Classical Music with Brenda Tremblay

Brenda TremblayBrenda Tremblay is the host and producer of
Classical 91.5 FM on weekday mornings. She also
produces and hosts the RPO radio concerts and other
local productions, and works with the Center for Public
to create arts and cultural coverage.

Read Brenda's full bio

When and where to tune in

Tune in to Classical 91.5 FM on weekday mornings from 6 to 10am.
(the daily Mystery Piece airs at 6:40am, the Composers' Datebook at 7:20am, and the Writer's Almanac at 8:20am.)

You can also Listen Live online to the Classical 91.5 audio stream.
Daily Playlists are available from our Classical Music hosts.  

Recently on my blog

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 11/03/2015 - 10:59am

There are bad relationships and there are Bad Relationships.  The MacBeths of Shakepeare's "Scottish Play" push the boundaries of evil, to say the least. This summer bass-baritone Eric Owens made his debut as the title character of Verdi's Shakespearean opera, with Melody Moore as his scheming wife.  During the Glimmerglass Festival, we sat down to talk about twisted love, ambition, treachery, murder, and the House of Cards.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 11/02/2015 - 11:19am

As promised, here's a conversation about Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Deborah Fox of Pegasus Early Music and conductor Paul O'Dette. Why is the Vespers so extraordinary?  Why, if it's so amazing, is it rarely performed?  Why isn't it as famous as Handel's Messiah?  Paul and Deb answer these questions and touch on the raw emotional power of the work in our conversation.  I'm thrilled you'll be able to hear this on the radio, thanks to Deborah Fox and recording engineer Carl Pultz of Alembic Productions.  Hear the Vespers Monday, November 2 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5 and FM 90.3, streaming at  ~ Brenda

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 10/15/2015 - 9:54am

Thank you for your support for Classical 91.5 during our fall membership campaign.  Behind the scenes, we are planning all kinds of special broadcasts on WXXI-FM, including Pegasus Early Music performing Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, recorded in concert at the Hochstein Performance Hall this past spring.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 10/06/2015 - 4:54pm

There's nothing serious going on over here.  I came across some videos I thought you'd like.  Enjoy.  Then you can get back to that important work you're doing. 

"One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance." - W. A. Mozart

Yes, these are some of my favorite things.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 09/10/2015 - 10:32am

Your friends at WXXI love Arvo Pärt!   Look for "Matthat," "Maath," and "Arphaxad" in this clever video produced by the Tallis Scholars.


More Recent Highlights

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:00am
WXXI Classical Hosts will be taking listeners on a musical journey on September 27th, World Tourism Day... Click through to see where we've been so far.
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 8:40am
Violinist Carol Rodland talks with Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay about how Pilates makes her a stronger musician.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 6:00am
Classical 91.5 has designated July 19th "WXXI Goes to the Movies" day!


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