Music

Luna moth

There’s a fine line between passion and compulsion. German composer Robert Schumann walked it.  

Backstage Pass with Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass proudly presents Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova.

Lyric Opera: The Girl of the Golden West

Sat, 06/25/2011 - 1:00pm

A handsome outlaw in disguise! The sheriff in hot pursuit! Don't miss this Puccini classic opera.

Lyric Opera: The Mikado

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 1:00pm

Tune in for unrequited love, temptation and ample boiling oil in this Gilbert & Sullivan comedy.

Reunited

Me minus you. Obviously a bad idea. That's why it feels so good to get back together. It's easy to dismiss the 1987 Peaches & Herb smash “Reunited.” Let's be cool about it. Let's call it "romantic schlock," like NPR's John Murph, but let's also praise The Jazz Passengers for their clever remake.

Oh, That Magic Feeling

The idea of a tribute band is a bit strange on one level. Remember that shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Pyscho? Definite head-scratcher. Of course, with music, you have countless people who have spent countless hours wearing out LPs, listening to the same songs in the same order, feeling the same anticipation for the first notes of that next song.

Mark Murphy blows

Jazz Fest starts in one week! With the caveat that I don't know every last act featured on Day One, my must-see pick would have to be Mark Murphy. I first heard him in my college years at SUNY Fredonia, 1986, the year his album Keroauc, Then and Now came out.

RIJF: Highlight Show on WXXI-TV/HD

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 12:00am

As the 2011 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival comes to a close, WXXI-TV/HD presents an encore broadcast of the season finale of its 2008 RIJF series.

RIJF: The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis on WXXI-TV/HD

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:00am

In celebration of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival WXXI-TV/HD presents an encore broadcast of The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis, part of WXXI's 2008 RIJF TV series.

RIJF: Slide Hampton and Friends on WXXI-TV/HD

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:00am

In celebration of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival WXXI-TV/HD presents an encore broadcast of Slide Hampton and Friends, part of WXXI's 2008 RIJF TV series.

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