All you ever wanted

A study by the Internet-based market research firm Harris Interactive revealed that 57 percent of Americans ended 2011 with unused vacation time, working, on average, 11 of their allotted days off.  That’s 70 percent of their potential time to relax and spend time with family and friends!

Why do so many of us work rather than rest? 

We might take a cue from classical musicians who find creative ways to combine work and pleasure, especially in the summer months.

August 2012 listings for the New York Philharmonic

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Magnus Lindberg is a Finnish composer and pianist. He is currently the composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic.  We'll hear an entire program of his music on Aug 19th.

August listings for The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel shares the podium with conductors James Conlon and Semyon Bychkov in August.

August program listings for APM SymphonyCast

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 is your ticket to the BBC Proms this month on APM's SymphonyCast.

August programs from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The Johannes String Quartet makes a few appearances this month. 

August program listings for Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

Host Michael Barone revisits England this month with reflections from their spring tour.

August 2012 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sir Mark Elder and the Chicago Symphony closed out the final three weeks of the 2009 Dvořák Festival. Some of those performances are featured on the August 23rd program.

Great Peformances: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:00pm

A star-studded event featuring some of Tanglewood’s most distinguished and longtime guests.

Broadway Goes Vegas with "The Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel"

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A night of hit songs, energetic performances, outrageous costumes, and true Rock 'n Roll at its finest!

Mornings, July 30 - August 3

WXXI-FM’s weekday morning show offers you everything you need to start the day: great music, NPR news, the Writer’s Almanac (8:20), Composers Datebook (7:20), and daily Mystery Piece (6:40). Early in the morning, (6:10) catch rare recordings of extinct birds. Brenda Tremblay hosts.