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RMAPI director walks back initial poverty reduction promise

In January 2015, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new initiative that vowed to reduce poverty by 50 percent in 15 years, but four...
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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:48am
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Fun and games at changing libraries inspire learning

Ping-pong, video games, a music studio. Libraries have been changing for several years, offering electronic books and other technology. However, they’re...
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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 3:55am
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Rochester celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

People across Rochester gathered Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Walk in the Light" was the...
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Mon, 01/21/2019 - 1:06pm
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Van White re-elected school board president amid serious tensions

Rochester Board of Education members re-elected Van White as president Wednesday in a 4-2 vote. Cynthia Elliott replaces Willa Powell as vice president,...
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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 6:40am
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Financial woes lead to changes at Rochester Historical Society

Citing a struggle “to maintain financial stability,” the Rochester Historical Society is furloughing staff, suspending programs and drastically cutting...
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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:24am
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Viola After Dark - Saturday Night Fever

Violist and composer Kenji Bunch payed tribute to Robin Gibb with his last selection on the Viola After Dark concert last Saturday night at the Miller Center during the International Viola Congress in Rochester. The video below is too awesome to keep secret: 

Viola-mania

Got viola?

As I walked over to Eastman this morning to get some (iced) coffee, I saw a number of people with instrument cases. This week, of all times, I felt pretty safe in assuming that these cases were holding violas, and not violins.

RPO RVW CD

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams CD

No secret decoder ring needed – the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams CD was released today!


There are copies at the RPO Theatre Shop at Kodak Hall.

 

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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