American Masters: LENNONYC

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:00pm

This film examines the period of time John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City.

Masterpiece Contemporary "Lennon Naked"

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 11:00pm

Christopher Eccleston channels John Lennon in this acclaimed recreation of Lennon’s last rocky years with the Beatles.

An Evening of Music & Dance

Sat, 11/20/2010 - 7:00pm

Join us for three documentaries highlighting different artist expressions joined together by rhythm.

Legends & Lyrics on WXXI-TV

Sun, 11/14/2010 - 7:00pm

Tune in as Legends & Lyrics kick off the season with Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen.

Eastman School of Music Professor of Musicology Patrick Macey

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 6:00am

Dr. Macey shares with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay how he solved a 16th Century brainteaser.

Purcell's coded lament

In June, BBC’s Radio 3 polled listeners on their favorite aria.  If you’re into opera, you might guess Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” or "Un bel di” soared to the top of the list, or maybe “La donna e mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto.  But the winner surprised everyone; it was a three-century old song from a relatively obscure opera by Henry Purcell.  Officially, England’s most

Miracle Fish

I guess we owe some kind of grudging debt to the underhanded business manager that stole Leonard Cohen’s money a few years back. That betrayal plucked the songwriter from his Buddhist retreat on Mount Baldy and sent him back out on the road to refill the coffers. A lot of people have had a lot of pleasure in a lot of concert halls because of what that guy did. Leonard’s one of them, actually.

Backstage Pass with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music Ensemble

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:00pm

WXXI presents Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music ensemble.

Young musicians are you ready for your big break?

Entries due November 18th at midnight

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform on the popular NPR radio show From the Top, enter a solo classical performance video to win this chance of a lifetime!

Open Tunings with Scott Regan

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 10:00am

And, the winner of the autographed Joe Bonamassa guitar is...