Connections: Arts Friday

From WXXI Public Broadcasting

Arts Friday is a monthly show offered as part of the daily 1370 Connection call-in program that deals with Rochester Area Arts & Culture topics.More from Connections: Arts Friday »

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Arts Friday: Arts at UR

A conversation about the role of arts and artistic endeavor in all of our lives, regardless of career or college major, focusing on arts initiatives taking place throughout the University of Rochester. Guests are Nigel Maister (Artistic Director of the UR International Theatre program) and choreographer/dancer Missy Pfohl Smith, who is artistic director

Arts Friday: Understanding American History and Culture Through Song

A discussion of music, history, theater, race, American culture, and more with Lisa Gaye Dixon, currently starring in "Black Pearl Sings" at Geva Theatre, Ellen Koskoff - professor of Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music, and Geva's Dawn Kellogg. Mona Seghatoleslami hosts.

Arts Friday: Messiah, Christmas Carol, Nutcracker

Every year as Christmas approaches, pretty much anywhere you live, there will be at least one local production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Handel's Messiah, and the ballet The Nutcracker. On this Arts Friday program from 1370 Connection, take some time to learn a little bit more about these evergreen holiday favorites with local experts...

Arts Friday: Roger Corman

Mona Seghatoleslami introduces us to Roger Corman, who has had an enormous impact on cinema over the past sixty years, directing, producing, and distributing over 600 films. Best known for The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and his Edgar Allan Poe cycle starring Vincent Price, Corman will be in Rochester to receive the 68th George Eastman Award in ....

Arts Friday: Future of Classical Music

Brenda with look at the future of classical music with Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette and Ray Ricker, Acting Director of the Arts Leadership Program (ALP) at the Eastman School of Music.

Arts Friday: The future of Independent Cinema

Independent Cinema faces the same digital conversion challenges as mainstream theaters. The need for state of the art projectors, screens, sound systems and delivery mechanisms is impacting thousands of independent theaters across the country. WXXI Classical 91.5's Julia Figueras welcomes film critic Jack Garner and The Little's Derek Reis to talk with

Arts Friday: Music Education

There are many different ways to engage young people with music, through performing, listening, and other experiences. guests are: Bill Tiberio, Fairport High School (and Ithaca College School of Music, Eastman Community Music School, University of Rochester River Campus, and FLCC); Terry Smith, Harley School, Kidsemble with Gibbs & Main, and Bebop....

Arts Friday: Collecting Music Instruments

Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami leads a discussion on the role instruments play in telling stories.

Arts Friday: A Castle Dark

Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay discusses another way to tell stories.

Arts Friday: Building Seasons and Successes

Classical 91.5's Julia Figueras asks; How does a performing arts group plan for a season?

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