Arts and Culture
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.
It took something amazing to drag me out of my blogging hibernation, and this weekend I found it.
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.
WXXI presents a special tribute to With Heart and Voice host, Richard Gladwell, who passed away on Thursday.
RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman is stepping down at the end of next season.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomes Gustavo Dudmel as their new music director.
Bob Russell, director of The Little Theatre, speaks with host Brenda Tremblay about the history of the theatre.