Classical 91.5

Classical Music with Julia Figueras

Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi.org

Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday host Julia Figueras brings listeners a broad spectrum of music to accompany the activities of your day.  Share your lunch hour with Classical 91.5 and enjoy some lighter fare and some facts about this day in history.  One weekday each month (dates vary) during the 1:00 hour Julia takes you behind the curtain to meet and hear in-studio live performances with local musicians on Backstage Pass.  A few times per year, we invite you into the station to be part of a live audience for Backstage Pass.

The year was 1717. Britain’s King George I wanted to create a spectacular event that would forever etch his name (and his dynasty’s) in the history books. So he turned to his good friend, and one of Europe’s most popular composers, to help him out: George Frideric Handel. 

The plan was hatched: the King and company would float down the Thames on a barge from Whitehall Palace to Chelsea and back again, followed by another barge with an orchestra playing music composed just for the occasion.