Larsen-y: Vocal Music of Libby Larsen

Vocal Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 13, 2004

Stephen Jaffe: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 2, 2004

Pat Petersen's Passion: 20 Years of Fortuna

Early Music Feature by Marvin J. Ward,  April 30, 2004

Age and Youth, Familiar and New

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 29, 2004

An Evening of Liszt Transcriptions

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 29, 2004

Splendorous Seasonal Sounds

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 2, 2003

Jack of all Trades... and Master, too

Chamber Music, Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 17, 2003

Admirabili Madrigali

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 22, 2003

Allred Enchants

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 20, 2003

Ku and Hawkins Dazzle

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 19, 2003

Signed Thomas Hampson...

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 11, 2003

Curry's European Tour

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 4, 2003

LLO Scores With Jackie O

Opera Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 3, 2003

Ruggero's Fourth Friday Mix

Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 26, 2003

Pittman Pleases

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 23, 2003

St. Mary's Smedes Parlor Season Opener

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 16, 2003

The Play's the Thing

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 14, 2003

CDs by George Crumb & Mario Davidovsky

Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 11, 2003

Heid & Hollis Connect

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 6, 2003

Summer Serenade Finale

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 15, 2003

Chamber Music in a Real Chamber: Foothills Festival at Reynolda House

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 9, 2003

"Divine Musick: Sacred Songs for Tenor and Harp"

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 8, 2003

Race's Win

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 1, 2003

Andrew Violette, composer and pianist

Contemporary Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 1, 2003

Two Brothers

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 25, 2003

"Color Contrasts" and Textures

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 20, 2003

Allie's Bach

Early Music, Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 2, 2003

"Perspectives on Joy"

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 29, 2003

French Chestnuts at Summerfest

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 21, 2003

Ellen Mandel: >i>a wind has blown the rain away

Vocal Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 20, 2003

Garden Music Indoors

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 3, 2003

Harpsichord and More

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 29, 2003

Classical Music Goes to the Dogs

Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 18, 2003

Fabulous Flicka

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 4, 2003

Modern Medieval at Long Leaf Opera

Opera Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 25, 2003

The Parade of the Guests at the NCS

Orchestral Music Feature by Marvin J. Ward,  April 22, 2003

A++ for Janus Duo Plus

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 6, 2003

NC Symphony under Ling

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 28, 2003

Jeanne LaRoque Jolly in Smedes Parlor

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 18, 2003

Chung Impresses and Delights

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 3, 2003

ArtsNow Presents Unusual Concert

Contemporary Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 3, 2003

RCCO's "Music for the Theatre"

Chamber Orchestra Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 19, 2003

Bösendorfer Hall Inaugural

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 15, 2003

NCS Chamber Players at Peace

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 10, 2003

Meredith Chamber Players Delight

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 9, 2003

The Bagg Family Trio at St. Mary's

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 28, 2003

Duke Faculty Recital

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 19, 2003

Phillip Rhodes: With a Mountain View

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 17, 2003

Carolina Baroque, Bach & Handel

Early Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 14, 2003

Duke Symphony's B & B

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 13, 2003

Vocal Music of Libby Larsen

Contemporary Music, Vocal Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 12, 2003

NCS Rings in the New Year in a Great New Way

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 31, 2002

Fortuna Goes to Portugal

Vocal Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 16, 2002

Hispanic Holiday Fare

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 7, 2002

Kahane and Weilerstein at the NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 23, 2002

The First Couple of the American Popular Song

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 22, 2002

Bravura by Bruno

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 12, 2002

Last Stop on the Grand Tour: Meredith's Steinway Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert, Jeffrey Rossman, Marvin J. Ward,  November 10, 2002

