The orchestra made up entirely of members who auditioned for the spot on YouTube finally came to fruition: The YouTube Symphony performed Wednesday evening in Carnegie Hall. After an initial paring down of over 3,000 videos, the finalists were chosen by an open voting process similar to "American Idol."
It is no fault but his own that Michael Jackson’s death poses a dichotomy: A great pop artist, or the biggest entertainment freak show of the 20th Century?
Dickey Betts has pulled out of Thursday’s first Party in the Park for, according to promoter Jeff Springut, “unexpected personal reasons.” Longtime rockers Molly Hatchet will fill the slot, along with supporting acts Los Blancos from Syracuse and Rochester’s Kid Kurry.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra packed more than Berlioz in a night of a “young musician of morbidly sensitive temperament and fiery imagination.”
The all-sibling Ying Quartet is bidding adieu to its first violinist and brother, Timothy Ying, 43. Timothy Ying cites family time as his reason for leaving the ensemble.
Alen Hodzovic, from Germany, was named the winner. He sang “Bilbao Song” from Kurt Weill’s Happy End. It is the first time a German citizen has won the top prize in the concert, according to Kim Kowalke, president of the Kurt Weill Foundation and a music professor at the University of Rochester.
Saturday's second annual National Record Store Day is a tribute to the independent-minded gatekeepers of our music culture: Down now to barely more than a half-dozen outposts in this town, ranging from the vastness of the Record Archive and House of Guitars to the intimacy of the Bop Shop.
Belt your heart out at the Blue Cross Arena on August 15 - that's when American Idol's national tour visits Rochester. The tour features the top 10 finalists from this season, including Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Michael Sarver, Megan Joy, Anoop Desai and Scott MacIntyre.
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