Music

Remembering Mitch Miller - A Rare WXXI Interview

Music legend and Rochester native Mitch Miller is dead at the age of 99. Miller's daughter says he died after a short illness.

Prestigious Competition at Eastman School of Music

The 12th Eastman Young Artists International Piano competition is this week as 22 teens from around the world vie for cash prizes and scholarships.

Pleasure bent again

See you in August.

Great Performances at the Met "Armida" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 08/22/2010 - 12:00pm

Renée Fleming stars as Rossini’s sorceress in Armida.

Live from Licoln Center “South Pacific” on WXXI-TV

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 8:00pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic tale of love and prejudice stars Kelli O’Hara and Paulo Szot.

NPR Music Live from the Newport Folk Festival on WRUR-FM88.5 & WITH-FM90.1

Sat, 07/31/2010 - 11:30am

Hear emerging young artists alongside some of the country’s most acclaimed musicians as they play live from the most famous folk festivals in the country.

Close encounters

Percy GraingerPercy GraingerPercy Grainger was born in Australia in 1882.   Until recently, he was pegged as a lightweight because of his folk song arrangements.  Recent releases reveal a more serious side, one that’s funny and sad, reflective and violent.

Out of thin air

Music fans love to meet performers, but I'm thrilled to make contact with composers.  They're making music out of thin air using pure imagination.  One of my fond memories of the late Richard Gladwell is seeing his face suffused with pleasure as he told of meeting composer Ralph Vaughan Williams decades ago at a concert in London.  Williams' music is a cornerstone of twentie

Glimmerglass Opera’s Francesca Zambello

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 6:00am

Classical 91.5 morning host Brenda Tremblay speaks with Glimmerglass Opera’s incoming executive director Francesca Zambello.