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.
In WXXIâ€™s Sharp Ears series, youâ€™re getting exclusive recommendations from musicians on who is worth your time and attention. In this episode, the guest is Stephen Kennedy, the Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Rochester, New York. He teaches at the Eastman School of Music and paints large-scale works as well.