A Radio Program

Gift ideas for your favorite music lover

Santa’s helpers have been busy creating gifts for all the musicians on your list.    For the little violinist, Barbie now comes ready to play her favorite Paganini Caprice.



Songs of Hope


I was totally inspired to meet and talk with Rochester home health aide Hope Dukie. She’s developed a unique personal ministry among the sickest and neediest among us.  Click the sound file below ("hopefeature.mp3") to hear her talk and sing.  (Our complete conversation will be available as a podcast soon at

Highlights for mornings this week on Classical 91.5

Brenda Tremblay presents inspiring classical music, recent performances by Rochester artists, and highlights from concert halls around the globe.  Plus interviews, classical music news, features, and the latest headlines.

The daily Mystery Piece airs at 6:40 am

Tavener, Copland, and Higdon with Cordancia

Cordancia will be playing John Tavener's "The Protecting Veil", Copland's "Appalachian Spring", and "Autumn Music" by Jennifer Higdon on their concert Friday in Pittsford. Listen here for a brief feature about the music with Cordancia's artistic directors Pia Liptak and Kathleen Surer.  


Non-complacencies of the peignoir

At least once a day someone asks me, “What time DO you get up?”
Good question.  The answer is 4:00 a.m. 

Greentopia brings nature-based percussion work to Rochester

If you come to the High Falls district this Sunday at 3pm, you’ll experience music and nature in a new way, in John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit.


Rediscovering Margaret Ruthven Lang and More - Interview with Pianist Lucy Mauro

Composer Margaret Ruthven Lang's songs and piano pieces are treasures of American music, which have been championed and recorded by pianist Lucy Mauro and tenor Donald George.


What's outstanding at the Shaw Festival

WXXI-FM listener William H. Petersen of Fairport (he's also Emeritus Dean & Professor of Bexley Hall Seminary) recently made an excursion to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here is his rave.


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