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.

A Diamond anniversary conversation with conductor Gerard Schwarz

The composer and conductor Gerard Schwarz tells stories about his dear friend, the American composer David Diamond. Listen below:

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
Under the direction of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas,  this season of The San Francisco Symphony promises outstanding soloists
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
This week, Concierto host Frank Dominguez dances with the group Constantinople.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:00pm
7/30      Opera Heroes   
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:01am
Sounds of SummerOn this edition of With Heart and Voice, join Peter DuBois as we listen to sacred choral and organ music that’s both festive and restful – a combination that’s perfect for mid-summer!

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
In America's birthday month the New York Philharmonic shares loads of American music - from Bernstein and Gershwin to Copland, Tovey and Sousa.  There's lots to love this month with the New York Phil.
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
The new season of LA Opera on the Air begin on July 18th and presents six operas for our listening pleasure.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on Pipedreams we'll meet a dynamic young organist from the UK who, after musical studies there and in Vienna, swiftly established an international career as organist and pianist.
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and many well known Mozart pieces during their July broadcast programs.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
An exciting month of broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony includes performances by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers on the July 9th broadcast.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month we hear an encore performance of the Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Cuba (7/17), and we visit the BBC Proms (7/31).  It's a big month on APM SymphonyCast, Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 12:01am
PrayerOn this broadcast of With Heart and Voice, we’ll focus on music of prayer as found in choral and organ music from America and Europe.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
Director Bob Fosse categorized many songs from musicals as “I want” songs.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 11:00am
7/25      Hoagy After Dark

 

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