Classical 91.5

Special Programs/Mini Series

Throughout the year Classical 91.5 will present a number of special programs or mini-series that are not a part of our regular broadcast schedule.  Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out about these special programs.

Ways to Connect

The Boston Calendar

1/16, 1:o0 pm on Classical 91.5

Recorded live at the New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children’s Chorus, comprised of singers ages 10 through 18,  presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day tribute concert. The program features BCC’s youth ensembles and Grammy-winning guest artist Roomful of Teeth. Songs will link the past to the present, and injustice to truth. Included with be a new arrangement of the Ballad of Harry T. Moore and Glory, the award-winning theme of the film Selma.

New York Observer

The Western Wind, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet presents an exploration of the Holocaust through music and memories. 

The narration incorporates survivor memories with music that depicts Jewish life in pre-war Europe, and songs that intimately depict the events and horrors of the Holocaust.

Lucerne Festival 2016

Nov 23, 2016

Tuesdays at 8pm, Nov 29, Dec 6, 13 & 27

Jeff Spurgeon of WQXR in NYC presents highlights of the 2016 Festival, complete with special intermission features and interviews with Festival artists.  Included in the season are the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with conductor Bernard Haitink, who celebrates his 50th anniversary at Lucerne, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The annual David Hochstein Recital Competition recognizes outstanding musicianship and performance skills of advanced student musicians in grades 10-12 who reside in the nine-county region surrounding Greater Rochester.  The students who win this competition perform at a recital at Hochstein each spring. 

This year’s winners are oboist Riesa Cassano, cellist Benjamin Doane, and pianist Jonathan Madden.  

Tuesdays 8:00-10:00 p.m. , Nov 1-22, 2016

Taloa, which is from the Chickasaw word for song, explores the fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers. Composer and show host Jerod Impichchaachaaha (meaning high corncrib) Tate is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and he’ll lead listeners through music by American Indian composers and his journey to New Zealand for on-the-ground encounters with leading Māori composers.  Listeners will hear performances by Kiri Te Kanawa, Hilary Hahn, and the San Francisco Symphony, among others.