Arts and Culture

Eric Whitacre's virtual choir

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

Jazz Break - Wednesday Night at the Festival

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

RBTL Chooses Midtown Site for New Theater

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.

Jazz Break - Tuesday Night at the Festival

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

Tuesday's mystery piece

Monday's mystery piece

Monday’s mystery piece was from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier I: Prelude and Fugue.

 

Monday Night's Jazz Fest Highlights

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival continues Monday night. WXXI's Brenda Tremblay and Julia Figueras take a look at the highlights.

I'll give you three notes

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. 

 

"Jazz Break" on AM 1370 & WRUR-FM 88.5

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 8:35am

AM 1370's Alex Crichton and WRUR-FM's Scott Regan talk about the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest

Tchaikovsky, inspiration

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.