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

Tune in for the annual live broadcast from the M&T Bank Clothesline Arts Festival, or stop by and see us at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), Saturday, September 7th from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

WXXI’s Julia Figueras and Marianne Carberry host their annual radio celebration of music and the arts from the MAG's Clothesline Arts Festival, Rochester's largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival. The Live Remote Broadcast from the grounds of the MAG airs from 1:00 to 3:00pm on Classical 91.5.

Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year, as Classical 91.5 presents its annual, live broadcast from Temple B’rith Kodesh of the evening service for Rosh Hashanah. Hosted by WXXI's Jeanne Fisher, Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: A Rosh Hashanah Celebration will be broadcast on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5, and is made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

Tune in for the annual broadcast of the evening service for the Day of Atonement. Classical 91.5 observes one of the holiest days of the Jewish year with its annual Yom Kippur service broadcast live from Temple B’rith Kodesh. Hosted by WXXI's Brenda Tremblay, the Kol Nidrei Service for Yom Kippur will be broadcast live Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5, and is made possible with support from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

Clara Schumann - Wikipedia

On the 200th anniversary of her birth, world-renowned performer, composer and 19th century prodigy Clara Schumann’s extraordinary life and inspiring musical achievements are celebrated. Concert pianist, storyteller and Decomposed podcast host Jade Simmons narrates this fascinating, thoughtful biographic feature on Schumann, and the challenges and choices she had to make as a female musical prodigy in the 19th century.

https://www.metopera.org/about/auditions/national-council-auditions/winners/

The Metropolitan Opera 2018-2019 Finals Concert took place on March 31st and was conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi with host countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and special guest bass-baritone Christian Van Horn.

Delmarva Public Radio

J.S. Bach’s Saint John Passion was written during his first year in Leipzig, and was first performed on Good Friday 1724, shortly after Bach's 39th birthday. The work narrates the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of John.  Recorded in 2014, the Rochester, NY Bach Festival presents Bach’s St. John Passion, recorded at Reformation Lutheran Church with Rochester area-musicians, conducted from the harpsichord by David Chin. Soloists include Pablo Bustos as The Evangelist, Joshua Ooms, as Jesus and Joel Balzun as Pilate.

Orthodox Christianity

This spiritual, haunting Vespers program is an a cappella setting of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil ceremony, and a unique opportunity to hear this masterpiece performed in Russia by the Moscow State Chorus. Valerie Kahler hosts. 

https://radionetwork.wfmt.com/programs/o-sacred-banquet/

Sara Schneider, host of Early Music Now presents music for Holy Week from England, Italy, Spain and Germany, from the 16th-18th centuries.

APM Stations

3/8 at 3:00pm Irish Inspirations: Women in Irish Classical Music (Rpt Sun 3/17, 2:00pm)

pyntax.net

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement. In this hour-long special from WQXR/WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

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