Arts and Culture

The Greenest Building on WXXI-TV

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 10:00pm

Is a new building the most sustainable choice?

San Francisco Opera presents Cyrano De Bergerac

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 1:00pm

For more than a century, audiences have been moved by the story of a swordsman-poet with an enormous heart and an even larger nose.

The San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 1:00pm

A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion.

Peace Corps Voices

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:00pm

A fascinating audio history celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps.

Our Summer in Tehran on WXXI-TV

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:00pm

Part poetry, part travelogue, part family drama, Our Summer in Tehran takes viewers beyond the heated headlines and into a fascinating and strikingly familiar land.

Radiolab

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 8:00pm

Tune in throughout August for all new episodes of Radiolab.

Mostly Mozart Festival Opening Night on WXXI-TV

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 8:00pm

Mostly Mozart Festival 2011 opens on August 2 with a gala featuring acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

News and views

You may see less arts coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle. The daily paper’s classical music, jazz and dance reporter and critic, Anna Reguero, is leaving to pursue her doctorate in musicology.  (You can hear our conversation about changes she’s seen in Rochester by clicking here.)  She will not be replaced.  In a city with a widespread affinity for music of all kinds, the decision by Rochester’s daily paper to not hire a new music writer is troubling but not surprising.

Classical 91.5 says farewell to Chris Van Hof

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 8:35am

....with a special interview with morning host Brenda Tremblay.