RPO

Sharp Ears with Jeff Tyzik

In the Sharp Ears series from WXXI, Rochester musicians are sharing tips on listening. We’ll hear from Jeff Tyzik, who recently celebrated his 20th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Busy times for WXXI Radio

I hope you had a chance to listen to the live broadcast of the RPO's Carnegie Hall concert on May 7th. Classical 91.5 was the only place you could have heard it in Rochester and the response has been nothing short of overwhelming — both for the performance and the presentation on WXXI-FM. As a result, we have had many requests for CDs or rebroadcasts of the RPO performance.

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The reviews are coming in

Act Three of Howard Hanson's opera Merry Mount opens with the Puritan minister Wrestling Bradford sleeping in the forest. 

Howard Hanson's vision of a musical America

Howard Hanson would have loved NPR's From the Top. 

He was a passionate educator.

In 1996, musicians all over the world paid tribute to Howard Hanson in celebration of his 100th birth anniversary. 

But whether he’s more important as an educator or as a composer is still up in the air.

Let it go! It's time to celebrate women's music on WXXI-FM

Women composers’ music has never been more interesting or prolific, and you’ll hear splendid examples of it throughout the month of March.  On Classical 91.5, we'll start the day with inspired music, arts news, features, and the latest headlines.  The Mystery piece airs at 6:40.

Share the love this week on Classical 91.5

Are you watching the Winter Olympics?  Many of your friends at WXXI are watching, too, and listening for all the great music that underscores the beautiful skating.

Meltdown! Mornings this week on Classical 91.5

First of all, please allow me to say thank you to all the listeners who sent in cards and notes over the holidays.  Getting up day after day in the winter is a terrific challenge, and your support and enthusiasm for fantastic music on the radio is a constant source of inspiration!

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