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WXXI Events

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council presents events for our members and for the community throughout the year.  This page will show all upcoming events presented by WXXI.

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The Hochstein School has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all on-site programming through the end of April. This include the Live from Hochstein programs that are normally broadcast on WXXI. We hope to be able to resume these broadcasts later this spring. WXXI Classical 91.5 will broadcast selections from previous Live from Hochstein programs as part of the music over lunch on Wednesdays and share complete encore broadcasts on Wednesday nights at 9pm.

March 25th, 9pm:  French music for cello and piano with the Ekstasis Duo, originally broadcast March 20, 2019

April 1st, 9pm: The Sibley Chamber Players and Brahms, originally broadcast April 12, 2017

April 8th, noon and 9pm: Hochstein at 100 - Music and stories from The Hochstein School's one hundred year history.

April 15th, 9pm: Antara Winds, originally broadcast March 27, 2019

April 22nd, 9pm: Then and Now: We Compose, with pianist Yi-Wen Chang, originally broadcast 11/15/2017

April 29th, 9pm: Chamber Music for Two, with Duo Semplice and the Janus Duo, originally broadcast November 1st, 2017

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. 

  Classical 91.5 Presents...Mozart's Sister at The Little Theatre on Saturday April 18th at 3pm. 

This independent French drama from 2010 presents a fictional account of the early life of Maria Anna Mozart, also known as "Nannerl", the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film will be followed by a discussion hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay, and if you stop by early for a treat at The Little Theatre Cafe, you will hear live music by the Empire Film and Media Ensemble starting at 2pm. 

  Classical 91.5 Presents...Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) on Saturday September 26th at 3pm at The Little Theatre.  This magical realist film based on a popular novel is a family drama, full of romance and uniquely passionate cooking, with a score by guitarist-composer Leo Brouwer. 

Classical 91.5 Presents...Following the Ninth, a documentary exploring the meaning, mystery, and global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on November 21st, 3pm at The Little Theatre, followed by a discussion of the movie and the impact of Beethoven's music afterwards. 

The Empire Film and Film and Media Ensemble will get things started with live music in The Little Theatre Cafe starting at 2pm.  

Willa Powell

Rochester school board member Willa Powell found this little piece of history.  

It’s a poster she purchased in an estate sale.  

The thing is, no one at the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council recognizes the image or the artist.  

Willa believes the artist’s signature is “J.A. Clark.”

Does it look familiar to you?  We would love to know the story behind it.  If you can help, please email classical@wxxi.org.

Thank you!

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.

You can listen online to selected past episodes of the lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein.  Click here to view the current season.

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