Classical

Seeking listener stories for Public Radio Music Month

WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 and WRUR-FM Different Radio provide the best in Classical and Triple A Public Radio music for you.

Viola-mania

Got viola?

As I walked over to Eastman this morning to get some (iced) coffee, I saw a number of people with instrument cases. This week, of all times, I felt pretty safe in assuming that these cases were holding violas, and not violins.

"One Woman, a World of Music" - Flutist Rhonda Larson

Flutist Rhonda Larson combines her classical training with the wide range of musical inspirations she discovered while performing and traveling with the Paul Winter Consort.

New beginnings and the Jester conducts

Hi! Happy New Year!  Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.

No more procrastinating; let’s get started.

Here’s a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.

Books and Music: American Music Month

November is American Music Month, and WXXI has been playing music by American composers throughout the month. I only just discovered this celebration when I arrived here, and it has been wonderful to get to hear a lot of American music, and to choose some interesting examples to feature on my programs in the afternoons and evenings.

In addition to listening to music, I love reading (sometimes about music, sometimes about time travel and exploding alien spaceships...). I have a few recent books I've enjoyed that relate to American music. Here are my suggestions if you want to do a little reading, in addition to listening. I'd also love to hear if you have any suggestions that I should add to my reading list!

So what's with the Robo Announcers during the middle of the day?

WXXI-FM 91.5 has received multiple calls and e-mails this week asking about the "robo announcers" during the middle of the day this week. 

Who said Classical music is dead? Check out this festival of living composers - all under 40!

The 21st century is bringing with it a whole new generation of composers who are actively writing and performing classical music.

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Where would classical public radio be without music teachers?

This morning on the Sunshine Show, Brenda Tremblay spoke with the President of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Susan WeberSusan Weber, Pres. NYSMMA (www.nyssma.org)Susan Weber, Pres. NYSMMA (www.nyssma.org) about the upcoming conference to be held in Rochester.  It got me thinking about the significant role that school music teachers play in the potential success and future of classical public radio.

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Grateful listening

Chris Van Hof had an idea.  We liked it.  We're running with it, and you can help!

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