Mornings on Classical 91.5, March 19 - 23

Mornings on Classical 91.5, March 19 - 23

Weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Composer Mark Olivieri says his music is inspired by his eight year-old son.

Brenda Tremblay presents classical music, news, and a few surprises. Here are this week's highlights...

Monday, March 19

Start a new week with the spark and energy of works by Brahms, Rossini, and Beethoven.

Tuesday, March 20

Catch spring fever!  Brenda presents an array of spring-inspired pieces by Frederick Delius, William Lloyd Webber, and Rube Bloom.

Wednesday, March 21

Wake up with music of Bach, Haydn, and Gershwin. 

It's a new season of Live from Hochstein, Western New York's longest-running live performance program.  The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Marimba Band is playing a lunchtime concert at noon at the Hochstein Performance Hall.  Percussionist Brian Stotz is one of the musicians, and he discussed all things marimba in an interview with Mona Seghatoleslami.

Plus, you'll meet Dr. Margaret Martin of the Harmony Project, who's coming to Rochester next week to advance music education in the community. (She'll appear on 1370 Connection, Monday March 19th at noon, on AM 1370, streaming at

Thursday, March 22

Brenda offers you a Mozart symphony, a lullaby, and a buzzing bee.

Conductor Lee Wright explains how modern notation shapes the free flow of music in Durufle's Requiem.  (Lee will lead choral group Madrigalia, a chamber orchestra with Gibbs & Main, and organist Peter DuBois in a performance Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester.  Other works on the program will include cathedral anthems of C. Hubert H. Parry and Edgar Bainton.  WXXI's Julia Figueras offers a pre-concert chat at 7:00!)

Friday, March 23

Happy Friday!  Get off to a good start with a new recording from the WXXI library and two pipe tunes.

Plus, composer Mark Olivieri on his latest commission and how his music is shaped by Miles Davis, movement, and his eight year-old son.  He previews a Vision of Sound: A Concert of Live Music and Dance 2012.  The Rochester performance (Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall) includes works by Roberto Sierra, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Diane Jones, and Olivieri.