Classical 91.5

Classical 91.5 Presents

Each year Classical 91.5 presents a series of films that are related to classical music in some way.  Selected by our classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Films are often preceded by subject-related live music in The Little Cafe or followed by live panel discussion following the film.  Tickets are $7.

WXXI Classical 91.5 Presents...Following the Ninth, a documentary exploring the meaning, mystery, and global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, as a virtual event in partnership with The Little Theatre.

Join Classical 91.5 and WXXI for a special 20-minute sneak preview of the hour-long documentary, Harbor from the Holocaust, followed by a discussion at the Virtual Little Theatre.  The film features a musical score by Composer Chad Cannon and performances by traditional Chinese guzheng player Bei Bei Monter and cellist Yo Yo Ma. 

WXXI Classical 91.5 Presents...Mozart's Sister Online, in partnership with The Virtual Little Theatre and the Empire Film and Media Ensemble.

Miss the live event? You can still enjoy the discussion online here, thanks to the technical and projection staff at The Virtual Little Theatre: 

The Song of Names is a new movie directed by François Girard (The Red Violin) about music, friendship, and memory with a mystery at its heart. This film, based on a novel by music critic Norman Lebrecht, stars Tim Roth and Clive Owen.

The Song of Names will come to Rochester starting February 7th at The Little Theatre.

  Classical 91.5 Presents...Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World at The Little Theatre on Saturday February 1st at 3pm. 

This high-seas adventure has a stunning and surprising score, including music by Bach, Mozart, and Boccherini -  and features Russell Crowe playing violin out at sea. 

Join WXXI Classical 9.15 for a special presentation of a film that traces the arc of opera singer Marian Anderson's life and her struggles against racism and poverty, Thursday December 12th at 6pm at The Little Theatre

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 with Mark Watters and Matt DeTurck.

  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 Amy Irving ) fall in love, Saturday September 28th at The Little Theatre.

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

Classical 91.5 Presents...Pavarotti - a new documentary by Ron Howard telling the story of the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti, with never-before-seen footage, interviews, and live performances - Saturday June 29th at The Little Theatre.

  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)  

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