Classical Mornings, August 8 - 12

Classical Mornings, August 8 - 12

Brenda Tremblay hosts weekdays from 6-10am

Monday, August 8

More than 60 African American classical musicians from throughout the United States will gather in Rochester later this week for the 9th Gateways Music Festival. They will perform recitals, chamber music concerts, symphonic concerts, and lecture demonstrations. WXXI’s Teej Jenkins reports.

Wake with pieces by Debussy, Antonio Vivaldi, and Florence Price

Composer’s Datebook: Poulenc's "Model Animals," Writer’s Almanac: the birthday of a curious child


Tuesday, August 9

Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, Cecile Chaminade, and E.J. Moeran

Composer’s Datebook: "J.D." Bach, perhaps?

Writer’s Almanac: the birthday of Philip Larkin, the day Walden was published


Wednesday, August 10


Music by Johannes Brahms, David Diamond, and Richard Danielpour

Composer’s Datebook: William Henry Fry


Thursday, August 11


Music by Henry Purcell, G.F. Handel, Deems Taylor

Composer’s Datebook: Johann Strauss in Salzburg (and Vienna)


Friday, August 12


A tribute to the Hudson River, Elgar’s Coronation March, a flute sonata by Germaine Tailleferre

Composer’s Datebook: Edison, for the record