Evening in the Country: Folk Influence in the Music of Béla Bartók

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 4, 2002

Laredo la Magnifique

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 22, 2002

Ciompi's Second Fiddle Displays First Rate Virtuosity

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 20, 2002

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Goes to Latin America

Chamber Orchestra Review by Marvin J. Ward,  October 9, 2002

The Eddy Collection Comes to Life

Early Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 29, 2002

The Heid & Hollis Team

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 28, 2002

Carolina Ballet's Carmen

Dance-Theatre Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 26, 2002

Williamson Series Opener at Peace

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 16, 2002

Diva Becomes Divine Recitalist

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 14, 2002

The Chancellor's Spouse - No Second Fiddle

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 8, 2002

French Sacred Vocal Gems

Vocal Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 30, 2002

Sondheim for a Salon

Musical Theatre Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 15, 2002

Dan Locklair: Orchestral Music

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 12, 2002

A Pianistic Treat

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  August 8, 2002

Return: Art Songs From Carolina

Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 22, 2002

Mystic Chords of Genocide: Music of the Holocaust

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 15, 2002

Sunny Summer Sunday Serenade

Wind Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 14, 2002

Ottoman Classics

World Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 9, 2002

Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 95 "Serioso," and Op. 59, No. 3 "3rd Razumofsky"

Chamber Music Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  July 8, 2002

Bach: Goldberg Variations, S.988

Early Music, Recital Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 21, 2002

Three Stars for TGMC and Guest Stars

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 15, 2002

Heid and Evelyn McCauley: Hidden Talents

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 13, 2002

Delightful Harp

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 11, 2002

Anniversary Recital on Duke's Æolian Organ

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  June 2, 2002

Women's Voices: Seasons of Her Life

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 31, 2002

Weddings, Funerals, and Other Tragedies

Wind Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 24, 2002

My Cinema for the Ears

Film Media Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 17, 2002

Carolina Ballet's Stunning, Eclectic Season Finale

Dance Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 16, 2002

Laudamus Fortuna(m)

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  May 6, 2002

Meredith's Sweet Strings

Chamber Orchestra Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 29, 2002

David S. Brown, Sr., Memorial Tribute Concert

Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 28, 2002

"Art Songs of Latin America" at ECU

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 28, 2002

Long Leaf's Medium Well Done

Opera Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 25, 2002

RCS, Foy & Kramer Deliver Another Winner

Orchestral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 21, 2002

Susan Chan at Peace

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 15, 2002

ROS's 60th Anniversary Concert

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 14, 2002

"Dances, Devotions, and Domestic Delights"

Early Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 11, 2002

"Songs of Love, God, and Nature" at NCSU

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  April 3, 2002

Carolina Ballet's Messiah

Choral Music, Dance Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 28, 2002

A Superb but Solemn Set

Choral Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 24, 2002

An Extraordinary Recital

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 24, 2002

From Havana to Durham

World Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 20, 2002

RSO Chamber Players at Longview

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 16, 2002

"Songs From a Woman's Life" at St. Mary's

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 12, 2002

Libby Larsen Residency at Meredith

Contemporary Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 8, 2002

Chamber Music at Peace

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  March 4, 2002

The Chekker Duo at NCSU

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 25, 2002

Duke's (Three) Sopranos + a Guest Baritone

Vocal Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 23, 2002

A Mixture of Old and New, Familiar and Unknown

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 19, 2002

"The American Voice in Chamber Music" at Meredith

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 12, 2002

Coleridge Taylor String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 10, 2002

"Musica di Passione" at Duke

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 10, 2002

Luiz de Moura Castro at Duke

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 8, 2002

Japan Comes to ECU

Dance Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 4, 2002

Homecoming Recital at Meredith

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  February 3, 2002

The Komirenkos - A Brief Update

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 30, 2002

"The Kitchen Sink Program" - Susan Graham at Wingate

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 14, 2002

Big Brahms at Meredith

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 13, 2002

South of the Border with the NC Wind Orchestra

Wind Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  January 11, 2002

"Hail Divine Mother" - Fortuna's 2001 Holiday Season Offering

Early Music, Wind Ensemble Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 4, 2001

Ensemble Chanterelle with Andrew Lawrence-King:

Early Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  December 3, 2001

Arman Trio in Smedes Parlor at St. Mary's School

Chamber Music Review by Marvin J. Ward,  November 13, 2001

Bach, Bernstein and Barab - and Heggie

Recital Review by Marvin J. Ward,  September 30, 2001