Arts and Culture

Marilyn Horne's Diamond Anniversary Gala

Sat, 11/21/2009 - 3:30pm

Tune in to celebrate the American mezzo-soprano's long and illustrious career.

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1370 Connection: Authors Rebecca Solnit and Rabbi Kushner

Wed, 11/04/2009 - 12:00pm

Bob Smith talks with two award-winning authors that are in Rochester today.

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Rochester Institution Celebrates 33-1/3 Anniversary

A quirky Rochester institution, Record Archive, is celebrating its 33-1/3 year anniversary with help from city officials.

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1370 Connection: Director Robert Stone

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:00pm

Host Bob Smith talks with Robert Stone, director American Experience’s “The 1930s."

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Live from Hochstein: Antara Winds

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:10pm

Antara Winds perform music of Ravel and Mathias

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2009-2010 Metropolitan Opera HD Theater

Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:00pm

One final broadcast remains! Armida.

That world-famous tenor you might run into in the frozen food section

Fresh from Athens and just a few days after singing Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde at Carnegie Hall, tenor Gregory Kunde (who lives in Rochester) will pick up a baton on November 1 at St. Anne Church and conduct Brahms' German Requiem. If you've never seen him sing, here's his performance of Bellini's "A te o cara" from I Puritani.

Translation: To you, oh dear one, love at times lead me furtively and in tears; now it guides me to your side in joy and exultation. At the radiance of such a beautiful hour if I remember my torment, it redoubles my happiness, and I cherish my heart’s beating.

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Back to blogging with virtual conducting!

It took something amazing to drag me out of my blogging hibernation, and this weekend I found it.

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Ode to Joy

Over the first weekend of October, nearly 8,000 people experienced Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester Oratorio Society in the newly-renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. One patron blogged about what she saw and heard, and she inspired me to share this clip with you.

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