Arts and Culture

1370 Connection: Director Robert Stone

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:00pm

Host Bob Smith talks with Robert Stone, director American Experience’s “The 1930s."

Live from Hochstein: Antara Winds

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:10pm

Antara Winds perform music of Ravel and Mathias

2009-2010 Metropolitan Opera HD Theater

Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:00pm

One final broadcast remains! Armida.

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.