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Longtime UR and Rochester community leader Paul Burgett has died

A well-known figure in the University of Rochester community has died. Paul Burgett died Wednesday after a brief illness, he was 72.
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Fri, 08/24/2018 - 7:45am
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Paul Simon provides a special surprise for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame ceremonies

Timing is everything. The announcement of an actual bricks, windows and door home for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame would have been the big surprise...
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Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:23am
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Former Eastman piano student discusses lawsuit against UR and piano department chairman

A former Eastman School of Music piano student is speaking out about his lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against when he rebuffed the sexual advances...
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Sun, 01/07/2018 - 2:30am
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Let it go! It's time to celebrate women's music on WXXI-FM

Women composers’ music has never been more interesting or prolific, and you’ll hear splendid examples of it throughout the month of March.  On Classical 91.5, we'll start the day with inspired music, arts news, features, and the latest headlines.  The Mystery piece airs at 6:40.

You are the public radio champions!

Your friends at WXXI are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support for public radio this week during our annual February membership campaign.  In a few short days, 1,326 listeners pledged more than $155,000, exceeding our goal by $5,000.  You are amazing!  Thank you!

Share the love this week on Classical 91.5

Are you watching the Winter Olympics?  Many of your friends at WXXI are watching, too, and listening for all the great music that underscores the beautiful skating.

2013 IN REVIEW: CLASSICAL MUSIC’S YEAR OF EXTREMES

We started 2013 in conflict, and we ended the year in grief, processing two senseless deaths.

But in between, Rochester's music lovers witnessed great triumphs.

2013: A YEAR OF HIGHS

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and all good wishes to you

On Wednesday, December 25th, it's my pleasure to present WXXI’s annual Christmas morning special from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

I inherited the privilege from my late colleague and friend Richard Gladwell, who for decades, poured himself into crafting a beautiful playlist every Christmas morning. He was such an inspiration! 

An amazing woman, a fish without a bicycle

It's lovely to spend mornings with you, listening to great recordings from the WXXI library, NPR news, arts features, and . . .

Rochester's Top Classical Music Stories

Farewell 2012!  From my vantage point as morning host and arts journalist at WXXI, it’s been a dramatic year for classical musicians in Rochester, New York.  First of all,

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