Music

PBS Arts Fall Festival presents a Free Lunchtime Concert at the Little Theatre

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm

Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.

A conversation with composer Cary Ratcliff

Congratulations on an incredibly prolific year!   You’ve released several new albums including a new recording of your opera "Eleni" and "For Better, For Worse, Songs About Marriage" and "On This Day, Earth Shall Ring."  How did you do it all? 

Yep, the year was like an all-out Triple Jump. You get a good running start, keep your eye on the last jump, and hope you land on your feet, not your behind. The two Madrigalia albums were based on the first two concerts I have done with them, and it was satisfying capturing the great sounds they have been making. My opera recording has been a dream for several years, and when Katie Lewek, my lead singer, gave me eight months' notice that she would have two weeks to come to Rochester last summer to record, I set out orchestrating the material for an 'affordable' size orchestra. I trained the choruses, and rounded up and rehearsed with the many solo characters. Finally we added 30 RPO colleagues, which brought it all to life.  I conducted the sessions, which was very satisfying as things came together. Everyone brought such dedication to it, and I am pleased that we got so much challenging music done well, so that listeners may know what this opera sounds like. 

Country Pop Legends (My Music)

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 3:00pm

Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special.

A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House: On-Demand

On-Demand

Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.

O sweet spontaneous

About two weeks ago I woke up and found that I couldn’t keep anything down.  Since I know so much about medicine (NOT), I diagnosed myself with a stomach bug and curled up into a ball, waiting for the pain to go away.  It didn’t.  It got worse, in fact, and so after another day I called a nurse friend and asked for advice.  She suggested that I was suffering from something far more dangerous than the flu -- appendicitis -- and she made me promise to go to the local emergency room.   So I did.  She was right.  She probably saved my life.

Sister Acts (My Music)

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 8:00pm

Join hosts Kathy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters and Tina Cole of The Four King Cousins, for this new MY MUSIC special dedicated to the sweet, sentimental sounds of sibling singing groups

Backstage Pass: Geneva Music Festival

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 1:00pm

Host Julia Figueras welcomes members of the Geneva Music Festival – pianist Christopher Janwong-McKiggin, violinist Geoffrey Herd, and cellist Clive Greensmith – to the WXXI studios.

Great Performances: Bryan Adams in Concert

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:00pm

With his husky vocal sound, native Canadian singer Bryan Adams has been one of the most successful performers in contemporary pop music, selling over 100 million records.

Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:30pm

Tune in for Joe Bonamassa's tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

All My Friends: Celebreating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 8:00pm

A once-in-a-lifetime performance, honoring one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock 'n' roll history.

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