Arts and Culture

Eastman School of Music's Viola Faculty

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras welcomes nationally acclaimed violist Kim Kashkashian and members of the Eastman School of Music's Viola faculty, including Carol Rodland to Backstage Pass. Watch online.

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 5:00pm

Michael Feinstein hosts a new public radio series that examines how popular standards and show tunes have evolved through the years, with each new interpretation and each new artist.

New for May on City 12

Saturdays at 11am – Starting May 1st, 2012

MAKE: is the DIY series for a new generation

Sing for your supper, sing for your life

Thank you for checking in.  Here’s some of the latest Rochester music news, mostly about singing contests.

ROCHESTER'S 2012 CLASSICAL IDOL

This year’s Classical Idol competition sparked a little controversy. More on that later.  

The Longest Running Musical on Broadway, "The Phantom of the Opera," Celebrated at 11 AM

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence.

Mornings, April 16 - 20

Brenda Tremblay offers music, news, and a daily mystery quiz.

It's Mystery Overture week!  Plus, WXXI will celebrate poets and their beautiful words during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Once again this year, we will have a special series of Poetry Moments, created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions. Each daily poem airs around 9:30 a.m. on FM 91.5.

Coming in December 2012, PHIL 6 - Holiday Classics

broadcast dates and times to be announced

Musical delights of the Holiday Season! RPO virtuosos gift-wrap exquisite classics, perfect for the holidays.

Pictures at an Exhibition!

A celebration of the 2012 International Viola Congress, being held in Rochester at the Eastman School of Music, with works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Olly Wilson.

Beethoven’s Second

Arild Remmereit leads Beethoven’s graceful Second Symphony. These concerts also feature the Piano Concerto of the 17-year-old Clara Wieck, composed shortly after she fell in love with Robert Schumann.

Russian Masters

André Laplante plays the blistering Third Piano Concerto of Prokofiev.

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