Retired concert violinist Daniel Heifetz founded the Heifetz International Music Institute in 1996 with a mission to draw “the sacred fire” from the world’s brightest and best young classical musicians. Daniel sat down recently with Martha to talk about life, virtuosity, technical precision, and passion.
Amps, speakers, hundreds of rocked-out sweaty students, an annual invasion of the former Turkey Capital of the World. A chat with two organizers of MACRoCk --the alternative music festival that thrashes through Harrisonburg each year.
At Harrisonburg arthouse café, The Artful Dodger, a painting in a Rashidi Barrett art exhibit struck one visitor as disturbingly familiar --maybe another artist’s concept. It was. Soon news media from Norfolk to Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley were noticing.