classical music

Finger Lakes Opera brings relatable characters to stage

The characters in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème start out as broad archetypes: the moody poet, a fun-loving musician, a lonely young woman dreaming...
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Mon, 08/12/2019 - 5:33am
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Connections: Previewing the 2019 Gateways Music Festival

The Gateways Music Festival is back. The six-day festival that celebrates and supports classical musicians of African descent kicks off on Tuesday in...
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Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:28am
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Conductor inspires UR students to challenge selves, society

Conductor Dr. Rachel Waddell describes music as a “performing tool to bring people together.” She views her work with the orchestras at the University...
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Wed, 04/17/2019 - 1:20pm
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Remembering André Previn in Rochester

World-renowned composer, conductor, and pianist Andre Previn has died at the age of 89. During his wide-ranging career, Previn wrote Oscar-winning movie...
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Fri, 03/01/2019 - 2:28am
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New Sounds from Eastman's OSSIA

A group of students at the Eastman School of Music wants to expand the range of sounds in your life: they're the student-run new music ensemble, OSSIA ....
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Sun, 02/24/2019 - 7:40am
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Connections: Discussing the future of classical music

What is the future of classical music in America? The Eastman School of Music is hosting three guest scholars this weekend who will help answer that...
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Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:22am
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Peace amidst war in opera at Glimmerglass

Cooperstown, New York means one thing to baseball fans - the Hall of Fame , And another thing to opera fans – The Glimmerglass Festival , held every...
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Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:05am
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Connections: Debating the standing ovation

When's the last time you gave someone a standing ovation? We have a little debate over when to stand, and when to stay seated. The critics say that we...
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Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48am
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Bus driving guitarist looks back on career with many turns

Guitarist Lawrence Johnson recorded the complete works of early-nineteenth century composer Fernando Sor – using equipment that the guitarist got in a...
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Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:34am
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Trio creates harmony from tension

Among the old beautiful buildings that line East Avenue, you can find the Rochester Academy of Medicine – a place that has been a resource for the...
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Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:16am
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