Jeffrey Rossman

Jeffrey Rossman

After nearly a lifetime of studying and playing the classical guitar but suffering from orchestra envy, Jeffrey Rossman turned his musical energies to learning the cello. He studied that wonderful instrument with Fred Raimi, cellist with the Ciompi Quartet. He is a member of the UNC and Duke Symphony Orchestras and the Chapel Hill Philharmonia. Mr. Rossman has also played with the Carolina Ballet Orchestra, the Orchestra Pro Cantores, and, after a rigorous audition, the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria. Being a member of ensembles and experiencing first-hand the complexity and effort involved in playing great works of music has given him, he feels, greater sensitivity to the critic's role and responsibility.

Rossman attended the 2005 National Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rossman grew up in Brooklyn, New York; he says, "As anyone from there will tell you, no matter how long you've been gone, you are always 'from Brooklyn.'" After the obligatory family pilgrimage from New York to Miami, he attended Florida State University. A teaching assistantship at Ohio State University led to the one bright spot of that tenure – he met his wife, Monica. In 1982, she was offered the position of Assistant Organist at Duke Chapel, so the Rossmans loaded up their truck and moved to Durham. They have two daughters: Jessica, a nursing student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Natalie, a junior at UNC-Greensboro.

Mr. Rossman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in July, 1990. Rossman's "real" job is Information Technology Senior Analyst with Duke University Health System.

Articles by Jeffrey Rossman:

The 8-Voiced Wonder Avante Seriously Swings at Sharp 9 Gallery

Jazz, Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 12, 2017

The Best Worst Singer You'll Ever Hear at Theatre in the Park's Glorious!

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 22, 2017

A Night of Vaudevillian Variety with Pilobolus at DPAC

Dance Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 30, 2017

Sam Shepard's Fool for Love Inaugurates McQueen & Company

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 10, 2017

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Combines Opera with Two Stabat Maters

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 7, 2017

The 294th Year of J.S. Bach's Saint John Passion at UNC

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 14, 2017

Revival: "A Cultural and Musical Collage" at Ward Theatre

Theatre, Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 9, 2017

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Drone Mass Mesmerizes Duke Audience

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 25, 2017

All Things Viennese with the Vienna Philharmonic at UNC-Chapel Hill*

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 27, 2017

Browning, Stoker, Lugosi, Glass and Kronos Unite at UNC for Dracula

Contemporary Music, Film Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 9, 2017

The Baryton and All Its Buddies Delight a Packed House at UNC

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 12, 2016

Schubert's String Quintet in C: The Real Thing and a World Premiere Tribute

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 5, 2016

Watching Out for Ourselves in The Open House

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 28, 2016

The Belcea Quartet Gets in Our Souls at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 15, 2016

Project Orfeo: Duke University's Unique Look at Messiaen's Masterpiece

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 25, 2016

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra's Fifth Birthday Present to Us

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 26, 2016

Welcome Ward Theatre Company and I Wish You a Boat to Durham

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 5, 2016

Eastern Festival Orchestra Reveals Two Towering Masterpieces

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 9, 2016

Mahler's 9th Symphony: EMF's Young Artists Orchestra's Guide to Death

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 7, 2016

Blow Your Mind with Tiny Engine's Cloud 9

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 16, 2016

Like in Vegas, What You Do in The Nether, Stays There

Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 8, 2016

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Plays the Tragedies of Love

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 20, 2016

Past and Present Meet at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 5, 2016

Paco Peña's Flamecura: An Artistic Firestorm at the Carolina Theatre

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 10, 2015

Who Needs Dialogue? Asylum Premieres at Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 18, 2015

Borromeo String Quartet Opens St. Stephens' 2015-16 Concert Series

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 13, 2015

El Fuego Performs Sparkling Acis and Galatea by Antonio de Literes

Early Music, Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 30, 2015

Three Minor-Key Works Close Out the Summer "Ciompi Presents" Series

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 12, 2015

An Evening of Great Romantic Music, "Neo-" and the Real Thing at EMF

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 18, 2015

The Wild Rides of Pilobolus at DPAC

Dance Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 18, 2015

Is It Real or Is It Mary's Wedding?

