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The tale of a poetic viola concerto

By Bridget Kinneary


Der Schwanendreher
is one of three major concertos in the traditional viola repertoire. It stands alongside William Walton and Bela Bartok’s concertos. This masterpiece will be performed on February 6th at 8:00 pm at Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music by winner of the 2014-15 Eastman Viola Concerto Competition, Sergio Muñoz. 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.

Secret lives of penguins

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

January - February 2015 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

In this month's Volunteer Newsletter, we talk about our newest documentary, Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons.

November-December Volunteer Newsletter

This month's newsletter was targeted towards our members - trying to entice them to volunteer! Mark Becker did a wonderful job of highlighting why he loves to volunteer at WXXI.

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.