You would think walking into the Metropolitan Opera House would be a serene experience. But not this past weekend. A double bill of Tchaikovskyâ€™s â€śIolantaâ€ť and Bartokâ€™s â€śBluebeardâ€™s Castleâ€ť had been already canceled because of a blizzard warning.
Der Schwanendreher is one of three major concertos in the traditional viola repertoire. It stands alongside William Walton and Bela Bartokâ€™s concertos. This masterpiece will be performed on February 6th at 8:00 pm at Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music bywinner of the 2014-15 Eastman Viola Concerto Competition, Sergio MuĂ±oz. Sergio is currently in his first year of his Masters Degree at Eastman, where is also enrolled in the Arts Leadership Program. He studies viola with professor Carol Rodland. Learn more about Sergio on our Musicians of Rochester page.
Michael Barone, the host and senior executive producer of the national radio show Pipedreams, visited Rochester, New York and talked with WXXIâ€™s Brenda Tremblay about some of his favorite recordings.
In the Sharp Ears series, Rochesterâ€™s top musicians guide you to the artists most worth your time. Your Sharp Ears guide to listening in these podcast is Adam Luebcke (pronounced â€śLOOB-keyâ€ť), Associate Professor of Vocal Music & Conducting and the Director of Choral Activities at Houghton College.