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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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Connections: The future of choirs and singing during the pandemic

When will it be safe to sing together again? It’s a question the New York Times asked earlier this month when reporting on how choirs have been linked...
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:17am
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Connections: Honoring the music of John Prine

Fans around the world are pulling for songwriter John Prine, who is stricken with COVID-19. His wife has offered updates, saying that the legendary...
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:23am
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Connections: Discussing what it takes for musicians of color to break into Rochester's music scene

Local musicians from underrepresented communities say it can be difficult to make their mark on Rochester’s music scene, particularly because there are...
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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Discussing how to positively motivate children to pursue their interests

A book authored by Eastman School of Music graduate Lauren Haley provides tips for how to develop motivation and talent in children through music. “Kids...
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Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:20am
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Connections: Discussing the state of women's rights in 2020

This year, the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 9:24am
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Connections: If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song 2020

What if a number of musicians throughout the Rochester area all wrote their own versions of a song with the same title? An annual event is back to help...
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 9:38am
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Connections: Discussing "The Point!" and how its themes apply to issues in 2019

In the early 1970s, musician and composer Harry Nilsson got high on acid and conceived a show called "The Point!" It’s a rather blunt story about the...
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Fri, 11/22/2019 - 9:40am
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Connections: Discussing artists' intentions, and the new Joywave song and video, "Like a Kennedy"

We have a conversation about art, artists’ intentions, and how audiences perceive art. Earlier this summer, the Rochester-based band Joywave released a...
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Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:30am
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Connections: Ken Kaufman on the art of the jingle

Saturday Night Live recently parodied the Cellino & Barnes jingle; meanwhile, the Atlantic Monthly says the age of the jingle is over. Our guest is...
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Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:18am
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