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 29, 2015

The Fall and Rise of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet in Carrboro

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 25, 2015

Wonder About the Who, What, & Where That Inspire Composers? Brooklyn Rider Played the Answers at UNC 

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 28, 2015

A Big War in a Tiny Room: Journey's End at Deep Dish

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 7, 2015

Jeremy Denk's Inventive "Mix Tape" Piano Recital

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 23, 2015

Take a Trip with Pinter's The Caretaker at Common Ground

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 2, 2015

Pablo Ziegler's Quartet's First Tango in Durham

Traditional Music, World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 6, 2014

Dianne Reeves and Elite Quartet Play Eclectic Set at UNC

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 16, 2014

Rare Performance of Britten's Curlew River at UNC

Musical Theatre, Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 6, 2014

A Kid Like Jake: First Time Playwright's Masterpiece at Deep Dish Theater

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 6, 2014

Cardiac Fun in Tiny Engine Theatre's Hearts Like Fists

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 2, 2014

Elation I Kicks Off Summer Chamber Music at Duke Gardens

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 1, 2014

Ladders Loom Large in ADF's Einstein's Happiest Thought

Dance-Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 30, 2014

Vertigo Dance Company Opens the 2014 ADF Season

Dance Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 12, 2014

Chick Corea at Duke: Magical Playing, Too Much Audience Aid

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 18, 2014

Forty Years On, Kronos Quartet is Still at the Cutting Edge

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 22, 2014

Time Tripping with Deep Dish Theater's Arcadia

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 1, 2014

A Richly Varied Show by The King's Singers at Duke

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 21, 2014

Defending the Caveman: An Indefensible Retread of Ancient Stereotypes

Comedy, Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 8, 2014

Hilliard Ensemble Performs for First and Last Time at Duke

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 21, 2014

Imani Winds Break the Strings Stranglehold at Duke

Wind Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 18, 2014

High-Flyin' Acts and Holiday Favorites Thrill Meymandi Audience

Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 20, 2013

Durham Welcomes Cellist Paul Watkins to the Emerson String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 7, 2013

Measure Back Examines War and Declares It on Its Audience

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 6, 2013

yMusic Wins Converts to an Array of Very New Music

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 5, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Sets the Right Tones for 2013-14

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 13, 2013

As Good as It Gets: The Reopening of Baldwin Auditorium

Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 14, 2013

An Evening of "Mix 'n Match" Chamber Music at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 13, 2013

Paul Taylor Dance Company Reveals Aspects of Love

Dance Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 12, 2013

The Fleeting Magic of LeAnn Rimes and the North Carolina Symphony

Country Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 30, 2013

Cabaret at PlayMakers Hits All the Right Notes

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 6, 2013

Portuguese Superstar Ana Moura Sings the "Fado" Blues

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 29, 2013

Rhythm is King with the Afro-Cuban All Stars

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 23, 2013

Refined Brilliance: The Cleveland Orchestra at UNC

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 17, 2013

Tofu Meets Grits: Abigail Washburn and Special Guests at UNC

Traditional Music, World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 9, 2013

The Monterey Jazz All-Stars: A Perfect Evening of Jazz

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 26, 2013

Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits Bring Down the House

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 18, 2013

Michael Frayn's Copenhagen Raises More Questions than It Answers

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 4, 2013

Pink Martini Plus Guests Celebrate Christmas

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 21, 2012

Handel's Messiah – With a Little "Help" From Mozart

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 1, 2012

The Mighty Clouds of Joy Sing the Gospel in Durham

Gospel Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 17, 2012

Meredith Monk at Duke: The "Girlchild" Looks Back

Dance-Theatre, Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 3, 2012

Violinist Joshua Bell Rocks Memorial Hall

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 2, 2012

Mariinsky Orchestra and Gergiev Reveal the Russian Soul

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 30, 2012

Take It to the Streets: Chamber Music for the People

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 30, 2012

Eliot Fisk: An Irresistible Musical Force at Duke

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 28, 2012

A Trio of Brilliant Acting in The Brothers Size

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 14, 2012

Our Talented Youth Welcome You to Urinetown

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 20, 2012

Musical Theater Perfection at NC Theatre's Oliver!

