Blog Posts on Arts and Culture

Classical Music Internet Sillies

Classical music fans have been having fun recently with several silly internet crazes.  Here are a few highlights, with explanations via Know Your Meme.

 

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Seeking listener stories for Public Radio Music Month

WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 and WRUR-FM Different Radio provide the best in Classical and Triple A Public Radio music for you.

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More Musical Conversations

How's it going with you? As for me: continued Bach to Bach hits on the radio, roaming the Rochester classical concert scene, getting ready for Live from Hochstein, and chatting about music when I can. Here are a few of my recent interviews/features:

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Ossia, Crumb, Guitar

Sungmin Shin is a classical guitarist and composer, working on his DMA at the Eastman School of Music. He's currently interning at WXXI with Classical 91.5 music director Julia Figueras.

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Love and Libraries

In addition to books, the Rochester/Monroe County Public Library has plenty of recordings (and movies) to borrow. Music librarian Judy Schewe blog called Biblipod that features listening suggestions from their collection.

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Be Mine

Classical 91.5 listener Jeff Miller found this black valentine in an antique store a couple of years ago and says he couldn't resist, "For that special someone!"  It's a Hallmark card. Look at the signature. Jeff isn't sure if it was part of the original card or hand written.  What do you think?

 

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In Praise of “Backstage Pass” and an Invitation

When I first interviewed for a job here at WXXI in Rochester, one of the things I got to do was watch the making of the show Backstage Pass, hosted by Classical 91.5's music director Julia Figueras.

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Go Ravens!

If you don’t know much about football (that would be me) or fine wine (me, neither), a handy rule of thumb is to automatically root for the team named for a bird or buy the bottle with the bird on the label.   Let’s cheer the Ravens in the Superbowl!

Watch for the body slam:

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