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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

    On Record with Marcelo Lehninger & Blake Pouliot--2/27 &2/29/20

    On Record with Marcelo Lehninger & Blake Pouliot--2/27 &2/29/20

    This is a week of two large and beloved Russian works: Tchaikovsky's daunting Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov's lush Symphony No. 2. Marcelo Lehninger returns as guest conductor for your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra , and violinist Blake Pouliot is making his RPO debut. Both stopped by to chat with Julia Figueras about getting through the pitfalls of the concerto, avoiding potential excesses in the symphony and, in the mix, some fashion tips.

    • 39 min
    On Record with Ward Stare and Susan Stone Li--2/6 & 2/8/20

    On Record with Ward Stare and Susan Stone Li--2/6 & 2/8/20

    Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Ward Stare cap off the celebration of suffrage and Susan B. Anthony with "The Mother of Us All," Virgil Thomson's opera with a libretto by Gertrude Stein. The production, directed by Susan Stone Li , features singers from the Eastman School of Music . Ward and Susan stopped by to talk with Julia Figueras about putting the concert together, and about the path constructed by Thomson and Stein.

    • 30 min
    On Record with Ward Stare, Gemma Peacocke, and Mark Mobley--1/30 & 2/1/20

    On Record with Ward Stare, Gemma Peacocke, and Mark Mobley--1/30 & 2/1/20

    Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is having a double suffrage celebration. The first of the two concerts features works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Julia Perry, and a world premiere of Gemma Peacocke 's Susan B. Anthony-inspired "All on Fire." The second half of the concert is Mark Mobley 's "True and Devoted," a collage of words and music featuring interviews with Rochesterian women. RPO Music Director Ward Stare , Gemma Peacocke, and Mark Mobley all joined Julia Figueras in studio to discuss the

    • 30 min
    On Record with Fabien Gabel and Juho Pohjohnen

    On Record with Fabien Gabel and Juho Pohjohnen

    It's a program of music inspired by times of oppression, filled with themes of resistance. Conductor Fabien Gabel returns to Kodak Hall to guest conduct the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Juho Pohjonen makes his RPO debut in an evening of Beethoven, Poulenc, and Prokofiev. Julia Figueras sat down and chatted with them about the works, the power of Beethoven, and the joys of French music.

    • 34 min
    On Record with JoAnn Falletta, Rebecca Gilbert, and ROC Restorative - 11/21 & 11/23/19

    On Record with JoAnn Falletta, Rebecca Gilbert, and ROC Restorative - 11/21 & 11/23/19

    There are journeys we take in life. Sometimes, we go through darkness to find light; sometimes we leave the light and descend into darkness. In the next Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concerts , we will do both. Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta , Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and RPO Principal Flute Rebecca Gilbert joined Julia Figueras to talk about those musical journeys in a program of Tailleferre, Berlioz, and former Eastman School of Music professor Christopher Rouse

    • 35 min
    On Record with Ward Stare and Tessa Lark--11/7 & 11/9/19

    On Record with Ward Stare and Tessa Lark--11/7 & 11/9/19

    Tessa Lark 's star is shining brightly. She brings her luminous presence into Kodak Hall this week for a performance with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Alban Berg's Violin Concerto. Tessa and RPO music director Ward Stare came by our studios to talk with Julia Figueras about this deeply moving piece, as well as Bach, Bartok, Webern, and the freedom of fiddling.

    • 38 min

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