Lauren O’Connell’s eerie lament

The Rochester expat has an affinity for cover songs in the dark, stark vein. Her latest collection of tunes, “Covers Two,” will start rolling out this week.

A pandemic pivot

With all large gatherings on hold, All Occasions Catering & Events Planning was ready to switch from special events to providing everyday meals for Rochester General Hospital medical residents.

The RPO after COVID

Led by new Music Director Andreas Delfs, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra must navigate a world altered by the pandemic and heightened awareness of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.

Four with Eastman ties win Grammys

Alumni Sarah Brailey, Maria Schneider, Christopher Theofanidis and the late Christopher Rouse, who taught at the music school, were among this year’s winners.

Winter’s no time to stay inside

Resist the temptation to hunker down at home. With the pandemic still upon us, it’s an ideal time to safely explore the natural environment by foot, snowshoe or cross-country skis.

Delfs named new RPO music director

A native of Germany, Andreas Delfs was music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 12 seasons. He succeeds Ward Stare.

Six Nations art show goes virtual

Works in the show range from traditional Haudenosaunee media like basketry and beadwork to contemporary forms like photography and painting.

Classical reinvention

The world of music performance has been disrupted by COVID-19. With their traditional score ripped apart, musicians from the RPO and other groups have responded with creativity and imagination.

An artful response to life under lockdown

A string of rusty, peeling fire hydrants in Fairport have undergone brightly whimsical, multicolored transformations. They are the creations of a village resident for whom the pandemic had brought societal decay into sharper relief.