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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
Friday, September 09, 2016
What do Louise Mirrer, David Lang, Bryce Dessner and many others, look forward to in the upcoming season?
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.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Missed our first Midday Masterpieces concert? No problem. Watch the archived video concert now.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
From prominent figures in classical music to prevalent subjects, here are a half dozen trends in classical music and opera during the 2016 fall season.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Ozawa, the longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra music director, was once described as 'calligraphy in motion.' We speak to the BSO's Larry Wolfe on the occasion of Ozawa's 81st birthday.
Friday, August 26, 2016
We asked listeners to send in photos of their pups enjoying classical music in celebration of National Dog Day; check out some of our favorite submissions.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Best known for his pop hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," Neil Sedaka started his musical career as a concert pianist. These days he's returned to the concert hall.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The stars of the movie 'Florence Foster Jenkins' talked to Elliott Forrest about this infamous tone-deaf opera singer.
Monday, August 08, 2016
On Oct. 7 at 9 pm tune in to hear Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk perform works by Schumann and Brahms from Bell's new album, For the Love of Brahms.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Along with its legacy of beautiful and moving works, the history of music has also sparked scandals, outrage and even riots. Here's a timeline tracing some of those moments.