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Christopher Rouse

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American composer Christopher Rouse died on September 21, 2019. His evocative style is especially emblematic in his compact concert openers like his 2014 composition Thunderstruck, which we will hear opening the  August 30th broadcast.

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.

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Former Rochester resident and long-time Eastman professor Christopher Rouse died unexpectedly on Saturday.

His wife Natasha Rouse made the announcement on his facebook page:

"I am greatly saddened to announce the death of my husband and friend, Christopher Chapman Rouse III, on September 21st at 11:27 a.m. He passed away unexpectedly due to sudden complications from his eight year battle with renal cancer.

The List is Out

Mar 21, 2018
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Every year, the Library of Congress' Registry honors 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" recordings.  Among the gems on the new list are the soundtrack of The Sound of Music, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and recordings of music by Christopher Rouse, Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros.