Classical 91.5

Tiny Desk

Brenda Tremblay

Wake up with all you need to spring into your morning routine, starting with birdsong at 6:00 a.m.  Hear classical music from the WXXI library, the latest NPR News, and a mini music history lesson from the Composer’s Datebook at 7:20 a.m.  Early birds hear a mystery piece at 6:40, and this week you’ll hear two takes on the same idea – two Hungarian dances, two etudes, and so forth.  

Monday, January 15    John Andres hosts.

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been immersed in music since her childhood. While she says her primary focus in life is on her career as a musician, it was her rise to fame after winning the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk contest when she also took on a new role - that of a disability advocate and public speaker.  During a recent concert in Rochester at Nazareth College, Lea told Need to Know that the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in the arts has given her a new stage to share a powerful message.