Arts and Culture
Due to popular demand, I am posting the audio clip of Howard Hanson's speech to Eastman School of Music students in 1943. It was Convocation Day, the beginning of a new academic year. Click on the audio attachment to hear The Man Himself. The whole thing is less than two minutes long.
Eastman grad Kathryn Lewek, who recorded an exquisite set of art songs by Rochester composer Cary Ratcliff in 2008, got an amazing, unexpected chance to step into the starring role in Ambroise Thomas' opera Mignon at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara on August 7th. The lead got sick. Lewek was her understudy. Big moment ensued. This could be a huge advance for her career. After the show, she was interviewed about the experience.
Erich Kunzel lost his battle with cancer today. We have lost a friend.
We all know the power of the mighty trombone. Noble, inspiring, breathtaking, the trombone has inspired generations of humans to great things. Einstein listened to the "Tuba Mirum" from Mozart's Requiem when he finalized the theory of relativity. Joyce played recordings of Bruckner while he wrote Ulysses. Al Gore went to a Chicago concert right before he invented the Internet.
It's a sad day for many at WXXI. Our senior audio producer Dave Sluberski is moving on to greener pastures. He talks about his future plans in the attached audio file.
[ http://interactive.wxxi.org/files/special/62nd_Finger_Lakes_... ]
Click here above to see Sam Sadtler's multi-media presentation of the Rochester-Finger Lakes exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. It's Rochester's oldest and - arguably - most prestigious art show.
Sam interned at WXXI this summer. He's a staff photographer for Campus Times at the University of Rochester. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for the great piece, Sam!