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 wxxi.org
  • 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.

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Pipedreams celebrates Beethoven's 250 as well as festive seasonal music from many lands and right here at home.

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2020 is known as the year of Beethoven's 250th anniversary.  But Pipedreams host Michael Barone explores others born in the same year, such as the English born, American composer James Hewitt whose compositions fully imbrace the new young America which he called home.  Hear about them on the November 15th broadcast.

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We'll hear from two famed Parisian composers for the organ - Francis Poulenc and Louis Vierne, 10/4 and 10/11. Here we see the famed Notre Dame Cathedral oran in Paris.

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Rochester should feel proud of Eastman School of Music's Associate Professor of Organ and Internationally-recognized recitalist Nathan Laube, who makes an appearance on the 9/20/20 broadcast of Pipedreams.

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Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. Pipedreams host Michael Barone celebrates the day with music written, arranged and performed by women. (8/23)

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Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. Pipedreams host Michael Barone celebrates the day with music written, arranged and performed by women. (8/23)

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Host Michael Barone shares two programs of archival concert performances of Virtuous Virtuosos (7/12 & 7/19) during this time of isolation.

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Host Michael Barone explores the pages of black notes symbolic of Max Reger's music, as he looks at Five not so easy pieces in the June 14th broadcast.

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The magnificent Hazel Wright Memorial Organ, one of the largest in the world, was inaugurated into the Crystal Cathedral in May 1982. The organ was named for Hazel Wright of Chicago who, along with her husband, donated the funds for its purchase and upkeep. Restorations of this magnificent organ, took place in Italy in 2016. On May 10th Michael Barone reflects on the rededication.

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.

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