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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Aaron Copland

I recently made a pilgrimage to the Copland House north of New York City.  It's pretty much as he left it: simple, rustic, and woodsy.  A little musty.  Watch this space for more, including an interview with the composer-in-residence, Stephen Snowden, and enjoy this scrapbook.



Behind the scenes at the Met

You would think walking into the Metropolitan Opera House would be a serene experience.  But not this past weekend.  A double bill of Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” had been already canceled because of a blizzard warning.

Secret lives of penguins

This week I’m taking a couple days off to rehearse with a choir for a concert this coming weekend.

Sharp Ears with Mark Davis Scatterday

Mark Davis Scatterday is professor of conducting and conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Sharp Ears with Constance Fee

Your Sharp Ears guide to listening is Constance Fee, the Vocal Program Director, Artist-in-Residence, and Associate Professor of Vocal Performance at Roberts Wesleyan College. 


Sharp Ears with Christopher Wilke

In the Sharp Ears series, Rochester’s top musicians guide you to the artists, composers, and recordings most worth your time.  Your Sharp Ears guide to listening is lutenist Chris Wilke.

Sharp Ears with Michael Barone

Michael Barone, the host and senior executive producer of the national radio show Pipedreams, visited Rochester, New York and talked with WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay about some of his favorite recordings.

Sharp Ears with Adam Luebcke

In the Sharp Ears series, Rochester’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 “LOOB-key”), Associate Professor of Vocal Music & Conducting and the Director of Choral Activities at Houghton College.  

Sharp Ears with Michael Landrum

In these podcasts Michael Landrum talks about his favorite recordings and a young pianist he's heard in London who's considered by many to be one of the finest pianists of his generation. Michael is Professor of Piano and Film Studies at Roberts Wesleyan College.

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