Arts and Culture

Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 9:00pm

Join us for part 3 of 4 as Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith.

The Promised Land: Frank & Audrey Peterman

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:00pm

If Frank and Audrey Peterman have their way, many more of their fellow black Americans will visit our national parks.

Backstage Pass presents Ad Hoc

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras hosts music and discussion with Ad Hoc.

In case you missed this

Four Eastman students have made classical music station WQXR's list of Top Five Viral Videos of 2010. When the quartet Breaking Wind performed a fully choreographed Lady Gaga medley in wigs and sunglasses, “it wasn’t just funny; it was inspired,” writes Amanda Angel. One of these players is interning at WXXI, but so far, she’s left her blonde wig at home.

Education Takes the Stage Luncheon Hosted by WXXI & RPO

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:00pm

Please join WXXI and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for its second annual luncheon with guest speaker Dr. Margaret Martin, founder of  LA's Harmony Project.

AS YOU WISH, the top classical music stories in Rochester in 2010

Let’s recall the top classical music news stories in 2010 in Rochester, New York, with a nod to the Rob Reiner film, The Princess Bride.

NOT UNEMPLOYED IN GREENLAND     RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman announced his retirement at end of the 2010-2011 season.  Norwegian conductor Arild Remmeriet will step up as RPO’s new music director in 2011. Glimmerglass Opera announced that Francesca Zambello will be new executive director in 2011.

MUCH NICER THAN THE FIRE SWAMP   Eastman School of Music opened a new wing with dramatic atrium, recital hall, rehearsal spaces, and eye-popping hanging glass sculpture.

INCONCEIVABLE!   Rochester entrepreneur Tim Enright launched Virtuoso Television, or VTV, an internet service for musicians to record and store music lessons online for reference in future practice sessions.

HELLO, MY NAME IS “GIBBS AND MAIN”     Rochester chamber ensemble Quartsemble changed moniker.

NEVER GO AGAINST A STRING PLAYER WHEN DEATH IS ON THE LINE    RPO principal violist Melissa Matson stepped on needle, performed Harold in Italy with injured foot. RPO principal cellist Stefan Reuss fell and injured ribs and wrist, missing first few weeks of concert season.

A GREAT GIFT FOR RHYME    Baritone Jonathan Beyer earned Rochester Oratorio Society’s annual Classical Idol top prize with compelling performance of aria from "Nixon on China." Composer Cary Ratcliff gets oratorio "Ode to Common Things" published. Composer Amanda Jacobs won national award for "Mass for the Living."

HER APPEAL IS UNDENIABLE    Soprano Renee Fleming released “Dark Hope,” a collection of pop covers of songs by groups such as Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie and Leonard Cohen. Rochester chamber choir Madrigalia premiered new work by Libby Larsen; Larsen visits.

NO ONE WITHSTANDS THE MACHINE  Michael Daughtery piano concerto, “Deus Ex Machina” co-commissioned by the RPO, earned 2010 Grammy nomination.  The Eastman's Ying Quartet was also nominated for a Grammy.

ANYBODY WANT A PEANUT?   Several Western New York public schools named “Best Communities for Music Education” in the United States by the non-profit NAMM Foundation; Albion Central School District, Brighton, Leroy, Pittsford, Royalton-Hartland Central School District, Rush-Henrietta, Webster, West Irondequoit.

Congratulations and Happy New Year!

I'm an Artist on WXXI-TV

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 9:00pm

I'm an Artist is a heartwarming documentary about young adults with disabilities and a dedicated teacher that helps them to create their own artwork.

Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 9:00pm

Things get comlicated as Mary entertains three suitors in the same night with truly unexpected results.

A Stage Notes Christmas with Amy Grant

Sat, 12/25/2010 - 12:00pm

Host Robert Hammond has a very special guest on his show Christmas Day!