Arts and Culture


Fri, 10/28/2011 - 1:00pm

Join Backstage Pass for a musical journey to Indonesia. (Watch the performance On-Demand)

Singing Mahler with people I love

In the first book of a two-volume autobiography, Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty (University of Rochester Press, 2011) Gunther Schuller reflects on his early influences.

Wade McCollum Co-hosts The Haunting Music of Broadway

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dracula.  Bloodthirsty, lustful and evil incarnate—but above all—a gentleman.  The Count journeys from his gloomy Transylvanian castle to WXXI to co-host the second edition of The Haunting Music of Broadway. 

Mornings on Classical 91.5, October 24 - 28

Join Brenda Tremblay for music, a mystery piece, and arts news. The Composers Datebook airs at 7:20 and the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20. Features air around 8:35.

Monday, October 24

Composers Datebook: Robert Russell Bennett takes the prize (twice)

Hear Madrigalia’s new CD!  It’s not even been officially released yet.   Madrigalia Music Director Lee Wright previews the newest recording from one of Rochester’s premiere choral groups. (CD release party is Sun. Oct. 30)


Independent Lens: Deaf Jam

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:00pm

Connect with a deaf New York City teen as she discovers American Sign Language poetry. 

Masterpiece Contemporary "Page Eight" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 9:00pm

An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first?

Peace Unveiled on WXXI-TV/HD

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 10:00pm

Part three of the five-part series Women, War & Peace continues.

PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo on WXXI-TV

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 2:00pm

This film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country.

Thanksgiving with Cantus

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 1:00pm

Gear up for the holiday season as the charming gentlemen of Cantus celebrate Thanksgiving.

Live from Hochstein: A Cup of Good Cheer

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Madrigalia host this Live from Hochstein holiday tradition.