Mostly Mozart Festival Opening Night on WXXI-TV

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 8:00pm

Mostly Mozart Festival 2011 opens on August 2 with a gala featuring acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.


News and views

You may see less arts coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle. The daily paper’s classical music, jazz and dance reporter and critic, Anna Reguero, is leaving to pursue her doctorate in musicology.  (You can hear our conversation about changes she’s seen in Rochester by clicking here.)  She will not be replaced.  In a city with a widespread affinity for music of all kinds, the decision by Rochester’s daily paper to not hire a new music writer is troubling but not surprising.

Classical 91.5 says farewell to Chris Van Hof

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 8:35am

....with a special interview with morning host Brenda Tremblay.

David Burnham

Sat, 07/09/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

David Burnham sat down with me in studio to discuss his fascinating Broadway career and his new CD.

Early Mornings on Classical 91.5

July 11-15

Start your day with classical music, a little news, and conversation about the arts. Brenda Tremblay hosts from six until ten, with highlights from Rochester performances you may have missed.

State of Wonder

When I was in Siena, Italy last week with the WXXI Travel Club, I picked up a copy of an historical novel by Marina Fiorato.  Called Daughter of Siena, it traces the fate of a young woman in the Tuscan hill town during the Palio, a chaotic annual horse race in which jockeys circle the town’s central piazza.  Set in 1723, the main character watches her betrothed die during the

Classical Mornings, July 7 & July 8

Weekdays, 6-10am

Thursday, July 7

Works by William Walton, Gioacchino Rossini, and Michael Torke

New music from the WXXI library

Composer’s Datebook: Handel celebrates peace

American Routes on WRUR-FM

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 6:00pm

Rochester's own Campbell Brothers join host Nick Spitzer for a special American Routes.


Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 7:00pm

Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Beck is joined by special musical guests to play tribute to the legendary Les Paul in a concert special taped on what would have been Les Paul’s 95th birthday.

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