As I walked over to Eastman this morning to get some (iced) coffee, I saw a number of people with instrument cases. This week, of all times, I felt pretty safe in assuming that these cases were holding violas, and not violins.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is playing Mahlerâs Symphony No. 4 this evening and Saturday night (Iâll be there on Saturday). Just by chance, I happen to have a few cool Mahler links that Iâve saved up for a rainy day.
Check out this time lapse of the stage being set for Mahlerâs Symphony No. 8 âSymphony of a Thousandâ at Los Angelesâs Walt Disney Concert Hall.
My colleague Jessica Smithorn got the coolest Christmas present from her mom this year. Itâs the âMusic Loverâs Handy-Dial Guide to the Great Composersâ â a sort of secret decoder ring guide to classical music.
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