Classical 91.5

Empire Film and Media Ensemble

  Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Classical 91.5 Presents...a double feature of the movie Itzhak and the short film Cello, March 30th at The Little Theatre. Show up early to enjoy live music with the Empire Film and Media Ensemble in The Little Café at 2pm, the movies start at 3pm, and WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami will host a discussion afterwards, with cellist Sandra Halleran (founder of the Rochester Cello Society) and violinist Marcos Kreutzer (who is on faculty at The Hochstein School)  

  Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

  Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Classical 91.5 Presents...The Competition, a movie where competitors in a classical piano competition (played by Richard Dreyfuss and Lee Remick) fall in love, Saturday September 28th at The Little Theatre. Show up early to enjoy live music with the Empire Film and Media Ensemble in The Little Café starting at 2pm, the movie screens at 3pm, with a discussion afterwards.

 

Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Classical 91.5 Presents...E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial) with its great score by John Williams, on Saturday November 16th at The Little Theatre. Enjoy live music with the Empire Film and Media Ensemble in the Little Café at 2pm and the movie starts at 3pm, with a discussion hosted by WXXI's Brenda Tremblay afterwards.

Claire Caverly, the Production Manager for the Empire Film and Media Ensemble, offers up this guest blog post on what makes Holiday soundtracks so festive:

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it seems that around every corner, we encounter the sounds of this yuletide season. Radio stations blast “All I Want for Christmas” and “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” Advertisements bombard us with their merry jingles. It seems like Love Actually might just be on a 24/7 television loop. After a few weeks of this, all I want for Christmas is for the madness to end.

It's time again to roll out our holiday edition of Backstage Pass!  This year, we're off to the movies with the Empire Film and Media Ensemble (EFAME)! EFAME, who began our 2018 Backstage Pass season in January, finishes off the year playing music from some of our most memorable holiday movies, including Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and (of course) A Charlie Brown Christmas. So grab your popcorn balls and egg nog, while host Julia Figueras and EFAME supply the soundtrack on Thursday, December 13 at 1 PM.