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

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary event, this newly edited and remastered version gives the iconic concert a fresh look and sound, bringing new life and excitement to the performances.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:30pm
Filmed and recorded in an intimate setting at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, this new concert special spotlights multi-award winning artist and country music hit-maker Travis Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 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, March 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian.

Recently

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
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, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe. 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Charting a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, Soundbreaking offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of new sounds.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor.
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