Classical 91.5

Classical Music with Mona Seghatoleslami

Monday through Friday, 2 to 7pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi.org

Tune in weekdays from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. as host Mona Seghatoleslami brings you an eclectic mix of classical music, old and new.  Musical treats keep you company throughout the afternoon and evening, and you'll often have a chance to win tickets and learn about what's happening in the Rochester arts community.

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.