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 18, 2012

The Dreamscape of Madeleine Peyroux

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 15, 2012

The Musical Triple Threat that is Esperanza Spalding

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 9, 2012

Noises Off at PlayMakers: An Acquired Taste, Expertly Engineered

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 7, 2012

Takács Quartet and Pianist Garrick Ohlsson Join Musical Forces at Duke

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 17, 2012

North Carolina Symphony Plays British and Russian Greats

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 11, 2012

Dance Dominates Philip Glass' Les Enfants Terribles

Contemporary Music, Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 19, 2012

The Musical Smorgasbord of Brooklyn Rider and The Knights

Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 11, 2012

On Stage, in Cary: It's a Wonderful Life

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 3, 2011

Live Music and Film Together Again in The Great Flood

Blues, Contemporary Music, Country Music, Film, Traditional Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 5, 2011

The Parchman Hour: World Premiere of Recent History at PlayMakers

Blues, Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 29, 2011

The Lessons of Love: North Carolina Opera Presents Carmen

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 14, 2011

Middletown Asks the Big Questions at Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 1, 2011

North Carolina Symphony Helps Heal with Mozart Requiem

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 9, 2011

Raleigh Little Theatre Presents Classic and Complete Threepenny Opera

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 3, 2011

Borromeo String Quartet Makes Chamber Arts Society of Durham Series Debut

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 30, 2011

Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to Avenue Q?

Musical Theatre, Puppet Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 19, 2011

Judy Collins Rekindles Old Feelings at Durham's Carolina Theatre

Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 31, 2011

Perfect Fit: Joseph Lin Joins Juilliard String Quartet as New First Violinist

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 20, 2011

The Old and New Join Forces in In the Heights

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 23, 2011

Thomas Hampson: Wealth of American Song at Duke

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 15, 2011

World Premiere of Nightwork at Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 29, 2011

Bang on a Can All-Stars Showcase the Music of Steve Reich at Duke

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 28, 2011

North Carolina Symphony Starts 2011 with "Slavic Drama"

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 27, 2011

Chamber Arts Society of Durham Closes Out 2010 with Opus One

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 11, 2010

It's Alive! Young Frankenstein at DPAC

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 7, 2010

Two Piano Men, Mussorgsky's Pictures and Trio Solisti Light up Durham

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 20, 2010

The Birthday Boys from 1810 Celebrated at Duke and Carolina

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 4, 2010

Gotta Dance: Billy Elliot Soars at DPAC

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 3, 2010

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize Winning Fences Triumphs at PlayMakers

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 30, 2010

North Carolina Opera Kicks Off Inaugural Season with Puccini's Tosca

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 15, 2010

Triangle Opera Studios Presents "Cav" and "Pag" in Durham Premiere

Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 3, 2010

Greensboro Symphony Opens 2010-11 Season with Beethoven and Brahms

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 25, 2010

Feed Me: The Plant's the Thing with North Carolina Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 18, 2010

Brooklyn Rider: September Prelude's 2010 Headliner at Duke University

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 11, 2010

Blue Ridge Chamber Players Perform a Pair of Very Different Cello Quintets

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 15, 2010

Norah Jones Rocks On (...and on and on) at DPAC

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 8, 2010

Strauss, Beethoven, Borodin, and the Piano Going Back-and-Forth at EMF

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 23, 2010

Manbites Dog's The Year of Empty Wine Bottles Provides a Summer Buzz

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 16, 2010

Eastern Music Festival Presents World Premiere and Two Old Friends

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 10, 2010

An American Music Sampler: North Carolina Symphony, the Ahn Trio, and the Heat

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 26, 2010

Blackbird: A Sobering Story of Love That Dares Not Speak its Name

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 19, 2010

Magnolia Baroque Festival: An Evening Devoted to Claudio Monteverdi

Early Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 17, 2010

Barefoot in the Park Opens Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy's 2010 Season

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 11, 2010

From Manbites Dog Theater to God's Ear: Can We Talk?

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 21, 2010

A Rapturous Experience: Beethoven's Missa solemnis at Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 8, 2010

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at Play in the Gothic Wonderland

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 16, 2010

The Many Worlds of Kronos Quartet Featured at Duke University

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 10, 2010

The Antares Quartet at Duke: A Weekend to Remember

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 27, 2010

Mallarmé: Contemporary Chamber Music in a Downtown Durham Loft

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 20, 2010

Hairspray at the Durham Performing Arts Center: Encore Please

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 24, 2010

Bach, Brahms, Shostakovich, Harrell, North Carolina Symphony: What a Night!

