Classical 91.5

Johann Sebastian Bach

Gillian Keith Soprano

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, soloists and St. Thomas Boys' Choir perform Bach's Christmas Oratorio (12/22).

12/1      Ives: Symphony No. 1 Copland: Clarinet Concerto Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 (Martin Fröst, cl; Houston Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada, cond)

12/8      Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite, Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 5 (Fabio Bidini, p; Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond)

WXXI Classical 91.5 hosts its first Bachtoberfest, Octoberfest with a Bach twist!

Jazz musicians, almost by definition, seek an active dialogue between the impulsive and the rational. For some, the terms of that negotiation become a central feature of their art.


Dan Tepfer is one of those: a pianist and composer who sees improvisation as the ideal expression of freedom within a framework.

Photo by Benjamin Chappell (New York)

David Chin serves as the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Bach Festival, Malaysia Bach Festival, and the East Malaysia Bach Cantata Singers and Orchestra, as well as the Principal Conductor of the Association of Toronto Chinese Evangelical Church Musicians in Canada.  In this conversation with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay, he describes the blooming appreciation for J.S. Bach in Malaysia and the teachers that first introduced him to Bach's sacred masterworks.

Every year around the world, musicians gather and celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with performances, focusing on bringing his music to places that it is not normally heard. The project is called “Bach in the Subways."  This year, for Bach’s 332nd birthday, there are several performances in Rochester.

Host Bill McGlaughlin shares some Mozart and Haydn friendship history, and then ushers in the holiday season with Bach and Winter Solstice music, this month on Classical 91.5.

December 2016 Listings for APM SymphonyCast

Nov 26, 2016

Martin Frost conducts and performs as soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and we will hear Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Dresden, Germany, this month on SymphonyCast on Classical 91.5.

Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film. 

Classical 91.5 Presents...The Triplets of Belleville Saturday July 16th at 3pm at The Little Theatre.

This animated masterpiece is a spectacle of sight and sound.