2016 Guide to Summer Music Festivals in the Tri-State Area

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Start making your summer travel plans with our guide, featuring 18 festivals within easy traveling distance of New York City. 

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2016 Met National Council Grand Finals Concert

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tune in at 8:30 pm on Friday to hear the nine finalists in the Metropolitan Opera's nation-wide auditions compete to win $15,000 and a head start on their singing careers.

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Watch: Royal Harpist Claire Jones Strums Traditional, Classical Works

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Claire Jones, who served as the official harpist to the Prince of Wales, performed selections off her new album and the piece she played at the royal wedding live in the WQXR studios.

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Meet the WQXR Moonlighter Finalists, Part 3

Monday, May 02, 2016

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Get to know the talented performers who made it this far in WQXR's first competition for amateur musicians. Introducing our youngest competitors.

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Mother's Day Spa Day Giveaway

Friday, April 29, 2016

Treat your mom to a day off! Enter to win a $300 gift certificate to Great Jones Spa in SoHo.

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Alice Cooper Adds a Bit of Rock to a Cornerstone of the Classical Rep

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Alice Cooper, the narrator of a multimedia prequel to Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf,' spoke to WQXR host Paul Cavalconte about the project and his musical inspirations. 

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Meet the WQXR Moonlighter Finalists, Part 2

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Get to know the talented performers who made it this far in WQXR's first competition for amateur musicians. Introducing our most mature competitors.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 4: Choral Fantasy Finale

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Host Anthony McGill wraps up this four-part series on the Marlboro Music Festival with a look at the tradition of the season-ending concert.

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Watch Live: WQXR Presents the McGill/McHale Trio

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On Monday April 25, WQXR Artist in Residence, Anthony McGill, joins Demarre McGill and Michael McHale for an evening of Dvořák, Shostakovich and Saint-Saëns chamber music.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 3: Marriage Made in Vermont

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Anthony McGill hosts part three of this series about the Marlboro Music Festival and the personal connections forged on its campus.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 2: At the Coffee Shop with Violist Sam Rhodes

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Tune in Monday at 10 pm as clarinetist Anthony McGill introduces the music and the community of one of the most special chamber music festivals in the country. 

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Meet the WQXR Moonlighter Finalists, Part 1

Friday, April 08, 2016

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As WQXR's first competition for amateur musicians towards the finals concerts on May 6, get to know the talented performers who made it this far. First up, the 19- to 34-year olds.

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WQXR Presents a New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concert

Friday, April 08, 2016

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On Saturday, April 9, Philippe the Penguin and musicians of the New York Philharmonic will create a musical playground while presenting selections from Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake."

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WQXR Presents Warner Music Prize Winner Augustin Hadelich

Monday, April 04, 2016

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On April 13 at 7 pm, the Grammy Award-winning violinist and first recipient of the Warner Music Prize, Augustin Hadelich, will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Sarasate.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 1: The Tradition of Napkin Balls

Monday, April 04, 2016

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Anthony McGill hosts the first installment of a four-part series about the Marlboro Music Festival, where the annual festival fosters a summer camp-like spirit.

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'Mozart in the Jungle' Author Blair Tindall Talks Oboes and Orchestras

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Continuing WQXR's series with 'Mozart in the Jungle' cast and creators, Jeff Spurgeon speaks with Blair Tindall, who wrote the book on which the Amazon series is based.

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In-Studio: Avi Avital Performs from 'Between Worlds'

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Mandolin player Avi Avital visited the WQXR studios with accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and percussionist Itamar Doari to play a selection of lively Hungarian, Turkish and Georgian works.

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Roman Coppola Is 'Tickled Pink' to Bring Classical Music to New Audiences

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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'Mozart in the Jungle' co-creator Roman Coppola talks to Jeff Spurgeon about where he looks for inspiration in the classical music world.

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Watch: WQXR Presents Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Watch the archived webcast of twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton performing a world premiere by John Adams, along with works from their recent album, 'Visions.'

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Share Your Birthday Greeting For Bach

Monday, March 21, 2016

It's J.S. Bach's birthday and he deserves a shout out. Share your best #HappyBirthdayBach photo or greeting on Twitter and Instagram, or upload one to our gallery directly.

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