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.

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, October 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
10/8      Visions of the Vanquished  
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:00am
10/10    Jonah Man 
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12:01am
Happy Birthday!This edition of With Heart and Voice will highlight choral and organ music by some composers celebrating birthdays this month – including Leighton, Vierne, Saint-Saens, Vaughan Williams and others.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:00pm
This week we'll hear Polly Ferman perform tangos by Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen presents a Piano Concerto of his own, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (10/18).
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
In this month's highlights show (10/25) From the Top will include Rochester soprano Emily Helenbrook.  Don't miss it.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
Pipedreams goes to the Canadian International Organ Competition this month.  You'll hear from some of the prize winners.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on the San Fransisco Symphony presents Maurice Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole conducted in this archival performance by the late Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.  The Rapsodie espagnole was one of Ravel's first major orchestral works, composed in 1907 reflecting his Spanish heritage.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
The five brief movements of Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes, which was commissioned for the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on January 3, 1967, encompass a wide range of moods.  You can hear this work on the October 22nd broadcast.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month we wrap up the concerts from the BBC Proms and hear from the LA Phil, the Vienna Phil, the NDR Radio Phil and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.  A great line up of programs on SymphonyCast, Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
10/8      Visions of the Vanquished  
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:10pm
Live from Hochstein returns for a new season of lunchtime concerts with a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Ward Stare in Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”).
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:00pm
This week on Concierto, we'll hear a tribute to Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.


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