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Mostly dead is slightly alive

Syracuse University officials fed a miracle pill to the city's dead Symphony, and they say that with love and care, it may revive soon.  Read the latest here.  Meanwhile, troubles began in Montreal, and New York City Opera

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  • Classical Mornings, August 8 - 12

    Brenda Tremblay hosts weekdays from 6-10am

    Monday, August 8

    More than 60 African American classical musicians from throughout the United States will gather in Rochester later this week for the 9th Gateways Music Festival. They will perform recitals, chamber music concerts, symphonic concerts, and lecture demonstrations. WXXI’s Teej Jenkins reports.

    Wake with pieces by Debussy, Antonio Vivaldi, and Florence Price


    Sun, 08/28/2011 - 12:00pm

    James Levine conducts David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense opera starring Marcelo Álvarez.

    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Marathon

    Sat, 08/27/2011 - 6:00am

    Burt Wolf explores the United States' unique histories, cultures, customs, foods, festivals, art, architecture, attractions and local character.

    Peace Unveiled

    Sun, 08/28/2011 - 2:00pm

    WXXI's Community Cinema invites you to a free screening of Peace Unveiled.

    A Flea Market Documentary

    Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:00pm

    On any weekend, there may be no better place to find out what makes America great than at a flea market.

    The Gateways Music Festival

    Tue, 08/09/2011 - 1:00pm

    WXXI is proud to present Terrence Wilson and Kelly Hall-Tompkins from the Gateways Music Festival.

    Minnesota postcard

    Hello from Moorhead, Minnesota!  Enjoy Carl Pultz's company in the mornings on Classical 91.5 while I attend a music conference at Concordia College, right across the street from the cemetery that inspired the name of the radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion." 


    POV: Short Cuts on WXXI-TV

    Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:00pm

    WXXI presents an hour-long collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers.

    The Buffalo Flows

    Mon, 08/08/2011 - 8:00pm

    The Buffalo Flows captures the beauty of Arkansas' Buffalo River, details the "Battle for the Buffalo," which prevented a dam and saved a national treasure.