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Check under the hood

What’s lurking in your piano?  This week a piano technician found these treasures inside the instrument at my house:

May-June Newsletter Now Available!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who volunteered during our May Radio Drive. It was an exciting drive for during the last few minutes we actually made our goal of $150,000! 

Please see attached Volunteer Newsletter and keep an eye on your email for a chance to sign up for the wonderful events we have coming up.

Sing along with Mitch

Your public radio stations' recent drive ended with a bang!   Our spring membership campaign raised more than $150,244 to sustain WXXI’s services.  1,345 public radio listeners made contributions over a few short days.  If you are a contributing and sustaining member, thank you.  There’s not enough ink in the ocean (Okay, is there any ink in the ocean? You know what I mean!) to express how happy we are to serve you day in and day out, offering the best performances we can our lay hands on.

 

Opera...in Space!

This weekend, I went to Illinois to see Paradises Lost, by Stephen Andrew Taylor, with a libretto by Marcia Johnson, based on a novella Ursula K. Leguin.

Science fiction opera! I'm so excited that two different things that I love (reading science fiction and listening to opera), have come together.

"One Woman, a World of Music" - Flutist Rhonda Larson

Flutist Rhonda Larson combines her classical training with the wide range of musical inspirations she discovered while performing and traveling with the Paul Winter Consort.

Sing for your supper, sing for your life

Thank you for checking in.  Here’s some of the latest Rochester music news, mostly about singing contests.

ROCHESTER'S 2012 CLASSICAL IDOL

This year’s Classical Idol competition sparked a little controversy. More on that later.  

Complication


"Extreme complication is contrary to art."   Claude Deubssy

Volunteer Recognition Reception ... are you attending?

If you haven't already registered to attend the Volunteer Recognition Event we are having here at WXXI on Sunday, April 15, please give us a call at (585) 258-0200. Here are the details again:

Sunday, April 15, at WXXI Studios, 280 State Street; 1pm reception just for volunteers prior to the film at 2 pm.

Reservations: memb...@wxxi.org or call 258-0200. Space is limited.

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The eye of the beholder

Your dreamscape might be my nightmare.  How you perceive minimalism or opera or country and western might be very different than someone else does.

WXXI Program Director Ruth Phinney pointed out this image in the woodgrain of the door to the Music Library.  We saw two different things; she, a man with a moustache and me, a dancer.

What do you see?

Say something

There are a few tasks I loathe with the blazing heat of a thousand exploding suns.  These include (in no particular order) untangling kite strings, cleaning out the fridge, and sitting through long meetings, especially sessions in which everyone gets a turn to talk.  This is why my impatient spirit was surprised when my body decided to hop in the car and drive us to a potentially leth