Classical

The Power of Music, the Power of One

While reading through my emails, I found one slugged "Touching story RE: Andre Watts."  It both broke my heart and reaffirmed all that we can do with music, and with TV.  I was once told that Andre Watts is a great and generous man.  This confirms that beyond all doubt.  Enjoy.

http://www.artsjournal.com/creatived/2009/11/public-concert-private-musi...

 

Classical 91.5's 35 for 35

Did your favorite classical piece make Classical 91.5's 35 for 35?

Freeway Series: Music From the Pacific Coast

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00pm

Listen in to burgeoning classical music scene in Southern California.

2009-2010 Metropolitan Opera HD Theater

Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:00pm

One final broadcast remains! Armida.

That world-famous tenor you might run into in the frozen food section

Fresh from Athens and just a few days after singing Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde at Carnegie Hall, tenor Gregory Kunde (who lives in Rochester) will pick up a baton on November 1 at St. Anne Church and conduct Brahms' German Requiem. If you've never seen him sing, here's his performance of Bellini's "A te o cara" from I Puritani.

Translation: To you, oh dear one, love at times lead me furtively and in tears; now it guides me to your side in joy and exultation. At the radiance of such a beautiful hour if I remember my torment, it redoubles my happiness, and I cherish my heart’s beating.

Back to blogging with virtual conducting!

It took something amazing to drag me out of my blogging hibernation, and this weekend I found it.

Ode to Joy

Over the first weekend of October, nearly 8,000 people experienced Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society in the newly-renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. One patron blogged about what she saw and heard, and she inspired me to share this clip with you.

With Heart and Voice Tribute to Richard Gladwell

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 10:00am

WXXI presents a special tribute to With Heart and Voice host, Richard Gladwell, who passed away on Thursday.

Great Performances: Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Gala with Gustavo Dudamel

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:00pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomes Gustavo Dudmel as their new music director.