Arriving earlier than usual on Day One at RIJF, we had a nice walk through the streets as bands tuned up, vendors stocked up, and fans lined up. It was barely past 4 pm and the line was around the fence for Acoustic Alchemy scheduled to play Harro East Ballroom at 5:30.
From the Topâ€™s first international show in BogotĂˇ, Colombia last week was a collaboration with the Batuta National Foundation (Colombiaâ€™s national youth music program) and the FilarmĂłnica Joven de Colombia (Colombiaâ€™s national youth orchestra), and was one of the most inspiring and rewarding journeys we have ever experienced.
You could own an original piece of visual art by composer Philip Glass. He donated a 6â€ť X 6â€ť piece to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue in Rochester. The galleryâ€™s director Blue Cease sent this picture of the back of the work:
As I walked over to Eastman this morning to get some (iced) coffee, I saw a number of people with instrument cases. This week, of all times, I felt pretty safe in assuming that these cases were holding violas, and not violins.
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