Hi! Happy New Year! Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.
No more procrastinating; let’s get started.
Monday, January 2
Datebook: Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"
Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs
Tuesday, January 3
Datebook: Rachmaninoff dances
Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops
The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke
Monday, December 26
Pieces by Verdi, Handel, and Sibelius
On the Composers’ Datebook: John Morton in a box
At 9:00 a.m. A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 27
Works by the Waltz King, George Gershwin, and William Walton
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and start Christmas morning with music and friends, including Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Julianna Athayde, singer Dan McInerney, and RPO Music Director Arild Remmereit, who explains why, unlike most kids, he dreaded the arrival of Christmas when he was growing up in Norway. WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay hosts a two-hour special with music and a f
The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts will all begin all broadcasts at 1:00 p.m. this month. The Live in HD theater presentation will be on January 21st. Soprano Danielle DeNiese blogs about The Enchanted Island at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-de-niese/inspired-to-inspire_b_1154608.html