This week in the mornings on Classical 91.5

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 21

On Inauguration Day, you’ll meet members of the Eastman String Quartet — four very excited musicians who will play for President Barack Obama immediately after his swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C.   Also, we’ll enjoy CDs featuring the classical luminaries of the 2009 Inauguration: Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.   And “may your dreams be realized;” Cantus sings a song for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 22     Music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin.

Wednesday, January 23    Wake up to the gentle ticking of the clock, a stroll along the Seine, a battle on the ice.  Also, A recent production of La Boheme from London’s Royal Opera House will be shown twice at the Little Theater in the next week. Mona Seghatoleslami shares a look at Puccini’s opera through conversation with Benton Hess -- with nods to pop culture, and through her own experiences. 

Thursday, January 24

We start with a song for snow, moths and butterflies, and calm seas for a prosperous voyage.  Also, WXXI’s Music Director Julia Figueras talks with RPO guest conductor Yoav Talmi and trombonist Mark Kellogg in advance of their performances of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Larsson's Concertino for Trombone.

 Friday, January 25

We'll enjoy recordings featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Emmanuel Ax, and Rochester chamber choir Voices.  In our HEALTHY MUSICIANS series, guitarist Nicholas Goluses explains why he’s embraced technologies that some guitarists have rejected.  (Hear the entire conversation, including his secret for losing weight, in a podcast at wxxi.org.)