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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

On Record with Jeanelle Thompson and Joshua Newberger

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Jeanelle Thompson, RPO Principal Second Violin & Joshua Newberger, RPO Principal Viola

This Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert begins with Haydn and ends with Tchaikovsky, with a rarely played Schulhoff piece that flips the switch on the traditional concerto grosso in between. Jeanelle Thompson, the new RPO principal second violin and Joshua Newberger, the new principal viola, drove through a snow storm to chat with Julia Figueras about Haydn's humor, Tchaikovsky's passionate Pathetique, how they approach a new piece, and what a principal actually does.

A Strong Memorial baby and Greece Arcadia grad, Julia Figueras is the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI-FM. She is also the producer and host for the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.