Music

Found object

Look what I found backstage the other day when I was hosting "Live from Hochstein." It's a diagram of the set up for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at the Hochstein Performance Hall on Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Big Ears

What does "avant-guarde" mean in 2015?  Good question.  This piece on The Newshour caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, it involves the Kronos Quartet still being amazing.  Second, Rochester is absolutely ready for a music festival like this.

Stage Notes: Broadway Veteran Cass Morgan: "The Road to Where"

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Host Robert Hammond and Broadway veteran Cass Morgan as they discuss The Road to Where,

The many facets of David Diamond

This morning I sat down to talk with Peter Elliot, a friend and former neighbor of the late composer David Diamond.  At Jines on Park Avenue (with the fabulous mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe eating breakfast only a few tables away!) Peter pulled out a white plastic bag stuffed with treasures: a whimsical letter from David to his kid brother (see picture below), the first Diamond LP he owned, and a fistful of old photos of the composer spending time with the Elliot family on Edgerton Street.

Religious Musicals from Heretical to Holy

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Host Robert Hammond as he examines how religion influences musical theatre.

Backstage Pass with First Inversion

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras welcomes the recently formed vocal ensemble, First Inversion, to Studio A for a breathtaking performance

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 11:00am

Hear an international cast in Wagner’s magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Norm Lewis: Who Am I?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:00pm

Hear the stage and screen star in a show that crosses stylistic boundaries.

The Most Revived Broadway Musicals

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond as he features songs from some of the most revived Broadway musicals,

The Four Cups: A Celebration of Passover

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:00pm

This inspiring musical program explores the great variety of music that emerged from the Passover traditions

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