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Pipedreams’ Michael Barone will host the five concerts, April 21-24, featuring students and faculty of the Eastman School and guest organists Francesco Cera and Justin LaVoie. These concerts are free and open to the public. WXXI will be recording these concerts for later broadcast on Pipedreams. Free will offerings will help alleviate recording costs.

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Classical 91.5 can be heard in the Greater Rochester, NY area at FM 91.5 on the FM radio dial, and on HD radio at 91.5-1.  You can also stream Classical 91.5 or listen anywhere in the world via the free WXXI mobile app for iPhone or Android.  Some programming is also available in the Southern Tier in the Houghton, NY area at FM 90.3.

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am
4/30      Guys and Dolls
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:01am
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Classical 91.5 brings listeners 13 episodes of a series that features highlights from the 43rd season of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:10pm
Petar Kodzas plays music that represents three centuries of composers writing for the guitar – with music by Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Radamés Gnattali.

Also on Classical 91.5

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month, we will hear major works by Mahler, Bartók, Bach, and Respighi, as well as Midori performing Shostakovich's first Violin Concerto.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
This month, we will hear two violin concertos; one by Schumann and one by Prokofiev. Also performed this month are symphonies by Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms.
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
This month host Edmund Stone explores the scores from the films Casablanca, 2001: A Space Odyssey, It’s a Wonderful Life, and many more. 
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
This month the Metropolitan Opera performs Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Kristine Opolias singing the title role.
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall's 125th season continues this month with performances by Bach Colleguim Japan, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs works by Shostakovich, Bach, Stravinsky and Mozart. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the orchestra to perform Shostakovich's first piano concerto.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
This month, the New York Philharmonic welcomes soloists Jennifer Koh, Jessye Norman, and Yuja Wang, among many others. We will hear performances of Strauss' Don Quixote, and Bruckner's 7th symphony.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
This month we'll visit Colorado, Georgia, Indiana and Montana, and hear some great music on the way. We'll meet a 12 year old pianist mastering Schumann, and a young organist who's love for music got him into a bit of trouble with his local library.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
This month on Pipedreams, we celebrate the centenary of Reger's death, and hear a sample of organs that will be featured in the 2016 American Guild of Organists convention.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
This month, hear performances of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 4, among many other great pieces.
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
This month hear music by Bach, Bartók and Tchaikovsky. Yefim Bronfman will perform Brahms' 2nd piano concerto, and we hear Michael Tilson Thomas' beautiful Street Song for Symphonic Brass.

Recently on Classical 91.5

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:00pm
4/28      Latin American Piano
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:10pm
The RPO Marimba band plays a great program, with music by Khachaturian, Barber, Tchaikovsky, and more.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:00pm
This week we'll hear from a brother and sister act and the great Andrés Segovia.


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