I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge: pick three brand new musical releases that you love.
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Thank you so much to all the volunteers that helped out last week during our Radio Pledge Drive. We made nearly $168,000! And thank you to the volunteers that worked at WBEE's Kids Fest and Strong Museum's Cat in the Hat event. You are all truly wonderful!
RPO IN THE NEWS
Former RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman is returning to Rochester the first week of March to conduct the RPO, mark his 70th birthday, and to celebrate the release of the RPO’s latest harmonia mundi recording, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony and Serenade to Music.
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:
A friend from church gave me an old treadmill which she described apologetically as "state-of-the-art 1985."
“It’s as loud as a helicopter,” she warned, “but we just replaced the belt.”
Never mind that the belt is as narrow as a balance beam, get this -- the speed adjustment knob goes from turtle to rabbit. I love that knob more than words can say.
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: