Music

Celebrating National Record Store Day Locally

Several Rochester record stores are celebrating National Record Store Day with special events Saturday.

Making Rossini EVEN BETTER.

I think this video speaks for itself.  No need for me to infringe on it's amazingness.

Morning Mailbag

One of our chief joys is hearing from WXXI's classical music listeners.  Enjoy a sample of a few e-mails from recent weeks.

Brenda:

I've been listening to your show on the way in to work lately and really enjoying the selection. Michael Pratorius was new to me, and a direct hit.

A question: you played a chaconne by Marin Marais last week (I believe by the Concert of Nations). I'd like to track the recording down, but he wrote a number of chaconnes. Can you shed any light?

 best-

 T------------

Hi, T---------,

Great Performance at the Met "Der Rosenkavalier" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 12:00pm

Starring Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.

Restoring a Masterpiece: Screening Event at Eastman Theatre

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 7:00pm

Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre premieres this June.

Tosca on Classical 91.5

Sat, 04/24/2010 - 1:00pm

Patricia Racette and Jonas Kaufmann star as the tragic lovers in Puccini's Tosca.

Verdi's La Traviata on Classical 91.5

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 1:00pm

Angela Gheorghiu stars as Violetta in Verdi's tragic tale of love, deception and redemption.

Pipedreams Live! from Rochester on Classical 91.5

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 8:00pm

Tune in to hear the second program from the Pipedreams Live! recording here in Rochester in February 2009.

The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 8:00pm

Join us every Thursday night in April for performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" on Classical 91.5

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 1:00pm

Mozart’s mystical fairy tale comes to life in Julie Taymor’s transcendent production, with a superb ensemble cast, including Nathan Gunn as the bird-catcher Papageno.