Live Music

Stevie Wonder will perform his heralded classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, in its entirety on Tuesday at John Paul Jones. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Stevie Wonder

Few musicians have been as profound in touching the lives of multiple generations and cultures in the way that Stevie Wonder has. Signed to Motown at age 11, Wonder has been prolific in penning masterful tunes by way of the piano for more than 50 years, and holds multiple credits for harmonica playing on his […]

Jessica Petrus joins Three Notch’d Road for a classical tribute to both sides of the Atlantic. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Bach Comes to America: Virginia’s Baroque Heritage

The namesake of a colonial route that once spanned much of Central Virginia, Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 by local period instrumentalists. The group performs Bach Comes to America: Virginia’s Baroque Heritage featuring guest artists Jessica Petrus (soprano) and Peter Walker (bagpiper and bassist) as part of the Music […]

The Free Bridge Quintet will add music to the dark surrealism of F.W. Murnau’s iconic adaptation of Faust at Old Cabell Hall on Saturday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Free Bridge Quintet

When trumpet genius John D’earth isn’t playing his weekly gig at Miller’s (Thursdays) or monthly set at Fellini’s (first Saturdays), he’s performing with The Free Bridge Quintet, UVA’s official faculty jazz outfit. This week he’s doing it all—and in conjunction with the Virginia Film Festival, Free Bridge will play D’earth’s original score to accompany the […]