Classical 91.5

WXXI Events

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

Live from Hochstein with host Mona Seghatoleslami is a series of lunchtime concerts by some of the finest artists in our area broadcast live from Hochstein Performance Hall. Each of these free “brown bag” concerts runs from 12:10-12:50 p.m., giving downtown business people, teachers, families, students, and friends an opportunity to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour. You can also hear an encore broadcast of Live from Hochstein later the same day at 10 p.m. on Classical 91.5.

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

Classical 91.5 Presents...West Side Story on Saturday September 2nd, 3pm at The Little Theatre.  Join us before the movie at The Little Theatre Cafe, for live music starting at 2pm with the Empire Film Music Ensemble and stick around afterwards to talk about the movie's groundbreaking choreography and dancing in a discussion hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5 Music Director Julia Figueras.

The discussion panelists will be: Natalie Rogers (School Director/ Asst. Rehearsal Director, Garth Fagan Dance), David Palmer (Artistic Director, Rochester City Ballet), and Jenni Werner (Literary Director & Resident Dramaturg, Geva Theatre).

Credit: Memorial Art Gallery

Tune in for this live broadcast from the Memorial Art Gallery’s Clothesline Arts Festival, or stop by and see us there!  Saturday, September 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Classical 91.5.

Pianist Stewart Goodyear in a row of piano frames
photo by Andrew Garn

For the first time ever, Backstage Pass is taking its show on the road, and you're invited! 

In celebration of the Gateways Music Festival, Julia Figueras hosts Backstage Pass live from Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre with the entire GMF orchestra, guest artists, and a live audience.  Music Director Michael Morgan, RPO trumpeter Herb Smith, pianist Stewart Goodyear, and violinist Amadi Azikiwe are among the guests who will chat with Julia, along with GMF President and Artistic Director Lee Koonce and Eastman School of Music Dean Jamal Rossi.


What do you get when you combine two great things, craft beer and singing? Beer Choir!!

Join us at The Little Theatre Café on August 22at 7pm, and download your Flower City Beer Choir Hymnal here!

Join Classical 91.5's Mona Seghatoleslami at Granite Mills Park in High Falls for Hochstein at High Falls, a free lunchtime concert series, hosted by WXXI, Hochstein School of Music & Dance and the High Falls Business Association. Mona welcomes a new band to the park each week. Please note: This is a live concert series, and will not be broadcast on WXXI radio. Hochstein at High Falls is on Facebook. Visit: facebook.com/hochsteinhighfalls.

Debra Yasinow

On Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Classical 91.5 will host a special free screening of Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester). The screening also includes the award-winning short film, Joe's Violin.

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Join Michael Lasser, host of Fascinatin' Rhythm, soprano Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, baritone and pianist, for an afternoon of live musical performance as they present songs from the home front of World War II.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance. 

Tickets are $30. Click here to order your tickets.

More about our performers:

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join WXXI at RoCo to experience the Joy of Painting your very own "Happy Little Trees". 

WXXI has teamed up with Rochester Contemporary Art Center to celebrate PBS’s beloved Bob Ross and his "Art for All" style, and 6x6’s egalitarian approach to art making.The evening will include 6x6 art-making stations, Bob Ross-ish instruction by Large Artist, John Magnus Champlin, and others, Bob Ross/PBS Nerd Trivia, Happy Drinks from the Daily Refresher, and music provided by Bernunzio Uptown Music

Pages