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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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Throughout February, Classical 91.5 is proud to bring its listeners special radio segments that celebrate the contributions of African American musicians. Learn more and listen at

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, February 9, 2016 - 10:00pm
This week listeners get to explore a "Magical Corner" with Joaquín Turina on Concierto. 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
2/11      More New New Music
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am
2/13      Depression Pollyanna Songs  
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
So, what do YOU think is the most romantic Broadway love song?

Also on Classical 91.5

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Classical 91.5 is proud to present a new weekly series about film music.  Tune in as host Edmund Stone takes us through the musical world of cinema.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
This month, hear the New York Philharmonic perform Richard Strauss' tone poem "Ein Heldenleben" with concertmaster Frank Huang. Also performed this month are works by Bartók, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Brahms.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
This month on From the Top, Ward Stare will conduct the RPO (2/14 broadcast) with 14-year-old award-winning pianist Raymond Feng from Pittsford, NY. From the Top will also perform it's first "House Concert" from Boston this month featuring an 11-year-old cellist and teen guitarist Jason Lewis.
Airing February 6-28
Classical 91.5 is proud to bring its listeners special radio segments that celebrate African American musicians
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on Pipedreams, hear performances from the American Guild of Organists Southeast Regional Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as a celebration of the 191-rank Cassavant organ from Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs piano concertos by Ravel and Schumann. Riccardo Muti leads the orchestra in a powerhouse concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird on February 18th.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month hear Joshua Bell perform the Glazunov Violin Concerto, as well as The Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Strauss' Alpine Symphony.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Highlights from The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2016 includes a performance of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" - the inspiration for the 2014 Johanna Skibsrud novel of the same name.
Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
This month, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs Béla Bartók's Bluebeard’s Castle, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and baritone Matthias Goerne. Bluebeard's Castle was Bartók's only opera. 

Recently on Classical 91.5

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:01am
Black History MonthSince 1976, February has been celebrated in the United States as Black History Month. On the next With Heart and Voice, Peter DuBois will explore music of African-American composers of choral and organ music, as well as the riches of the Spiritual tradition.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
This week’s Stage Notes is sure to be animated
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
2/6        Depression Love Songs  


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