Brenda Tremblay's blog

Share the love this week on Classical 91.5

Are you watching the Winter Olympics?  Many of your friends at WXXI are watching, too, and listening for all the great music that underscores the beautiful skating.

Snowy owls and superb music this week in the mornings on Classical 91.5

I keep thinking about recent chatter on social media about the relevancy of classical music.

Meltdown! Mornings this week on Classical 91.5

First of all, please allow me to say thank you to all the listeners who sent in cards and notes over the holidays.  Getting up day after day in the winter is a terrific challenge, and your support and enthusiasm for fantastic music on the radio is a constant source of inspiration!

Frozen! Mornings this week on Classical 91.5

Looking out the window, I'm filled with delicious anticipation of cozy indoor pursuits.  It's 11 degrees, the trees are frosted, and it helps to embrace what Wallace Stevens called "a mind of winter."  Here we are. Inside. I hope you are keeping warm and well-occupied.  The National Weather Service is warning of the dangers of frost bite.

2013 IN REVIEW: CLASSICAL MUSIC’S YEAR OF EXTREMES

We started 2013 in conflict, and we ended the year in grief, processing two senseless deaths.

But in between, Rochester's music lovers witnessed great triumphs.

2013: A YEAR OF HIGHS

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and all good wishes to you

On Wednesday, December 25th, it's my pleasure to present WXXI’s annual Christmas morning special from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

I inherited the privilege from my late colleague and friend Richard Gladwell, who for decades, poured himself into crafting a beautiful playlist every Christmas morning. He was such an inspiration! 

Mornings this week on Classical 91.5

The holidays can feel like one giant To Do List, so I'm truly grateful for the calm beauty of music first thing in the morning, aren't you?

Gift ideas for your favorite music lover

Santa’s helpers have been busy creating gifts for all the musicians on your list.    For the little violinist, Barbie now comes ready to play her favorite Paganini Caprice.

 

 

Songs of Hope

 

I was totally inspired to meet and talk with Rochester home health aide Hope Dukie. She’s developed a unique personal ministry among the sickest and neediest among us.  Click the sound file below ("hopefeature.mp3") to hear her talk and sing.  (Our complete conversation will be available as a podcast soon at wxxi.org.)

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