Arts and Culture

That world-famous tenor you might run into in the frozen food section

Fresh from Athens and just a few days after singing Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde at Carnegie Hall, tenor Gregory Kunde (who lives in Rochester) will pick up a baton on November 1 at St. Anne Church and conduct Brahms' German Requiem. If you've never seen him sing, here's his performance of Bellini's "A te o cara" from I Puritani.

Translation: To you, oh dear one, love at times lead me furtively and in tears; now it guides me to your side in joy and exultation. At the radiance of such a beautiful hour if I remember my torment, it redoubles my happiness, and I cherish my heart’s beating.

Back to blogging with virtual conducting!

It took something amazing to drag me out of my blogging hibernation, and this weekend I found it.

Ode to Joy

Over the first weekend of October, nearly 8,000 people experienced Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society in the newly-renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. One patron blogged about what she saw and heard, and she inspired me to share this clip with you.

With Heart and Voice Tribute to Richard Gladwell

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 10:00am

WXXI presents a special tribute to With Heart and Voice host, Richard Gladwell, who passed away on Thursday.

RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman Retiring

RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman is stepping down at the end of next season.

Live From Hochstein

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:10pm

Chris Van Hof hosts an all new season of Live from Hochstein.

Great Performances: Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Gala with Gustavo Dudamel

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 8:00pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomes Gustavo Dudmel as their new music director.

Backstage Pass featuring Ossia

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 1:00pm

Tune in for the contemporary music of Ossia, a student-run group from the Eastman School of Music.

Latin Music USA Parts 1 & 2 of 4

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 7:00pm

Tune in for this series that celebrates the great American music created by Latinos.

Classical Music with Brenda Tremblay

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 6:00am

Bob Russell, director of The Little Theatre, speaks with host Brenda Tremblay about the history of the theatre.