WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview tonight's lineup at Rochester's premier music festival.
The Rochester Broadway Theatre League has selected the former McCurdy's site at Midtown Plaza as its preferred location to build a new performing arts center.
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.
Congratulations to Susan in Alfred and Bob listening in Rochester. They identified Wednesday’s mystery piece, a suite of waltzes by one of the most remarkable composers of the 20th century. He “ran the gamut of styles without losing his own,” writes cellist David Moore