Eastman School of Music's Viola Faculty

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras welcomes nationally acclaimed violist Kim Kashkashian and members of the Eastman School of Music's Viola faculty, including Carol Rodland to Backstage Pass. Watch online.

Sing for your supper, sing for your life

Thank you for checking in.  Here’s some of the latest Rochester music news, mostly about singing contests.


This year’s Classical Idol competition sparked a little controversy. More on that later.  

The Longest Running Musical on Broadway, "The Phantom of the Opera," Celebrated at 11 AM

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence.

Mornings, April 16 - 20

Brenda Tremblay offers music, news, and a daily mystery quiz.

It's Mystery Overture week!  Plus, WXXI will celebrate poets and their beautiful words during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Once again this year, we will have a special series of Poetry Moments, created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions. Each daily poem airs around 9:30 a.m. on FM 91.5.

May 2012 listings for the New York Philharmonic

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The New York Philharmonic concludes May with Debussy's La Mer

The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago premieres on May 12th

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago presents eight operas this season.

May program listings for APM SymphonyCast

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins the month with Seven Popular Spanish Songs by DeFalla.

May program listings for Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

Pipedreams wraps up May with a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall to hear this spectacular eye-catching and ear-catching organ.

May programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

During May the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents music inspired by the Frescoes of Piero della Francesca.


"Extreme complication is contrary to art."   Claude Deubssy