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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Aaron Copland

I recently made a pilgrimage to the Copland House north of New York City.  It's pretty much as he left it: simple, rustic, and woodsy.  A little musty.  Watch this space for more, including an interview with the composer-in-residence, Stephen Snowden, and enjoy this scrapbook.



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Harmonic Splendor with vocal ensemble First Inversion

Friday night, the new vocal ensemble First Inversion is singing a program called ‘Harmonic Splendor’ – featuring mostly German, romantic music, including a Mass by a lesser known romantic composer whose works are getting a little more attention recently: Josef Rheinberger.

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Soprano Claron McFadden Returns to Rochester

Soprano Claron McFadden is a Rochester native and Eastman alum, who has been living in the Netherlands and performing throughout Europe for the past three decades.

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Strings and Hammers - New music for a piano trio with a twist

"Strings and Hammers" is a piano trio with a twist - violinist Siri Virtanen, pianist Eunmi Ko, and double bass player Julia Shulmann. They've comissioned five new works for these three instruments, and you can hear their "Première" concert this Saturday at 8pm at Christ Church.

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Recorders in Rochester, still playing after 50 years

Do you remember playing recorder in school? Do you still have your recorder?  In Rochester, you can learn and play the recorder with the Rochester Chapter of the American Recorder Society.

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You can't take a goldfish for walks

Click on the link below to hear conductor Ed Schell explain how his singers came to grips with their feelings about a classic song.

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Let it go! It's time to celebrate women's music on WXXI-FM

Women composers’ music has never been more interesting or prolific, and you’ll hear splendid examples of it throughout the month of March.  On Classical 91.5, we'll start the day with inspired music, arts news, features, and the latest headlines.  The Mystery piece airs at 6:40.

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Bach on the Lute: Conversation and Music with Paul O'Dette

Paul O'Dette is one of Rochester's treasures (though we do share him with the world). He's playing a recital of music by Bach and Weiss for Pegasus Early Music this weekend, and he stopped by WXXI's studios to talk and play a bit leading up to this weekend's performance.

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Tractor Show to Suzuki Violin to Double Bass - Catching up with Kieran Hanlon

Bassist Kieran Hanlon is a busy gigging musician – subbing in the RPO, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Syracuse’s Symphoria (just to name a few), playing in jazz combos, and teaching, even as he is also just finishing up his master’s in music at the Eastman School.  As Hanlon told WXXI’s Mona Seghatoleslami, his life in music started...at a tra

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