You are invited to start your morning with the beauty and energy of classical music plus a little news to help you stay connected to the world.
Are you an early bird? Hear the Mystery Piece at 6:40 a.m.
Mystery theme: Working Vacations
On Grand Tours, honeymoons, and summer jobs, composers have found inspiration on the road. You’ll hear pieces inspired by composers’ travels. The Mystery Piece airs around 6:40 a.m.
Tuesday, June 2
Throughout this pandemic, Classical 91.5 has been committed to making sure "the show goes on" by partnering with the RPO, Hochstein and many arts organizations and musicians, to present virtual concerts and performances across all of our platforms. On Tuesday, June 2, the music industry has declared "#the show must be paused," a movement to stop the day-to-day work, and take time to reflect on what can be done to fight racism and violence in our society. WXXI Classical 91.5 is answering the call with a celebration of diversity in the arts and the empowerment of musicians of color. Throughout the morning as you hear works by musicians of color, we ask you to take a moment and reflect on how you might stand with us for peace, justice and safety for ALL Americans.
Wednesday, June 3
You are invited to start the day with a vision of paradise by Ēriks Ešenvalds in which a solo viola and cello play fluttering tremolandos to represent the wings of angels. We’ll listen to the “Dialogue of the Wind and Sea” by Debussy and enjoy recordings from Madrigalia, the Eastman Brass Quintet, and cellist Guy Johnston.
Thursday, June 4
Daisies, fish, and romance will bubble up in pieces by Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Clara Schumann. You’ll hear from the Rochester Chamber Players, Paul O’Dette, Canadian Brass, and guitarist Matthew Ardizzone.
Friday, June 5
Wake to a “Coastal Kaleidoscope” in new music by Alyssa Morris alongside old favorites like Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte overture. Also on the playlist; “A single petal of a rose” by Duke Ellington, Paul Dukas’ La Peri, and a film score for Thomas Hardy’s novel Far from the Madding Crowd.