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

On Record with Mario Venzago and Jonathan Biss

Conductor Mario Venzago & Pianist Jonathan Biss
Conductor Mario Venzago & Pianist Jonathan Biss

This week, your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra brings you conductor Mario Venzago making his debut, and the return of pianist Jonathan Biss for a program that features a Mozart masterpiece sandwiched in between two rare reconstructions. Mario and Jonathan came by our studios to talk with Julia Figueras about Mozart's disarming mind, Rossini's decision to quit, and reading Schubert's handwriting.

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.