Wed, 06/23/2010 - 8:00pm
The Orion String Quartet performs on this week's radio broadcast of the festival.
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Thursday’s mystery piece, “I had a farm in Africa,” comes from Out of Africa, a film set in colonial Kenya. Meryl Streep plays a Danish baroness who falls into a doomed love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. The composer, John Barry, born in England in 1933, is
The American composer of Wednesday's mystery piece, Eric Whitacre, recently spent a few days working with students at Canandaguia Academy. A few weeks ago, he landed a recording contract and will start making a new CD in August. The title of the piece
Monday’s mystery piece was from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier I: Prelude and Fugue.
Years ago I was a contestant in a live, Jeopardy-like quiz show hosted by conductor Peter Bay and the RPO at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center. Fresh out of college, I thought I knew a lot about music. Boy, did I eat humble pie.
Listeners from England and Rochester guessed (correctly) Thursday's mystery piece. At 6:40 a.m. we heard a waltz from a ballet composed in 1875 as a commission for the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow: Valse intrada I from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. It was unsuccessful after its first year of performance.