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Five concerts to love this fall

Fading light?  Falling leaves?   Cold winds?  Bring it!  If you’ve a mind of winter and indoor pleasures, here are five concerts  to look forward to this fall.  

1. September’s RPO season opener

Elizabeth Proctor's dearest hope

After Robert Ward left The Eastman School of Music in the 1930’s, he went on to study with Aaron Copland.  Ward crafted a musical language that would earn him a 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller’s iconic play. (Ward’s son says he remembers finding his parents unexpectedly drinking champagne in the kitchen; that’s how he found out his father had won a Pulitzer.)

48 hours in New York State for Music Nerds

Pack your bags.  Take a weekend to explore.  There are obscure and fascinating destinations for music history geeks sprinkled throughout New York State.  I’ve touched on some of these before, but here they are, laid out for your next road trip.

At 62, tenor Gregory Kunde is hitting his stride

WXXI's Brenda Tremblay caught a few moments with Rochester resident and American tenor Gregory Kunde, fresh from his winning “Best Male Singer” in the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.

Recorded Sound: Phonograph and Discs

This is the second post in a series exploring the history of the technology used to record sound, and how advances in these technologies affected music.

Steve Reich and Brad Lubman

Click here for a wide-ranging conversation about new music, religion, conducting, and cell phones with composer Steve Reich and conductor Brad Lubman. 

Wanted: Your Questions for Steve Reich

 

His music is maddening, wonderful, hypnotic, or repulsive. It depends on who you ask.

I love it.  How do you feel?

Steve Reich is coming to town.

Recorded Sound: Pre-phonograph

This is the first of a series of posts exploring the history of the technology used to record sound, and how advances in these technologies affected music.