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The Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert took place on April 29th with maestro Bertrand de Billy leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts the program and will perform a duet with guest artist, tenor Bryan Hymel.  The winners of this finals concert are pictured at the left and include Ashley Dixon, Mezzo-Soprano, Northwest Region; Jessica Faselt, Soprano, Upper Midwest Region; Madison Leonard, Soprano, Middle Atlantic Region; Carlos Santelli, Tenor, Western Region; and Hongni Wu, Mezzo-Soprano, Eastern Region.

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Host Brian Newhouse presents highlights from the 11th World Choral Symposium in Barcelona, Spain, from a week-long festival that featured performances by some of the finest choirs in the world, Monday June 11th, 1pm-3pm on WXXI Classical 91.5.

Two of America’s finest choirs, the Salt Lake Choral Artists and Westminster Choir, are joined by ensembles from Sweden, the Philippines, Latvia, Spain, Canada, South Africa and many more in this lively celebration of choral music.

The annual David Hochstein Recital Competition recognizes outstanding musicianship and performance skills of advanced student musicians in grades 10-12 who reside in the nine-county region surrounding Greater Rochester. The students who win this competition perform at a recital at Hochstein each spring.

This year's winners are clarinetist David Kim, violinist Chie Xu, and pianist Raymond Feng. 

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From the 17th Century buildings of the Colonial City of the Dominican Republic, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and Camerata Colonial perform music dating from the year of Columbus' voyage to the New World and Colonial World Spain, with stories of his arrival in Hispaniola and an historical look at the first European

City in the New World.  Festival Music Director John Thomas Dodson is our musical guide through the Colonial streets of Santo Domingo.

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Music for the High Holiday from WQXR in NYC presents both traditional and composed music for the Jewish liturgy (with a recording of Kol Nidre that features violinist Itzhak Perlman), and concert music based on High Holidays melodies for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Naomi Lewin hosts and explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions, including food.  Naomi Lewin's Apple Schalet Recipe

WQXR’S MUSIC FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS PLAYLIST

Tune in for the annual broadcast of the service for the Day of Atonement. Classical 91.5 observes one of the holiest days of the Jewish year with its annual Yom Kippur service broadcast live from Temple B’rith Kodesh and hosted by WXXI's Jeanne Fisher. The Kol Nidrei Service for Yom Kippur will be broadcast live Friday, September 29 at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5, and is made possible by a grant from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.


Tune in for this annual broadcast celebrating the Jewish New Year, as Classical 91.5 presents its annual, live broadcast from Temple B’rith Kodesh of the evening service for Rosh Hashanah. Hosted by WXXI's Jeanne Fisher, Live from Temple B'rith Kodesh: A Rosh Hashanah Celebration will be broadcast live Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5, and is made possible by a grant from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.


Marc Blitzstein

The Cradle That Rocked: Rediscovering Marc Blitzstein, Four Saturdays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 @ 12:00 p.m.  Composer Marc Blitzstein has largely been forgotten, but for his political musical, The Cradle Will Rock (1930s).

The 64th Met Opera Radio National Council Grand Finals concert, hosted by soprano Renée Fleming with guest artists soprano Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and tenor Michael Fabiano, was recorded March 19th.  The 2017 finalists are: Natalie Image, Soprano, Cody Quattlebaum, Bass-Baritone, Samantha Hankey, Mezzo-Soprano, Richard Smagur, Tenor, Kirsten MacKinnon, Soprano, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Countertenor, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, Soprano, Kyle van Schoonhoven, Tenor, Vanessa Vasquez, Soprano

Esta Tierra es Mi Tierra, 07/04/17, 1:00pm

Jun 19, 2017

Traditional Independence Day specials celebrate the great American classics, from pops-style musical numbers to the expansive works of Aaron Copland. This season, Esta Tierra es Mi Tierra: Latino Composers Reflect on the American Experience, brings a fresh and timely perspective on the holiday.

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