Classical 91.5

WXXI Classical 91.5 broadcasts classical music all day, every day, plus a variety of special programs.

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Where to Listen

WXXI Classical 91.5 can be heard on the FM radio dial in the Rochester, NY area, and on HD radio at 91.5-1. Some programming is also available on WXXY in the Houghton, NY area. Classical 91.5 is also streamed worldwide on the Internet (Listen Live).

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Sir Simon Rattle, opens Carnegie Hall’s 2014–2015 season in a thrilling concert featuring the Berlin Philharmonic and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:00pm
Gustavo Dudamel is set to kick off his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the way he inaugurated his tenure in 2009: with a Mahler symphony and some new music. 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
A list of musicals that changed Broadway will most certainly include Oklahoma and Company,
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:10pm
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Ward Stare, plays Mendelssohn's “Italian” Symphony and Rosssini's Barber of Seville Overture for the first concert of the new season of Live from Hochstein.

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning August 10, 2014
Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. 
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Known for his Pulitzer-prize winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, Steven Stucky wrote his first 4 symphonies before he was 30 but withdrew all of them. Now in his late 60’s, his first symphony was premiered by the LA Philharmonic in 2012.He describes the piece as being similar to Silent Spring as “a single expanse of music that travels through a series of emotional landscapes,depositing us at the end of our journey in a different place from where we set out.” The piece aired on 10/12 is followed by Barber’s Violin Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
On 10/5, hear the brass quartet who call themselves "The Bone Rangers" perform Antonio Carlos Jobim's No More Blues. Also this month, enjoy talent from Boston, the Aspen Music Festival, and from the campus at the University of South Dakota.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
From our friends to the North, the broadcast on 10/5 highlights some of the best Canadian organ performers and composers. 
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Mahler's first symphony and selections from Wagner's Götterdämmerung are featured on 10/2. Other highlights from the month include works by Strauss, Ives, and plenty of Mozart.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
WXXI & Eastman School of Music bring NPR’s From the Top to record a show at Kodak Hall. 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
From the creators of South Park, and winner of nine Tony Awards, including best musical,
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year. 

 


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