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 20, 2010

Arthur Miller's All My Sons: Powerful Drama at Playmakers

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 31, 2010

Reduced Crowd Braves Winter Storm for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 30, 2010

The Choral Society of Durham Presents a Very English Christmas

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 12, 2009

Really Terrible Orchestra Lives Up to its Name

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 9, 2009

Close Encounters with Movie Music & John Mauceri

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 24, 2009

The Music of Bach Bookends Borromeo Quartet Performance

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 22, 2009

Quartet San Francisco: QSF Plays Brubeck

Media Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 13, 2009

You Heard it Here: Septet for String Quartet Plus Piano Trio

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 7, 2009

The World According to Yo-Yo Ma

Lecture, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 26, 2009

North Carolina Symphony Provides Nice Evening of American and French Music

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 24, 2009

Desperate Musicians: Opus Reveals the Inner Life of a String Quartet

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 26, 2009

Jazz Great Sonny Rollins Thrills Packed House at UNC's Memorial Hall

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 22, 2009

Cirque Dreams Illumination: Everything Old is New Again

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 17, 2009

Eastern Music Festival Closes 2009 Season With Virtuosic Orchestral Display

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 1, 2009

The Dynamo Salerno-Sonneberg and Conductor Jahja Ling at the Eastern Music Festival

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 25, 2009

The Agitation of Washing Machine at Durham's Manbites Dog Theater

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 20, 2009

The Color Purple, the Musical, is a Triumph

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 12, 2009

Mallarmé Closes Out Twenty-Fifth Season

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 3, 2009

Raleigh Little Theatre Presents the Preposterous Fun of Lend Me a Tenor

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 18, 2009

Thoroughly Modern Ciompi Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 11, 2009

Burning Coal Theatre Presents 1960: Raleigh's Birth Pangs of Racial Equality

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 10, 2009

Handel's Israel in Egypt at Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 5, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen: Give It Up for the Ahn Trio

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 28, 2009

Last Chance to See Topol as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 17, 2009

Simon Shaheen with Aswat Orchestra: An Evening of Authentic Arab Music

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 5, 2009

The Guarneri String Quartet Plays Off Into the Sunset

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 1, 2009

Continuous City: The Future Is Here, So Deal With It

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 20, 2009

Akoka: After Messiaen's Quartet For the End of Time

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 7, 2009

This Will Never Happen Again: The Improvisations of Gabriela Montero

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 30, 2009

The Curious Concert of Guitarist Roland Dyens

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 23, 2009

Bailey and Dinnerstein Play Beethoven

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 17, 2009

North Carolina Symphony Dances in 2009

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 31, 2008

North Carolina Symphony, and Audience, Perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 7, 2008

North Carolina Symphony Plays Musical Chairs

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 22, 2008

Music History Comes Alive with Takács, Muzsikás, and Márta Sebestyén

Chamber Music, World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 8, 2008

Hometown Star Collaborates with Filharmonia Brasileria

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 6, 2008

North Carolina Symphony "Impresses"

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 24, 2008

Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio Celebrate 50 Years of Bossa Nova

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 9, 2008

Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays the Complete Bach Violin Concerti

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 5, 2008

Mallarmé Chamber Players Begins its Second Quarter-Century

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 14, 2008

North Carolina Symphony Season Opener: An American Celebration

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 13, 2008

Chiara String Quartet Triangle Residency: Day Two

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 6, 2008

Chiara String Quartet Triangle Residency: Day One

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 5, 2008

EMF Closes 47th Season with Heroic Program

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 2, 2008

Superb Soloist Plus Great Brass Section Highlight EMF Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 26, 2008

The Dazzling Virtuosity of Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 9, 2008

Eastern Music Festival: Big Name Draws Packed House

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 5, 2008

Long Leaf Opera: Orpheus, Euridice, Dancers, Clarinets, Chairs?

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 29, 2008

Long Leaf Opera: Two Super and Supernatural One-Acts

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 20, 2008

Long Leaf Opera: A Rare But Well-Done Regina

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 13, 2008

Mitsuko Uchida Transfixes Chapel Hill Audience

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 6, 2008

North Carolina Symphony Plays a Powerful Ninth

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 3, 2008

Siblings and Strings: The Ying Quartet at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 26, 2008

The Ups and Downs of Bang on a Can

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 12, 2008

The Eroica Effect

Lecture, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 29, 2008

A Tale of Two Quartets

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 8, 2008

Music of the 20th Century via Stravinsky

Contemporary Music Media Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 1, 2008

