Music

Poet Berthold Auerbach once said,

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
WXXI hopes that it inspires its audiences every day, and that you find the concert of musical content on this page equally inspiring. » read more about Music at WXXI

Coming Up

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
One of the most revered and influential rock ’n’ roll singers of all time, Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:10pm
Petar Kodzas plays music that represents three centuries of composers writing for the guitar – with music by Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Radamés Gnattali.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Classical 91.5 presents ¡Viva la Música! Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 Noon. 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:30pm
WXXI and the City of Rochester present a half-hour special that highlights the history of the spoken word in African-American culture and how it influenced jazz.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:10pm
Soprano Paulina Swierczek and the Eastman Cello Ensemble will perform music by Heitor Villa-Lobos this week on Live from Hochstein.

Ongoing

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
The Lyric Opera's 2016 season begins this month with Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Lopez's Bel Canto, and Rossini's Cinderella.

Recently

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Classical 91.5 brings listeners 13 episodes of a series that features highlights from the 43rd season of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:10pm
The RPO Marimba band plays a great program, with music by Khachaturian, Barber, Tchaikovsky, and more.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
Classical 91.5’s Brenda Tremblay hosts the radio broadcast series of the 2015-16 season of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:10pm
Pianist Jennifer Hayghe and cellist Rosemary Ellliott team up for a romantic program including music by Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Edvard Grieg.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:10pm
Three outstanding young musicians take center stage: flutist Shannon Chow, flutist Joy Zhang, and clarinetist Xilin Zhou.
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