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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

On Record with Christoph Koenig and Chee-Yun

Chee Yun: Youngho Kang

This week’s Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert brings us a fiery all-French program with works by Saint-Saëns and Lalo. Guest conductor Christoph König and violinist Chee-Yun, both absent from the stage of Kodak Hall for many years, have returned to chat with WXXI Music Director Julia Figueras about these passionate pieces, exotic influences, and whether memorizing is all that important.

A Strong Memorial baby and Greece Arcadia grad, Julia Figueras was the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI Classical until June 30, 2023 when she retired after more than 26 years of service. She also hosted the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.