Arts and Culture

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both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
Classical 91.5 brings listeners Center Stage from Wolf Trap, a two-hour, 26-part series that showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Iconic 19th-century painter and naturalist John James Audubon, who explored the American frontier in search of "the feathered tribes" he loved and studied, is spotlighted
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Cognitively challenged teens and young adults stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions.
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:30pm
Celebrate the legendary songwriter, Richard M. Sherman, who along with his brother, Bob composed some of the most beloved Disney soundtracks of all time. 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel in its time and remains so today. The waterway brought wealth and a host of new influences to Rochester and the other towns it touched.
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Cognitively challenged teens and young adults stage the original musical, Assuming Assumptions.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
Get ready to SOAR Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. with  WXXI-TV and its Move to Include initiative.

Arts and Culture

Listen now on the Classical 91.5 website
In recognition of LGBT pride month, host Robert Hammond is pleased to welcome Ari Shapiro to Stage Notes on Saturday, June 10 at noon on Classical 91.5.
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join WXXI for a Royal Evening on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 with the presentation of Diana - Her Story followed by Elizabeth at 90- A Family Tribute
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 10:30pm
Meet the Brass Sisters a.k.a. The Food Flirts! 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00pm
The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th open-air concert, with a program inspired by fairy tales and myths
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
This concert spectacular is hosted by beloved icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees.


Arts and Culture