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HomeStage

It will be a while until live music is scheduled regularly at our local venues. Until then, we have artists performing from their homes so you can enjoy a show in yours. Welcome to HomeStage.

You may have seen Paul Nunes perform at the Little Cafe...or you may have seen him perform children's music as Vincent Nunes. 

His latest project is the P.V. Nunes Band and we're happy to have Paul and the band on HomeStage!

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.

Don and Rita have been a staple in the Rochester music scene, performing in multiple bands, and even having one of their own. They've come up with some great songs, including this one that they're performing for you on HomeStage.

HomeStage: Jon Seiger

Jul 24, 2020

Musician Jon Seiger lost his hearing when he was 32 years old. Cochlear implants in both ears has allowed Seiger to return to his world: music. He's on HomeStage to share part of his world with you.

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: Taurus Savant

Jul 10, 2020

Taurus Savant is a singer-songwriter and producer who has a way with words and melody. He's also an advocate for the arts in Rochester. And all this, is just a small sample of his talents.

On this HomeStage, Taurus sings a song he wrote and produced titled "Hit the Ground."

What a voice Cinnamon Jones has. She's been all over the world, and we're lucky to have her talents here in Rochester. She's on HomeStage to thank the workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic and has a song that, she says, is "pretty raw."

Anonymous Willpower can be described as New Orleans punk or alternative blues. No matter how they're described, we think you'll enjoy their HomeStage performance!

HomeStage: Hanna PK

Jun 30, 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.

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