Fading light? Falling leaves? Cold winds? Bring it! If you’ve a mind of winter and indoor pleasures, here are five concerts to look forward to this fall.
1. September’s RPO season opener
After Robert Ward left The Eastman School of Music in the 1930’s, he went on to study with Aaron Copland. Ward crafted a musical language that would earn him a 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller’s iconic play. (Ward’s son says he remembers finding his parents unexpectedly drinking champagne in the kitchen; that’s how he found out his father had won a Pulitzer.)
WXXI's Brenda Tremblay caught a few moments with Rochester resident and American tenor Gregory Kunde, fresh from his winning “Best Male Singer” in the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.
One of the greatest pleasures in my life is presenting music for you on Classical 91.5 FM. But making music with other people offers a different kind of thrill, and this spring I’m loving the chance to sing with various chamber choirs, including Madrigalia and First Inversion.
My last musical adventure plunged me into the pit.