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January 2013 program listings for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Prelude to Khovanshchina in the January 21st broadcast of all Russian music.

January 2013 program listings for Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

Host Michael Barone looks back at the past year with a reflection of some of the best recordings of 2012.

New Year's Day Specials

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 11:00am

WXXI celebrates the first day of 2013 with two specials

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2013

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 2:30pm

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the fourth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic

Let nothing you dismay

Welcome to a new week.  I look forward to listening to music with you early in the mornings on Classical 91.5.  Here are just a few highlights: 

A "Stage Notes" Christmas with Grammy Nominated Jeremy Camp

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond and his special guest Jeremy Camp for the third edition of A Christmas Stage Notes

A Broadway Holiday

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Stage Notes is celebrating the season with some of your favorite Broadway-themed holiday songs!

Comfort and joy

I admit it.  December is not my favorite time of year. With so many cards to write, gifts to wrap, cookies to frost, and extra church services to plan and direct, I often feel overwhelmed by what feels like a month-long To Do List.  That's a terrible thing to say, but I know I'm not alone. A survey conducted a couple of years ago by Harris Interactive showed 90 percent of respondents experience stress during the holiday season. 

Ring in the Holiday Season with "A Christmas Carol"

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts

Simple gifts

Thank you to Luna Galassini for filling in for me over my recent vacation.  I spent time with friends in Philadelphia, Princeton, and Bristol Harbor, and then had a week to get ready for winter, putting the garden to bed and sorting through a big basket of mittens and hats which now sits by the front door.  And rest!  I slept in every day!  Getting enough rest and being healthy is very important to me, and it was especially vital given the dramatic week that followed with the unexpected announcement that the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra wished to end its four-year contract with Music Director Arild Remmereit two years early. WXXI-FM listeners have expressed shock, anger, sadness, and hope that classical music lovers will work through this situation together to support our city’s great orchestra.  Our newsroom will keep you updated on the situation.