In WXXIâ€™s Sharp Ears series, youâ€™re getting exclusive recommendations from musicians on who is worth your time and attention. I learned a lot talking with organist and choral conductor Peter DuBois, an Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at the Eastman School of Music who hosts the nationally-syndicated radio show "With Heart and Voice." I would love to hear your comments, too.
One night this week I skipped a launch party for composer Hilary Tann's new CD to go play the recorder alone on a bridge on the edge of town, high over the Erie Canal. Fish were jumping, swallows were skimming the water, it was impossibly beautiful and quiet, and I couldnâ€™t resist. So I walked up a hill to the bridge with my sonâ€™s primary school recorder and The Daily Ukule
Is there a more delicious kind of anticipation than knowing you'll have time with a good story? Wait, donâ€™t answer that! Just consider three books about music I read recently that might entertain as you laze in the warmth of the sun.
Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelly had faith that love and reason would make life ever more perfect. I have faith that spring IS coming and that great music and poetry will soothe our dark thoughts in this endless winter. There is so much to look forward to! Here's a taste of what's coming to you in the morning from Classical 91.5 FM this week . . .