Previous Guests

Information about guests prior to 2010 is located at the bottom of the page.

Previous Guests

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras welcomes Charlie Castleman, perhaps the world's most active performer/pedagogue on the violin, to Studio E.

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

duo526 is in studio with the co-directors of Sunset Concerts, a new chamber music series.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

WXXI's Julia Figueras welcomes musicians from the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival and Artistic Music Director Richard Auldon Clark

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

WXXI's Julia Figueras welcomes members of the Society for Chamber Music in studio for music and conversation.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes the Australian period-instrument chamber ensemble Ironwood to the Henry Epstein studio

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) and director Chien-Kwan Lin join host Julia Figueras

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Break of Reality rocks the Henry Epstein studio Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes Vox Lumine (Voices of Light)

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 1:00pm

Tune in for a lively performance by this viola trio. 

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes the Chicago-based Gaudete Brass to Studio A

(Prior to 2010)

Friday, December 19, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Musica Spei

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Arabesque Winds

Friday, October 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Ossia

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Ying Quartet

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Pascal Rogé

Friday, April 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Quartsemble

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Robert DiLutis

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Michael Burritt

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. - Musica Spei Holiday

Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1 p.m. -- Andrew von Oeyen

Friday, October 31, 2008 at 1 p.m. – Carol Rodland, Viola Chair at the Eastman School of Music

Friday, September 12, 2008 -- The Emerald Brass Quintet

Friday, August 22, 2008 – Amelia Piano Trio

Monday, July 14, 2008 – Two Men and a Baby Grand

Friday, June 6, 2008 - Bonita Boyd and Nicholas Goluses

Friday, May 31, 2008 – RPO's Melissa Matson and Erik Behr

Friday, April 25, 2008 – The Cello Divas

Monday, March 10 and Friday, March 14, 2008 – Pianist Harvest Zhang and The Compass Quartet local From the Top guests

Friday, February 1, 2008 – The Erie Saxophone Quartet

Friday, January 18, 2008 - Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's From the Top, will talk about his upcoming show in Nazareth College's Callahan Theater

Friday, December 14, 2007-- Gregory Kunde and Linda Wojciechowski

November 16, 2007– William Preucil and Juliana Athayde

October 26, 2007 - Pianist Jon Kimura Parker

September 28, 2007 - The Canadian Brass

August 17, 2007 - The Corigliano String Quartet

July 6, 2007 - Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

June 29, 2007 - Eastman Harp Professor Kathleen Bride

May 25, 2007 - Members of the cast of Mercury Opera's upcoming production of Showboat

April 27, 2007 - Nicholas Goluses, founder of the guitar department at the Eastman School of Music

March 8, 2007 - Lutenist Deborah Fox and Friends

February 14, 2007 - The Ying Quartet.

January 9, 2007 - RPO Horn player Peter Kurau will be joined by soprano Pamela Kurau and RPO Pianist Joseph Werner to present the music of Franz and Richard Strauss.

December 1, 2006 - Cellist Steven Doane and pianist Barry Snyder

November 16, 2006 - RPO Marimba Ensemble

October 27, 2006 - The Geneseo Wind Quintet

September 29, 2006 - Kenneth Grant, Principal Clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and an associate professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music.

August 8, 2006 - RPO Brass perfoming music written for the Commission Project

July 14, 2006 - Richard Auldon Clark and members of the Mahattan Chamber Orchestra. Clark, a violist, is founder of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, as well as Associate Professor of Music at Butler University, and conductor of the Butler Symphony Orchestra.

June 16, 2006 - Soloists for Glimmerglass Opera come in to discuss and sample the upcoming summer season.

May 19, 2006 - Violinist Tai Murray talks with Ms. Figueras about her experiences on the concert stage as an African-American musician and preview some of the music from her upcoming concert at the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival on May 21.