classical music

Connections: Discussing the RPO's 2020-2021 season with new music director Andreas Delfs

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has a new music director. Andreas Delfs is a native of Germany and has held chief artistic posts with orchestras in...
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Wed, 02/17/2021 - 9:51am
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Finger Lakes Opera artists collaborate from a distance

Four songs and two arias, all by Mozart. That was all that Eastman School of Music graduate and current Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist Robin Steitz...
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Mon, 08/24/2020 - 6:07am
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Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Violinist Epongue Ekille from Rochester is one of the people calling for a greater recognition of Black musicians’ contributions to classical music. She...
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:43am
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Remembering David Hochstein

The Hochstein School is named for musician David Hochstein, whose legacy continues to live on more than a century after his death. This musically...
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Sun, 05/24/2020 - 9:17am
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Rochester composer combines musical worlds

David Temperley composes tuneful, expressive pieces in a classical mold. But he also draws on influences from the popular music he grew up listening to...
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Sat, 01/11/2020 - 6:29am
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Musician redefines herself after hearing loss

Gaelen McCormick has been losing her hearing, to varying degrees over several years as a result of Ménière’s disease – a condition that also causes...
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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:20pm
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Copland Summer: Notes from the Road, Seeing Sound

In which I go away, come back, explain little, and we all go off on a merry little tangent.
 

When I wasn't riding roller coasters, visiting museums, and otherwise touristing in Cleveland last week, I did get to enjoy some quality time reading about Copland. I even took notes:

Mad Men of Music

Draping = Striking Don Draper's silhouette pose from Mad Men. You can see a number of fun examples from around the world on a blog devoted to the meme.*
 

Getting to Know You


Dear Rochester,


Valentine’s Day this year came too early in our relationship for declarations of love. I do like you an awful lot. We’ve had a few good months together since we met up this fall.


Saturday nights at the RPO, afternoons at the opera:

Imani Winds, Classical Workouts, and Lovvvvvve


It’s only February, but a lot of really cool stuff is going to have to happen this year to knock the Imani Winds’s recent performance on Backstage Pass off my list of coolest things in 2012. You can watch the whole thing online right here:

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