Thank you for checking in. Here’s some of the latest Rochester music news, mostly about singing contests.
ROCHESTER'S 2012 CLASSICAL IDOL
This year’s Classical Idol competition sparked a little controversy. More on that later.
It's Mystery Overture week! Plus, WXXI will celebrate poets and their beautiful words during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Once again this year, we will have a special series of Poetry Moments, created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions. Each daily poem airs around 9:30 a.m. on FM 91.5.
Musical delights of the Holiday Season! RPO virtuosos gift-wrap exquisite classics, perfect for the holidays.
A celebration of the 2012 International Viola Congress, being held in Rochester at the Eastman School of Music, with works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Olly Wilson.
Arild Remmereit leads Beethoven’s graceful Second Symphony. These concerts also feature the Piano Concerto of the 17-year-old Clara Wieck, composed shortly after she fell in love with Robert Schumann.
André Laplante plays the blistering Third Piano Concerto of Prokofiev.
Two separate programs, featuring the RPO’s string, wind, and percussion sections.
Arild Remmereit, conductor
RPO Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman returns to conduct the regal First Symphony of Sir Edward Elgar and celebrate his 70th birthday.
The strength and nobility of Brahms’ Fourth and final Symphony place it among his most profound achievements.