Music

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Bill Frisell, a guitarist who for many years has been a favorite at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, has a new album out.  It's a tribute to the music of John Lennon. He talks about it in this video.There are song samples here.

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Welcome to the Sixties!

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Welcome to the sixties! Although the song is from the Broadway musical Hairspray that opened on the Great White Way in 2002, it takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland.  Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

How hot is your Bartok?

I’m constantly inspired by WXXI listeners!   Your comments, memories, and observations about music are like signposts, pointing me in new directions.  Your creativity is infectious, and your support kindles the best ideas. 

September Songs

Here's a typically lovely and slightly inscrutable ode from our friend e. e. cummings, to mark the equinox...

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Mornings on Classical 91.5 September 26 - 30

Join Brenda Tremblay for music and arts news. The Composers Datebook airs at 7:20 and the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20. Features air around 8:35.

This week's highlights...

PBS Arts from Seattle: Pearl Jam Twenty on WXXI-TV

Sun, 10/23/2011 - 2:00pm

In honor of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary, award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe creates a definitive portrait of the seminal band. 

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Houston Grand Opera

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:00pm

The season kicks off with Richard Strauss' Araidne auf Naxos. 

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 12:10pm

Tune in for an exciting new season of Live from Hochstein.

Broadway Love Songs Take Center Stage

Sat, 09/24/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In October, Stage Notes will celebrate its first anniversary on WXXI.  What a year it has been! As Cy Coleman’s song aptly says, The Best is Yet to Come. Many exciting programs are in the works, including the second edition of the haunting music of Broadway on October 29th.  The first program featured love songs from Broadway musicals. Without a doubt, that program could have run for five-hundred twenty-five thousand six-hundred minutes.

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Russell Miller on Backstage Pass

Fri, 09/16/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Associate Professor of Vocal Coaching and Repertoire at the Eastman School of Music joins Julia Figueras for Backstage Pass.

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