Classical 91.5

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.

October 16: The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Wednesday, 12:10-12:50pm in person at The Hochstein School and broadcast live on the radio.

Featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Ward Stare, music director and conductor. The program includes Weber’s Euryanthe Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.  

  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.

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.

BEER CHOIR is back! You can join in the singing and fun as part of the Tavern Takeover at the oldest house in Monroe County on Wednesday August 14th, with The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc. and the Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs), with Silver Lake Brewing Project.

  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 Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami at Granite Mills Park in High Falls for Hochstein at High Falls, a free lunchtime concert series, presented by High Falls Business Association, Hochstein School of Music & Dance, WXXI, and Monroe Community College (MCC). Mona welcomes a new band to the park each week. Please note: This is a live concert series, and will not be broadcast on WXXI radio.

  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)  


This event is now SOLD-OUT, but as with any free event we anticipate some no-shows. We will release open seats at 10:45am the day of the screening. These are first come, first served.

See the premiere episode of Les Misérables on the big screen before its television premiere.


Fascinatin' Rhythm host Michael Lasser, soprano Cindy Miller and baritone & pianist Alan Jones present and afternoon of songs, stories and commentary in the Glazer Music Performance Center at Nazareth College, Sunday, May 5th, 2:00-4:00pm.

John Schlia Photography

  Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of lunchtime concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on WXXI Classical 91.5.