Arts and Culture

Simple gifts

Thank you to Luna Galassini for filling in for me over my recent vacation.  I spent time with friends in Philadelphia, Princeton, and Bristol Harbor, and then had a week to get ready for winter, putting the garden to bed and sorting through a big basket of mittens and hats which now sits by the front door.  And rest!  I slept in every day!  Getting enough rest and being healthy is very important to me, and it was especially vital given the dramatic week that followed with the unexpected announcement that the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra wished to end its four-year contract with Music Director Arild Remmereit two years early. WXXI-FM listeners have expressed shock, anger, sadness, and hope that classical music lovers will work through this situation together to support our city’s great orchestra.  Our newsroom will keep you updated on the situation.

Heaven and Nature Sing

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 3:30pm
Dec 22 at 3:30 p.m. and Dec 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Nearly 200 musicians from the ensembles of Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music in Houghton, New York bring a sense of wonder and enchantment to this festive season. 

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 9:00pm

Relish this Christmas celebration with singers Chloe, Lisa, Meav and Orla and fiddler Mairead. 

The Iranian Americans

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:30pm

Hear from Iranian immigrants who found refuge, overcame adversity and became successful in America. 

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 8:00pm

Learn how the Founding Fathers raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a fundamental human right

Antiques Roadshow “Greatest Gifts”

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered if a seemingly ordinary gift is actually worth a lot of money?

L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 2:00pm

Performers of African, Asian, European, and Latino backgrounds join to express the joy of the season.

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 7:00pm

Pianist, singer, and composer Eliane Elias kicks off a new season of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival series

Great Performances: The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:00pm

Fans of British rock sensations The Beatles will not want to miss Wednesday, March 13

Chorus Novus

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes Chorus Novus and an audience from Valley Manor to a live concert of holiday music performed at WXXI’s studios.