Local performers unite for Rochester Livestream Music Festival

Local performers unite for Rochester Livestream Music Festival

This weekend more than four dozen musicians are gathering under one digital cloud: The Rochester Livestream Music Festival.

The Hochstein School, 100 years in the making

As The Hochstein School prepares for a virtual celebration of its centennial on April 5, history shows that the Rochester institution has always had to adapt to survive.

Streaming music online, from beyond the 585

There’s plenty of worthwhile music content being made available, free of charge, beyond the Rochester area. Here are several options to peruse, from pop and rock to classical and opera.

Rochester music runs up-'stream' during pandemic

The trend of online performances by local musicians continues as plans for a Rochester Livestream Music Festival take shape.

Quarantined: COVID-19 moves musicians to think outside the box

COVID-19 presents an entirely new challenge for musicians. With canceled shows and suddenly decreased incomes, local artists are finding alternative ways to connect to their audiences.

Joywave's 'Possession': a prophetic take on isolation

Joywave was not thinking of social distancing as it was writing and recording “Possession” in a studio barn outside of Rochester. But the new album is prescient in these isolating times.

With a full lineup, the 2020 Rochester jazz fest is on, for now [ UPDATED ]

Most years, by this point in the year, the Rochester International Jazz Festival typically seems to be on autopilot. But the novel coronavirus is the wild card now, as the 19th annual, nine-day event unveiled its lineup Tuesday.

Songs for 'social distancing'

There are plenty of ways to support the Rochester-area musicians you love during this challenging time of canceled shows, but it all starts with giving them a listen. Here's a set of 14 songs with local ties, to pass the time as you wait things out at home.

Eastman School cancels remaining spring semester concerts

In a letter to Eastman School of Music students, Dean Jamal Rossi stated that all concerts, rehearsals, and other performances — including appearances by guest artists — have been canceled for the rest of the current semester.

Guitarist Jason Vieaux returns to Rochester [ CONCERT CANCELED ]

Rooted in Rochester
Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux performs throughout the world, but Rochester played an important part in his early studies. He returns to give a solo recital on March 21.

Caroline Vreeland’s an open book, and it ain’t the Bible

“Notes on Sex and Wine,” the new album from singer, actress, and model Caroline Vreeland, doesn’t heed many rules. Vreeland plays a sold-out show at Three Heads Brewing with Roses and Revolutions on March 6.

1916 plays Celtic punk, no punches pulled

The Rochester band 1916 still plays Celtic-infused rock, albeit with a slightly heavier punk sound. The quartet will play a live album and DVD taping at Iron Smoke Distillery on March 14.

Harold Danko, the piano worker

It was after a gig in 1980 when drummer Billy Mintz made an off-handed suggestion to pianist Harold Danko: “What if you played an annual concert, but you did it every February 29?”

The Dady Brothers, four others get their Rochester Music Hall of Fame call

Entering the Hall
There was never any doubt that the Rochester Music Hall of Fame Class of 2020 would include traditional folk duo The Dady Brothers.

Two Rochester musicians take part in February Album Writing Month

Nascent songs
We’re in the midst of FAWM: February Album Writing Month, in which participants are tasked with writing 14 songs in the 29-day span. Rochester musicians Kelly Izzo Shapiro and Sarah Eide are up to the challenge.

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Rochester Livestream Music Festival @ Livestream

Rochester Livestream Music Festival @ Livestream

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Come Together for Hochstein @ Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Come Together for Hochstein @ Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Classical Guitar Night: Live Online @ Virtual Little Cafe

Classical Guitar Night: Live Online @ Virtual Little Cafe

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    • Sun., April 5, 11-12 a.m.
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