Arts and Culture

Marilyn Horne's Diamond Anniversary Gala

Sat, 11/21/2009 - 3:30pm

Tune in to celebrate the American mezzo-soprano's long and illustrious career.

1370 Connection: Authors Rebecca Solnit and Rabbi Kushner

Wed, 11/04/2009 - 12:00pm

Bob Smith talks with two award-winning authors that are in Rochester today.

Rochester Institution Celebrates 33-1/3 Anniversary

A quirky Rochester institution, Record Archive, is celebrating its 33-1/3 year anniversary with help from city officials.

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.