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Tell us about a Public Radio Music moment that is special to you

Public radio provides a broad spectrum of musical choices.  Here in Rochester, NY, WXXI public radio provides 24-hour classical music on WXXI-FM 91.5 and a mix of news and Triple-A music on WRUR-FM 88.5.

Seeking listener stories for Public Radio Music Month

WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 and WRUR-FM Different Radio provide the best in Classical and Triple A Public Radio music for you.

From the Top presents its first International program

From the Top’s first international show in Bogotá, Colombia last week was a collaboration with the Batuta National Foundation (Colombia’s national youth music program) and the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (Colombia’s national youth orchestra), and was one of the most inspiring and rewarding journeys we have ever experienced.

After three decades, a public radio staple comes to an end!

For nearly three decades, WXXI-FM has been bringing St. Paul Sunday to listeners from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

So what's with the Robo Announcers during the middle of the day?

WXXI-FM 91.5 has received multiple calls and e-mails this week asking about the "robo announcers" during the middle of the day this week. 

Who said Classical music is dead? Check out this festival of living composers - all under 40!

The 21st century is bringing with it a whole new generation of composers who are actively writing and performing classical music.

Problem with June 11th Lyric Opera of Chicago

Astute opera fans may have notice that a portion of Un Ballo in Maschera was missing last Saturday 6/11.  We've just received this notification from the distributor.

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis will be awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance on June 28th at the 51st annual awards ceremony at the Gartner Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Crested Butte Music Festival

Check out the new takes on classical performances at:

Watch "From the Top" on You Tube

This week you are in for a treat!