Arts and Culture

Jazz Violinist Mourned by Festival Organizers

Organizers of the Rochester International Jazz Festival are mourning the loss of Billy Bang, who was scheduled to perform on the opening night of this year's festival.

April, at last

Monday, April 11th is the birth anniversary (in 1891) of one of my favorite composers, Sergei Prokofiev. Okay, there’s some confusion here since, if you follow the Gregorian calendar, it’s April 23th.

Tell Me More: Muses and Metaphors

Fri, 04/01/2011 (All day)

Tell Me More starts a special series Muses and Metaphors and you can be a part of it too!

Great Performances at the Met: Don Carlo on WXXI-TV/HD

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 12:00pm

The Metropolitan Opera’s much-admired new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Nicholas Hytner, airs Sunday, April 3 at 12 noon on WXXI-TV/HD. The Met’s production of Verdi’s grand opera, in which love, war, politics, and religion intertwine against the backdro

Arts Friday on Need to Know Rochester

Renown artists Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs, Choreographer Garth Fagan and his dancers, and two-time American Book Award winner Quincy Troupe.

WXXI Poetry Moments 2011

Aired on Classical 91.5 in 2011

A partnership with BOA Editions, celebrating 35 years of independent publishing


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00pm

Renowned artist Vik Muniz journeys from Brooklyn to Brazil and to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

NOVA: The Bible’s Buried Secrets on WXXI-TV

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 9:00pm

NOVA breaks exciting new ground in investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, the evolution of their belief in one God and the creation of the Bible.

In Search of Shakespeare: "The Duty of Poets" and "For All Time"

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 7:00pm

Join us for parts 3 and 4 of 4 for as Shakespeare's life comes into public focus and turmoil.

In Search of Shakespeare: "A Time of Revolution" and "The Lost Years"

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 7:00pm

Join us for parts 1 and 2 of 4 for a look at Shakespeare's life before his emergence as a star writer in London.