Classical

Take a Trip to Urinetown

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webster Theatre Guild celebrates its 75th year of bringing Broadway to Webster with Urinetown The Musical, on stage at Webster Thomas High School from January 21 through 28. 

Mystery Creature Week - updated January 13

It’s Mystery Creature Week early mornings on Classical 91.5, with performances evoking animals from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.  See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40 a.m.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, January 9 - 13

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Start your day with classical music, arts and NPR news.  It's Mystery Creature Week!

New beginnings and the Jester conducts

Hi! Happy New Year!  Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.

No more procrastinating; let’s get started.

Here’s a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.

Broadway Goes Hollywood

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Over the Rainbow to Under the Sea, the musical Hollywood Sings explores the history of motion pictures through popular songs that have come to define every generation.

Mornings, January 2-6 . . .

Happy New Year! Wake to classical music and a little news. The Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, January 2

Datebook:  Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"

Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs

 

Tuesday, January 3

Datebook:  Rachmaninoff dances

Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops

The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke

 

December 26 - 30

Who made headlines in 2011? Newsmaker mysteries at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20

Monday, December 26

Pieces by Verdi, Handel, and Sibelius     

On the Composers’ Datebook: John Morton in a box

At 9:00 a.m.   A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Tuesday, December 27

Works by the Waltz King, George Gershwin, and William Walton

Christmas morning with Brenda Tremblay

Starting at 6:00 a.m.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and start Christmas morning with music and friends, including Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Julianna Athayde, singer Dan McInerney, and RPO Music Director Arild Remmereit, who explains why, unlike most kids, he dreaded the arrival of Christmas when he was growing up in Norway.  WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay hosts a two-hour special with music and a f