Your friends at WXXI are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support for public radio this week during our annual February membership campaign. In a few short days, 1,326 listeners pledged more than $155,000, exceeding our goal by $5,000. You are amazing! Thank you!
Eastman School of Music
Women composers’ music has never been more interesting or prolific, and you’ll hear splendid examples of it throughout the month of March. On Classical 91.5, we'll start the day with inspired music, arts news, features, and the latest headlines. The Mystery piece airs at 6:40.
On Wednesday, December 25th, it's my pleasure to present WXXI’s annual Christmas morning special from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.
I inherited the privilege from my late colleague and friend Richard Gladwell, who for decades, poured himself into crafting a beautiful playlist every Christmas morning. He was such an inspiration!
Thank you to Luna Galassini for filling in for me over my recent vacation. I spent time with friends in Philadelphia, Princeton, and Bristol Harbor, and then had a week to get ready for winter, putting the garden to bed and sorting through a big basket of mittens and hats which now sits by the front door. And rest! I slept in every day! Getting enough rest and being healthy is very important to me, and it was especially vital given the dramatic week that followed with the unexpected announcement that the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra wished to end its four-year contract with Music Director Arild Remmereit two years early. WXXI-FM listeners have expressed shock, anger, sadness, and hope that classical music lovers will work through this situation together to support our city’s great orchestra. Our newsroom will keep you updated on the situation.