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

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
The Boston Pops releases a star-studded celebration featuring some of the greatest moments over their 129-year history.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:00pm
Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role to the series for the first time.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
An enchanting musical performance set beneath the stars in the breathtaking heart of medieval Spain.

Ongoing

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
The new season of LA Opera on the Air begins on July 16th and presents operas by Puccini, Bellini, and Verdi for our listening pleasure.

Recently

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Written and directed by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff, Dancing on the Edge is a 1930’s period drama detailing the rise of the Louis Lester Band – a black jazz band in London led by Louis Lester, played by BAFTA Award-Winner Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Host Julia Figueras welcomes faculty members of the MostArts Festival at Alfred University to the WXXI studios
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
WXXI gets you ready for this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival by presenting an encore broadcast of four of last year's musical performances.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 9:00pm
Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, January 27 at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre.
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