Mordecai Lipshutz

WXXI Loses a Good Friend

WXXI, the community and classical music recently lost a good friend.  On Sunday, March 9, retired Classical 91.5 host Mordecai Lipshutz passed away at the age of 64 following a long illness.
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Three Random Artifacts, Bobblehead Included

I.  GLASS ART

You could own an original piece of visual art by composer Philip Glass.  He donated a 6” X 6” piece to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue in Rochester.  The gallery’s director Blue Cease sent this picture of the back of the work:   

Transitions

The Rochester Oratorio Society announced a commission this week in celebration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and other milestones.  The ROS will commission composer Glenn McClure to write a piece including texts, instruments and musical resources from Ghana, West Africa, and Western New York.

Mordecai returns to help ring in the New Year

Join retired Classical 91.5 host Mordecai Lipshutz for A Night of Smiles, December 31st beginning at 10 p.m.

 

[img_assist|nid=13291|title=Retired host Mordecai Lipshutz|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75]Mordecai Lipshutz returns to Classical 91.5 and 90.3 FM with an evening of Strauss family waltzes, polkas and favorites to help ring in the New Year.  Enjoy such favorites as the Blue Danube, Bonbons Waltz, Joke Polka, Emperor Walz and the Radetzky March and much more.

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Behold the final moments of the Rochester International Jazz Fest!

Every year, retired WXXI classical announcer Mordecai Lipshutz closes out the XRIJF with The Bob Sneider Trio. He usually sings a number at the end of a long jam session, around 2:00 a.m.  I missed him again this year. Thank goodness for reporter Anna Reguero and Youtube.

A conductor's last lark

Singers and audience members expressed mixed emotions before Madrigalia’s final concert of the season. It was the last one conducted by the choral group’s long-time music director, Roger Wilhelm. He received a standing ovation before anyone sang a note.

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Retirement Open House for Mordecai Lipshutz

This is your chance to wish Mordecai well after 31 years on WXXI-FM.

Listeners will have a chance to wish Mordecai well in his retirement on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the WXXI studios, 280 State Street. Come and go as you please between these hours for a light reception of cookies and punch, and a chance to shake Mordecai's hand and wish him well in his retirement. No formal program has been planned.

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Mordecai Update

Two days after announcing his retirement, Mordecai stopped by the office today to check his mail. He's getting a steady flow of calls, e-mails, and cards. He joked that he was proud to be lining the bottoms of birdcages, since he was in the local paper yesterday.

I feel happy for him, but sad, too. I grew up listening to him. For a generation of Western New Yorkers, he’s as endearing as Mr. Rogers.
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Host Mordecai Lipshutz retires

Host Mordecai Lipshutz retires: The End of an Era at WXXI-FM

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Mordecai Lipshutz, March 4th, shortly after he'd announced his retirementMordecai Lipshutz, March 4th, shortly after he'd announced his retirement
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