Backstage Pass with Empire Film and Media Ensemble

(Rochester, NY) – Host Julia Figueras welcomes The Empire Film and Media Ensemble (EFaME) for a Backstage Pass of music from holiday films, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5. Broadcast live from WXXI's Studio A, EFaME will perform before a studio audience. 

Eastman School of Music undergraduates Dylan Price and Michael Staffeldt established EFaME – an informal extracurricular group of orchestral musicians with the dream of performing film music in concert settings. With the purpose to cultivate enthusiasm for film and media music through performance, production and education at the highest level of excellence among diverse audiences.

Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation. This holiday special repeats Sunday, December 16 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5.

Photo caption: Empire Film and Media Ensemble in recording studio.
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