Music

Mornings on Classical 91.5

Starting at 6:00 a.m. with the birds.

Let’s relax.  In the holidays to come, delights, gifts, and memories flood our lives, and with them come pressures and anxieties which make this a difficult season for many.

Music offers you a refuge from the bustle, a room where you can take off your coat and warm your hands to Wagner’s Magic Fire music or Bach’s passionate Goldberg variations.

A Rochester Festival of Lessons & Carols

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 12:00pm
December 19th at 12 noon and December 24th at 11:00 PM

Tune in for a Christmas Eve tradition.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 8:00pm

The RPO, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and a quartet of acclaimed soloists present the splendid sounds of an iconic masterpiece, Handel’s Messiah.

Christmas with Madrigalia

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:00pm

Madrigalia celebrates the Light of the World with a concert of music for Christmas Days and Christmas Nights.

Coldplay New Year’s Eve ACL Special on WXXI-TV

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 11:00pm

Modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the new year with a special highlighting their mega-hits and songs from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto.

APHC Hawaiian New Year's Eve with Garrison Keillor

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 10:00pm

Garrison Keillor and our Prairie Home Companion favorites welcome 2012 in true Lake Wobegon style - with an aloha twist!

Concentus

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 1:00pm

Rochester women's ensemble Concentus performs for a holiday special of Backstage Pass. (Watch the performance On-Demand)

Christmas at St. Olaf on WXXI-TV

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 9:00pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of this annual Christmas music festival showcasing the artistry of the choirs and orchestra of St. Olaf College.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, November 28 - December 2

Wake up with classical music, a daily mystery piece at 6:40, the Composers’ Datebook at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20, and the latest arts news.

Monday, November 28

Garth Fagan never let anyone else choreograph his dancers until last year.  WXXI’s Julie Philipp reports on a new creative mind in dance and the moment of contact that sparked the troupe’s latest work. 

Recording Artist Matthew West Writes a Song that has Inspired a Movie

Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond as he talks to Grammy nominated recording artist Matthew West about his new holiday CD, “The Heart of Christmas,” and a song he wrote that’s inspired a movie. One song on the new album that has already developed a life beyond this CD is “One Last Christmas.”

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