Former RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman is returning to Rochester the first week of March to conduct the RPO, mark his 70th birthday, and to celebrate the release of the RPOâs latest harmonia mundi recording, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ A London Symphony and Serenade to Music.
Nutritionists will tell you itâs dangerous to shop for food when youâre hungry and more likely to wander into Twinkieland. For me, the real peril lurks in Wegmansâ book aisle, where on a recent Friday afternoon, I picked up The Doctor and the Diva, the debut novel by Adrienne McDonnell. âSome books just naturally enslave you,â read the Washington Post blub on
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is playing Mahlerâs Symphony No. 4 this evening and Saturday night (Iâll be there on Saturday). Just by chance, I happen to have a few cool Mahler links that Iâve saved up for a rainy day.
Check out this time lapse of the stage being set for Mahlerâs Symphony No. 8 âSymphony of a Thousandâ at Los Angelesâs Walt Disney Concert Hall.
My colleague Jessica Smithorn got the coolest Christmas present from her mom this year. Itâs the âMusic Loverâs Handy-Dial Guide to the Great Composersâ â a sort of secret decoder ring guide to classical music.