Chilean Guitar Music

Recital Media Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 1, 2008

Golijov's Ayre, with Dawn Upshaw, Triumphs at Duke

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 23, 2008

The Joy of Hell: The Devil and Kate in Raleigh

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 8, 2008

The Yin and Yang of Mallarmé

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 3, 2008

New Early Music Series Premieres in Chapel Hill

Early Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 20, 2008

An Ives Experience on the Hill

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 18, 2008

Emerson String Quartet at Night: Energy to Spare

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 12, 2008

Gryphon Piano Trio Sparkles at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 8, 2007

St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 26, 2007

Ciompi Quartet: Magnificent Season Opener

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 22, 2007

Kronos Quartet at Duke University: 9/11, & Thelonious Monk

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 15, 2007

Abegg Trio's Middle Beethoven Trio Recital

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 8, 2007

EMF Launches '07 Season with Beethoven

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 23, 2007

Spoleto USA 2007: Chamber Music X and XI

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 9, 2007

Spoleto USA 2007: Choirs, Guitar & a Magnificent Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Music, Choral Music, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 8, 2007

Spoleto USA 2007: A Very Different Tale of Two Productions

Musical Theatre, Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 7, 2007

Capital Opera Raleigh Triumphs with Madama Butterfly

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 27, 2007

Chapel Hill Community Chorus Performs Mendelssohn Masterpiece

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 19, 2007

Mallarmé Chamber Players End Year with More to Come

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 6, 2007

NCSA Presents West Side Story

Musical Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 4, 2007

Four Guitars + One Voice = Magical Music

Instrumental Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 14, 2007

La Bohème Closes out 10th Year of Local Opera Company

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 13, 2007

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & Gil Shaham

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 10, 2007

It's All About Time

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 25, 2007

Cleveland Orchestra Wows Packed Chapel Hill Audience

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 18, 2007

OPUS ONE: First in Piano Quartets

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 10, 2007

Ciompi Quartet: First String Quartets of the Big "B" Boys

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 24, 2007

Varga Cello Celebration at UNCG

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 18, 2007

Music and Theater On The Hill

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 3, 2007

Guitars and Turtles Produce Seductive Offspring

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 1, 2007

From Russia With Strings

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 31, 2007

Powerful Images Enhance A Thoughtful Concert

Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 26, 2007

Vega String Quartet Plays On The Hill

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 20, 2007

Trio con Brio: Familiar Piano Trios at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 13, 2007

Chapel Hill Community Chorus Completes Bach Project

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 15, 2006

Choral Society of Durham: Classy Concert at Duke

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 10, 2006

Holiday Fun With Our Own Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 9, 2006

Holiday Pops In Chapel Hill

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 8, 2006

Anonymous 4 Sings a Perfect Concert: Is That Good Enough?

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 16, 2006

Schubert's Final Year Continues: The Piano Trios

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 12, 2006

Orquestra de Sao Paulo: Brazil to Russia

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 7, 2006

GOC Takes Its Turn at Madama Butterfly

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 3, 2006

East Village Opera: Roll Over Puccini

Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 25, 2006

Piedmont Opera: World-Class La Bohème

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 13, 2006

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni - Welcome To The 21st Century

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 6, 2006

Welcome Home Concert for Ciompi Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 23, 2006

September Prelude 2006 - Artistic and Organizational Triumph

Chamber Music Feature by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 10, 2006

Zukerman Chamber Players Light Up EMF

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 26, 2006

EMF Takes Us from Scotland to Rome, and More

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 22, 2006

If this is the End of Time, then Bring It On

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 16, 2006

A Mozart-French Sandwich at the EMF

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 7, 2006

Mozart Strings in Duke Gardens

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 1, 2006

The Awesome Power of Mahler

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 12, 2006

Tokyo String Quartet Closes Out Series at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 29, 2006

Variety of "Isms" at NC Symphony's Latest

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 28, 2006

Mozart's "New" Great Mass at Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 9, 2006

Terence Blanchard Tears It Up at Duke

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 7, 2006

J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 31, 2006

Another Musical Voyage with Mallarmé

Chamber Music, World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 26, 2006

Nnenna Freelon Sings Her Own Tunes at Durham's Carolina Theatre

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 3, 2006

Pizzarelli Swings the Standards at NC State

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 24, 2006

Paraguay and the Guitar Featured at Nasher

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 23, 2006

Ancient Instrument, Modern Virtuoso

Chamber Music, World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 2, 2006

What a Great, Strange Trip It Was!

