Classical 91.5

On Record

A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras. 

Archived episodes on SoundCloud.  Newest episodes appear at the bottom of the page.

Seaman: Marco Borgreve

It's been almost exactly 10 years since pianist Andrew Von Oeyen made his debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with then Music Director Christopher Seaman.  Now, Maestro Seaman is Conductor Laureate for the RPO, and Andrew Von Oeyen has a new recording contract with Warner Brothers.

They're back together again, and made a trip to the WXXI studios to chat with Music Director Julia Figueras about their concert, the decade past, and the dangers of pushing young talent too hard and too soon.

Nakamastu: Peter Schaaf. Star:

The new season for your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is about to begin.  RPO Music Director Ward Star and pianist Jon Nakamatsu stopped by our studios to chat with Classical 91.5 Music Director Julia Figueras. In their conversation, they talked about Rachmaninov as chamber music, Beethoven as  master of the dance, and the art of designing a season.