Public Radio Music Day 2021
Wed, 11/10/2021 - 6:00am - 9:00pm
Join us for the second annual Public Radio Music Day — a nationwide celebration uniting public radio music stations, fans, and performers.
Public Radio Music Day, November 10th, is a nationwide celebration uniting public radio music stations, fans, artists, and other members of the music industry to celebrate and spread the word about public radio’s special role in America’s music scene.
Each station will celebrate differently, and the noncomMUSIC Alliance keeps an updated map of participating stations at publicradiomusicday.org.
Locally, listeners and supporters of WXXI Classical, WRUR-FM 88.5, and WITH-FM 90.1 know we’re dedicated to Rochester and the Finger Lakes music scene. But, people may not know is that we’re part of a network of public radio stations contributing to the music industry locally, and nationally.
Our Public Radio Music Day celebration will include:
A special Live from Hochstein performance by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Grace Browning and Benjamin Krug. The harpist and cellist will perform music from opera scores to Billy Joel. The concert is free and open to the public. Held at Hochstein Performance Hall (50 N. Plymouth Avenue) at 12:10 p.m., this event is free and open to the public. The performance will also air live on WXXI Classical.
Music in the LittleCafe (Winthrop Street) will also be part of our celebration with a performance by Eric Heveron-Smith from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eric has spent the last 15 years playing trombone, tuba, or upright bass with virtually every band on the vintage swing dance scene, and recently, the Youtube supergroup Postmodern Jukebox, all over North America. His versatility as a musician goes beyond his roster of instruments- he has opened for B.B. King and Tower of Power with an Americana band, recorded with artists such as A.C. Newman and Jonathan Scales (alongside Victor Wooten, Christian Scott, and MonoNeon), engineered and mixed countless albums, and played one gig with the legendary Michael McDonald. Eric co-founded the swing group Moonshine
Rhythm Club, and leads his own jazz band, where he is always soulful, melodic, and impeccably swinging.