The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 8:00pm

The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi, Cilea, Brahms and Hindemith.


Great Performances at the Met "Carmen" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/16/2010 - 12:00pm

Great Performances at the Met presents Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen.


Lyric Opera of Chicago on Classical 91.5

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 1:00pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Faust.


Mothers' Day Specials on Classical 91.5

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 1:00pm

A musical tribute to mothers everywhere.



Wed, 05/05/2010 - 10:30pm

A marimba  performance by 16-year-old Joshua Jones of Chicago, Illinois; 12-year-old violinist Anna Lee, from Queens, New York; and the Maggiore Trio — Anna Lee, 11-year-old pianist Alice Burla and 13-year-old cellist Taeguk Mun.


LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Pearlman, Ax & Ma @ The Penthouse" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 9:00pm

Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform in the Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.


Making Rossini EVEN BETTER.

I think this video speaks for itself.  No need for me to infringe on it's amazingness.


Morning Mailbag

One of our chief joys is hearing from WXXI's classical music listeners.  Enjoy a sample of a few e-mails from recent weeks.


I've been listening to your show on the way in to work lately and really enjoying the selection. Michael Pratorius was new to me, and a direct hit.

A question: you played a chaconne by Marin Marais last week (I believe by the Concert of Nations). I'd like to track the recording down, but he wrote a number of chaconnes. Can you shed any light?



Hi, T---------,


Great Performance at the Met "Der Rosenkavalier" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 12:00pm

Starring Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.

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