Previous Guests

Information about guests prior to 2010 is located at the bottom of the page.

Previous Guests

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes the Australian period-instrument chamber ensemble Ironwood to the Henry Epstein studio

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

In celebration of From the Top’s show at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on March 19th, host Julia Figueras welcomes pianist and From the Top host Christopher O’Riley and flutist Sir James Galway to WXXI’s studio

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP) and director Chien-Kwan Lin join host Julia Figueras

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Break of Reality rocks the Henry Epstein studio Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes Vox Lumine (Voices of Light)

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 1:00pm

Tune in for a lively performance by this viola trio. 

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes the Chicago-based Gaudete Brass to Studio A

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 1:00pm

Host Julia Figueras welcomes lutenist Christopher Wilke to the Epstein Studio for Backstage Pass

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 1:00pm

Host Julia Figueras welcomes members from the Gateways Music Festival - Watch it online!

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 1:00pm

Tune in for music from Brahms and a talk with Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras about how The Lilac Piano Quartet formed the group and details about the music they play.

(Prior to 2010)

Friday, December 19, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Musica Spei

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Arabesque Winds

Friday, October 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Ossia

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Ying Quartet

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Pascal Rogé

Friday, April 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Quartsemble

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Robert DiLutis

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. – Michael Burritt

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. - Musica Spei Holiday

Friday, November 21, 2008 at 1 p.m. -- Andrew von Oeyen

Friday, October 31, 2008 at 1 p.m. – Carol Rodland, Viola Chair at the Eastman School of Music

Friday, September 12, 2008 -- The Emerald Brass Quintet

Friday, August 22, 2008 – Amelia Piano Trio

Monday, July 14, 2008 – Two Men and a Baby Grand

Friday, June 6, 2008 - Bonita Boyd and Nicholas Goluses

Friday, May 31, 2008 – RPO's Melissa Matson and Erik Behr

Friday, April 25, 2008 – The Cello Divas

Monday, March 10 and Friday, March 14, 2008 – Pianist Harvest Zhang and The Compass Quartet local From the Top guests

Friday, February 1, 2008 – The Erie Saxophone Quartet

Friday, January 18, 2008 - Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's From the Top, will talk about his upcoming show in Nazareth College's Callahan Theater

Friday, December 14, 2007-- Gregory Kunde and Linda Wojciechowski

November 16, 2007– William Preucil and Juliana Athayde

October 26, 2007 - Pianist Jon Kimura Parker

September 28, 2007 - The Canadian Brass

August 17, 2007 - The Corigliano String Quartet

July 6, 2007 - Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

June 29, 2007 - Eastman Harp Professor Kathleen Bride

May 25, 2007 - Members of the cast of Mercury Opera's upcoming production of Showboat

April 27, 2007 - Nicholas Goluses, founder of the guitar department at the Eastman School of Music

March 8, 2007 - Lutenist Deborah Fox and Friends

February 14, 2007 - The Ying Quartet.

January 9, 2007 - RPO Horn player Peter Kurau will be joined by soprano Pamela Kurau and RPO Pianist Joseph Werner to present the music of Franz and Richard Strauss.

December 1, 2006 - Cellist Steven Doane and pianist Barry Snyder

November 16, 2006 - RPO Marimba Ensemble

October 27, 2006 - The Geneseo Wind Quintet

September 29, 2006 - Kenneth Grant, Principal Clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and an associate professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music.

August 8, 2006 - RPO Brass perfoming music written for the Commission Project

July 14, 2006 - Richard Auldon Clark and members of the Mahattan Chamber Orchestra. Clark, a violist, is founder of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, as well as Associate Professor of Music at Butler University, and conductor of the Butler Symphony Orchestra.

June 16, 2006 - Soloists for Glimmerglass Opera come in to discuss and sample the upcoming summer season.

May 19, 2006 - Violinist Tai Murray talks with Ms. Figueras about her experiences on the concert stage as an African-American musician and preview some of the music from her upcoming concert at the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival on May 21.