Steve Row

Steve Row

Steve Row worked 24 years as a reporter and editor at The Richmond (Va.) News Leader (1968-92) and then 11 years in journalism education outreach on behalf of Richmond Newspapers, Inc., in scholastic journalism classes in approximately 20 Richmond area high schools (1992-2003). During his time in the newsroom, he was the main substitute classical music reviewer for the paper and reviewed Richmond Symphony, Richmond Sinfonia, touring orchestra, and other musical group performances, as well as wrote occasional music-related feature stories. After taking early retirement in 2003, he relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., where he edited the local city magazine for more than a year and did freelance writing. He sang in the Maryville Community Chorus for 2004, 2005, and 2006 spring programs. He relocated to Greenville, N.C., in June 2006 and does freelance writing and editing for local and regional magazines. He has written features for the quarterly East magazine at East Carolina University and contributes fine and performing arts previews to the magazine. Row sings in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church choir in Greenville and the Greenville Choral Society, and he is a member of the board of directors of the choral society.

Articles by Steve Row:

Gregorian Shines in Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 13, 2016

ECU Symphony Starts New Season Well

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by Steve Row,  September 25, 2015

ECU Chamber Singers' Long-Awaited Third CD Shows Choral Excellence  

Choral Music Media Review by Steve Row,  April 20, 2015

Bach + Sitkovetsky = Brilliance

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 11, 2015

Stile Antico In Sublime Performance of Compline Music

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Steve Row,  February 21, 2015

Voices Ensemble Sings Music of the Season

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  December 19, 2014

Bach's Boys Shine in Chapel Hill Program

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Steve Row,  October 12, 2014

Exquisite Fauré Requiem Presented at EMF

Choral Music, Recital Review by Steve Row,  July 23, 2014

Annual Guitar Festival Opens with Elegant "Sub"

Recital Review by Steve Row,  July 12, 2014

Recorders and Oboes and Flutes, Oh, My!

Review by Steve Row,  January 26, 2014

Another Side of Trios

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  November 30, 2012

Powerful Chorus Highlights ECU's "Nelson" Mass

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  October 20, 2012

Delightful French Works for Winds at ECU

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  October 15, 2012

Raleigh Symphony Performs "Vienna Masters"

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 29, 2012

ECU Guitar Students Present Less Well Known Works

Instrumental Ensemble Review by Steve Row,  April 16, 2012

As Good As Ever - ECU Chamber Singers Give Splendid Performance

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 23, 2012

St. Olaf Choir Delivers Dazzling Performance

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 2, 2012

Singer Shines at NC Baroque Orchestra Concert

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 27, 2012

Andrew Crane Comes From West Coast to Succeed Bara in ECU Choral Music Program

Choral Music Feature by Steve Row,  November 18, 2011

Four Seasons Opens with Gorgeous Quintets

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  September 29, 2011

Time For Three Dazzles with NCS at Amphitheater

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  July 16, 2011

Four Seasons Presents "Power Trios" in Season Finale

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 28, 2011

Soloist, Orchestra Share Spotlight in Wonderful NCS Program

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 8, 2011

Chieftains Provide Grandest of Entertainments in Raleigh

Traditional Music, World Music Review by Steve Row,  March 13, 2011

NC Symphony Presents Pure Melody in All-Tchaikovsky Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  January 22, 2011

Four Seasons Opens New Year with Musical Richness

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 14, 2011

Magnificat Leads Back-to-Back Choral Performances

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  December 7, 2010

Magnificat Leads Back-to-Back Choral Performances

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  December 6, 2010

Dohnányi Quintet Shows Skills of Youthful Composer

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  December 2, 2010

Lightning Strikes Twice: ECU Chamber Singers' Splendid New CD

Choral Music Media Review by Steve Row,  November 29, 2010

ECU's Brigadoon a Feast for Musical Theater Fans

Musical Theatre Review by Steve Row,  November 19, 2010

Skeltons Bring Out Varied Colors from Fisk Organ

Recital Review by Steve Row,  October 15, 2010

ECU's Gregorian Joins Daedalus Quartet

Chamber Music Feature by Steve Row,  October 3, 2010

ECU Symphony Shows Polish, Strength, Maturity in Season Opener

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  September 25, 2010

Dvorák, Brahms Shine in Four Seasons Series Opener

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  September 10, 2010

Shaham's Brahms, Schwarz' Strauss Equally Thrilling in EMF Finale

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  July 31, 2010

NC Symphony's Beethoven, Saint-Saëns Amid the Raindrops

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  July 17, 2010

NC Master Chorale Closes with Giant Bach Mass in B-minor

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  May 16, 2010

ECU's Four Seasons Closes With Two Rich Entrees

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 29, 2010

ECU Musical Forces Offer Splendid Brahms German Requiem

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 25, 2010

Chanticleer and the Glory of the Human Voice

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 15, 2010

"Next Generation" Proves Its Skills at ECU

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  March 28, 2010

Nikkanen Takes Mendelssohn Concerto Beyond Brisk

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  March 19, 2010

Dvorák Requiem: Stunning Music, Stunning Performance

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 28, 2010

Moscow Orchestra Plays All-Russian Program

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 11, 2010

ECU's Sekino Shines in Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 9, 2010

