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.

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

Maria by Callas is a documentary film on screen for a very limited run this week at The Little Theatre in Rochester. It is an intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.  There are two screenings nightly through Dec. 14th

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

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

Classical 91.5 presents...SCORE, a look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them, on Saturday February 3rd at 3pm at The Little Theatre

This documentary brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score.

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

Classical 91.5 presents...Breaking Away, on Saturday April 7th at 3pm at The Little Theatre. There will live music by the Empire Film Music Ensemble in The Little Cafe starting at 2pm, and a discussion after the movie.  Tickets are now available from The Little.

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

Classical 91.5 Presents...Brief Encounter on Saturday November 18th, 3pm at The Little Theatre, with music by Rachmaninov in The Little Theatre Cafe performed by the Empire Film Music Ensemble starting at 2pm.

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

Classical 91.5 Presents...West Side Story on Saturday September 2nd, 3pm at The Little Theatre.  Join us before the movie at The Little Theatre Cafe, for live music starting at 2pm with the Empire Film Music Ensemble and stick around afterwards to talk about the movie's groundbreaking choreography and dancing in a discussion hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5 Music Director Julia Figueras.

The discussion panelists will be: Natalie Rogers (School Director/ Asst. Rehearsal Director, Garth Fagan Dance), David Palmer (Artistic Director, Rochester City Ballet), and Jenni Werner (Literary Director & Resident Dramaturg, Geva Theatre).

Debra Yasinow

On Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Classical 91.5 will host a special free screening of Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester). The screening also includes the award-winning short film, Joe's Violin.

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