Music

Catching up

  My thanks to every listener who's e-mailed rad...@wxxi.org about the morning mystery pieces on Classical 91.5.  It's a delight to explore old and new repertoire, and I'm excited that so many music lovers are getting up a little early to guess the name of the mystery work at 6:40 a.m.  (One man told me he

Son House

There's some new art in the South Wedge. The traffic control box on South and Gregory now sports a portrait of Son House. You don't usually think of icons like Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson as having had influences, but Son was a major inspiration to both. He lived in Rochester from the mid 40's until 1964, when he was tracked down by a couple fans, a discovery that spurred him back out on the road... to Carnegie Hall, among other venues. He kept at it while his health allowed, and died in Detroit in 1988.

Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange "Desert Bayou" on PBS World

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 7:00pm

Alex LeMay puts the spotlight on victims of Hurricane Katrina, airlifted to Utah for humanitarian assistance only to find themselves refugees in their own country.

The Geek Epiphany

We raise our children, and try to guide them down a path.  Then light dawns on Marblehead. They already had it all figured out.

Glasses, perceptions

Perceptions change.   You wouldn't have heard much Philip Glass on WXXI-FM a few decades ago. Now his minimalist, relentless, mathmematical works spin out on a regular basis. Several listeners correctly identified the mystery piece on Classical 91.5 Thursday as Glass' "Company."  Writer Alex Ross argues that his style is the first original Ameri

Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:00pm

This revealing documentary follows musician Merle Haggard for two years, on tour and at home on his ranch.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:00pm

Classical 91.5 presents the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Live from the Artists Den "Tori Amos" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 7:00pm

Live from the Artist Den presents Tori Amos.

WRUR's Scott Regan broadcasts live from Ithaca's Commons

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 9:00am

Scott Regan, host of Open Tunings, will host his show, and a lunchtime special show from The Commons in Ithaca, NY on WRUR-FM.