Terrance McKnight is the evening host on WQXR.
Terrance's musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, including jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.
Terrance was first heard in New York in 2008 when he joined the staff of WNYC. He moved to WQXR in 2009 and his former show, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, earned him an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010. Previously, he worked at Georgia Public Broadcasting, where he was creator, producer and host of Studio GPB, a program that introduced a wide array of musical artists through interviews, live studios sessions and commercial recordings.
Other activities for Terrance include appearances as a panelist or speaker with Chamber Music America, the Mellon Foundation, American Opera Projects and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's concert and lecture series, among other outlets.
Musical obsession: When discovering a new piece or new recording, I've been known to listen to a track practically every day for over a year or 'till I find another recording to obsess over.
Desert island disk: On a desert island, I'd have to have the best of Duke Ellington. This would give me access to a range of emotion, instrumentation, singing, solo piano and memories of home.
Terrance McKnight appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
On Aug. 31 Everett Lee, one of the first African-American conductors to lead an integrated Broadway cast, turns 100 years old. Terrance McKnight spoke to him on his big day.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Listen to chamber music by Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, Meredith Monk and Zibuokle Martinaityte, performed live at BRIC House on April 30, 2016.
Friday, October 16, 2015
On Oct. 15, Q2 Music kicked off the American Composers Orchestra's Sounds of a New Century Festival (SONiC) in The Greene Space at WQXR with Music from Copland House.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The accomplishments of Roland Hayes, the first world-renowned African-American classical singer, have been overshadowed. But that may start to change.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
The Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio came to the WQXR performance studio with two violinists from the classical world – Philippe Quint and Lara St. John – to swing Bach.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Reri Grist was part of the second generation of black opera singers who followed Marian Anderson's breakthrough at the Met in 1955.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
At 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 15, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
Monday, May 26, 2014
The 13th annual Look & Listen Festival kicked off on April 26 at the BRIC House with a diverse program of American music by Richard Carrick, Paul Lansky, Animal Collective and John Gl...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tonight at 7 pm ET, watch composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and the Brentano Quartet for an evening of conversation and music for piano, string and electronics from The Greene Space.
Friday, May 17, 2013
On May 17, the 2013 Look & Listen Festival kicked off with performances by the JACK Quartet, the cello-piano duo of Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown and the a cappella group The M6. ...
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saturday, Mar. 16, Q2 Music and Williamsburg's Original Music Workshop presented an evening that bridged new vocal styles from New York and Africa. Watch on-demand video of the entire sold-out show.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
At 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 1, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Conceived as a tribute to Elliott Carter on the occasion of his 100th birthday, this special program from 2008 explores the compositional roots of the iconic American composer, as wel...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Thursday night, Q2 Music presented an evening of remixes and re-imaginings of Beethoven's string quartets in The Greene Space.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Q2 Music presents an evening of new music recorded live the of performances by Brooklyn Rider, Talea Ensemble and International Contemporary Ensemble musicians.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
On Saturday, The Greene Space hosted a performance and conversation with Philip Glass and members of BAM's upcoming revival of his landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach. Watch it here...
Friday, June 01, 2012
For its second night, the 2012 Look & Listen Festival featured a star-studded line-up of diverse, unexpected collaborations and music from Taiwanese composer Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, winn...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On Saturday, April 21st, Q2 Music presented a live audio Webcast of composer-pianist Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain's sold-out performance from The Met Museum's majestic Temple of Dendur.
Monday, April 02, 2012
On Friday, the bad-boy organist Cameron Carpenter joined host Terrance McKnight in The Greene Space to play works by Bach, Ives, Grainger, Leonard Cohen and others.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, Q2 Music presents a live concert and videocast with a star-studded lineup of composer-performers from this season's hotly-anticipated...