Classical 91.5

Classical Music with Brenda Tremblay

Monday through Friday, 6 to 10 am on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at

Wake up to a Mozart sonata and a Beethoven romance.  Catch a few minutes of the news.  What to wear?  You’ll hear the forecast, too, perhaps followed by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Copland's Rodeo, a new release from the Ying Quartet, Satie on LP, or the voice of a woman composer speaking to you across centuries.  Brenda's mission is to infuse your morning routine with the beauty and light of classical music.

Get up early enough and catch the birds at 6:00 a.m.  The daily Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook, a two-minute music history lesson, is on at 7:20.  Hear news on the hour.

When the world is too much with us, there's always J.S. Bach. 

Ways to Connect

Weekday mornings

May 18, 2018
Henri Matisse, 1917

You're invited to wake up to birdsong at 6:00 a.m., music from the WXXI library, the latest NPR News, and a two-minute music history lesson from the Composer’s Datebook at 7:20 a.m.   This week’s Mystery pieces spotlight composers as performers (6:40 a.m.)

Wednesday, May 23

Wake to a musical contradiction, a heart full of song, a grove of lemon trees, and liquid shadows in music of Moscheles, Richard Rodgers, Strauss, and Yolanda Kondonassis. 

Thursday, May 24

Wild Birds Unlimited

For more than 40 years WXXI Classical 91.5 has broadcast "the birds" each morning just before 6:00 a.m.  This practice began under the creative spirit of Simon Pontin, then host of Simon's Super Scintillating Sunshine Show, or the Sunshine Show for short.  When Simon retired, listeners were very vocal about hoping that "the birds" would continue, which they have with current morning host Brenda Tremblay.  These recordings are from a 1970s recording called "Environments."