Classical

Trombone Spring Break!

Earlier this month, I was gone and off the air for a whole week.  I thought I'd try Skyaking for a bit--didn't work out so well.  After multiple bird strikes and $17,000 worth of skyaks destroyed, I decided on a safer endeavor and played racquetball.

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on Classical 91.5

Wed, 04/21/2010 - 8:00pm

Kerry Frumkin hosts the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 2009 season.

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The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 8:00pm

Join us for the first in the new Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra series with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 8:00pm

Gustavo Dudamel's infectious energy has won over audiences, orchestras and colleagues alike.

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The Seven Last Words of Christ on Classical 91.5 FM

Fri, 04/02/2010 - 12:00pm

The annual presentation of The Seven Last Words of Christ from Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

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Pushin' Too Hard? (with apologies to the Seeds)

Every Sunday, Democrat and Chronicle music maven Jeff Spevak posts an entry to his blog called "I read the New York Times so you don't have to," highlighting some stories of interest.  This week, he discussed 2 obituaries.  One has haunted me.

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LAWRENCE WELK'S TV TREASURES on WXXI-TV

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 7:00pm

This documentary about The Lawrence Welk Show features rarely seen footage from more than 50 years of never-before-seen archival performances by members of the Welk Musical Family. 

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You Missed a Spot!

Every day for 5 hours at WXXI, I play CDs.  On an average weekday, I play 22 pieces of recorded music.  A rough estimate suggests that 97% of the recordings I play are produced in a studio, with the remaining 3% are recorded live in concert.

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Music of the Baroque Holy Week St. John Passion in 91.5 FM

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 1:00pm

The chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. John, conducted by Nicholas Kraerner.

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Live from Hochstein on Classical 91.5

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 12:10pm

Each week you will hear performances by the finest artists from the Rochester area’s musical community, with programs ranging from soloists and chamber ensembles to large orchestras and choirs.

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