Mornings on Classical 91.5, February 6 - 10

Mornings on Classical 91.5, February 6 - 10

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

New music champion and the founder of the ensemble Signal, conductor Brad Lubman

Wake with inspiring classical music, news, and a little conversation about Rochester’s vibrant arts scene.  At 6:40 a.m., a mystery challenge: name that TV or radio show!

Monday, February 6

Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s refreshing take on Mozart

Brant's "Angels and Devils" on The Composer’s Datebook

Love and chivalry and a “stubborn, prickly affair” that can't decide between two meters

New music champion Brad Lubman tells the story of his youthful obsession with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. (He’s conducting the Eastman Philharmonia in the iconic piece Monday night (2/6) at 8:00pm in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.)

Tuesday, February 7

Wake to music of Eric Ewazen, J.S. Bach, and Quincy Jones
Eubie Blake flunks retirement on the Composer’s Datebook

In part two of Brenda’s conversation with conductor Brad Lubman, the founder of the new music ensemble Signal speculates on the way the iPod has changed the way we hear classical music.


Wednesday, February 8

Start the day with an entrancing collage of folk music styles from around the world.

On the Composer’s Datebook: Wagner on the banks of the Mississippi?

Works by Korngold, Liszt, and Respighi


Thursday, February 9

Works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Paul McCartney

Verdi's "Falstaff" (Composer’s Datebook)

Richard Strauss’ beating hearts, Gluck’s “Dance of the Blessed Spirits”


Friday, February 10

A flower set for your color-starved soul

Maslanka's Symphony No. 4  (Composer’s Datebook)

Meet singer Jessie Barth, who traces a unique relationship with the late Oscar Hammerstein.  (She’s host a free, public sing-a-long Sunday, Feb 12th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on East Avenue with songs from The Sound of Music, Carousel, and South Pacific.)