In WXXIâ€™s Sharp Ears series, musicians are bringing you their favorite recordings. The Artistic Director of the Rochester Oratorio Society, conductor Eric Townell, talks with Sharp Ears producer Brenda Tremblay about one of his musical idols, Jose Van Dam. Eric had grown up listening to broadcasts of the famous Belgian singer.Years later,
Carol Rodland is a professor of viola at the Eastman School of Music. Sheâ€™s also the founder and artistic director of "If Music Be the Food...", a benefit concert series to increase awareness and support for the hungry through classical music performances. Her next benefit concert is a Strauss Birthday Celebration on October 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m at St.