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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, August 28, 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, August 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
The Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air concert from the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:30pm
All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
As part of Classical 91.5's year-round opera presentation, WXXI brings listeners 10 operas from the San Francisco Opera
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
The ever-popular pairing of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci comes to Great Performances at the Met
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
This year, the tent welcomes a baker’s dozen to the battle to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers.

Recently Aired

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
A celebration of selected spots with some of our finest baked goods!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Watch as four women cleverly deduce how a serial killer is finding his victims.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
Journey to the heart of a London institution, a museum housing masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
In performances at home and around the globe, The Cleveland Orchestra remains one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and Northeast Ohio’s most visible international ambassador.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:30pm
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama.
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