Music

I had a farm in Africa

John BarryJohn BarryThursday’s mystery piece, “I had a farm in Africa,” comes from Out of Africa, a film set in colonial Kenya.  Meryl Streep plays a Danish baroness who falls into a doomed love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.  The composer, John Barry, born in England in 1933, is

Jazz Break - Thursday Night at the Festival

WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview tonight's lineup at Rochester's premier music festival.

Vicarious

I saw The Felice Brothers at Water Street a few weeks back. They're tremendous. If you've ever seen a show and felt like you wanted more commitment from the band, you should check them out next time. Anyway, it occured to me as I watched that a lot of the draw for seeing a show like that, and maybe for rock 'n' roll or music in general, is vicarious.

Eric Whitacre's virtual choir

The American composer of Wednesday's mystery piece, Eric Whitacre, recently spent a few days working with students at Canandaguia Academy.  A few weeks ago, he landed a recording contract and will start making a new CD in August.  The title of the piece

Jazz Break - Tuesday Night at the Festival

WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview tonight's lineup at Rochester's premier music festival.

Tuesday's mystery piece

Monday's mystery piece

Monday’s mystery piece was from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier I: Prelude and Fugue.

 

Monday Night's Jazz Fest Highlights

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival continues Monday night. WXXI's Brenda Tremblay and Julia Figueras take a look at the highlights.

I'll give you three notes

Years ago I was a contestant in a live, Jeopardy-like quiz show hosted by conductor Peter Bay and the RPO at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center.   Fresh out of college, I thought I knew a lot about music.  Boy, did I eat humble pie. 

 

Preview Opening Weekend with "Jazz Break"

WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview the first nights of Rochester's premier music festival.