Opera review: RPO performs 'Carmen'

Georges Bizet's "Carmen" is the perfect opera for people new to the art form: It's a fast-paced, lively crime drama with captivating characters, irresistible rhythms, and indelible melodies for days. But the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Thursday performance of the operatic classic -- a semi-staged production directed by Sara Widzer -- also provided more than enough substance for those already familiar with the story.

Classical review: RPO performs Brahms and a Higdon world premiere

In a polished, powerful showing, the RPO debuted a new work by Jennifer Higdon

Publick Musick explores Mozart's string quintets

What a difference an instrument can make, if you're Mozart. He wrote chamber music of all kinds, from violin sonatas to wind serenades, but it's often conceded that Mozart was at his best when simply adding a second viola (his favorite string instrument) to the customary string quartet: pride of place in his chamber-music output is given to his string quintets.

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June Jazz Combos: Aaron Staebell & Mike Kaupa @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

June Jazz Combos: Aaron Staebell & Mike Kaupa @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Andy Pratt @ Little Theatre Café

Andy Pratt @ Little Theatre Café

Love n’ Blues Concert @ Asbury First United Methodist Church

Love n’ Blues Concert @ Asbury First United Methodist Church

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