Classical 91.5

Pipedreams with Michael Barone

Sundays, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at
  • Hosted by Michael Barone

Pipedreams, which began production in 1982, remains the only nationally-distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ.  Host and senior executive producer Michael Barone has been recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. 

Michael brought Pipedreams to Rochester in 2009 and again in 2016, recording Pipedreams Live programs featuring students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music in one of the most "remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festivals" ever.

Celebrate Earth Day with Pipedreams, April 2020

Mar 16, 2020

Earth Day is April 22nd. This year Pipedreams presents For the Beauty of the Earth, which will feature music celebrating the wonder of nature and the environment and all they do for us (4/26). 

4/5        Sonata for Everyone!  From Baroque beginnings to contemporary realizations, this classical format serves all.

4/12      Easter Music  Uplifting and engaging compositions for organs and voices to raise the spirits.

International Women's Day was created to commemorate the achievements of women around the world. During this women's history month, Pipedreams is participating in the celebration with Women Work on 3/8.

Pipedreams presents winners of Quimby-AGO Regional Competitions (American Guild of Organists). Let's travel to Community of Christ Auditorium in Missouri for performances by wonderful young organists. Join our two-week series for both 2/16 & 2/23, Sunday 8 PM.

Pipedreams in January 2020 takes us to Mexico where we'll explore some of the great organs like this 1788 Organ of the Oaxaca Cathedral (1/19).

12/1      Double Trouble?  Only good things happen when two organists share a single console!

12/8      Resourceful Resonances  A selection of recent, varied, and colorful pipe organs from around the United States.

12/15    For the Christmas Festival  A multi-generational sampler of festival holiday music from many lands.

12/22    Holiday Surprises  A diverting collection of rare and unusual music for the Christmas festival.

Meet Baylor University's petite powerhouse performer Isabelle Demers on the 11/10 broadcast.

This magnificent organ is in the St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany.  Host Michael Barone explores and shares organs from all over Germany in the Oct 13th broadcast.

We'll hear the 1871 Henry Willis organ when we visit Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms performance on 9/8.

9/1        From the Rogg’s Gallery  Highlighting the work of Swiss recitalist, teacher, and composer Lionel Rogg,

9/8       At the Proms  Notre Dame Cathedral organist Olivier Latry and Leipzig Gewandhaus organist Michael Schoenheit perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

9/15      Tribute from the Wanamaker Grand Court  An after-hours concert at Macy’s Center City commemorating Philadelphia organist Michael Stairs.

8/4        A Return to Bach Country  Anticipating our ‘encore’ tour in Germany (October 1-14), a sampler of sounds from instruments in Thuringia and Saxony.

We'll hear the music of Charles-Marie Widor performed on the exquisite 1862 Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Sulpice, Paris (7/7)