Music

Great Performance at the Met "Anna Bolena" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 2:00pm

Watch as Russian diva Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king.

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La ci darem la mano - Variations on Sinatra and Mozart

Which is stranger: Danny Kaye conducting the New York Philharmonic or Frank Sinatra singing opera?

Check it out here in the movie “It Happened in Brooklyn” (1947), Sinatra sings in “La ci darem la mano” – a duet from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, where the Don seduces Zerlina.


Take a Trip to Urinetown

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webster Theatre Guild celebrates its 75th year of bringing Broadway to Webster with Urinetown The Musical, on stage at Webster Thomas High School from January 21 through 28. 

Mystery Creature Week - updated January 13

It’s Mystery Creature Week early mornings on Classical 91.5, with performances evoking animals from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.  See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40 a.m.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 9 - 13

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Start your day with classical music, arts and NPR news.  It's Mystery Creature Week!

OnStage "MoChester & Tinted Image" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 7:00pm

Don't miss MoChester and Tinted Image as they light up the stage in an all new episode of OnStage.

OnStage "Chinchillas & Blue Jimmy" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 7:00pm

The Chinchillas and Blue Jimmy rock out in this all new episode of WXXI's OnStage.

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement on WXXI-TV

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 10:00pm

Join President and Mrs. Obama for a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month.

New beginnings and the Jester conducts

Hi! Happy New Year!  Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.

No more procrastinating; let’s get started.

Here’s a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.

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