St. Lawrence Quartet Combines Melodious with Not-so

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 29, 2010

Four Seasons Presents Intimate, Stylish Piano Trios

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 15, 2010

Joshua Bell Dazzles Symphony Audience in Bruch Masterwork

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  January 14, 2010

ECU Choral Groups Provide Stunning Holiday Repertoire

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  December 8, 2009

ECU Chamber Singers Succeed in Challenging a Cappella Concert

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  November 21, 2009

Yeol-eum Son: Young Pianist of Rare Power, Elegance

Recital Review by Steve Row,  November 17, 2009

Three Quintet Configurations at UNC-Chapel Hill

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  November 15, 2009

"Next Generation" Players Give Hope for Classical Future

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  November 8, 2009

Sublime Schubert: "Death and the Maiden" at East Carolina University

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  October 30, 2009

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Marks 10th Anniversary

Chamber Music Feature by Steve Row,  September 25, 2009

Dazzling Brahms Quartet Raises Roof of Four Seasons Concert

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  September 11, 2009

Elegant Intimacy of Guitar Artistry Abounds at ECU

Recital Review by Steve Row,  July 13, 2009

Symphony Players of Tomorrow at Guilford

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  July 3, 2009

Verdi Requiem a Powerful, Thrilling Experience

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  May 1, 2009

Four Seasons Festival Concludes with Bloch, Dvorák

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 30, 2009

ECU Guitar Ensemble - 54 Strings and Counting

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 27, 2009

ECU Chamber Singers Present Impressive Repertoire

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 26, 2009

Choral Singers In-the-Making at East Carolina University

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  March 28, 2009

19th Century Melodies Sparkle at Four Seasons Concert

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  March 20, 2009

Stirring Staging of Madama Butterfly at ECU

Opera Review by Steve Row,  March 5, 2009

Two Kinds of "New" Music at ECU

Contemporary Music Review by Steve Row,  February 28, 2009

Gregorian Blazes Through Beethoven Concerto

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 10, 2009

Organist Jensen Offers Shorter Works from More Modern Times

Recital Review by Steve Row,  January 30, 2009

Elegant, Intimate, Unusual Mark Chamber Musicians' Program

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 18, 2009

Four Seasons Festival: Stunning Artistry, Contrasts

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 9, 2009

King's Singers Choral Holiday: Festive, Contemplative

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  December 11, 2008

Gustafson Shines in Vivaldi Flute Concerto

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  November 9, 2008

East Carolina University Singers Again Show Choral Mastery

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  November 1, 2008

"Dream Visions" & Dream Voices in Tallis Scholars Program

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Steve Row,  October 17, 2008

True 'Chamber' Works Presented in Four Seasons Concert

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  October 16, 2008

Interesting "Air" Spun Through ECU Wind Groups' Concert

Wind Ensemble Review by Steve Row,  September 25, 2008

Most Intimate of Chamber Ensembles Opens Four Seasons

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  September 5, 2008

North Carolina Symphony Soloist Adds Lightness to Schumann, Beethoven

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  May 29, 2008

Vespers a Transformative Experience at St. Paul's

Choral Music Review by Steve Row,  April 27, 2008

Something Old, Something New at Four Seasons Finale

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 25, 2008

Greater Love - The English Choral and Organ Tradition

Choral Music Media Review by Steve Row,  April 7, 2008

Infrequently Played Elgar Quintet Highlights Four Seasons

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  March 28, 2008

ECU: Energetic Mexico Symphony & Soloist Delight

Orchestral Music Review by Steve Row,  February 13, 2008

Empire Brass: No Gabrieli, But Still Great Sounds

Brass Ensemble Review by Steve Row,  January 31, 2008

Four Seasons: Piano Quintets, Schubert Trio Blossom

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  January 11, 2008

Four Seasons: Arensky, Dvorák Outshine Mozart

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  October 25, 2007

Greenville Choral Society Opens 2007-8 Season with "Autumn Harvest"

Choral Music Preview by Steve Row,  October 14, 2007

Trio Dazzles at Four Seasons Festival Opening

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  September 13, 2007

Four Seasons Chamber Festival Announces Eighth Season

Chamber Music Preview by Steve Row,  August 29, 2007

Soloduo: Italian Elegance

Recital Review by Steve Row,  July 17, 2007

ECU Groups Perform Rarely-heard Ascension Oratorio

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Steve Row,  April 22, 2007

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Finale Immensely Satisfying

Chamber Music Review by Steve Row,  April 12, 2007