Arts and Culture
Tune in to celebrate the American mezzo-soprano's long and illustrious career.
Bob Smith talks with two award-winning authors that are in Rochester today.
A quirky Rochester institution, Record Archive, is celebrating its 33-1/3 year anniversary with help from city officials.
Host Bob Smith talks with Robert Stone, director American Experience’s “The 1930s."
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.