Music

Austin City Limits: Mos Def/ K'naan

Sun, 01/17/2010 - 12:00am

Canadian-Somali poet, rapper and musician, K'naan, performs on Austin City Limits.

The Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:00pm

Tune in for a Christmas Eve tradition.

Happy Holidays, or rather, "Feliz Navidad!"

Happy Holidays from your afternoon host guy on WXXI!  It's been a busy Fall, but now that the Winter is officially upon us, I thought I'd offer a little Christmas present to you.  The Eastman Wind Ensemble just toured to Michigan and Chicago, playing at the prestigious Midwest Clinic.

Murder By Mistletoe

I'm a sucker for this sound. It's The Felice Brothers. I'd recommend it for just the piano break alone, for the way it starts to tip over, but the lyrics are interesting too. There's a man drifting off to sleep in an "attic full of make believe" while carolers sing in the street. Later he watches a woman smile on TV and ends up "laying with last year's love, high as the moon above."

Independent Lens presents Young@Heart

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:00pm

Go on tour with two-dozen talented seniors who remain young in spirit.

Classical Guitar Alive

Sun, 01/03/2010 - 6:00pm

Host Tony Morris presents a rich variety of musicians and their shared passion for the classical guitar.

New Year's Day from Vienna 2014

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:00am

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014.

Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00pm

Baritone Thomas Hampson performs with the New York Philharmonic, sending 2009 out in style.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Sat, 03/17/2012 - 10:00pm

Legendary rocker, Patti Smith, shares memories and insights into her remarkable career spanning nearly four decades.

Looking for a new carol

The order forms offering music for the year-end festivities begin crossing my desk in September.  All lovely, pretty stuff.  All pretty much the same as last year.  And then we have a banner year, and newly minted magic fills the airwaves.  So here's a short list of holiday CD's I found this year--some with a new take on old pieces, and some with something entirely new.