Women, magic, and Mitzie Collins this week, mornings on Classical 91.5

"Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!" 

                                          - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Here's what's coming your way first thing in the morning from Classical 91.5, streaming at wxxi.org.

Monday, March 10    Wake up to a snow dance, Rhythmic Variations by Howard Hanson, and pieces by women composers Fanny Mendelssohn, Rachel Portman, and Alla Pavlova.

Tuesday, March 11    Get ready for the day with music that echoes the radiance of spring, the beauty of the Italian countryside, plus Christopher O’Riley playing Radiohead.  

Wednesday, March 12     Flutist Bonita Boyd talks about what makes some flutists – such as James Galway – special in a new segment in WXXI’s Sharp Ears series.  Catch up on the whole series here.  We’ll explore the music of women composers, including Hildegard von Bingen.  

Thursday, March 13   Works by Beethoven, Chopin, J.S. Bach, and Jennifer Higdon. 

Friday, March 14    Meet Mitzie Collins, a instrumentalist and teacher whose life work has been creating new music and educating Rochesterians about unusual styles.  On the playlist: recordings featuring Christopher O’Riley, The Publick Musick, and the Westminster Choir.