You could own an original piece of visual art by composer Philip Glass. He donated a 6â€ť X 6â€ť piece to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue in Rochester. The galleryâ€™s director Blue Cease sent this picture of the back of the work:
Perceptions change. You wouldn't have heard much Philip Glass on WXXI-FM a few decades ago. Now his minimalist, relentless, mathmematical works spin out on a regular basis. Several listeners correctly identified the mystery piece on Classical 91.5 Thursday as Glass' "Company." Writer Alex Ross argues that his style is the first original Ameri
One of my most important personal mantras is "Do not take yourself too seriously." In this spirit, I present to you Recession 2008: "Which Classical Composer Would Hypothetically Survive and Who Would Need a Government Bailout, The Tournament."
After Yo-Yo Ma leaves Rochester next week, heâ€™ll play under the baton of a robot with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, according to Wired magazine.
A robot might have done a better job than guest conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, who made his first appearance with the RPO this past weekend. The D & Câ€™s Stuart Low got it right: the hot, young conductor from Winnipeg was boring. Unnamed sources say local musicians concurred.
Composer Philip Glass, who wrote music for the Los Angeles Olympics and the Athens Games, says â€śI think that we should pull outâ€ť of the summer contest in Beijing. He has political reasons. Read his comments in the April 21st edition of New York Magazine.