From the Topâ€™s first international show in BogotĂˇ, Colombia last week was a collaboration with the Batuta National Foundation (Colombiaâ€™s national youth music program) and the FilarmĂłnica Joven de Colombia (Colombiaâ€™s national youth orchestra), and was one of the most inspiring and rewarding journeys we have ever experienced.
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:
As I walked over to Eastman this morning to get some (iced) coffee, I saw a number of people with instrument cases. This week, of all times, I felt pretty safe in assuming that these cases were holding violas, and not violins.
Your public radio stations' recent drive ended with a bang! Our spring membership campaign raised more than $150,244 to sustain WXXIâ€™s services. 1,345 public radio listeners made contributions over a few short days. If you are a contributing and sustaining member, thank you. Thereâ€™s not enough ink in the ocean (Okay, is there any ink in the ocean? You know what I mean!) to express how happy we are to serve you day in and day out, offering the best performances we can our lay hands on.