If you donâ€™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. Letâ€™s cheer the Ravens in the Superbowl!
Isnâ€™t it fun to talk about music? Iâ€™m always happy to chat (we can start a shouting match have a civil discussion over on Twitter or Facebook if youâ€™d like).
Here are a few of my recent slightly more structured musical conversations: interviews that were featured on WXXIâ€™s Classical 91.5 Some of them are musicians in Rochester, others just stopping by for a visit.
â€śTo have Mr. Stravinsky in residence for this past week, and conducting part of this eveningâ€™s program, we have brought to our students the most illustrious example of an individual who exemplifies both the knower and the doer. The impact of his presence upon the minds of our students is incalculableâ€ť
â€“ Walter Hendl, Director, Eastman School of Music
What to do now to avoid the dishes? The opportunity to see rare and classic films in a theater has been a real treat since I moved here, and some nights I was even lured me away from a few classical concerts.
Now, Iâ€™ll just have more time for music. If I get to even half of what Iâ€™ve written in to my calendar for the next few months, it will be pretty good. Here are some of the things that Iâ€™m looking forward to the first two months of 2013: