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Focusing on why music on public radio is important

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Join WXXI Classical, WRUR-FM 88.5, and WITH-FM 90.1 for this nationwide celebration that recognizes public radio’s essential community service and its unique role in music discovery.

Locally, listeners and supporters of WXXI’s radio services know who we are and how we’re dedicated to the Rochester and the Finger Lakes music scene.

On Public Radio Music Day, we want to spotlight that we’re part of a network of public radio stations dedicated to live music discovery and connecting our listeners to local artists.

To celebrate Public Radio Music Day, we’re hosting a few events on October 26th that we hope you’ll take part in:

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Live from Hochstein – Schleuning-Pegis Duo at 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave.

Featuring Violinist Maria Schleuning and Cellist Jolyon Pegis (who is originally from Rochester), the main focus of this program is the Duo for Violin and Cello by Zoltan Kodaly. This is one of the greatest works for this combination of instruments, virtuosic and very dramatic. The performance will also air live on WXXI Classical.

Open Tunings with Scott Regan, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on WRUR-FM Host Scott Regan welcomes a special guest in studio to perform and talk about his/her work. Tune in to find out who it is!

A Special Performance by Hanna PK at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The Little Café, Winthrop Street|Hanna PK is a blues pianist and singer born and raised in South Korea and based in Rochester. She has been building a strong local following with her wide-ranging repertoire, the power of her voice and piano playing, and the way she can rock the house!

Share your favorite song that you have discovered on public radio! Follow WXXI Classical, WRUR-FM, and WITH-FM on Facebook and watch for a post inviting you to share your favorite song that you discovered on public radio. We’ll curate that list and share it on social on October 26th.

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