Music

The San Francisco Symphony on 91.5 FM

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 8:00pm

Join the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Monday nights throughout July.

Telephone

I'm struck over and over by the power of music to communicate, to get a message through. Not many seem more intent on discovering that power than Richie Havens. Not many seem to go deeper inside themselves in order to send the song out. You can get a sense of that from his performance at Woodstock.

Friday's Mystery piece was a song to the moon

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrates Independence Day on 91.5 FM.

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 1:00pm

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrated Independence Day.

Vuvuzela Concerto in Bb

Waiting

In the sci-fi novel The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell sets off a fascinating chain of events that begins with a song.  A song from outer space. 

 

Taking requests for Monday, June 21, the first day of summer

It makes me happy to play what you want to hear.  Please leave your request (here or by calling (585)258-0370) and tune in Monday morning from 6-10 a.m. for an all-request show.

I had a farm in Africa

John BarryJohn BarryThursday’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

Jazz Break - Thursday Night at the Festival

WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview tonight's lineup at Rochester's premier music festival.

Vicarious

I saw The Felice Brothers at Water Street a few weeks back. They're tremendous. If you've ever seen a show and felt like you wanted more commitment from the band, you should check them out next time. Anyway, it occured to me as I watched that a lot of the draw for seeing a show like that, and maybe for rock 'n' roll or music in general, is vicarious.