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.

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:00am
3/7        Love with an Edge 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
In recognition of Women’s History Month, join host Robert Hammond
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Join WXXI for the second installment of Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:01am
Lent 3: Psalms for the SeasonThe texts in the Book of Psalms span the whole of human experience, and during the Lenten season we focus particularly on those of lament, reflection and comfort.  Join Peter DuBois for this survey of choral and organ music related to those texts.

Also on Classical 91.5

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
An exciting month of broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony featuring a concert of all six Brandenburg Concertos, a double cello concerto played by Yo-yo Ma and Giovanni Sollima, and a concert conducted by Pierre Boulez.
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)
The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, and Donizetti. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (3/14); it is noted "Live in HD." 
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
The New York Philharmonic performs a large variety of muisc this month ranging from Mozart to living composer Christopher Rouse. The month will end with a performance of Verdi's massive Messa de Requiem. 
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Journey across the U.S.A this month on From the Top. You will hear music played by gifted young musicians from Maine, North Carolina, California, and more!
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
The San Fransisco Symphony performs romantic favoriates and lesser known pieces, such as Dutilleux's second Symphony and Britten's concerto for violin and viola, as part of the March 2015 concert features.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
The monumental book by Miguel de Cervantes, the first novel in European literature, has captured the imagination of composers from different periods and countries, including Richard Strauss, of course. In this program we will hear how Spanish and Latin American composers reflected on the Knight of the Sad Countenance. 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:01am
Lent 2Choral and organ music helps set the tone of introspection that is one of the hallmarks of the Lenten season.  On this edition of With Heart and Voice, Peter DuBois will share pieces from a variety of musical and textual sources that help us on the journey.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
A month long celebration of Valentine's Day concludes with Broadway in Love Part Four.

 

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