I just finished an article for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's newletter about musical entrepreneurship. I soon found myself being reminded of how we musicians "do it" to make a living.
Today Classical 91.5 and the Hochstein Music School welcomed Chris Van Hof as the new host of Live from Hochstein. Chris began learning the ropes from temporary host Brenda Tremblay, and very quickly was ready to take the reins. Today, Chris welcomed the Kilbourn Saxophone Quartet to the Hochstein stage for a program of 20th Century music. Listeners heard Jack Marshall's Goldrush Suite, Astor Piazzola's Cafe 1930, and Faustin & Maurice Jeanjean's Quatour pour Saxophones.
“Who's riding so late through th' endless wild?” The first line of the best way to scare yourself on Halloween: Franz Schubert’s setting of Goethe’s “The Erlking.”
The whole world is thinking politics. My desk is covered with list upon list of holiday music.
The new season of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off this weekend, and it wasn't good. It was great.
This week I got the chance to visit the Albion Correctional Facility, the largest women’s prison in New York State. Three of the inmates say they’ve found a way to deal with the harsh realities of serving time.
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