Classical 91.5

WXXI Classical 91.5 broadcasts classical music all day, every day, plus a variety of special programs.

Your top 40 favorite classical works!

Where to Listen

WXXI Classical 91.5 can be heard on the FM radio dial in the Rochester, NY area, and on HD radio at 91.5-1. Some programming is also available on WXXY in the Houghton, NY area. Classical 91.5 is also streamed worldwide on the Internet (Listen Live).

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)
11/29    Words Only by Irving Berlin  
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
A musical that uses preexisting songs to further the plot rather than ones written specifically for a show is a jukebox musical, and it is not something new to musical theatre.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:10pm
Festive musical fun with horn players from the Eastman School of Music, led by Peter Kurau.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Red Violin and Moonrise Kingdom kick off this new film series, spotlighting the film's Classical music connection, at the Little Theatre

Also on Classical 91.5

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
The first broadcast of the month brings you some of Benjamin Britten's finest work including Suite on English Folk Tune and Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes. 
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
On 11/9, Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto is aired, with a performance by Kari Kriikku, one of the premier performers of modern clarinet music. Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, stated in an interview that the piece was written specifically for Kriikku and was an exempliary piece of Chins work which encompassed both her South Korean herritage and a new, modern twist. It is complimented by Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
In preparation for one of America's favorite holidays, the broadcast on 11/23 features works by American composers. 
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)
The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season kicks off in December with four operatic favorites.  All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There will be nine Live in HD Theatercasts this year, which will be noted "Live in HD." 
Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
American Music Month may have ended in November, but the Milwaukee Symphony presents a great program of American music on December 22nd. 
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
On December 21st, tune in for a four cello arrangement of the score for one of Hiyao Miyazaki's finest films, arranged by a young artist on the program. This month also includes performances from University of Connecticut, The Peace Center in Greenville, and from the home studio of From the Top.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
On December 16th, the San Francisco Symphony continues the Strauss 150th anniversary year with Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
WXXI & Eastman School of Music bring NPR’s From the Top to record a show at Kodak Hall. 
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
Commissioned by Mike and Kay McCarthy and brilliantly executed by composer Carol Barnett and librettist Marisha Chamberlain
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:10pm
Three extraordinary musicians, recorded in concert for the David Hochstein Recital Competition: Vivian Yu, Martine Thomas, and Yifan Kong. 


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