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2024 Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Showcase

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival celebrates its 32nd season June 9-16, 2024. Leading musicians from the festival are featured on this special edition of Air Play.

Artistic Director David Berry (piano), Executive Director Amanda Gookin (cello) and Associate Concertmaster Wanchi (violin) join forces for a “live to tape” show, recorded by Tom Carr.

The program features the opening movement of Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Trio no. 3, the ethereal cello/piano movement from Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne, one of the towering masterpieces for solo violin, and David Berry’s own interpolation of Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico.

Kimberlea Daggy has spent three decades as a public radio announcer/producer. She currently hosts All Things Considered on WMRA, the NPR news station for Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley. Kimberlea also hosts and produces two programs on WEMC, Harrisonburg’s all-classical station: Airplay, highlighting classical musicians and ensembles in and around Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, and Sing It!, a program of mostly contemplative, mostly unaccompanied choral music. Prior to moving to the Shenandoah Valley in 2015, Kimberlea worked for a variety of public radio stations around the country, including both KUSC and the Classical Public Radio Network in Los Angeles, WFDD in Winston-Salem, NC and WILL in Urbana, IL. She has created and presented a wide array of programs on classical music stations in the United States. Kimberlea has co-hosted live broadcasts of Los Angeles Opera performances, providing commentary and interviewing international artists such as Marilyn Horne, Denyce Graves and William Friedkin. She has given pre-performance talks and emceed programs for a variety of organizations, including LA Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Ojai Music Festival and the American Guild of Organists.