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

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:00am
8/29      The Dust Bowl
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.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
Concierto host Frank Dominguez shares music by Sierra, and performances by Carreras and Rey de la Torre.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
9/3       Music from Portugal

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
The month the New York Philharmonic has packed in a festival of favorites; from Holst's The Planets and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, to Grieg's Selections from Peer Gynt and Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
This month will feature a program from Snow Pond Center for the Arts where From the Top met an amazing young oboist. (8/16)
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on Pipedreams get to hear the recently restored Kotzschmar Organ in Portland, Maine.
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.
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.
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

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
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
She’s dazzled on NBC’s Smash, taken Broadway by storm with starring roles in Wicked and 9 to 5, and been crowned “the new princess of Broadway” by Time Magazine.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:00am
8/29      The Dust Bowl

 

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