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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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

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:01am
Palm/Passion SundayBeginning with music to mark Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, followed by the Passion that unfolds, join Peter DuBois for some of the most powerful music of the church year.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:00pm
Exploring the connections between visual art and musical creation in Latin American music.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
The 60 professional musicians that make up the chorus and orchestra of Music of the Baroque present J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. John.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00am
In April 2014, Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXII and Pope John Paul II, and on that occasion, Sir Gilbert Levine gathered orchestras and choruses from all over Europe and America to present works of hope and peace.

Also on Classical 91.5

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.
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)
The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Verdi, Shostakovich, Mascagni, and Leoncavallo. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (4/25); it is noted "Live in HD." 
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
An exciting month of broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony featuring an appearance by Yo-yo Ma, symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Brucker, Schubert, and Mozart, and two musical interpretations of Romeo and Juliet. 
Thursdays at 10:00pm
Hear music inspired by visual art, tango meant for the concert hall, lost pieces of Villa-Lobos, and more this month on Fiesta!

Recently on Classical 91.5

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join host Robert Hammond as he features songs from some of the most revived Broadway musicals,
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00am
3/28      James Reese Europe
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
The tremendous popularity of “Concierto de Aranjuez” has made of Joaquín Rodrigo almost a “one piece composer” or a “composer for the guitar,” which cannot be farther from the truth.  In this program Fiesta! reviews vocal, piano and chamber music by this composer.

 

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