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Although houses of worship are still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online services have sustained many faith communities. WXXI Classical offers two special broadcasts from Temple B’rith Kodesh for the High Holy Days.

On Sunday, September 27th, tune in for our broadcast of the evening service for the Day of Atonement, as Senior Rabbi Peter Stein, Assistant Rabbi Rochelle Tulik, Cantor Keri Berger, and Choir Director Jason Berger lead the services live from Temple B’rith Kodesh. The Kol Nidrei Service for Yom Kippur will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 27th at 8:00pm on WXXI 91.5 FM, WXXY 90.3 FM in Houghton and WITH 90.1 HD2 in Ithaca, and is made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

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Although houses of worship are still closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online services have sustained many faith communities. WXXI Classical will offer two special broadcasts from Temple B’rith Kodesh for the High Holy Days.

On Friday, September 18th, tune in for our broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year, as Senior Rabbi Peter Stein, Assistant Rabbi Rochelle Tulik, Cantor Keri Berger, and Choir Director Jason Berger lead the services live from Temple B’rith Kodesh. The Erev Rosh Hashanah Service will be broadcast live on Friday, September 18th at 8:00pm on WXXI 91.5 FM, WXXY 90.3 FM in Houghton and WITH 90.1 HD2 in Ithaca, and is made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

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August 26th marks 100 years since women in America won the right to vote. This important milestone is the starting point for this special broadcast which looks at the achievements of women in music, set against historic, social, and political obstacles which have worked against female composers, conductors, and performers. 

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The Finals Concert took place on March 1st and was conducted by Maestro Bertrand de Billy leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.  It was hosted by soprano Lisette Oropesa with special guest artist, Mexican tenor Javier Camarena. After months of auditions at the district, regional and national levels, five singers were named as winners of the 2020 annual Met Opera National Council Auditions. 

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On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers, lead by Major General Gordon Granger announced the news that the war had ended and that all enslaved persons in the United States were now free.  Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S.  We recognize this world-wide celebration with the rebroadcast of In Concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club, a concert that includes a performance of The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed by Joel Thompson, a setting of the last words of unarmed black men who were killed by police violence.  (Fri 6/19, 3:00pm)

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Host Andrea Blain presents music that reflects the way in which classical music contributed to daily morale, celebrations and commemorations associated with World War II.

The Hochstein School has been a center for learning music and dance in Rochester now for 100 years.

Hear the stories and music that connect this community school to the history of our city over the past century - from its origins as a settlement school to teach music to immigrant children in Rochester, through years of growth and development to suit the changing needs of Rochester’s communities, to its role today as a place to learn and experience music, dance, and more.

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Performance Today host Fred Child and a group of co-host kids, tell stories and listen to classical music together that is inspired by animal friends, how they sound, how they move, who they are and what they do.  It's fun, friendly, family-oriented frolic in our musical zoo!

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This spiritual, haunting Vespers program is an a cappella setting of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil ceremony, perfectly suited to the Easter season.  

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Written in 1724, J. S. Bach's St. John Passion is part of the German Lutheran passion-oratorio tradition.  The passion narrative from the Gospel of John is recounted by the Evangelist (narrator), Jesus, Peter, Pilate and various servants.  In this performance, recorded at Asbury First United Methodist Church in March 2019, Rochester's chamber choir VOICES performs with soloists and orchestra, all under the direction of Dr. William Weinert.  Ruth Phinney is your host.

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