Arts Features with Mona

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Harmonic Splendor with vocal ensemble First Inversion

Friday night, the new vocal ensemble First Inversion is singing a program called ‘Harmonic Splendor’ – featuring mostly German, romantic music, including a Mass by a lesser known romantic composer whose works are getting a little more attention recently: Josef Rheinberger.

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Strings and Hammers - New music for a piano trio with a twist

"Strings and Hammers" is a piano trio with a twist - violinist Siri Virtanen, pianist Eunmi Ko, and double bass player Julia Shulmann. They've comissioned five new works for these three instruments, and you can hear their "Première" concert this Saturday at 8pm at Christ Church.

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Discussing Bach's St. John Passion with David Chin

Conductor David Chin is leading a performance of the Saint John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach this Sunday evening in Rochester. Listen to him discuss some of the dramatic and expressive aspects of Bach’s music. 

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Bach on the Lute: Conversation and Music with Paul O'Dette

Paul O'Dette is one of Rochester's treasures (though we do share him with the world). He's playing a recital of music by Bach and Weiss for Pegasus Early Music this weekend, and he stopped by WXXI's studios to talk and play a bit leading up to this weekend's performance.

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Tractor Show to Suzuki Violin to Double Bass - Catching up with Kieran Hanlon

Bassist Kieran Hanlon is a busy gigging musician – subbing in the RPO, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Syracuse’s Symphoria (just to name a few), playing in jazz combos, and teaching, even as he is also just finishing up his master’s in music at the Eastman School.  As Hanlon told WXXI’s Mona Seghatoleslami, his life in music started...at a tra

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New Ways of Learning Music at Hochstein's Music Lab

Learning music is about more than playing the instrument or singing – students of all levels also often learn a little bit about music history and theory to round out their education.

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From the Top and Musical Math with Oliver Hagen

Oliver Hagen was in high school in New York City when he got to play on stage at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a taping of the show From The Top.  He’s now a conductor and pianist, pursuing a doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. He recently spoke with Mona Seghatoleslami about the From the Top experience and some other musical experiences.  

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