Music

Sharp Ears with Terry Fonda Smith

In WXXI’s Sharp Ears series, you’re getting exclusive recommendations from musicians on who is worth your time and attention.  The guest in today's podcast is oboist Terry Fonda Smith.  Terry plays principal oboe in the Penfield Symphony, and teaches oboe at Hochstein and privately.

11 O'clock, Tour de force Broadway Songs

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Although there are different interpretations of what an 11 o'clock Broadway number is,

Overture...Dim the Lights

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Does anybody remember musical theatre overtures?

Sharp Ears with Paul Shewan

Rochester’s top musicians guide you to the artists most worth your time in this series.  One of the busiest musicians is Paul Shewan, a Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and the Orchestra.

Backstage Pass with The Amenda Quartet and Friends

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:00pm

The Amenda Quartet and Friends will join Julia Figueras for this month's Backstage Pass to perform, share how the quartet was formed, and talk about their upcoming performance at the First Unitarian Church on September 28. The group, who will be joined by guest violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen, will perform Beethoven and a movement of the Kodaly.

The Moody Blues at the Royal Albert Hall

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00am

Tune into this live-taped concert of the iconic rock band. 

Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: A Rosh Hashanah Celebration

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:00pm

Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year. 

Sharp Ears with Ward Stare

In our Sharp Ears series, musicians are talking about listening and what excites them.  In this podcast, the new Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ward Stare, explains to Classical 91.5 morning host Brenda Tremblay why hearing certain pieces of classical music LIVE can be a revelation.

 

 




Great Performances at the Met: "La Cenerentola"

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:00pm

Over the centuries, the story of Cinderella and her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters has been interpreted in countless ways across different genres. Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola is perhaps the most famous operatic version of the Cinderella story, and it is like no other interpretation. This opera has no fairy godmother, no pumpkin that turns into a carriage, and no glass slipper.

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