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
Affairs
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: 04/20/2015 - 8:26am

It's a pleasure to support the choral arts in Rochester by listening to inspired singing in the Classical Idol Competition, an annual fundraiser for the Rochester Oratorio Society.  I've been honored to served as the emcee for several years. This year I took a few pictures from the stage.  Enjoy!

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 04/16/2015 - 8:34am

Look what I found backstage the other day when I was hosting "Live from Hochstein." It's a diagram of the set up for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at the Hochstein Performance Hall on Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 04/11/2015 - 3:28pm

What does "avant-guarde" mean in 2015?  Good question.  This piece on The Newshour caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, it involves the Kronos Quartet still being amazing.  Second, Rochester is absolutely ready for a music festival like this.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 04/01/2015 - 4:36pm

This morning I sat down to talk with Peter Elliot, a friend and former neighbor of the late composer David Diamond.  At Jines on Park Avenue (with the fabulous mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe eating breakfast only a few tables away!) Peter pulled out a white plastic bag stuffed with treasures: a whimsical letter from David to his kid brother (see picture below), the first Diamond LP he owned, and a fistful of old photos of the composer spending time with the Elliot family on Edgerton Street.

from Brenda Tremblay, posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:23am

During my sojourn to Copland House, I talked with pianist and Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin. In this podcast, you'll hear the story of how a grassroots movement saved Aaron Copland's house, how the composer thought to honor his favorite teacher in his garden, and how the house serves to promote the creation of new music. 

 

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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