Rochesterâ€™s top musicians guide you to the artists most worth your time in this series. One of the busiest musicians is Paul Shewan, a Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and the Orchestra.
The Amenda Quartet and Friends will join Julia Figueras for this month's Backstage Pass to perform, share how the quartet was formed, and talk about their upcoming performance at the First Unitarian Church on September 28. The group, who will be joined by guest violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen, will perform Beethoven and a movement of the Kodaly.
In our Sharp Ears series, musicians are talking about listening and what excites them. In this podcast, the new Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ward Stare, explains to Classical 91.5 morning host Brenda Tremblay why hearing certain pieces of classical music LIVE can be a revelation.
Over the centuries, the story of Cinderella and her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters has been interpreted in countless ways across different genres. Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola is perhaps the most famous operatic version of the Cinderella story, and it is like no other interpretation. This opera has no fairy godmother, no pumpkin that turns into a carriage, and no glass slipper.
Tune in for encore performances of Bach's Magnificat with the Eastman Chorale and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Rochester Oratorio Society. Other featured composers include Stravinsky, Mozart and Lili Boulanger. Join us on Mondays at 8pm.