Classical

With deepest apologies to Giuseppe Verdi

I’m no athlete, but I do love a good physical challenge.  Maybe that’s why most of my family members scatter when I pull out maps and boots for hiking.

Veni, vici, viola! Mornings, May 29 - June 1

Brenda wakes you up with the charm and energy of classical music, the Writers Almanac, and a special series of reports on this week’s International Viola Congress in Rochester.

Test your memory of band favorites this week on the daily Mystery Piece at 6:40 a.m.

Ernani, a Great Performances at the Met Presentation

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:00pm

Based on Victor Hugo’s revolutionary play, Ernani involves three men--two noble, and one a bandit--who attempt to out-maneuver one another for the hand of the beautiful Elvira.

Classical Afternoons for June

Weekdays from 2pm-7pm


"Do you recall that night in June
Upon the Danube River;
We listened to the ländler-tune,
We watched the moonbeams quiver."

- Charles A. Aïdé, Danube River.



Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 2:00pm

Now in its 40th season, this celebrated New Mexican music festival is known for its commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation and vision.

At Home with John Lunn: Composer of the Downton Abbey Soundtrack

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:00am

Tune in for a conversation with the composer who brought us the enchanting theme music of Downton Abbey.

Resonanz

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 1:00pm

Resonanz will perform songs from their June 7th Rochester Sings concert at Hochstein Performance Hall, which celebrated the centennial of Rochester's weekly Friday Sings. 

A Broadway Star, Nicolette Hart, is at Home in Rochester

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond and his guest, Rochester native and Broadway veteran, Nicolette Hart.

The energy of music in the mornings, May 21 - 25

It’s Top 5 week! Every morning at 6:40, guess the Mystery Pieces WXXI listeners say they love most.

The Magic Flute

With a hapless and endearing birdcatcher as his sidekick, Prince Tamino is searching for the girl of his dreams.