WQXR honors Black History Month throughout February with special programming.


Tuesdays at 9pm: Terrance McKnight presents a weekly program dedicated to classical composers, performers and music of the African Diaspora

Saturdays at 10pm: All Ears with Terrance McKnight gives listeners insight into famous black musicians.

Black Classical Musicians Rewriting the Odds

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In the first of two special podcasts on African-Americans in classical music, Terrance McKnight sits down with three prominent musicians: clarinetist Anthony McGill, bass Morris Robinson and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

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Top Five Trailblazers

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re looking at individuals who helped break down racial barriers on stages, orchestra pits and podiums. Here are the top five black artists who broke barriers.

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek in Conversation with Grace Bumbry

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Throughout February, we're honoring Black History Month with selections from the WQXR archives that recognize African American artists. In this 2002 interview, the late host George Jellinek sits down with star mezzo Grace Bumbry.

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek Pays Tribute to Leontyne Price

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

In honor of Black History Month, we're featuring selections from the WQXR archive with great African American artists. Here the late host George Jellinek reaches into his own vaults for a 1996 RCA Victor-produced interview with Leontyne Price.

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A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

From the church songs that resonated with him to the classical music with which he wooed his wife, Terrance illustrates how Dr. King harnessed the power of music to affect personal as well as universal change.

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Musical Afterlife

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Terrance McKnight remembers four accomplished African-American performers who passed away in 2010. The week’s feature will immortalize Dr. Billy Taylor, Shirley Verrett, Abbey Lincoln and the legendary Lena Horne.

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Still Swinging, Still Classic: A Musical Biography of Pioneering Pianist Hazel Scott

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Host Terrance McKnight presents a musical portrait of Hazel Scott, the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world.

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