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George Eastman's Memorial Music

I just read an article commemorating George Eastman's passing 80 years ago today. When visitng the George Eastman House recently, I noticed that the program from his memorial service was on display (near his laconic and poignant suicide note). Eastman's memorial service included music by Beethoven, Locatelli, Wagner, and Howard Hanson
 

8 Minutes in New York City

I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge:  pick three brand new musical releases that you love. 

RPO RVW CD

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams CD

No secret decoder ring needed – the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams CD was released today!


There are copies at the RPO Theatre Shop at Kodak Hall.

 

Broadway Divas Showcased with Diane Chevron Part Two

Sat, 03/17/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond for part two of his discussion with Rochester's own diva, Diane Chevron.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, March 12 - 16

Weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Brenda Tremblay offers classical music, arts news, and a daily mystery quiz.

Broadway Divas Showcased with Diane Chevron

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Broadway divas will be showcased on Stage Notes.

After three decades, a public radio staple comes to an end!

For nearly three decades, WXXI-FM has been bringing St. Paul Sunday to listeners from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

The Science of Music with Saxophonist Ben Wood

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond as he welcomes professional saxophonist Ben Wood to Stage Notes.

Someone to watch over you - updated 3/15

Classical 91.5 listeners are sending composer busts from around the country.  Zap yours to Classicalatwxxi.org or connect through facebook.  We'd love to see your favorite bust.