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 28, 2006

Three Quartets, Eleven Musicians, One Unforgettable Concert

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 22, 2006

An Evening of Baby-Boomer Composers

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 19, 2006

From Darkness to Light on a Sunday Afternoon

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 15, 2006

Aurora Musicalis Lights up a New Year

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 8, 2006

Emerson String Quartet at Duke - This Time, They Show Up

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 3, 2005

Sol y Canto Shines at Duke

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 1, 2005

Hey Bobs! Next Time, Leave the Piano at Home

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 18, 2005

Powerful Trio Storms Page Auditorium

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 11, 2005

Lute Recital Transports Audience Back in Time

Early Music, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 6, 2005

Swiss Strings, American Axe

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 11, 2005

A Tale of Two Concerts - On the Same Night

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 30, 2005

A Triple Voyage with Triple Helix

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 11, 2005

Eastern PO Dazzles Sold-Out Dana

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 9, 2005

A Miraculous Mahler 6th at the Eastern Music Festival

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 7, 2005

Pink Martini: A Perfect Summer Musical Mix

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 25, 2005

Triangle Gay Men's Chorus 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert 1995-2005

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 18, 2005

Spring Is in the Air - Without the Pollen

Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 22, 2005

Mallarmé Ends Season in High Style

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 15, 2005

Bach's B Minor Mass Transforms Duke Audience

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 8, 2005

Sones de México Hosts a Quatro de Mayo Party

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 4, 2005

Manhattan Transfer Rocks a Black-Tie Affair

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 30, 2005

Ciompi Quartet Concludes 40th Season Triumphantly

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 16, 2005

Minimalist Guitarist Creates Maximum Effect

Theatre Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 14, 2005

The Magic Flute Weaves its Magic

Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 12, 2005

Cassandra Wilson: Singer beyond Categories

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 31, 2005

Heavenly Playing of Orion

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 12, 2005

The Swingle Singers Keep Swinging

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 10, 2005

Greenhouse Celebration at UNC-Greensboro

Recital Feature by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 6, 2005

Marcus Roberts at UNC - Only 10 Fingers? Really?

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 25, 2005

First Course & Main Meal with the Ciompi Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 19, 2005

Jane Monheit: 21st-Century Jazz Diva

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 29, 2005

French Masterpieces on a Sunday Afternoon

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 16, 2005

Johnny Cash and Brahms? Eroica Trio Says, "Why Not?"

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 9, 2005

Chapel Hill Community Chorus Sings to Sellout Crowd

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 17, 2004

Regular Folk Come out to Play

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 9, 2004

Revealing the Soul of Russia

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 5, 2004

Ciompi Quartet's Compelling Program

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 20, 2004

What Would Haydn Have Said?

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 16, 2004

Jerusalem Lyric Trio: A Musical Smorgasbord

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 11, 2004

No Language Barrier when Paris Piano Trio Performs

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 30, 2004

Arcangelo Piano Quartet Plays to Lucky Few

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 22, 2004

Capitol Steps Lean into Election 2004

Comedy Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 19, 2004

Emerson Quartet Falls Flat in Series Premiere

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 9, 2004

Saxophones, Brazilian Style

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 25, 2004

Mallarmé Chamber Players Kick off 21st Year

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 19, 2004

Matt Haimovitz: Cellist for the People

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  July 15, 2004

Ciompi Quartet + Nnenna Freelon: Tales & Lullabies

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 17, 2004

Carolina Piano Trio at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 3, 2004

Thoroughly Modern Harpsichord

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 27, 2004

The Event: Yo-Yo Ma & the NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 22, 2004

Cellist Bonnie Thron Plus Italian Journeys

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 13, 2004

The Lowest of the Strings Rises to the Top

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 24, 2004

Great Hits from the Past Three Centuries

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 15, 2004

Happy Anniversary to Mallarmé!

