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More operas in local theaters

I just received my copy of Opera News and notice on the inside back cover the ad for the upcoing Opera in Cinema presentations in participating theaters.  Here in Rochester, opera lovers can enjoy these operas at the Little Theater.  Here's what's on the schedule (no dates given in the magazine, except for Live events):

Die Walkure by Wagner from the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky rom the Bolshoi Opera at L'Opera de Paris, France


Broadcast date for Pipedreams Live! in Rochester

We have just received notice that the first of two Pipedreams Live! from Rochester shows will air October 25th at 8:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5 FM   Here's the listing...

Expanding my blog

As some of my readers know, in addition to being the Program Director for Classical 91.5 FM, I am also the Program Director for WXXI Reachout Radio, a radio reading/audio information service for people who are print-handicapped, due to visual impairment or physical disability. 


Richard Gladwell Update

Many listeners have been asking about Richard Gladwell's health and when he will be returning to With Heart & Voice.  WXXI Radio Vice President Jeanne Fisher and I went and visited Richard, and his lovely wife Claire, last week.  At our meeting it became very apparent that Richard will not be able to return to hosting With Heart & Voice


Met at the Movies begins in October!

The 2009-2010 Metropolitan Opera HD Theater presentations will include nine operas this season.  We just received confirmation that the Metropolitan Opera HD Theater presentations will be available at Cinemark Tinseltown on Buffalo Road in Rochester.  We are awaiting confirmation of the Regal Eastview presentations.
The Met at the Movies broadcasts will all be at 1:00 p.m. and are as follows:  (note: the radio simulcasts begin in December 2009)
Oct 10, 2009 - Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (new production)


NPR Connects listeners with Classical Music

Classical music lovers who just can't get enough, or who want to be "in the know" about classical music, should check out NPR's new music site.  NPR Music provides listeners with brief news stories, audio stories, and performances from artists who are currently performing everywhere from the concert hall to one of the offices at NPR.  I've pointed you to the Classical page, but there's lots of other music available at NPR Music as well.  Check out NP

Brenda Tremblay named new Morning Drive Host/Producer

We at WXXI Classical 91.5 are thrilled to announce that Brenda Tremblay has been promoted to the full-time position of Morning Drive Host/Producer, replacing Simon Pontin who retired from the Super Scintillating Sunshine Show in May 2009. 

Backstage Pass Wins New York Festivals Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Julia Figueras, Dave Sluberski, Andrew Croucher and the Cello Divas, Backstage PassBackstage Passwho were awarded a Bronze World Medal for Backstage Pass in the category of Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program by the New York Festivals!

Listeners asking about Richard Gladwell

Many listeners have been calling and emailing to inquire about Richard Gladwell, who has not been hosting his Sunday morning edition of With Heart & Voice since May. 

Program changes on Sunday evenings

Classical 91.5 is making a change in the scheduled program line-up on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for the first three weeks of June 2009. 
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