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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:00pm
This week we'll enjoy the Latin rhythms and jazz influences found in the music of Carlos Aguirre.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am
6/4       Women on the Edge  
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 12:01am
Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Host Julia Figueras welcomes faculty members of the MostArts Festival at Alfred University to the WXXI studios

Also on Classical 91.5

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
This month, the New York Philharmonic welcomes soloists Jennifer Koh, Jessye Norman, and Yuja Wang, among many others. We will hear performances of Strauss' Don Quixote, and Bruckner's 7th symphony.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
This month we'll visit Colorado, Georgia, Indiana and Montana, and hear some great music on the way. We'll meet a 12 year old pianist mastering Schumann, and a young organist who's love for music got him into a bit of trouble with his local library.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on Pipedreams, we celebrate the centenary of Reger's death, and hear a sample of organs that will be featured in the 2016 American Guild of Organists convention.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
This month, hear performances of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 4, among many other great pieces.
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Music Director James Levine returns to the Metropolitan Opera pit to conduct Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
This month host Edmund Stone tips his hat to excellent but perhaps under-recognized film scores. We'll go along for the ride on a prison break or two, as well as explore films that depict the possible future.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month hear music by Bach, Bartók and Tchaikovsky. Yefim Bronfman will perform Brahms' 2nd piano concerto, and we hear Michael Tilson Thomas' beautiful Street Song for Symphonic Brass.
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
The Lyric Opera's 2016 season continues with operas by Berg, Lehar, Verdi and Richard Strauss.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Pianist Yuja Wang makes another appearance on Classical 91.5 this month (June 5).  Then, the New York Philharmonic takes us on a ride with the Valkyries on the June 27th broadcast.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
From St. Paul to Cincinnati, from Los Angeles to Houston, great performances are featured this month on APM's SymphonyCast.  Meet cellist Sol Gabetta on the June 25th broadcast.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
The Montrose Trio is just one of many chamber ensembles heard this month from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall Live welcomes the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to its halls this month.  Plus, pianist Yuja Wang, who recently performed in Rochester with the RPO wraps up the month.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform a series of programs of both darkness and light.  June wraps with Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus, the Poem of Fire.
Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.
This month host Elbio Barilari features new music, popular Latin American melodies, the many ways of being a Spaniard and the French influence on Haitian music - every Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:01am
Memorial Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
“What is your favorite Broadway song?” That's a question host Robert Hammond is frequently asked.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00am
5/28      Music by Jimmy McHugh, Part 2

 

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