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February 19 - 21   John Andres hosts.

February 22

We will continue our series of Olympic Mysteries, hearing the same pieces that are inspiring figure skaters competing in Pyongyang. Wake up with The Moldeau by Smetana, a Carmen suite by George Bizet, and early Baroque music by Francesca Caccini.

February 23

Start the day with Olympic strides, played by pianist Tony Caramia, The Rise of Birds by Mason Bates, and a 500-watt oboe concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach.

From the concert halls to homeless shelters and soup kitchens, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins is feeding hearts, bodies and souls with her music.

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was recently nominated for New York Today’s New Yorkers of the Year.  Rochesterians will recognize Kelly Hall-Tompkins as the Concertmaster of the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra.

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Hey! Fringe Fest* is here. Snuck right up on me, even though I am playing in it this weekend. Here are a few things that caught my attention that I thought to share with you. 

With Heart and Voice: The Princeton Singers

Aug 21, 2017

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1735

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, August 27, 2017

This Central New Jersey based ensemble is noted for its versatility and mastery of works from Bach to Schoenberg. This week we visit the With Heart and Voice Archive and hear from Richard Gladwell, as he presents the Singers performing music by William Harris, Robert Parsons, Darius Milhaud and Steven Stametz, in a program originally broadcast in 2002.

With Heart and Voice: Music of Meditation

Aug 14, 2017

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1734

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, August 20, 2017

On this edition of With Heart and Voice, we’ll explore sacred music that transports our thoughts and spirits beyond our day-to-day realm.  Join Peter DuBois for the journey.

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1733

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, August 13, 2017

On this edition of With Heart and Voice, we’ll delve into a wonderful group of hymns reflecting themes of both praise and prayer, from across the ages.  Join Peter DuBois for this inspiring exploration.

With Heart and Voice: “I believe…”

Jul 31, 2017

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1732

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Credo is the central element of the Ordinary of the Mass.  This program will explore a variety of choral and organ settings that reinforce the opening statement, “I believe…”


Usually when someone in Rochester mentions an opera star from this region, you know where our minds automatically go -- to Rene Fleming.  But there's another that has reached critical acclaim that we don't hear as much about - but that is changing.  This morning's Democrat and Chronicle has a wonderful front page article about tenor Gregory Kunde.  Read about his remarkable career, what's on the horizon, and hear him in the

With Heart and Voice: Saints Peter & Paul

Jun 19, 2017

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1726

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, June 25, 2017

This week With Heart and Voice celebrates two of the foundational saints of the church, Peter and Paul, with wonderful choral and organ music.

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1725

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, June 18, 2017

This edition of With Heart and Voice will mark the many graduations that have taken place over the past weeks, as well as offer festive and reflective sacred music to suggest the slower pace, and time for reflection that summer offers.  Join Peter DuBois for this summer celebration!