Listen: Music and the Kennedys

Thursday, November 03, 2016

While neither a musician nor a music-lover, President Kennedy's commitment to music and the arts was evident from the moment he took office.

Comments [3]

Early Music's Masterpieces From Juilliard415

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Take a break from your busy work day with Juilliard415, the school's principal period-instrument ensemble, performing works by early music's masters.

Comments [5]

Quiz: Which Type of Classical Music Piece Are You?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

From expansive operas or symphonies, to the creative and confident sonata, take our quiz to find out which type of classical music piece you are.

Comments [13]

Theodore Roosevelt and the Gold Steinway

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A wealth of beautiful music in the White House during the dawn of the 20th century all began with a 1903 gold Steinway, which remained in the East Room for 35 years.

Comments [5]

Poll: Cast Your Vote For Mozart or Salieri

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In this turbulent election season, WQXR is your respite from the non-stop political coverage. Cast your vote for classical music by supporting WQXR.

Comments [5]

Quiz: Which Beethoven Symphony Are You?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Celebrating Beethoven's birthday with music throughout the day and a quiz to see which Symphony you are most like.

Comments [19]

Watch: Music and Conversation With Richard Tucker Award Winner Tamara Wilson

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watch our interview and performance show with Richard Tucker Award winner, Tamara Wilson, singing arias and duets from some of Mozart's most beloved operas.

Comments [2]

The U.S. Marine Band, America's Oldest Music Group

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The U.S. Marine Band was founded by an act of Congress – signed by then-President John Adams – in 1798, two years before Washington, D.C. became the nation’s capital.

Comments [3]

5 Times Abraham Lincoln Showed His Love of Opera

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Unlike other musical presidents, Abraham Lincoln could neither read music, sing, or play an instrument. He was nonetheless a great music lover, particularly opera.

Comments [6]

Music in Lincoln’s White House

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Though he couldn’t sing or play any instruments himself, he surrounded himself with music during the turbulent 1860s, seeking solace from the turmoil of the Civil War.


Midday Masterpieces By Beethoven, Bach and Schumann

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Take a respite from your busy work day with this great performance by Julliard cellist Khari Joyner and pianist Cherie Roe.

Comments [2]

Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green Inspires with Story and Song

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wednesday at 7 pm, join us for an evening of song and conversation with Ryan Speedo Green and writer Daniel Bergner, author of Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family.


The Most Musical Presidents

Thursday, September 29, 2016

We kick off a five-part series on Music in the White House with the most musically talented presidents of the 19th and 20th centuries: Thomas Jefferson and Harry Truman.

Comments [3]

Timeline: The History of Music In The White House

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Explore a timeline of notable musical events throughout the history of the White House, from George Washington through the present day.


Watch: The Makers and Stars of 'Joe's Violin' in Conversation

Friday, September 23, 2016

At 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 23, watch a discussion with the filmmakers and stars of the award-winning short documentary "Joe's Violin."

Comments [3]

Watch: WQXR's Bachtoberfest Classical Beer Jam

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Watch the legendary group Canadian Brass perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Wagner, while you got a sudsy history of the great composer.


Watch: Soprano Anna Netrebko Celebrates New Solo Album

Monday, September 19, 2016

Watch opera superstar Anna Netrebko's performance and interview in The Greene Space at WQXR to celebrate the release of her new solo recording, "Verismo."

Comments [5]

NYC Cultural Figures on Their Must-See Events of the Season

Friday, September 09, 2016

What do Louise Mirrer, David Lang, Bryce Dessner and many others, look forward to in the upcoming season?


When Gershwin and Schoenberg Played Tennis Together

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The U.S. Open tennis tournament wraps up this weekend in Queens and that has us thinking about the story of two famous composers who struck up a surprising friendship on the court.

Comments [7]

WQXR Introduces Midday Masterpieces with a Trio of Musical Fantasies

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Missed our first Midday Masterpieces concert? No problem. Watch the archived video concert now.

Comments [3]