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The Flour City Hash House Harriers

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 couldn’t resist.  So I walked up a hill to the bridge with my son’s primary school recorder and The Daily Ukule

Game of Tomes

Is there a more delicious kind of anticipation than knowing you'll have time with a good story?  Wait, don’t answer that!  Just consider three books about music I read recently that might entertain as you laze in the warmth of the sun.

June - July 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

Our Volunteer Recognition Reception recognized some wonderful volunteers this year! Read about them here ...

The reviews are coming in

Act Three of Howard Hanson's opera Merry Mount opens with the Puritan minister Wrestling Bradford sleeping in the forest. 

Howard Hanson's vision of a musical America

Howard Hanson would have loved NPR's From the Top. 

He was a passionate educator.

In 1996, musicians all over the world paid tribute to Howard Hanson in celebration of his 100th birth anniversary. 

But whether he’s more important as an educator or as a composer is still up in the air.

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

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 . . .