Classical 91.5

Performance Rochester

In recognition of the significant classical music riches in Rochester, in April 2017 Classical 91.5 will be presenting live performances from concert halls in and around Rochester and from the studios of WXXI Classical 91.5. Highlighted performances have been curated from a number of ensembles, including: Concentus, First Inversion, ESM, Hochstein Alumni Orchestra, Madrigalia, Musica Spei, Pegasus Early Music, Publick Musick, First Muse, Rochester Early Music Festival, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, VOICES, as well as Live from Hochstein, Backstage Pass and more. You'll hear music from all time periods and a variety of instrumentation and voices. We'll highlight one group performance each day beginning in April 3rd and all of our hosts will share in celebrating the musical riches of Rochester.

Tune in during these hours to hear Performance Rochester selections (specific times within the hour will vary)

Mon 4/3    9:00 am    Malcolm Bilson, pianoforte and the Cambini Winds perform Beethoven
Tue 4/4    4:00 pm Publick Musick performes music by Isabella Leonarda
Wed 4/5    1:00 pm Madrigalia performs a Suite of Songs
Thu 4/6 8:00 am Percussionists Christopher Jones & Drew Worden perform music of Ivan Trevino
Fri 4/7 5:00 pm Cellist Julian Schwarz performs music of Schumann

Sun 4/9    6:00 am    The Eastman Trombone Choir performs an Ave Maria by Biebl
Mon 4/10 11:00 am    Members of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester perform Brahms' Piano Quintet
Tue 4/11 7:00 am    Baroque cellist Glenna Curren perfoms music by Domenico Gabrielli
Wed 4/12 2:00 pm    Members of Pegasus Early Music present selections from Barbara's Venice
Thu 4/13 12:00 pm    The Hochstein Alumni Orchestra presents an Overture by Beethoven
Fri 4/14 9:00 am    Dr. William Weinert leads VOICES in music of Brahms
Sat 4/15 5:00 pm    Members of First Muse present music of Dvorak

Mon 4/17 6:00 pm    Members of the Hochstein Alumni Orchestra present music by Beethoven
Tue 4/18 1:00 pm    Members of Publick Musick present music from their Of Heaven and Earth concert
Wed 4/19 8:00 am    It's a trio by Pablo de Sarasate from Live from Hochstein
Thu 4/20 3:00 pm    Concentus Women's Chorus presents a cantata by Daniel Pinkham
Fri 4/21 12:00 pm    Members of Pegasus Early Music present music by Erlebach

Sun 4/23 7:00 am    Cellist Natasha Farny performs Variations on a Slovak Theme
Mon 4/24 7:00 am    The Red Creek Duo performs a Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Tue 4/25 2:00 pm    Members of the Society for Chamber Music present a Poulenc Sextet
Wed 4/26 11:00 am    The Amenda Quartet presents Beethoven
Thu 4/27 9:00 am    First Inversion performs a premiere work by Hasse
Fri 4/28 6:00 pm    Pianist Yi-Wen Chang performs music by Granados
Sat 4/29 5:00 pm     The Neave Trio presents Leonard Bernstein's Piano Trio

Sun 4/30 6:00 am    Students from the Eastman School present Bach Cantata No. 56

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies

Beethoven:  Quintet for Piano and winds in E-flat major, Op. 16

 Malcom Bilson, fortepiano

Cambini Winds:
Geoffrey Burgess, oboe
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Todd Williams, horn
Marc Vallon, bassoon

Publick Music

Isabella Leonarda:  Sonata duodecima a violin solo

Boel Gidholm, violin
Deborah Fox, theorbo
Naomi Gregory, Italian Baroque organ

Sponsored by Publick Musick, this concert recording was part of the Third Thursday Concert's with Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.  The performance was on January 19th, 2017 as part of a larger program titled "O Anima Mea."

Select songs from the March 2016 Anniversary Concerts

It was August 2, 1975, and 14 singers sat down in a living room to sing madrigals. Forty years, countless concerts, and over 850 pieces of music later, Madrigalia is a cornerstone of Rochester choral music.

Ivan Trevino:  2+1

Christopher Jones and Drew Worden, percussion

From a concert at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South, on October 9, 2016
First Muse: re:Percussion with Brass - Mix a roomful of skins, sticks, blocs and gongs with an ample supply of colorful brass - and you end up with a colorful evening of chamber music that brings the often forgotten percussionists to center stage!

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro

Cellist Julian Schwarz grew up in a musical home rubbing elbows with musical greats including Rochester's David Diamond, and of course, his father -- conductor Gerard Schwarz.

Pianist Marika Bournaki joins Julian in a program recorded live from the studios of WXXI Classical 91.5 during a Backstage Pass program on November 11, 2016

Franz Biebl/arr. Royce Lumpkin: Ave Maria

The Eastman Trombone Choir, now in its 75th year, has played around the country and around the world. In this performance, Conductors Mark Kellogg and Larry Zalkind bring the Trombone Choir to Classical 91.5's Backstage Pass in a concert recorded before a live audience on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op 34 (1864)

Juliana Athayde, violin; Thomas Rodgers, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; Steven Doane, cello and pianist Chiao-Wen Chen perform in a concert "German Masters" recorded at Hochstein on Feb 7, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Christina Balsam Curren Glenna Curren

Domenico Gabrielli:  Ricercar No. 3 in D Major

Glenna Curren, Baroque cello

Recorded November 11, 2016 at St. Anne Church

Strozzi: Lagrime mie
Cazzati: Balletto e Corrente Quarta
Strozzi: Con le belle non ci vol fretta

Pegasus Early Music presented the concert Barbara’s Venice on September 25, 2016 at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 Fitzhugh St.
In these selections from the concert we hear Laura Heimes, soprano; Luthien Brackett, alto; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass; Daniel Swenberg and Deborah Fox, lutes and theorbo.

Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture

This concert was presented at Hochstein Performance Hall on June 26, 2016.