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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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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