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Meet the Andrew Alden Ensemble

The Andrew Alden Ensemble visited Rochester last week to accompany two silent films at the Little Theatre: The Lost World and The Phantom of the Opera.

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Love and Libraries

In addition to books, the Rochester/Monroe County Public Library has plenty of recordings (and movies) to borrow. Music librarian Judy Schewe blog called Biblipod that features listening suggestions from their collection.

Be Mine

Classical 91.5 listener Jeff Miller found this black valentine in an antique store a couple of years ago and says he couldn't resist, "For that special someone!"  It's a Hallmark card. Look at the signature. Jeff isn't sure if it was part of the original card or hand written.  What do you think?

 

Go Ravens!

If you don’t know much about football (that would be me) or fine wine (me, neither), a handy rule of thumb is to automatically root for the team named for a bird or buy the bottle with the bird on the label.   Let’s cheer the Ravens in the Superbowl!

Watch for the body slam:

Talking Music: A few recent conversations

Isn’t it fun to talk about music? I’m always happy to chat (we can start a shouting match have a civil discussion over on Twitter or Facebook if you’d like).

Here are a few of my recent slightly more structured musical conversations:  interviews that were featured on WXXI’s Classical 91.5 Some of them are musicians in Rochester, others just stopping by for a visit.

 

Interview with Eastman’s David Higgs

“We have to go places that already have these million dollar plus instruments, these huge and very complex pieces of architecture, really, that play music.  – David Higgs

 

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Dinosaur Annex: Continuing to be Contemporary (Interview)

Boston-based ensemble Dinosaur Annex has been playing music by contemporary composers for 38 years.  They’re playing a concert tonight at Kilbourn Hall, with a program that includes music by East

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Give Opera a Chance: La Boheme

Have you ever seen an opera? WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami and Eastman School of Music's Benton Hess discuss (with some help from Cher) why Puccini's La Boheme is one you shouldn't miss.

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