Arts and Culture

The energy of music in the mornings, May 21 - 25

It’s Top 5 week! Every morning at 6:40, guess the Mystery Pieces WXXI listeners say they love most.

The Magic Flute

With a hapless and endearing birdcatcher as his sidekick, Prince Tamino is searching for the girl of his dreams.

Aida

At the heart of this opera is a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. 

XRIJF 10th Anniversary Series, part of the free Jazz Fest Movie Series at the Little Theatre

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 8:00pm

Enjoy two episodes of WXXI's jazz series from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest from 2011 – guitarist Kevin Eubanks and violinist Regina Carter 

Check under the hood

What’s lurking in your piano?  This week a piano technician found these treasures inside the instrument at my house:

Show Boat

This spectacular new production marshals the choral and orchestral forces of this world-renowned company to present Show Boat in all its glory!

Rinaldo

Join Classical 91.5 FM for the Chicago's Lyric Opera's presentation of Rinaldo.

XRIJF 10th Anniversary Series, part of the free Jazz Fest Movie Series at the Little Theatre

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00pm

Enjoy two episodes of WXXI's jazz series from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest from 2011 – Curtis Stigers and John Nugent with Strings

The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera in June

Join Classical 91.5 FM for five outstanding broadcasts from Chicago's Lyric Opera this June. 

Give Me the Banjo, part of the free Jazz Fest Movie Series at the Little Theatre

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:00pm

This film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country.