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Wake up with music, energy, the arts calendar, and opportunities for you to win tickets. This week’s Mystery Piece at 6:40 a.m. will test you what you know about Africa.

Monday, June 18

On the playlist: a camp meeting, a wedding waltz, and the Zen beauty of goldfish in pieces by Charles Ives, Ernst von Dohnanyi, and Claude Debussy. 

Tuesday, June 19

To hear a concert by pianist Tony Caramia is to hear beautiful and unexpected music. He follows his intuition, chance, a ravenous curiosity and a good ear into some wonderful musical discoveries, that open up new worlds for listeners – as well as for the students he teaches at Eastman. 

On Live from Hochstein this afternoon, Caramia is playing music that stands out for its lovely harmonies – and playful energy -  in a program called “Syncopated Sounds from Germany.” Listen above to hear him introduce you to Ernest Fischer, Erwin Schulhoff, Lothar Perl, and others.  

It’s not easy for a professional musician to give up their own instrument and play with another. But in Nashville, members of the symphony are performing around the city using the “Violins of Hope” — a collection of string instruments that survived the Holocaust.

Emily Siner (@SinerSays) from WPLN has the story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/nyregion/new-york-today-new-yorker-of-the-year-kelly-hall-tompkins.html

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…”


Intermusica

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

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