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November/December 2011 Volunteer Newsletter

Thank you for visiting the volunteer blog. I hope to post pictures and keep everyone updated more often. This is a great way for us to communicate with each other and I hope you find it helpful!

Transitions

The Rochester Oratorio Society announced a commission this week in celebration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and other milestones.  The ROS will commission composer Glenn McClure to write a piece including texts, instruments and musical resources from Ghana, West Africa, and Western New York.

Masks of the Rochester Early Music Fest

 

The 11th annual Rochester Early Music Festival offered Music for All Hallows: Spirits, Saints, and Sinners.

A few audience members and musicians wore masks from Venice, China, and Japan.

Happy Halloween!



Singing Mahler with people I love

In the first book of a two-volume autobiography, Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty (University of Rochester Press, 2011) Gunther Schuller reflects on his early influences.

Thank You Volunteers!

I would like to thank all the volunteers that took part in our Radio Membership Pledge Drive! Volunteers took over 2,100 pledges. What an amazing week! Thank you to everyone that helped out.

Volunteers Needed for October Radio Drive!

If you haven't already signed up for a shift during our October Radio Pledge Drive, we can really use your help! We cannot do this without you and as of right now we still have a lot of shifts to fill! Please email me at volunteer@wxxi.org with the shift you would like. Here is where I need help:

Saturday, October 15 - 8AM - 1 PM ** really need help here

Minor key

"Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day."  - Franz Liszt

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Bill Frisell, a guitarist who for many years has been a favorite at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, has a new album out.  It's a tribute to the music of John Lennon. He talks about it in this video.There are song samples here.

How hot is your Bartok?

I’m constantly inspired by WXXI listeners!   Your comments, memories, and observations about music are like signposts, pointing me in new directions.  Your creativity is infectious, and your support kindles the best ideas.