Eastman School moves to prioritize racial equity with new hire

Crystal Sellers Battle begins her position as Eastman School of Music's first associate dean of equity and inclusion on June 1.

Undeath's 'It's Time...to Rise from the Grave' is bloody, gruesome fun

Before Undeath hits the road for a national tour in May, the death metal quintet is holding its record release party Saturday, April 23.

Maria Schneider’s bird’s-eye view of the music industry

Maria Schneider has composed a piece for the Eastman School of Music’s centennial celebration, which she’ll be premiering Wednesday, April 27, at Kilbourn Hall.

Point of the Bluff's 2022 concert line-up features plenty of nostalgia

The 2022 "Concerts at Point of the Bluff" series features a near-endless parade of classic '60s and '70s musicians playing their hit songs.

Rochester Music Hall of Fame adds Eastman School to 2022 class

The musicians first announced as the Class of 2020 will finally be inducted on May 1, along with Eastman School of Music and Eastman Theatre.

Classical and metal converge in 'Ode and Elegy'

Kent Fairman Wilson and Harold Taddy's album "Ode and Elegy" took four years to record and featured musicians from around the world.

After three decades, iconoclastic rockers Nod still ‘get it’

Columnist Jeff Spevak on three decades of music from a Rochester rock trio.

Fivebyfive gets 'heavy' with ARTISANworks concert Sunday

As the chamber music group fivebyfive begins a new creative chapter, looking back at the track "Blue Jewel" from its debut album provides insight.

With a record number of free shows, Rochester's jazz fest returns

After a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival hopes you haven’t forgotten it.

Musician Jill Sobule finds inspiration in the news — and lizard people

The trailblazing national musician will play a solo show at The Little on Thursday.

Sisters of Murphy celebrates 20 years of Irish rock this St. Patrick’s Day

The band's first gig was meant to be a one-off party, but two decades later Sisters of Murphy has both endured and evolved.

Sarah De Vallière reclaims her music and her identity

A cross-country move, a divorce, and the COVID-19 pandemic left singer-songwriter De Vallière with a unique opportunity to reshape and re-form her identity.

Film music moves from background to center stage at Kilbourn Hall

“Visual Music 4.0” is an evening of live music played to film at 8 p.m. Saturday at Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall.

RPO’s 2022-23 season is a solid blend of the iconic and unusual

The RPO's balanced 2022-23 season celebrates Beethoven and Brahms while also shining light on the music of Black composers.

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