Superbowl advertisers turned to classical composers to help them sell carbonated beverages (with Rossini's William Tell Overture), a new TV series (cue Carl Orff's Carmina Burana), cars (via John Williams' The Empire Strikes Back) and bright orange chips which may not be the healthiest thing for you or your dog. In my opinion, the juxtaposition of Verdi's Requiem with a slow-motion, runni
Arts and Culture
World renowned soprano Renee Fleming spoke with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay about returning to her hometown on February 20th to perform a benefit concert for the Eastman School of Music.
We talk with Rochester Contemporary Art Center director Bleu Cease and artists of the Mentors & Makers exhibition which begins this weekend
Jane Austen scholar and expert David Shapard joins us on the line in advance of this Sunday's Austen marathon to discuss the novelist's work and recent film and television adaptations.
Plácido Domingo returns to Verdi’s masterpiece, taking on the baritone title role.
"What are men compared to rocks and mountains?"
Jane Austen wasn't talking about the Super Bowl when she wrote that, but I imagine she might enjoy the prospect of her characters doing battle with the Packers and the Steelers this Sunday.