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 21, 2004

Beethoven Played as Good as It Gets

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 20, 2004

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings South Africa to Durham

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 3, 2004

The Passion, Grace & Fire of Paco de Lucía

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 24, 2004

Two Musical Depictions of the Infinite

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 21, 2004

Guitar Quartet Showcases Brazil's Musical Riches

Instrumental Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 10, 2004

Trio of Piano Trios Phoned in to Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 7, 2004

Strings, Pedals and Pipes of All Types

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 3, 2004

Capitol Steps Stomp on the Powerful

Comedy Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 31, 2004

Bernstein's Masterpiece as Piano Duo

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 22, 2004

Songs of the Spirit

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 18, 2004

Beethoven, Peacocks, & Firebirds

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 8, 2004

Two Great Durham Institutions Join Forces

Choral Music, Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 30, 2003

Roll Over, Beethoven, Turtle Island Is Here

Chamber Music, Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 22, 2003

Grant Llewellyn & the NC Symphony: Reunited, & It Sounds So Good

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 20, 2003

St. Lawrence Quartet Debuts at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 15, 2003

Ana Vidovic - As Good as It Gets?

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 9, 2003

Can Banging Went on a Little Too Long

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 8, 2003

Baltimore Consort Delights at Elon

Early Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 4, 2003

Borromeo Quartet Returns to the Triangle

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 26, 2003

North Carolina Symphony on the Road in Durham

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 23, 2003

21st-Century "Ancient Academy" in Gothic Cathedral

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 19, 2003

Nnenna Freelon - Hometown Jazz Diva

Jazz, Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 26, 2003

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Swings at Duke

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 23, 2003

A Russian Night in Durham

Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 19, 2003

20 Years, 6 Brandenburgs, 1 Memorable Evening

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 6, 2003

Borromeo Quartet Performs Bartók Marathon

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 22, 2003

Branford Marsalis Excites his new Hometown

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 19, 2003

Flight, Water and Dreams at Duke Chapel

Vocal Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 8, 2003

Guitar Recital Lacks Inspiration

Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  June 1, 2003

Silver Anniversary of "Baby" Flentrop

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 18, 2003

What a Little Cylinder of Wood Can Do

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 13, 2003

A Special Mother's Day at the NC Museum of Art

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 11, 2003

Legends and a Future Legendary Violinist

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 4, 2003

Beaux Arts Trio at UNC: In a Word, "Wow"

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 3, 2003

Standing around Playing at Meymandi

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 23, 2003

Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Duke

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 12, 2003

Cello-Guitar at Page-Walker

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 6, 2003

Leipzig String Quartet at Duke: Correct and Dull

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 29, 2003

Brazilian Brilliance: Souza & Lubambo at UNC

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 25, 2003

Bach and Beer below Ground: Matt Haimovitz, at The Cave

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 13, 2003

Standing Tall: The Emerson String Quartet at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 8, 2003

Carolina Jazz Festival: Big Bands, Blues, Bebop & More

Jazz Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 28, 2003

Guitar Trio: From Bach to Bossa Nova

Instrumental Ensemble Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 23, 2003

Curry Triumphs in All-Orchestral Program

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  February 6, 2003

Tokyo, Durham, Raleigh

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 26, 2003

Cowboys, Horns & Brahms

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 9, 2003

Yale Women's Slavic Chorus - Brave Old Worlds

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  January 9, 2003

Amahl and the Power Outage

Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  December 12, 2002

Sunday Afternoon Delight

Chamber Orchestra Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 17, 2002

French Night at Duke

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 16, 2002

Last Stop on the Grand Tour: Meredith's Steinway Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert, Jeffrey Rossman, Marvin J. Ward,  November 10, 2002

Shankar the Younger, the Master

World Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 10, 2002

Milestones 2002 - The 1st of 3 Reviews: Gnarly but Nice

Contemporary Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 7, 2002

Durham Symphony's ''Classical" Opener

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  November 3, 2002

Brilliance from Brentano

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 20, 2002

Power Trio

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  October 16, 2002

And Our First Contestant Is...

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 20, 2002

Piano Trio Opens Durham Series

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 14, 2002

"Ahn-Plugged" but Still Electrified

Chamber Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  September 6, 2002

Possession: Lily Afshar, guitar

Recital Media Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  August 1, 2002

NCS Concludes Classical Season

Orchestral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 9, 2002

World Premiere Opera Triumphs

Chamber Music, Opera Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  May 4, 2002

Master Guitarist Ends Tour in Durham

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 28, 2002

Into the Light - Ancient Chant in Modern Dress

Choral Music Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 19, 2002

Great Artists - Great Program

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  April 6, 2002

A Tale of Two Guitarists

Recital Review by Jeffrey Rossman,  March 2, 2002