Jazz Fest starts in one week! With the caveat that I don't know every last act featured on Day One, my must-see pick would have to be Mark Murphy. I first heard him in my college years at SUNY Fredonia, 1986, the year his album Keroauc, Then and Now came out.
Next month, the longest-serving music director in the RPOâ€™s history retires. Christopher Seaman will become the orchestraâ€™s first conductor for life, and his departure sets the stage for the next artistic leader, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit.
Monday, April 11th is the birth anniversary (in 1891) of one of my favorite composers, Sergei Prokofiev. Okay, thereâ€™s some confusion here since, if you follow the Gregorian calendar, itâ€™s April 23th.