Classical

FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL "Rhythm and Strings" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 10:30pm

A marimba  performance by 16-year-old Joshua Jones of Chicago, Illinois; 12-year-old violinist Anna Lee, from Queens, New York; and the Maggiore Trio — Anna Lee, 11-year-old pianist Alice Burla and 13-year-old cellist Taeguk Mun.

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Pearlman, Ax & Ma @ The Penthouse" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 9:00pm

Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform in the Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.

Making Rossini EVEN BETTER.

I think this video speaks for itself.  No need for me to infringe on it's amazingness.

Morning Mailbag

One of our chief joys is hearing from WXXI's classical music listeners.  Enjoy a sample of a few e-mails from recent weeks.

Brenda:

I've been listening to your show on the way in to work lately and really enjoying the selection. Michael Pratorius was new to me, and a direct hit.

A question: you played a chaconne by Marin Marais last week (I believe by the Concert of Nations). I'd like to track the recording down, but he wrote a number of chaconnes. Can you shed any light?

 best-

 T------------

Hi, T---------,

Great Performance at the Met "Der Rosenkavalier" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 12:00pm

Starring Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.

The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 8:00pm

Join us every Thursday night in April for performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Trombone Spring Break!

Earlier this month, I was gone and off the air for a whole week.  I thought I'd try Skyaking for a bit--didn't work out so well.  After multiple bird strikes and $17,000 worth of skyaks destroyed, I decided on a safer endeavor and played racquetball.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on Classical 91.5

Wed, 04/21/2010 - 8:00pm

Kerry Frumkin hosts the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 2009 season.

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 8:00pm

Join us for the first in the new Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra series with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 8:00pm

Gustavo Dudamel's infectious energy has won over audiences, orchestras and colleagues alike.