Classical

Sixth sense

One day in middle school, walking out of the lunchroom down a long, sunny hallway, I saw my father emerge from the band room where he taught instrumental music. He spotted me and pivoted, approaching with another music teacher alongside and holding a thick, green glass Coke bottle in his hand. It was half full.

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang on WXXI-TV

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 8:30pm

The concert starring Alan Gilbert, Lang Lang, and Tchaikovsky is a true mid-winter’s dream.

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2012 on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 2:30pm

The Vienna Philharmonic and host Julie Andrews ring in 2012.

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: Dudamel: Conducting a Life

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 3:30pm

Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the LA Phil’s charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel.

Celebración! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Flórez on WXXI-TV

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 9:00pm

Opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Andre Rieu: Live from Vienna on WXXI-TV/HD

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00pm

Master musician Andre Rieu performs in front of the historic Hofburg Palace.

Season of giving

The other day I said to my family, “Let’s all give homemade gifts this year.” This suggestion sank like a stone on a wave of despair, since my kids are still young enough to dream of Lego sets, gadgets, and games. But for my part, I’m determined to do it.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00pm

Tune in for this musical Christmas Eve special.

RPO: A Classical Christmas

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 12:00pm

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Musical delights of the Holiday Season!

Christmas with Madrigalia 2010: The Light of the World

Tue, 12/21/2010 - 12:00pm

Madrigalia presents music for the Christmas season.