Classical 91.5

WXXI Events

Classical 91.5 hosts Bachtoberfest, Octoberfest with a Bach twist!

Join us at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue) for an afternoon of Bach, great beer and Smokin’ Hot Chicks BBQ! Sing along to traditional Bach chorales with new words, enjoy classic German brass music by the Oktoberbones (Hohenfels Trombone Quartet), enjoy fun tunes by the Urban Eagles, and join the Flower City Beer Choir Band for some old-fashioned beer songs. Cover charge at the door is $5.

WXXI opens its doors to the public for a day of fun, free activities for guests of all ages.

Please join us at 280 State Street for our Open House on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You'll  have a chance to see WXXI Classical 91.5's studios and music library, meet the classical hosts, and participate in fun and educational musical activities. 


One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece.

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

Classical 91.5 presents...On the Town, Saturday September 29th at 3pm at The Little Theatre. Tickets available now.

Join WXXI at Three Heads Brewing on Wednesday June 20th at 6:00 pm. We’ll enjoy local craft brews, sing along with the Flower City Beer Choir Band, and be treated to a special sneak preview of Brewed in New York, a new television series about the craft beer revolution in New York State that premieres July 5th on WXXI TV.

We have a new, expanded Flower City Beer Choir Hymnal; download yours here.

Join WXXI, Classical 91.5 host Brenda Tremblay, and the WXXI Music Stand as we participate in Make Music Day, a free celebration of music around the world.

Brenda and the music stand will be parked at Granite Mills at High Falls at 11 a.m. where she’ll perform a song or two and hope you’ll join her. You can sign up for a performance time slot at the Make Music Rochester website.

Join Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami at Granite Mills Park in High Falls for Hochstein at High Falls, a free lunchtime concert series, presented by High Falls Business Association, Hochstein School of Music & Dance, WXXI, and Monroe Community College (MCC). Mona welcomes a new band to the park each week. Please note: This is a live concert series, and will not be broadcast on WXXI radio.

Concerts begin at 12:10 pm at the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a lunch at the many area restaurants. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes. New this year: the rain location is at MCC’s downtown campus and in the event of rain, the change in venue will be announced via social media. Note that the June 14 concert is scheduled to take place at MCC as a special campus event. 


On Thursday, May 24, we're inviting the community to come celebrate The Little Theatre's past, and invest in its future! The Little's historic theater 1 will be under restoration May 29 to October 1, 2018, but before the renovation, we're gathering our members, friends, and neighbors for a night of pure Little joy. 

Skaneateles Suites

A Sunday afternoon performance by Michael Lasser, Cindy Miller and Alan Jones

playing around:  with words and with love

Sunday, April 29, 2:00 p.m.

Asbury First Methodist Church

1050 East Ave., Rochester NY, 14607

Tickets are available online at or at the door.

Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of lunchtime concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5.