Mornings August 10 - 14
Wake up to the changing moods of classical music and a little news to stay in touch.
Catch the Mystery Piece at 6:40. The theme?
A Visit to Seabreeze
For the first time in its 141-year history, Rochester’s Seabreeze amusement park is closed for the summer season. We’ll daydream about next summer and enjoy music inspired by thrills and fun.
Monday, August 10
Wake to musical fireworks, an American concerto, and a bunch of rowdy cowboys in pieces by G.F. Handel, Gwyneth Walker, and John Williams. In advance of the television debut of WXXI’s new documentary Journeys Through the Finger Lakes, we’ll hear from composers and musicians who call the Finger Lakes “home.” (Journeys Through the Finger Lakes premieres Monday, August 10 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.)
Tuesday, August 11
You’re invited to start a new morning with a lively dance by Valerie Coleman, “Juliet’s Waltz” sung by Eastman professor and opera star Nicole Cabelle, and the Ying Quartet playing a Romantic Russian string quartet.
Wednesday, August 12
We’ll begin another summer day with vivacious and spirited music by Mozart, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Stephen Paulus. We’ll also flash back to last summer and a live concert captured in Kodak Hall featuring the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra performing an anthem written at a pivotal time in U.S. history. ("Lift Every Voice and Sing" was first performed when Jim Crow was replacing slavery and African-Americans were staking a claim on the American dream.)
Thursday, August 13
Whirlwinds, storms, and kisses are streaming your way in music by Carlos Rivera, Ernesto Nazareth, and Julius Fucik.
Friday, August 14
You are invited to start a new day with a Beethoven romance, Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, and the Negro Folk Symphony by William Dawson.