Classical 91.5

Performance Rochester

In recognition of the significant classical music riches in Rochester, in January 2016 WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 will be presenting live performances from concert halls in and around Rochester and from the studios of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5. Highlighted performances have been curated from a number of ensembles, including: Antara Winds, Bedlam, the East End Quartet, Eastman Chorale & Philharmonia, Hochstein Merit Scholars, Publick Musick, Pegasus Early Music, Madrigalia and many more. You'll hear music from all time periods and a variety of instrumentation and voices sometime during the hour listed below. We'll highlight one group each day beginning in January and all of our hosts will be sharing in the celebration of the wealth of musical riches in Rochester.

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 16 in D

Originally performed at “Live from Hochstein” in Fall 2014. The Neave Trio has performed at some of the world’s finest concert halls and is the Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence at San Diego University.  http://www.neavetrio.com/

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Suite of Songs

Originally recorded on July 21, 2013. Founded by director William Weinert, Voices is an Eastman student chamber chorus consisting of some of the finest voices of tomorrow.   http://www.erchoirs.org/voices1.html

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http://www.erchoirs.org/voices1.html

Stepan Rak: Elegy (Homage a Sibelius)

Originally performed on Backstage Pass on November 13, 2015. Thomas Torrisi is earning his doctorate at Eastman School of Music and has won 1st place at the APSU Concerto Competition and the Memphis Beethoven Club Competition.  

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Thomas Torrisi

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Bach: Cantata No. 75, Die Elenden sollen essen

This performance was the opening concert of the 2015-16 Eastman Bach Cantata Series, performed by Eastman School of Music students and alumni, recorded at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on September 20, 2015. This rarely heard cantata is the first of J.S. Bach’s project to compose a cantata for every Sunday and holiday in the liturgical year.  

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Christopher Wilke, lute

Carre: Chaconne

Originally performed at the 2013 Rochester Early Music Festival. Christopher Wilke recently received his doctorate in Early Music Performance at Eastman School of Music and teaches at Nazareth College. He has been featured in NPR’s national early music program Sunday Morning Baroque.  More at http://www.christopherwilke.com/

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