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.

Featured Programming

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty sees the popular choreographer return to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Islands of Britain is a delightful jaunt around the forgotten jewels of the United Kingdom.
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:00pm
Explores the intersection of rugged urban b-boyin’ (breakdancing) and the traditional roots of Hmong culture.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:00am
Michael Feinstein, host of Song Travels returns to Classical 91.5 with his weekly musical travels through the American Songbook. 
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
A filmmaker's journey to discover the mystery behind the meaning of her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamanaʻ ekapunokamalei-o-naliʻ iamekahanohanoʻ ia.
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
WXXI's Brenda Tremblay hosts a whole new broadcast season of the Rochester Philhamornic Orchestra.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, singers from the Eastman School of Music Opera Department, and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus perform a concert version of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount at Carnegie Hall
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
Embark on a musical journey with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a “mobile musical think tank.”
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
The story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.

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Calling all Rochester youth to participate in this collaborative, juried media competition.

Recently Aired

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
Celebrate the Alabama studio that united black and white to create music for the generations.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life, from her earliest memories as a young girl falling in love with opera, through her thriving career in this special.
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
Enjoy J.M. Barrie’s most famous work in Michael Pink’s adaptation performed by Milwaukee Ballet.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
WXXI is pleased to bring its listeners The Dranoff International 2-Piano Foundation, a four part series that highlights the foundation and its 2013 competition.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
Standup comedians who landed sitcoms, TV doctors and nurses, standout comedy actors, and the people who broke the color barrier on television, are the subjects explored when Pioneers of Television returns to WXXI-TV Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
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