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  • This is a place where our classical hosts, interns and artists can share their stories, viewpoints and point of view on topics related to classical music and the arts in general. Come back to this page often to read the latest and share your comments.
  • Each year WXXI Classical presents a series of films that are related to classical music in some way. Selected by our classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Films are often preceded by subject-related live music in The Little Cafe or followed by live panel discussion following the film.
  • A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.
  • Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.
  • Airs at 1:20 p.m. on Classical 91.5; at 2:04 p.m. on AM 1370; and at 9:20 a.m. on Different RadioWXXI celebrates poets and their words during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Once again this year, we will have a special series of Poetry Moments, created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, celebrating more than 40 years of independent publishing.These WXXI/BOA Poetry Moments are an annual celebration. Our 2017 Poetry Moments are available here, and our 2018 Poetry Moments are available here.
  • As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.
  • The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD is shown in more than 2,200 cinemas in more than 70 countries worldwide. COVID-19 Update: As the Met is dark until December 31 due to the ongoing global health crisis, the three live transmissions scheduled for fall 2020 have been canceled. Select cinemas across the globe will screen encore presentations of past titles during this period. Please check your local cinema listings for more information.Rochester patrons have the option of seeing Met at the Movies at Regal Eastview Mall 13 (70 Eastview Mall Dr. Victor), Tinseltown Cinemark (2291 Buffalo Rd.), Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 (525 Marketplace Dr.) and Webster 12 (2190 Empire Blvd).Learn more about the current Live in HD season here. Request your Guide to the Met's Live in HD performances here.Please note theaters are subject to change.**Encore events are recorded versions of the live events and typically occur on the third Wednesday following the live events. Please check the schedule for exact dates. Find a theatre near you
  • Music In Our Schools Month® is an annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.This year WXXI Classical 91.5 is joining the celebration with a variety of on-air and online content. Classical 91.5 is partnering with the Rochester Education Foundation to collect musical instruments and supplies to provide used musical instruments for Rochester city students, increase city students' musical performance opportunities, support the purchase of musical instruments for in-school use, and provide summer music lessons for students. The program also provides new musical instruments to enable college-bound students to be successful. If you don't have an instrument to donate, you can support REF's work to send RCSD students to summer music camps. Find out more.Take in a musical or concert at one of the schools in our region. Share a story, tribute or memory of a music teacher that makes a difference.Learn more about MIOSM.
  • WXXI Classical 91.5 is in the process of building a resource of photos and brief biographical information about musicians of African descent. This resource is by no means complete, and we rely on you to help us build the site by sharing your information. Please click on the alphabetical groupings below to begin your discovery.
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