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.
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.
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.
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