Music

Roy Orbison: In Dreams on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/10/2011 - 7:00pm

This documentary outlines the story of one of pop’s most enigmatic pioneers.

SXSW on WRUR-FM

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:00pm

Tune in for a fabulous lineup including the first live broadcast of the SXSW music keynote -- featuring Bruce Springsteen. 

The Big Band Years

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 8:00pm

This “Big Band” retrospective features the songs that brought the country through WWII and kick-started the baby boom.

Great Performances: Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden on WXXI-TV

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:00pm

Pete Seeger, legendary folk artist and pioneer of protest music, turned 90 in May 2009.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:00pm

To mark the passing of a man that has been a great friend to PBS, as well as the world, WXXI presents this American Masters film that chronicles his life.

Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player on WXXI-TV

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 10:00pm

Recorded just blocks from the famed Music Row that he’s largely credited with creating, Atkins gives the audience a master class in playing and performing.

You Missed a Spot!

Every day for 5 hours at WXXI, I play CDs.  On an average weekday, I play 22 pieces of recorded music.  A rough estimate suggests that 97% of the recordings I play are produced in a studio, with the remaining 3% are recorded live in concert.

Backstage Pass with Eastman School of Music Professor, James VanDemark on 91.5 FM

Thu, 02/25/2010 - 1:00pm

Tune in for Backstage Pass with Eastman School of Music Professor, James VanDemark.

Chris Botti in Boston on WXXI-TV

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 10:00pm

Chris Botti in Boston, Part 2 features the acclaimed trumpeter performing with a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of some of today’s most popular music artists, including Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo Ma.

Independent Lens presents Young@Heart

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 7:00pm

Get inspired for 2011 by the exceptional members of the Young@Heart Chorus!