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

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
9/3       Music from Portugal
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Director Bob Fosse categorized many songs from musicals as “I want” songs.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:01am
Labor Day & Back to School Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, and we’ll listen to music to help us celebrate the season.  We’ll also mark the beginning of a new school year for many, listening to performances by a number of choirs from academic institutions.  Join Peter DuBois for this all new program.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
Concierto host Frank Dominguez introduces us to tango master Juan Carlos Cirigliano.

Also on Classical 91.5

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
It's another month of programs from the BBC Proms on APM's SymphonyCast. Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
The baton in the hands of a master can totally change the sound of an orchestra.  This month the New York Philharmonic celebrates some of the great maestros of our time.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
The symphonic poem Feste romane (or Roman Festival) written in 1928 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi is just one of the outstanding works you'll hear on the first CSO program this month. Don't miss it.  Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
This month From the Top comes to our own backyard with a program from the Chautauqua Institution (9/27).
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy some of the amazing organs from Norway on the Sep 6th broadcast. ** Please note that Pipedreams will air at 10:00 p.m. on Sep 13, due to the live Rosh Hashanah remote broadcast from Temple B'rith Kodesh.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on the San Fransisco Symphony presents a wide variety of selections for all tastes; from Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven to Ligeti, Mackey and Lutoslawski.  You'll hear it all on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. (Note:  The SFSO broadcast will be pre-empted on 9/22 for the live remote High Holy Days Yom Kippur service from Temple B'rith Kodesh.) 

Recently on Classical 91.5

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
Concierto host Frank Dominguez shares music by Sierra, and performances by Carreras and Rey de la Torre.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:01am
Have You Heard These Hymns Before? There are many authorized hymnals in the various church denominations around the country, including Songs of Praise, the New English hymnal and many more. We’ll revisit the With Heart and Voice Archive and hear from Richard Gladwell, as he explores hymns that you may have not heard before, on this special With Heart and Voice.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
As part of Classical 91.5's year-round opera presentation, WXXI brings listeners 10 operas from the San Francisco Opera


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