music en Academy wants to hijack kids' computer time for rocking out <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="445"></iframe></p><p>Some things are better taught outside the school system. That's Paul Green's theory on education.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Green isn’t a professional educator, but he’s made music education his life.</span></p><p>The 41-year-old is the founder and owner Paul Green Rock Academy where kids age 8 to 18 learn to rock.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 57578 at One year in, Symphoria plans for the future <p></p><p>Symphoria<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the successor to the defunct Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, has one year under its belt. &nbsp;And organizers believe so far, so good.</span></p><p>And as the fledgling orchestra closes the books on its first year, Symphoria managing director Catherine Underhill estimates musicians played to 45,000 people. It has been trying to attract a new audience, with things like its “Spark” series, which creates more social music going experiences. But Underhill says the organization knows they need to keep growing.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:32:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57385 at One year in, Symphoria plans for the future Keeping the craft of instrument making alive <p></p><p>John Delmonico works at a small violin shop on East Avenue in Rochester, continuing&nbsp;a tradition that dates back to the 16th century.</p><p>"You know it's something we don't hear about that much anymore," said Delmonico, who began working at Sullivan Violins five years ago.</p><p>“Really, the story is I couldn't find a teaching job and I needed a job.”</p><p>He’s a classically-trained cellist with a background in music education. He started out as an office clerk at Sullivan’s, but soon took an interest in how the instruments were built and maintained.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Noelle Evans 55515 at Keeping the craft of instrument making alive Musician Jay Nash discusses "Rock for the River" concert <p><em>In 2004, a musician with roots in central and northern New York came up with an idea for a fundraiser to help preserve the St. Lawrence River. Every Fourth of July weekend since then, singer-songwriter Jay Nash has led a group of musicians in the "Rock for the River" concert in Clayton, which benefits the non-profit group "Save the River." The events have been so popular, this year they've added another concert on Labor Day weekend. WRVO's Catherine Loper recently spoke with Nash about how his passions for the river and music intersect.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:57:05 +0000 Catherine Loper 43363 at Musician Jay Nash discusses "Rock for the River" concert Deal announced to keep The Sound Garden in Syracuse <p>It looks like The Sound Garden, a popular new and used music and videogame store in downtown Syracuse, will be staying put after all.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner Friday afternoon announced a deal has been reached on proposed legislation that would exempt games, videos and music from the provisions of the city's new secondhand dealer law. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px">Those provisions had forced the owner of the store to make plans to close down the Armory Square fixture. The Sound Garden has a second location in Baltimore, Md.</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:24:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39181 at Deal announced to keep The Sound Garden in Syracuse Sound Garden <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:09:00 +0000 Shannon Rosato & Tim LaMay & Leigh Rusyn 36142 at Sound Garden Area teenager's voice takes him to New York City <p>Fans of the Great American Song Book -- music first made popular by singers like Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Ella Fitzgerald -- can thank singer Michael Feinstein for keeping the flame alive. His nightclub in New York City is a mecca for enthusiasts. Now, a local teen singing phenom is getting into the act. Sixteen-year-old Nick Ziobro from Fayetteville is currently the opening act for Feinstein's holiday show. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:27:07 +0000 David Lowenstein 29883 at Area teenager's voice takes him to New York City New central New York orchestra debuts <p>Friday night a new symphony orchestra is unwrapped for central New York, as the orchestra that replaces the bankrupt Syracuse Symphony Orchestra takes the stage for its official debut. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:50:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30516 at New central New York orchestra debuts New Syracuse orchestra to debut in December <p>A new orchestra is rising out of the ashes of the old Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The new group has announced it will make its official debut at a holiday concert December 14. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29824 at Sounds That Are Fading Away <p>John Weeks recounts the delicate choral movements that can be heard when listening to, what he calls, a "symphony" of bird sounds. He urges us to seek out the dawn and dusk choruses while they still ring out, before they fade away forever. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 25950 at