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French Lessons in Chicago with 'Les Troyens' and 'Don Quichotte'

Fred Plotkin visits Chicago and attends impressive performances of "Les Troyens" and "Don Quichotte" at Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

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Cast Your Votes the 2016 Classical Countdown

Cast your vote for up to five of your most-favorite classical pieces. Based on your responses, we'll close out 2016 by counting down the 100 most-requested pieces.


Review: Kaija Saariaho Opera Walks On Artificial Water at the Met

Kaija Saariaho's "L'Amour de Loin" is one of the operatic wonders of our time, though the best efforts of the Met Opera didn't always reveal that to Thursday's opening night audience.

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Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know WQXR?

In celebration of WQXR's 80th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 3, take our quiz to test your knowledge of WQXR past and present.

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Watch: Webcast of The King’s Singers' Christmas Songbook

At 7 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30, watch an a cappella Christmas from England when The King’s Singers come to The Greene Space at WQXR for an exclusive New York appearance.

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NYC's Empire State Building Turns Blue For WQXR's 80th Anniversary

Saturday, Dec. 3, the iconic Manhattan landmark will turn WQXR blue in honor of our 80 years of bringing the best classical music to New York City — and today around the world.

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