WXXI Classical Blog

Luna moth

There’s a fine line between passion and compulsion. German composer Robert Schumann walked it.  

Galactic Sunburst

This week on WXXI-FM, Memorial Art Gallery curator of education Marlene Hamann-Whitmore offers an overview of the Fiberart International Show at the MAG. 

The more things change . . .

Next month, the longest-serving music director in the RPO’s history retires.  Christopher Seaman will become the orchestra’s first conductor for life, and his departure sets the stage for the next artistic leader, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit. 

Crested Butte Music Festival

Check out the new takes on classical performances at:

http://www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com/

Watch "From the Top" on You Tube

This week you are in for a treat!

 

Death of a Peep

Last week, Mike Carnahan put a leftover Easter peep in the microwave after hearing the suggestion on Classical 91.5 that a nuked peep might squeal before imploding...

Eric Whitacre virtual choir

It is amazing what technology and social media have done for classical music lovers worldwide. 

This is just one amazing video of composer Eric Whitacre and what he's doing to unite music lovers via social media.  What do you think?  http://www.wimp.com/choirvoices/

5 Questions for Gro Shetelig Kruse

When you step outside and hear birdsong, you know you’re hearing a kind of natural music.