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Time Warner Cable / Spectrum to make changes to cable services in the Rochester region

We have been notified of a TWC/Spectrum reconfiguration of their cable services.  If you are viewing DIGITAL cable channels WITHOUT a set-top box, this is important to maintain reception of WXXI video services:



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This blog has moved to our newly-designed, elegant website.

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September - October 2016 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

A fond farewell from two extraordinary volunteers, Mark and Christine and a request for your help with this newsletter. 

Five concerts to love this fall

Fading light?  Falling leaves?   Cold winds?  Bring it!  If you’ve a mind of winter and indoor pleasures, here are five concerts  to look forward to this fall.  

1. September’s RPO season opener

Elizabeth Proctor's dearest hope

After Robert Ward left The Eastman School of Music in the 1930’s, he went on to study with Aaron Copland.  Ward crafted a musical language that would earn him a 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller’s iconic play. (Ward’s son says he remembers finding his parents unexpectedly drinking champagne in the kitchen; that’s how he found out his father had won a Pulitzer.)

July-August 2016 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

Learn about Helene Biandudi Hofer and Need to Know!

48 hours in New York State for Music Nerds

Pack your bags.  Take a weekend to explore.  There are obscure and fascinating destinations for music history geeks sprinkled throughout New York State.  I’ve touched on some of these before, but here they are, laid out for your next road trip.

At 62, tenor Gregory Kunde is hitting his stride

WXXI's Brenda Tremblay caught a few moments with Rochester resident and American tenor Gregory Kunde, fresh from his winning “Best Male Singer” in the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.

May - June 2016 Volunteer Newsletter Now Available!

Read about our award winners at this year's Volunteer Apprecation event.