Arts and Culture

Graduates Setting Out Amid Difficult Job Market

Even alumni of elite schools like the Eastman School of Music face the daunting challenge of finding a job and paying off those student loans.

Wednesday's Mystery Piece

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana

Today, June 2nd, we heard Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Smetana was a Czech composer who founded a school in Prague in 1848. This piece is the overture to a hugely successful comic opera. The composer saw the 100th performance of this opera, which was a milestone in the history of Czech opera. By 1952, it had been performed a thousand times at Prague’s National Theater! Tomorrow, our mystery piece is from an opera inspired by Wagner’s "Ring" cycle.

Restoring a Masterpiece: WXXI's Newest Documentary

The documentary detailing the amazing restoration of Rochester's Eastman Theatre debuted Tuesday on WXXI-TV.

The Moody Blues Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 9:00pm

The legendary band performs their classic hits at the Royal Albert Hall.

Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence on WXXI-TV

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 9:00pm

A look at one of the quirkiest show animals.

That mystery piece you heard . . .

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel

Today's early morning mystery piece was Maurice Ravel's La Valse. Georges Pretre conducted the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart (Hanssler 93013.) Congratulations to Robert, who guessed via e-mail at btre...@wxxi.org. Tomorrow, we'll hear a work by a Czech composer which, by 1952, had been performed a thousand times at Prague’s National Theater. Hear a daily mystery piece at around 6:40 a.m. on Classical 91.5.

An Evening With Smokey Robinson on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 9:30pm

Gwen Ifill talks with Smokey Robinson, giving viewers an insider’s look at the life and career of the Motown legend.

A Capitol Fourth 2013

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 8:00pm

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 237th birthday.

The Red Green Show on WXXI-TV

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 10:30pm

Escape to the country every week with Red Green and the cast from the Possum Lodge.

Great Old Amusement Parks

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:00pm

A celebration of these wooden and mechanical old getaways and the communities that support them.