Meredith Monk visits U of R for artist residency

Meredith Monk visits U of R for artist residency

Meredith Monk is a living legend in the world of contemporary classical music. Monk will bring her Vocal Ensemble to the University of Rochester for a residency entitled “Dancing Voice/Singing Body” from Sunday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 23.

 

JAZZ | Nabaté Isles with Eastman Jazz Lab Band

On his debut album, "Electronic Excursions," Grammy winning trumpet player Nabaté Isles plays tunes ranging from smooth jazz to hard bop, with a detour to funk. Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Isles has played with Christian McBride, Jill Scott, Dianne Reeves, and many others.

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ROCK | Screaming Females

Beneath her shaggy 'do and proto-Amish duds, Screaming Females frontwoman Marissa Paternoster positively guts her guitar in a pure rock 'n' roll spectacle. It isn't so much a scream as a desperate, vibrato-drenched, and snotty howl from her pipes.

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JAZZ | Thomas Heberer's X Marks the Spot

Fast-rising trumpeter Thomas Heberer has worked with a "who's who" of jazz luminaries, including Steve Lacy, Dave Douglas and Oliver Lake. Born in Germany in 1965, Heberer began playing at age 11.

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BAROQUE AND DANCE | 'Keyboard and Key Moves'

The Memorial Art Gallery's season-opening concert in its Third Thursday series features an uncommon combination of keyboard music and dance called "Keyboard and Key Moves: Baroque Explorations in Synesthesia." While the performance will certainly showcase Eastman School of Music's beautiful Italian Baroque Organ, played here by Stephen Kennedy, an accompanying dance component that imagines aristocratic life in a French court invigorates the presentation.

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CLASSICAL | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Former Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra music director Christopher Seaman makes his annual guest conducting visit this week. The program includes a 20th-century classic in Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphoses of Themes by Weber," and a 19th-century classic in Tchaikovsky's grandiose Fourth Symphony.

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AMERICANA | Driftwood

Sometimes music fans are eager to pigeonhole a band: These fans see musicians playing string band instruments and they figure, "OK, string band." In the case of Binghamton's Driftwood, they'd be right — but only to a certain extent.

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The vinyl word

Once upon a time, from around 1975 to 1995, the Rochester music scene was stuck in analog limbo, with a dubious digital solution waiting in the wings. It was a growing scene that fed off itself: Local musicians put out records, which would inspire their peers to issue their own records to supplement their income and further express their art.

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JAZZ | Joe Policastro Trio

You might hear an occasional Thelonious Monk tune and an original composition or two, but what separates the Joe Policastro Trio from other jazz combos is the rest of its repertoire. You might hear pop tunes like "1999" by Prince, "More Than a Woman" by The Bee Gees, or "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young.

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