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Mad Men of Music

Draping = Striking Don Draper's silhouette pose from Mad Men. You can see a number of fun examples from around the world on a blog devoted to the meme.*
 

March - April Newsletter Now Available!

In this issue of the Volunteer Newsletter, read about Laura Garrision, see how many new volunteers we had help us out in the past couple of months, and learn tax tips from volunteering! Please see attached Volunteer Newsletter. 

Name that wave

I was preparing a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert for broadcast the other day, and it struck me that the two works on the program had wildly differing sound wave patterns, even though they were recorded at the same levels.  This was interesting!

Here's a quiz.  See if you can tell which of these sound files is . . .

George Eastman's Memorial Music

I just read an article commemorating George Eastman's passing 80 years ago today. When visitng the George Eastman House recently, I noticed that the program from his memorial service was on display (near his laconic and poignant suicide note). Eastman's memorial service included music by Beethoven, Locatelli, Wagner, and Howard Hanson
 

8 Minutes in New York City

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. 

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.

 

After three decades, a public radio staple comes to an end!

For nearly three decades, WXXI-FM has been bringing St. Paul Sunday to listeners from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Someone to watch over you - updated 3/15

Classical 91.5 listeners are sending composer busts from around the country.  Zap yours to Classicalatwxxi.org or connect through facebook.  We'd love to see your favorite bust.

Thank you!

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! 

Thank you!

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!