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Arts Features

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Every day there are exciting things going on in Rochester's cultural arts community and the world of classical music. Here you'll find stories highlighting the arts, musicians and artists around the world and in our own community.
  • Dancer Calvin "Cal" Hunt during rehearsals for Tyshawn Sorey's <em>Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)</em> at the Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 24, 2022.
    Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR
    Seven months after it debuted at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Tyshawn Sorey relaunches his work Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) on a monumental new scale in New York's Park Avenue Armory.
  • Pianist and composer Chad Lawson hopes his music can heal people struggling with mental health challenges.
    Michael Zamora/NPR
    Pianist and composer Chad Lawson releases a double album recorded at Abbey Road, joined on some tracks by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist/composer Peter Gregson.