Legends of Folk: The Village Scene on WXXI-TV

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 9:30pm

Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

Arts Education Takes the Stage

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Arts education takes center stage on this week’s Stage Notes.  Join host Robert Hammond and his guest Bob Sagan, Director of Education and Outreach for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League, as they discuss the state of arts education in Rochester and RBTL’s “jewel educational program,” Stars of Tomorrow.

What I did during my summer vacation

So ends the busiest, most inspirational summer of my adult life!  In the last three months, I’ve been privileged to walk through St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, to watch otters swimming in the St. Lawrence River, and to hear barihunk Nathan Gunn singing “Home on the Range” at the Glimmerglass Festival.

Classical Mornings, August 22 - 26

Brenda Tremblay hosts weekdays from 6-10am

Monday, August 22

A Tropical Jam, a Turkish March, Grieg’s Holberg Suite

Composer’s Datebook: Handel at work on "Messiah"

LAGQ: a group that performed in Skaneateles over the weekend

Pieces by Schubert, Holst, and Frank Bridge’s brilliantly conceived Dance Rhapsody




Tuesday, August 23

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 8:00pm

Classical 91.5 is proud to present the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

A Curious Copyright Issue

If you spend any time on YouTube, you'll occasionally find a video with the audio disabled due to copyright issues. There is debate about whether the music industry has a right to restrict access in this specific context, but wherever you come down on the issue, this one is a little odd. Check out the red box.


The Lawrence Welk Show "Say It With Music" on WXXI-TV

Sat, 09/03/2011 - 7:00pm

This trip down memory lane features the first ever national television broadacst of The Lawrence Welk Show.

The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance on WXXI-TV

Sun, 09/04/2011 - 7:00pm

The story of a changing America shown through the lens of the popular country music radio show, The National Barn Dance.

Wicked Composer and Lyricist, Stephen Schwartz, Takes Center Stage on Stage Notes

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Although panned by The New York Times, Wicked has become the biggest blockbuster musical worldwide. Its Composer and Lyricist, Stephen Schwartz, takes center stage on this week’s Stage Notes.  

Five smooth stones

My Houghton friend Brad Wilber, who runs a blog predicting future Metropolitan Opera productions, has been asked to STOP.  This is very interesting.  Read more.


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