WQXR's 2013 Holiday Programming

Monday, November 18, 2013

WQXR has got you covered with special programming throughout the 2013 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.

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The Royal Wind Music in The Greene Space

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Royal Wind Music of today is based in Amsterdam, and is comprised of 13 young players from around the world. They are, in a sense, a recorder orchestra. Hear them tonight at 9 pm.

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'Amadeus' Screening and a Conversation with F. Murray Abraham

Friday, October 25, 2013

Join us for a screening of Milos Forman's Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" at Symphony Space at 7 pm on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Mozart's The Magic Flute in The Greene Space

Friday, October 25, 2013

Watch the archived video of WQXR's special family presentation of the Mozart classic The Magic Flute, performed by the Amore Opera. The performance was taped on Saturday morning.

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Café Concert: Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Accordion and classical guitar: it’s an unusual combination but it seems to work for the guitarist Jason Vieaux and the accordionist and bandoneón player Julien Labro.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rhapsody Rabbit

Saturday, October 19, 2013

With Liszt’s birthday coming up this Tuesday, we have chosen his Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 for our Saturday morning cartoon.


Coming Soon: Month of Mozart

Friday, October 18, 2013

In keeping with a recent tradition of November festivals, WQXR will present "Month of Mozart,” a celebration of the composer who has racked up more recordings than any other and created masterpieces in every genre he attempted.

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Verdi's Rigoletto from the Metropolitan Opera

Thursday, October 10, 2013

To celebrate Verdi’s bicentennial, at 9 pm Thursday hear an encore performance of Rigoletto from the Metropolitan Opera.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Sweet Verdi Animation

Thursday, October 10, 2013


It’s Verdi week, so we present cartoon that features “Noi siamo zingarelle," the gypsy chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera, La Traviata.


Verdi’s Greatest Non-Hits

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

In this hour-long special, Matt Aucoin, a composer and conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, looks at what he thinks are Verdi’s most under-appreciated gems.

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Carnegie Hall's Brilliant Bug

Saturday, October 05, 2013

This week's cartoon portrays one brilliant bug who makes his debut on Carnegie Hall's historic stage

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Webcast: Isabel Leonard and Friends in The Greene Space

Friday, October 04, 2013

Isabel Leonard recently joined Operavore's Naomi Lewin for performance and conversation in The Greene Space, along with special guests Matthew Polenzani, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Sherrill Milnes.


Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Arts audiences are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art forms including Latin music, jazz and dance performances saw modest upticks in attendance due in part to growing minority participation.


Verdi Week: At-a-Glance

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth WQXR is offering a week of music and commentary on the Italian composer's life and work. Here's a rundown.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Gounod's Puppets

Thursday, September 26, 2013


For this week’s Saturday Morning Cartoon we offer up Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Wagner Explained in 2.5 Minutes

Saturday, September 21, 2013


This week's cartoon gives you the whole Ring in an extremely non-Wagnerian length -- two-and-a-half minutes.

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The Royal Opera House on the Silver Screen

Saturday, September 14, 2013


This fall, WQXR brings the Royal Opera House from London's Covent Garden to New York airwaves along with a series of screenings in partnership with Symphony Space.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wily Coyote Concerto

Thursday, September 12, 2013


This week on Saturday Morning Cartoons we're featuring the musical genius behind Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Carl Stalling.

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Café Concert: Béla Fleck

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

When Béla Fleck came to the WQXR Café, curious staff members began asking about his repertoire. Would he be playing Scarlatti or Scruggs? A Bach invention or a bluegrass breakdown?

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Marin Alsop Breaks Glass Ceiling for Last Night of the Proms

Saturday, September 07, 2013


Tonight at 8 pm, join us as Marin Alsop becomes the first woman to conduct the Last Night in its 118-year history.

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