Classical

The more things change . . .

Next month, the longest-serving music director in the RPO’s history retires.  Christopher Seaman will become the orchestra’s first conductor for life, and his departure sets the stage for the next artistic leader, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit. 

Live from Hochstein presents Merit Scholarship Winners

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 12:10pm

WXXI is proud to present selected works performed by outstanding Hochstein students.

Death of a Peep

Last week, Mike Carnahan put a leftover Easter peep in the microwave after hearing the suggestion on Classical 91.5 that a nuked peep might squeal before imploding...

Great Performances presents Carnegie Hall @ 120: An Anniversary Celebration on WXXI-TV

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 8:00pm

Carnegie Hall commemorates its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.

Backstage Pass with the Great Lakes Guitar Society

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass presents the founding members of the Great Lakes Guitar Society.

Iphigénie en Tauride, a Great Performance at the Met Presentation on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 12:00pm

Iphigénie en Tauride is often considered the culmination of Gluck’s life ambition to achieve a perfect union of music and drama.

Eric Whitacre virtual choir

It is amazing what technology and social media have done for classical music lovers worldwide. 

This is just one amazing video of composer Eric Whitacre and what he's doing to unite music lovers via social media.  What do you think?  http://www.wimp.com/choirvoices/

Backstage Pass with Mark Kellogg

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass proudly presents Mark Kellogg, principal trombonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Sat, 05/21/2011 - 1:00pm

Join us as the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth.