Roanoke College music professor and choir director Jeffrey Sandborg and his wife, soprano and Marianne Sandborg, have tipped me off about an upcoming concert in which he'll be conducting and she'll be singing. The concert, called "South Meets North," takes place February 23, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.
The program includes works from Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi and modern Estonian composers Arvo Pärt, Toivo Tulev,and Tõnu Kõrvits, and features Roanoke Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Akemi Takayama on violin. Church organist Kelly Wheelbarger and Roanoke College professor and pianist Gordon Marsh round out the featured players. The college's all-woman Oriana Singers will perform, as will members of the RSO string section.