Classical

WXXI's Carl Pultz wakes you up with energizing music

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 8:35am - Sat, 08/06/2011 - 9:35am
Weekdays, 6-10am, July 25 - August 8

Join WXXI’s Carl Pultz weekday mornings from six until ten for classical music, Composers Datebook, the Writer’s Almanac, and more.

San Francisco Opera presents Cyrano De Bergerac

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 1:00pm

For more than a century, audiences have been moved by the story of a swordsman-poet with an enormous heart and an even larger nose.

The San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 1:00pm

A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion.

Mostly Mozart Festival Opening Night on WXXI-TV

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 8:00pm

Mostly Mozart Festival 2011 opens on August 2 with a gala featuring acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

Who said Classical music is dead? Check out this festival of living composers - all under 40!

The 21st century is bringing with it a whole new generation of composers who are actively writing and performing classical music.

News and views

You may see less arts coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle. The daily paper’s classical music, jazz and dance reporter and critic, Anna Reguero, is leaving to pursue her doctorate in musicology.  (You can hear our conversation about changes she’s seen in Rochester by clicking here.)  She will not be replaced.  In a city with a widespread affinity for music of all kinds, the decision by Rochester’s daily paper to not hire a new music writer is troubling but not surprising.

Early Mornings on Classical 91.5

July 11-15

Start your day with classical music, a little news, and conversation about the arts. Brenda Tremblay hosts from six until ten, with highlights from Rochester performances you may have missed.

State of Wonder

When I was in Siena, Italy last week with the WXXI Travel Club, I picked up a copy of an historical novel by Marina Fiorato.  Called Daughter of Siena, it traces the fate of a young woman in the Tuscan hill town during the Palio, a chaotic annual horse race in which jockeys circle the town’s central piazza.  Set in 1723, the main character watches her betrothed die during the

Classical Mornings, July 7 & July 8

Weekdays, 6-10am

Thursday, July 7

Works by William Walton, Gioacchino Rossini, and Michael Torke

New music from the WXXI library

Composer’s Datebook: Handel celebrates peace