In WXXIâ€™s Sharp Ears series, youâ€™re getting exclusive recommendations from musicians on who is worth your time and attention. I learned a lot talking with organist and choral conductor Peter DuBois, an Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at the Eastman School of Music who hosts the nationally-syndicated radio show "With Heart and Voice." I would love to hear your comments, too.
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 couldnâ€™t resist. So I walked up a hill to the bridge with my sonâ€™s primary school recorder and The Daily Ukule
Is there a more delicious kind of anticipation than knowing you'll have time with a good story? Wait, donâ€™t answer that! Just consider three books about music I read recently that might entertain as you laze in the warmth of the sun.