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Bach on the Lute: Conversation and Music with Paul O'Dette

Paul O'Dette is one of Rochester's treasures (though we do share him with the world). He's playing a recital of music by Bach and Weiss for Pegasus Early Music this weekend, and he stopped by WXXI's studios to talk and play a bit leading up to this weekend's performance.

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Tractor Show to Suzuki Violin to Double Bass - Catching up with Kieran Hanlon

Bassist Kieran Hanlon is a busy gigging musician – subbing in the RPO, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Syracuse’s Symphoria (just to name a few), playing in jazz combos, and teaching, even as he is also just finishing up his master’s in music at the Eastman School.  As Hanlon told WXXI’s Mona Seghatoleslami, his life in music started...at a tra

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New Ways of Learning Music at Hochstein's Music Lab

Learning music is about more than playing the instrument or singing – students of all levels also often learn a little bit about music history and theory to round out their education.

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You are the public radio champions!

Your friends at WXXI are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support for public radio this week during our annual February membership campaign.  In a few short days, 1,326 listeners pledged more than $155,000, exceeding our goal by $5,000.  You are amazing!  Thank you!

Dancing Flute (Listen and Look)

The NPR program From the Top is coming to Rochester to tape a show on March 19th at Eastman's Kodak Hall, and I've been interviewing a few musicians with Rochester connections who have played on the show.

Hilary Abigana, Innovative Flutist with From the Top connection

Hilary Abigana is one of the musicians with ties to the Rochester area who has played on the show From the Top.

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From the Top and Musical Math with Oliver Hagen

Oliver Hagen was in high school in New York City when he got to play on stage at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a taping of the show From The Top.  He’s now a conductor and pianist, pursuing a doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. He recently spoke with Mona Seghatoleslami about the From the Top experience and some other musical experiences.  

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Awards Season -- Musical Cats Edition

Grammys, Emmys, Oscars, whatever...I want someone to give awards to these cats: 


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