Classical 91.5

Special Programs/Mini Series

Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule.  Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.

Ways to Connect

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/1358679/jewish/What-is-a-Menorah-Chanukiah.htm

Daily 12/10-12/17 approximately 12:56-1:05pm

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.

https://wysu.org/

6:00pm Every Good Thing

11/26    Andrea Blain hosts a visit with classical music fans around the country as they give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music.

https://www.apmdistribution.org/

8:00am Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude

11/26   New for 2020 John Birge hosts a contemporary celebration of gratitude with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. Guests include conductor Michael Tilson Thomas who remembers his childhood Thanksgivings in L.A and Brooklyn Rider, performing the beautiful Heiliger Dankgesang, and more.

GRCC Virtual Prism Concert
Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00pm; repeats Sunday, October 18 at 2:00pm

Every other year the Greater Rochester Choral Consortium (GRCC), a group of 28 member ensembles, presents a PRISM concert in Kodak Hall during the month of February. In a PRISM-style concert, a number of ensembles perform in uninterrupted succession from different locations around the concert hall. The 2021 Prism concert will not happen in February, so WXXI has created a virtual concert with recorded selections from many of the member ensembles. The program is hosted by Dan McInerney, treasurer of the GRCC Board, and journalist Norma Holland, who was to be this year’s Master of Ceremonies.


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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.

jewishboston.com

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)

https://www.apmdistribution.org/

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.

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