Classical review: Cordancia's 'Streets of Paris, Songs of Russia'

There is a vast, rich musical world in Rochester beyond the walls of the Eastman School of Music and Kodak Hall. Cordancia Chamber Orchestra drove this point home last Friday at the Finger Lakes Community College Auditorium with a fascinating program of obscure orchestral gems written by important, mostly underappreciated composers.

Classical review: RPO performs an inconsistent concert with Isabel Leonard

On Thursday, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Ward Stare welcomed accomplished opera star Isabel Leonard to Kodak Hall for a program that was heavy on Spanish influence – a welcome programmatic turn – but light on consistency. The story of the concert was a tale of two halves.

Classical review: RPO’s 2017-18 season opener

If you’re going to open a symphony orchestra season, you may as well open it with a dazzling flourish or two. Richard Strauss’s tone poem, “Don Juan,” begins with one of the greatest opening salvoes in the orchestral repertoire, a hurtling rocket of strings and brass.

Classical review: SCMR’s ‘Mozart and Pärt in Harmonie’

Mozart lavished his musical imagination on wind instruments as part of the orchestra, but he also wrote some terrific works for the unassuming octet known in the 18th century as the Harmonie ensemble – pairs of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns. (If you add a flute, it’s also the wind section of the classical-era orchestra of Mozart and Haydn.)

Itzhak Perlman returns to Rochester for a cinema serenade

Itzhak Perlman's appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, which date back to 1970, have included the great works of the concerto repertoire, like Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Bartók, Tchaikovsky. This week, Perlman will return to the RPO — performing for the first time with Music Director Ward Stare — in a program of a different kind of classics: classic movie themes.


Jazz 'n Jeans Service @ First Baptist Church of Rochester

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Honors Band Festival Concert @ Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

The Brandenburg Project @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall

The Brandenburg Project @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall

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