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Andrew Alden Ensemble plays new music for old movies

Tonight at The Little Theatre, some classic movies – Nosferatu and Night of the Living Dead – will be screened with a new musical accompaniment, played live by the Boston-based Andrew Alden Ensemble. They came into WXXI’s studios to play some of their music and chat. 

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Exploring Bill: Interview with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin is a composer, conductor, trombonist, and musical raconteur. He was the hostof public radio program St. Paul Sunday for 25 years, and now he’s celebrating 10 years of his “new” program Exploring Music. 

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Donated instruments find new life in Rochester school music programs

Have an old clarinet in the closet that you haven’t played since high school band? Perhaps a guitar that’s been gathering dust?

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Music programs at Rochester Public Library

In addition to finding your summer reading at the public library, you can find plenty of music there too - including thousands of recordings to check out or download.

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Hochstein's MusicArts Club for Youth with Autism

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance recently created a program for young teens with Autism to experience music and arts therapy as a social group. Maria Battista-Hancock, the music therapist who leads the Expressive Arts department at Hochstein saw a need for programs for children as they grow older.

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Peggy Quackenbush and the Hochstein School

Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, better known as Peggy, is the president and Executive Director of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester.

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Interview with Soprano Brittany Walker

Soprano Brittany Walker, who recently performed with pianist Michael Landrum on Live from Hochstein, got started singing early - but it wasn't until a teacher challenged her to try something new, that she discovered her love of opera, as she told WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami.

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Chroma Piano Trio interview

The Chroma Piano Trio recently played music by Antonin Dvorak and Josef Suk on Live from Hochstein. All three members of the New York City-based trio stopped by WXXI to speak with Mona Seghatoleslami about this music and their future plans.  

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Clara Rockmore and the Theremin

A couple of weeks ago, I put a recording on the radio of Dvorak's Humoresque – as played on the theremin by the great Clara Rockmore

A few WXXI listeners wrote in to comment about the recording, including Dave, who wrote: “I'd like to see it in action to better appreciate the technique & coordination - all the details.” I'm posting my response here too for anyone else who might be interested.

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