The Rochester Oratorio Society announced a commission this week in celebration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and other milestones. The ROS will commission composer Glenn McClure to write a piece including texts, instruments and musical resources from Ghana, West Africa, and Western New York.
Bill Frisell, a guitarist who for many years has been a favorite at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, has a new album out. It's a tribute to the music of John Lennon. He talks about it in this video.There are song samples here.
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