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At this point in the winter, 19 degrees would probably feel like a heat wave - but that temperature still felt plenty cold the day that I gave winter biking a try with filmmakers Alex Weiser and Ander Kazmerski, for Rochester Street Films, a project by Reconnect Rochester.

You can see the results in a short movie here: 

Carmen on Ice!

Dec 21, 2017

In case this wondrous and magical bit of art has somehow escaped your notice I felt it was important to take some time to share this with you: Carmen on Ice.

This TV movie made in 1990 follows the story of the opera Carmen and uses Georges Bizet's beloved music. Carmen on Ice stars some of the leading figure skaters of the time: Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano, and Brian Orser.  The skaters don't sing their roles, but they do still convey the drama, passion, and wit of the story and the interactions of the characters through their performances. Despite the ridiculousness of the whole idea, it's pretty captivating. 

Jazz Promo Services

Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration from St. John the Divine in New York City features special guests Fabiana Cozza, Gary Booker, Theresa Thomason, Paul McCandless, Eugene Freisen and the percussion troupe Forces of Nature.

The Christmas Revels celebrate the Winter Solstice with music excerpts, poetry and readings from the live Christmas/Winter Solstice Revels stage production, Acadian Cajun Celebration, that took place in December 2016 in nine cities across the U.S.


On an Echoes Christmas, we create a soundscape of carols that depart from the shopping mall repetition to carry you through the Christmas weekend with a smile of serenity on your face. It's music that's cool and chilled for a perfect Christmas. It’s more Christmas sounds from Ólafur Arnalds, R. Carlos Nakai, Agnes Obel and more.

Host Bill McGlaughlin shares some Mozart and Haydn friendship history, and then ushers in the holiday season with Bach and Winter Solstice music, this month on Classical 91.5.

December 2016 Program Listings for Pipedreams

Nov 29, 2016

Organ Christmas Music is the most joyful expression of the season, and there's no better way to listen than Pipedreams on Classical 91.5

12/4      In Anticipation  Music on themes for the season of Advent, heralding the coming of Christmas.  Featuring music old and new from Buxtehude and Bach to Sowerby and Schwandt performed on beautiful instruments from around the United States all to celebrate the season.

12/11    Holiday Pipes! From the stage of the Sharp Concert Hall at Oklahoma University, students and faculty of the American Organ Institute share in some seasonal revelry.  With  music from Liszt, Lemare, and Scott, plus traditional and popular songs of the season presented in improvisations, jazz versions, and with embellished accompaniments.