Arts and Culture

Christmas morning with Brenda Tremblay

Starting at 6:00 a.m.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and start Christmas morning with music and friends, including Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Julianna Athayde, singer Dan McInerney, and RPO Music Director Arild Remmereit, who explains why, unlike most kids, he dreaded the arrival of Christmas when he was growing up in Norway.  WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay hosts a two-hour special with music and a f

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season II

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:00pm

Prepare for the January Season 3 premiere by tuning in for Season 2 thoughout December.

What would Santa play?

One of these pictures shows the REAL Santa getting ready for the big season.  The rest show his talented helpers.  Which one is REALLY him?

Mornings on Classical 91.5, December 19 - 23

This week, test your knowledge of Christmas carols and Chanukah songs in the Mystery Piece at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, December 19

Pieces by F.J. Haydn, Grieg, Grainger

A joyful Latvian Christmas cantata, lovingly performed by the New York Latvian Choir


Tuesday, December 20

Works by Arvo Part, Peter Warlock, Johannes Brahms

Rochester's Own Broadway Star, Joe Aaron Reid

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stage Notes welcomes Rochester native and Broadway star, Joe Aaron Reid, to its New Year’s Eve program.

Healthy Cooking MARATHON

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 6:00am

Just in time to reinforce that New Year's resolution, we bring you 12 hours of healthy recipes the whole family will love!

A Stage Notes Christmas Eve with Amy Grant at 9:00 a.m. and Noon

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

Last year Amy Grant delighted Stage Notes listeners on Christmas Day. Host Robert Hammond is thrilled to welcome back this six-time Grammy Award winner to a special Christmas Eve edition of Stage Notes at 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

News and views

Let’s talk image.  This week, two leading critics offered harsh assessments of the deadly blandness of classical musicians’ wardrobes.

December 12 - 16

Find daily inspiration in the Composer’s Datebook (7:20) and the Writer’s Almanac (8:20). This week, test your knowledge of Christmas and TV movie themes in the Mystery Piece at 6:40.

Monday, December 12

The First Nowell wrapped in brilliant variations

A Grammy-nominated Rochester native throws herself into a passionate Baroque aria

Music by Haydn, Dvorak, and Max Bruch


Sun, 01/29/2012 - 11:00pm

The haunting story of late photographer Francesca Woodman and her family.

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