Music

Met Opera: Armida on Classical 91.5, and at local theaters

Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:00pm

Rochester native Renée Fleming plays the mythological sorceress in Rossini's Armida.

Mothers' Day Specials on Classical 91.5

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 1:00pm

A musical tribute to mothers everywhere.

FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL "Rhythm and Strings" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 10:30pm

A marimba  performance by 16-year-old Joshua Jones of Chicago, Illinois; 12-year-old violinist Anna Lee, from Queens, New York; and the Maggiore Trio — Anna Lee, 11-year-old pianist Alice Burla and 13-year-old cellist Taeguk Mun.

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Pearlman, Ax & Ma @ The Penthouse" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 9:00pm

Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform in the Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.

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.