May 2013 program highlights for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

This month, From the Top features a program recorded at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.  More about that show at 

May 2013 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

May's programs from the Chicago Symphony include music of Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Strauss, Wagner, Beethoven and much more.

WXXI Poetry Moments 2013

Airs 9:30 a.m. and 6:58 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3 and 91.5 HD, and at 9:49 a.m.

A partnership with BOA Editions, celebrating more than 35 years of independent publishing

Let's Go Into the Woods at 11 AM

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fairytales usually begin with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after,”


Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:00pm

Enjoy this acclaimed production of Mozart’s opera. 

Clara Rockmore and the Theremin

A couple of weeks ago, I put a recording on the radio of Dvorak's Humoresque – as played on the theremin by the great Clara Rockmore

A few WXXI listeners wrote in to comment about the recording, including Dave, who wrote: “I'd like to see it in action to better appreciate the technique & coordination - all the details.” I'm posting my response here too for anyone else who might be interested.

Classical 91.5 celebrates Public Radio Music Month with a Backstage Pass Kurt Weill special

Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

If you missed the live performance at 1:00 today, you can tune to Classical 91.5 on Sunday, April 7th at 1:00 p.m. for a rebroadcast.

The Lotte Lenya Competition Takes Center Stage

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and celebrating its 15th anniversary

Celebrating Public Radio Music Month

Public Radio Music Month is a month-long, nationwide celebration of all the wonderful music that public radio brings to listeners.

The Cleveland Orchestra

WXXI is pleased to bring Classical 91.5 listerners music from The Cleveland Orchestra, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning April 30, 2013.