Learning music is about more than playing the instrument or singing – students of all levels also often learn a little bit about music history and theory to round out their education.
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On July 2nd, 2009, the StoryCorps Oral History project opened its mobile recording booth at Rundel Library, as part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. For the next month, over two hundred Rochesterians recorded their stories, and we’ve hearing them over the last year during Morning Edition/All Things Considered.
It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Anthony Venturo and his son Michael. Their visit to the mobile recording booth gave Anthony the chance to about what it was like to grow up during World War Two.
John Reid was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has lived and worked all over the world. His son Thomas was born in Bangkok, and spent his early years in Bagladesh. Both men now live in New York State. When the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth came to Rochester last summer, Thomas took the opportunity to ask his father some very personal questions.
Ellen Koskoff and Gamelan Lila Muni members Emerick and Jordan chat about and perform Balinese music with WXXI's Chris Van Hof. Gamelan Lila Muni was the first group to perform on the 2010 Hochstein at High Falls concert series in downtown Rochester, NY. WXXI is a partner in the presentation of this concert series.