Wed July 9, 2008
Backstage Pass presents Two Men and a Baby Grand
Backstage Pass, Monday, July 14 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1., join host Julia Figueras as she welcomes The Cello Divas.
By Hosted by WXXI-FM's Julia Figueras
Joe Werner, Principal Keyboard and Personnel Manager for the RPO, and Michael Landrum, Roberts Wesleyan pianist, join host Julia Figueras on Backstage Pass for an all-French program for Piano Four-Hands. Two Men and a Baby Grand celebrates the recent donation of the studio piano from underwriter Glattly Pianoforte. Backstage Pass: Two Men and a Baby Grand airs Monday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and repeats Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.
An active recitalist and orchestral soloist, Mr. Werner has performed with the RPO in concerto repertoire ranging from Bach to Barber. One of the busiest collaborative pianists in Rochester, he performs regularly with a host of Eastman School of Music Artist Faculty members and RPO soloists. He has recorded on the Columbia, Vanguard, NEXUS, Musical Heritage Society and Naxos labels. He also teaches piano and chamber music at the Hochstein Music School.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Mr. Landrum is Professor of Music and Film Studies at Roberts Wesleyan College. In 1976, Mr. Landrum won first prize in the J. S. Bach International Competition for Pianists in Washington, D. C. Mr. Landrum has appeared as guest recitalist at Nazareth College, at SUNY Geneseo, and at the Jewish Community Center, and has performed frequently at Roberts Wesleyan College and on the Live from Hochstein series. He made his debut in 1998 with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and has been featured in several concerts with the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester.
Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists- giving Classical 91.5/90.3 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.