Classical 91.5

WXXI Classical 91.5 broadcasts classical music all day, every day, plus a variety of special programs.

Your top 40 favorite classical works!

Where to Listen

WXXI Classical 91.5 can be heard on the FM radio dial in the Rochester, NY area, and on HD radio at 91.5-1. Some programming is also available on WXXY in the Houghton, NY area. Classical 91.5 is also streamed worldwide on the Internet (Listen Live).

Coming up on Classical 91.5

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Does anybody remember musical theatre overtures?
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
A Play with Music, written and performed by Hershey Felder, includes music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and others.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year. 

Also on Classical 91.5

Mondays at 8:00PM
August includes a variety of works ranging from Holst's The Planets to Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Other featured composers include Walton, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Brahms, Barber, Copland and Falla.  Join us on Mondays at 8pm.
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Frequent guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to lead the CSO in a gorgeous masterpiece from his native Finland, Sibelius’ Four Legends from the Kalevala. This epic lyrical drama includes the profoundly haunting Swan of Tuonela with its unforgettable English horn solo. Critically acclaimed CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne’s <<rewind<< and Bartók’s lurid The Miraculous Mandarin provide an expressive and compelling opening to this program on August 21st.  Other works featured this month include Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte. 
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
August features summertime classics and four profiles of former New York Philharmonic Music Directors: Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Kurt Masur.
Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
From the Top visits Boston, MA; Princeton, NJ; and New Albany, OH in addition to two stops in the Lone Star State: El Paso and the Texas State International Piano Festival at Texas State University.
Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
Host Michael Barone leads us through five innovative programs in August, ranging from a sonic blockbuster of romantic pipe organ and wind ensemble to the creative contemporary compositions of a Syracuse Organ Book.  The music of Dieterich Buxtehude is highlighted with guest commentator and biographer, Kerala Snyder.  
Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning August 10, 2014
Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. 

Recently on Classical 91.5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
WXXI & Eastman School of Music bring NPR’s From the Top to record a show at Kodak Hall. 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
To say the least, this has been a difficult week in Tinseltown and on Broadway.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
If you love Hollywood adaptions of some of Broadway's best, you won't want to miss Stage Notes!

 


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