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HomeStage: Sally Louise

Sep 15, 2020

Sally Louise originally moved to Rochester to study at the Eastman School of Music, but as the spring term wound down and the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up, she decided it was time for a change.

The classically trained soprano is now a full time singer/songwriter, and her single "Bodily Exile" is now available on digital platforms.


HomeStage: Duo Purla

Sep 10, 2020

Shannon Reilly and Tom Torrisi are Duo Purla, and they miss performing live. They've done virtual performance, and they're doing another one...here on HomeStage. This song is a collaboration with Buffalo-based composer Edgar Girtain.


HomeStage: David and Maya Temperley

Aug 18, 2020

David Temperley is a professor at the Eastman School of Music, and writes classical pieces inspired by pop music...he also writes pop music inspired by classical music. Check out his latest book, "The Musical Language of Rock." Maya Temperley is a pianist and a piano teacher; she's also director of sponsored programs and government affairs at St. John Fisher College.

They're in their HomeStage to play one of David's compositions for you.


HomeStage: Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr

Jul 15, 2020

Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr are at the very center of the musical life in Rochester. Juliana is the concert master for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Erik is the principal oboist. The couple are also co-artistic directors of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester. They've taken some time to perform for you on HomeStage!


HomeStage: Hanna PK

Jul 9, 2020

The fact that Hanna PK is in Rochester shows the breadth of musical talent here. While known for blues, she's a singer-songwriter in a variety of genres. With a lot of us yearning for a return to a new 'normal', Hanna PK performs “Soyo Arirang," inspired by the old Korean folk tradition called Arirang.


Casey Springstead and Kirsta Rodean teach music, are involved with Solo Fest, perform, and they have two kids! They took time to perform two pieces for you on this edition of HomeStage.

HomeStage: Laura Lentz

Jun 4, 2020

During times where we're separated from people and we're being a bit more intentional with our communication with each other, flutist Laura Lentz plays some pieces that capture what we're all experiencing.

HomeStage: Kearstin Piper Brown

May 8, 2020

Kearstin Piper Brown is not only an announcer on Classical 91.5, she's also an opera singer. She was scheduled to sing in a new opera at Lincoln Center before the shutdown happened. So now, she's performing for you on HomeStage.

HomeStage: Grace Browning

Apr 25, 2020

Grace Browning is the principal harpist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and for you, she plays a movement from Suite Galactique which represents the story of a single water molecule from its start in the center of the earth to its journey to outer space.