Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
The 60 professional musicians that make up the chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque present J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. John.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:30pm
 For the best art stories in Rochester and beyond watch Arts InFocus Friday nights at 8:30 and Saturday afternoons at 6:30, only on WXXI-TV.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
Billy Porter has been called a “force of nature”
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
Music superstar Annie Lennox performs some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the American Songbook.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00am
In April 2014, Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXII and Pope John Paul II, and on that occasion, Sir Gilbert Levine gathered orchestras and choruses from all over Europe and America to present works of hope and peace.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
Told from Cromwell’s perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
This inspiring musical program explores the great variety of music that emerged from the Passover traditions
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hear the stage and screen star in a show that crosses stylistic boundaries.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Hear an international cast in Wagner’s magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
WXXI is pleased to bring public radio’s beloved variety show with Garrison Keillor to CMAC.

Recently Aired

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
A profile of the most celebrated music producer in Britain, Sir George Martin.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
Julia Figueras welcomes the acclaimed “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus to WXXI's studios
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
Go well beyond a biographical recounting of a star’s rise and fall by interweaving Garland’s personal story with discerning parallels from her films.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian.


Arts and Culture