Mornings, August 13 - 17

Mornings, August 13 - 17

Pour your coffee and tune in as WXXI-FM’s weekday morning show offers you everything else you need to start the day: great music, NPR news, the Writer’s Almanac (8:20), Composers Datebook (7:20), and daily Mystery Piece (6:40).

Flutist Catherine Branch

Brenda returns.

Test your knowledge of the treasures preserved in the Sibley Library during the daily Mystery Piece.

Also, starting this week, we'll sample excerpts from live performances recorded in Rochester, NY during the 2011-2012 season, courtesy of the musicians in partnership with recording engineer Carl Pultz, Alembic Productions.  We were able to bring you these highlights last summer and are thrilled to be able to do it again!


Wake to a waltz for a sleeping beauty, Grieg's Peer Gynt, and guitarist Sharon Isbin at her most exotic.  Plus, a highlight from Pegasus Early Music’s Fioritura concert, recorded February 2012: Quantz's Trio in C for flute and recorder


Brenda presents music by Bizet, Puccini, and Kodaly.

We'll hear a new work inspired by a passionate advocate for integrating disability advocacy and the arts, flutist Catherine Branch.

In celebration of summer, the WXXI takes you to camp.  There are countless summer youth programs to choose from in the Finger Lakes.  We’ll sample a few of them, and then send postcards sharing our experiences with you.  Today's comes from reporter Helene Biandudi, who recently attended the Rochester Summer Scholars Grade 3 Enrichment Program at School of the Arts.


Wake with Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Bernstein. Plus, more highlights from Pegasus Early Music’s concert, Songs of Love and War, recorded in May 2012Castello's Sonata #16, book 2


Brenda presents music by Glinka, Mendelssohn, and a chamber work by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.


Start the day with pieces by Haydn, J.S. Bach, and Brahms.

Plus, we'll celebrate the 30th anniversary of Antara Winds in Rochester.