Classical 91.5

Weekday Mornings on WXXI Classical

Oct 2, 2020

Credit Brenda Tremblay

Mornings on Classical 91.5

Wake up to the peace and diversity of classical music and a few minutes of news each hour. Catch the Mystery Piece at 6:40.   The theme?  Classical 91.5 Presents at the Little     

You’ll hear popular themes from movies WXXI has screened over the years for live audiences at the Little Theatre.

Monday, October 19

Wake to recordings featuring cellist Anner Bylsma, pianist Louis Lortie and the men of Madrigalia conducted by Cary Ratcliff.  We’ll savor the beauty of another fall morning with a work called “Pale Yellow” by Jennifer Higdon. 

Tuesday, October 20

Via music we’ll stroll through a New England town, past the ruins of a legendary castle, and into Jeff Tyzik’s “Pleasant Valley.”  The Eastman Wind Ensemble plays the “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich.  

Wednesday, October 21

You’re invited to wake to recordings by our Rochester friends and neighbors, including singers in the First Inversion chamber choir, players in Pegasus Early Music, members of The Publick Musick, and organist David Higgs, chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music.

Thursday, October 22

Start the day with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra shining in a range of moods, playing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.  Hear a new-ish recording by RPO trombonist Lisa Albrecht, Rebecca Penneys playing Mozart, and Stephen Kennedy conducting the Christ Church Schola Cantorum in a lovely sacred motet by Felix Mendelssohn.

Friday, October 23

You’re invited to wake to the beauty and energy of works by George Walker, Philip Glass, and Hildegard of Bingen.