Classical 91.5

Ruth Phinney

Classical 91.5 and Reachout Radio Program Director

Ruth began working for WXXI in 1982 as the radio division secretary after working as a music teacher in several local districts.  Trained as a classical musician, she was the perfect match for creating program listings for the monthly program guide and working with the radio hosts. As she began to learn the business of "radio," she took on the job of managing what is now WXXI Reachout Radio, and later to manage both Reachout Radio and Classical 91.5.

Today she sets the strategic goals and programs for Classical 91.5 and works nationally with Classical Music Rising, a collaborative project of leading classical stations to shape the future of classical music radio as the field confronts evolution in delivery across multiple broadcast and digital platforms, demographic and cultural change, and significant disruption throughout the music industry.

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RPO 2017-2018 Season on WXXI 

All broadcasts begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.

April 9 and July 16     R. Strauss:  Don Juan  Grieg:  Piano Concerto in a  Prokofiev:  Excerpts from Cinderella (Inon Barnatan, piano; Ward Stare, conductor)

The Eastman School of Music has announced the hiring of Dr. Armand Hall, who will serve as Director of ROC Music, an innovative arts-outreach program that engages children and their families in the experience of making and appreciating classical music, and offers tuition-free classical music instruction and instrument lessons to students in grades 1-12 who reside in the city of Rochester, NY.

PicClick UK

Episode # 1838

9/22      Fallen Angels  One of the great musical subjects of the 20th century is the emergence of women from Victorian restraints. But with it comes changing sexual attitudes and behavior, and with that comes temptation, the dangers of city living, and the loss of innocence and reputation. These fallen angels live shady lives. The flapper was fast, but in the Thirties, survival was he first order of business.

For National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th- October 15th) , Performance Today host Fred Child will be speaking with prominent artists of Latinx heritage who may inspire a younger generation of classical artists. Performance Today embraces a vision of representation and inclusion of all peoples.

This week on Concierto we travel through time with the music of Spain, from the Renaissance master Tomas Luis de Victoria, to the 20th century composer Joaquin Rodrigo.  Frank Dominguez is your host.

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Esta semana en Concierto viajamos a través del tiempo con la música de España, desde el maestro renacentista Tomás Luis de Victoria hasta el compositor Joaquín Rodrigo del siglo XX.  Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

From the Top, the nationwide program that showcases young classical musicians, recently announced that long-time host Christopher O'Riley is leaving the show.  O'Riley will be heard throughout the remainder of this season with some co-hosts and guest hosts making special appearances. O'Riley recorded his last program on June 5, 2018 and the 2018-2019 season will be the first without O'Riley.

Parlor Songs

Episode # 1837

9/15      Nineteen Nineteen  It wasn’t just the year after the War, it was also the beginning of what would become the Roaring Twenties. On Broadway, Florenz Ziegfeld hired Irving Berlin to write the entire score for his new Follies, the first time Ziegfeld had bet everything on one writer. Berlin didn’t disappoint him. It was one of the great Follies in a year of outstanding popular songs.

A&E Biography

Episode # 1836

9/8       Hart on the Heart  Lorenz Hart was a tortured soul who somehow managed to write about love and romance. It helped that his viewpoint was ambiguous, even bittersweet, and always laced with a dose of irony. More then any other songwriter, he knew all there was to know about “the self-deception that believes the lie.”

This week on Concierto Columbian conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada leads the Houston Symphony Orchestra in music by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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Esta semana en Concierto el director colombiano Andrés Orozco-Estrada dirige la Orquesta Sinfónica de Houston en música por el compositor checo Antonin Dvorak. Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

LA Opera

NOTE:  Bizet's Carmen will air at 3:00 PM due to the live Clothesline Festival remote broadcast on 9/8.  All remaining operas listed below will begin at 1:00 PM.