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.
In WXXIâ€™s Sharp Ears series, youâ€™re getting exclusive recommendations from musicians on who is worth your time and attention. I learned a lot talking with organist and choral conductor Peter DuBois, an Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at the Eastman School of Music who hosts the nationally-syndicated radio show "With Heart and Voice." I would love to hear your comments, too.
One night this week I skipped a launch party for composer Hilary Tann's new CD to go play the recorder alone on a bridge on the edge of town, high over the Erie Canal. Fish were jumping, swallows were skimming the water, it was impossibly beautiful and quiet, and I couldnâ€™t resist. So I walked up a hill to the bridge with my sonâ€™s primary school recorder and The Daily Ukule
Is there a more delicious kind of anticipation than knowing you'll have time with a good story? Wait, donâ€™t answer that! Just consider three books about music I read recently that might entertain as you laze in the warmth of the sun.
"Strings and Hammers" is a piano trio with a twist - violinist Siri Virtanen, pianist Eunmi Ko, and double bass player Julia Shulmann. They've comissioned five new works for these three instruments, and you can hear their "PremiÃ¨re" concert this Saturday at 8pm at Christ Church.