Classical 91.5

WXXI Classical 91.5 FM is Rochester's only classical public radio station, broadcasting locally hosted classical music and concerts from around the world every day. Explore our site to find playlists of locally hosted programs, highlights of upcoming concerts, blogs, and arts features. Find syndicated program listings by clicking on the program title on the FULL WEEK SCHEDULE page.

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Where to Listen

Classical 91.5 can be heard in the Greater Rochester, NY area at FM 91.5 on the FM radio dial, and on HD radio at 91.5-1.  You can also stream Classical 91.5 or listen anywhere in the world via the free WXXI mobile app for iPhone or Android.  Some programming is also available in the Southern Tier in the Houghton, NY area at FM 90.3.

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
This week enjoy the Romantic piano, performed by Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:10pm
The Eastman Horn Choir returns for this holiday classic. Stop by or tune in to enjoy festive musical fun with horn players from the Eastman School of Music, led by Peter Kurau.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
12/3      An Imaginary Concert
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am
12/5    Razzle Dazzle

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 2 p.m.
The final program in the 2015 Spoleto Chamber Music Festival features...
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month we hear Tsontakis' recently premiered Coraggio for String Orchestra, Debussy's final orchestral composition Jeux: Poeme danse, and John Adam's Shaker Loops.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
This month with the New York Philharmonic, we start off with some jazz with Wynton Marsalis playing Duke Ellington's A Tone Parallel to Harlem and Selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (12/6).
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
In this month, hear Pittsford, NY Baritone Aaron Bigeleisen sing the music of Schubert and Christopher O-Riley interview young musicians at The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
Pipedreams wraps up the year with Christmas celebrations in music from across the United States and around the world.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month the San Fransisco Symphony presents Ives' Three Places in New England, which features recognizable hymns reimagined in 20th century harmony. Gil Shaham can be heard on violin. 
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Francis Poulenc's Gloria, one of Poulenc's most celebrated works that was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation. The Koussevitsky Foundation helps comissions new music and is a part of the Library of Congress. Don't miss the performance on Dec. 17th.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Join us for this final program featuring voices from New Zealand on The Voice.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 12:01am
Advent 1The new liturgical year begins with Advent, with its themes of anticipation of the coming of the Messiah which permeate the coming four weeks of preparation.  Choral and organ music of longing and expectation will be featured as we begin the Advent journey.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Listen as Opera Southwest presents a long-forgotten Hamlet opera that took 11-years to restore note by note.


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