In the Sharp Ears series, Rochester’s top musicians guide you to the artists most worth your time. Your Sharp Ears guide to listening in these podcast is Adam Luebcke (pronounced “LOOB-key”), Associate Professor of Vocal Music & Conducting and the Director of Choral Activities at Houghton College.
Blogger-pianist Jeremy Denk imagines conversing with Sarah Palin about Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata. Composer John Adams says he's been blacklisted. Madrigalia is commissioning American composer Libby Larsen to write a new work to be premiered in Rochester next season. Musicians had high praise for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s soon-to-be released CD at a listening party in
I made the questionable decision to bring two nine year-old boys to work with me yesterday, based on the idealistic assumption that exposing them to the world of music and ideas would fire their imaginations, expand their horizons, and change their lives.
By the end of the day, I needed a shot of whisky.
First, we set off for the suite of Entercom-owned commercial radio stations across the street, where my son and his friend met a bunch of charming, funny deejays. One guy put them on the air. This act turned out to be hard to beat.