WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way.
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Tár (with post-film discussion) – Nov 7, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Monday, November 7 at 6:30pm | Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia’s adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.
The Singing Revolution – Nov 19, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Saturday, November 19 at 3pm | The Jack Garner Theatre (Theatre 5) | A documentary film about the nonviolent Singing Revolution in Estonia in which hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly between 1986 and 1991, in an effort to end decades of Soviet occupation.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – May 7, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Saturday, May 7 at 3pm | Little Theatre 5 (The Jack Garner Theatre) | Master Li, a warrior, asks Yu Shu Lien, the woman he loves, to pass on his sword, Green Destiny, to Sir Te. However, when the sword is stolen, Li embarks on a mission to find it.
Intimate Apparel – Sep 21, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Wednesday, September 21 | A new opera. INTIMATE APPAREL, set in 1905 in turn of the century New York, tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments.
Like Water for Chocolate – Oct 1, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS | Saturday, October 1 at 3pm | Love, family, and cooking swirl together as Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking.
Road to Perdition – Mar 19, 2022
WXXI CLASSICAL PRESENTS • Saturday, March 19 at 3pm • A modern classical neo-noir of family ties, revenge, and self-discovery. Featuring an Oscar-nominated Original Score by Thomas Newman.
Last and First Men – Jan 24, 2022
WXXI Classical Presents | MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:00PM • Little Theatre 5 • Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. Directed by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Narrated by Tilda Swinton.
West Side Story – Dec 19, 2021
West Side Story with Post-Film Discussion. Sunday, December 19 at 1pm in Little Theatre 1. (Doors at 12:15pm / Regular Ticket Prices)