Arts and Culture

NOVA "Secrets of the Viking Sword"

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:00pm

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time, and a select few carried the ultimate weapon: a sword nearly 1,000 years ahead of its time.

NATURE: Siberian Tiger Quest

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:00pm

Embark with conservation ecologist Chris Morgan on a great challenge: to find and film the Siberian tiger. 

Tough times for our city's great orchestra

You’ve probably heard the news.  In a comprehensive front page story published in Sunday’s Democrat and Chronicle, Stuart Low reported the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra may be facing an operating shortfall in excess of $700,000.  

But it could be much worse. 

Live from Hochstein: The Art of Coloratura

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Soprano Soo Yeon Kim demonstrates the art of Coloratura singing, with music by Handel, Mozart, Bellini, R. Strauss, Debussy, and Douglas Moore.

Live from Hochstein: Tony Caramia plays John Ireland

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Pianist Tony Caramia plays a concert celebrating the music of “English impressionist” John Ireland.

Lighthouse/Lightning Rod

Ongoing coverage from WXXI News

WXXI News was been granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to document the project.

Mornings, October 1 - 5

Starting at 6:00 a.m. with NPR news, hear bird song, inspiring music, and features. It’s Color Mystery Week. The daily mystery piece airs at 6:40, the Composers Datebook at 7:20, The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor at 8:20.

INDEPENDENT LENS: As Goes Janesville

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:00pm

Spend time in Janesville, Wisconsin — the front lines of the debate over the future of the middle class. 

Broadway: The American Musical

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 10:00pm

This documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form.

Song of America

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 2:00pm

Classical 91.5 brings listeners a new weekly radio series that reveals American classic song – poetry set to music by American composers – as a vibrant diary of the American experience.