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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.)

July-August 2016 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

Learn about Helene Biandudi Hofer and Need to Know!

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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.

May - June 2016 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

Read about our award winners at this year's Volunteer Apprecation event.

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Recorded Sound: Electrical Recording to the Present

Edison’s phonograph made recording easy and relatively inexpensive, knocking the door wide open for lots of independent recording labels to start up and enjoy success. Of these labels, Columbia and Victor grew to become two of the most successful, and have contributed to technological advances that furthered the music industry.

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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.

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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.