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  • 12:00 AM
    Overnight Music
  • Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries: from full-length operas, oratorios and major symphonies to the latest offerings from New York's vibrant new music scene.

  • 06:00 AM
    From the Top
  • Portland, Oregon

    Presented by Portland Piano International, This week's From the Top comes to you from the Newmark Theater in Portland, Ore., where you'll hear two sisters from New York playing Percy Granger’s two-piano Fantasy on "Porgy and Bess" and an outstanding trio from Julliard perform the holy grail of chamber music written the French horn. Also, we'll catch up with a 15-year-old violinist who first performed on our show at the tender age of 11.

  • 07:00 AM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

  • 08:00 AM
    Classics For Kids
  • The Story of The Nutcracker

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, is a beloved holiday favorite. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the story of The Nutcracker and enjoy its enchanting music.

  • 08:15 AM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

  • 12:00 PM
    Clayelle Dalferes
  • Clayelle Dalferes hosts WQXR on Weekend afternoons.

  • 01:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Verdi's Aida

    Aida,” Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera of Ancient Egypt, returns to the Metropolitan Opera. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska makes her Met debut in the title role.

  • 04:00 PM
    Clayelle Dalferes
  • Clayelle Dalferes hosts WQXR on Weekend afternoons.

  • 06:00 PM
    David Garland
  • David Garland hosts Saturday and Sunday evenings on WQXR. 

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • Howard Shore's 'Hobbit' and Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Saturday at 9 pm, Howard Shore previews his score for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Plus: Alexandre Desplat shares his music for "Zero Dark Thirty.”

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • All Ears with Terrance McKnight is a weekly show about musical discovery. Covering a wide range of styles, genres and periods, the show celebrates the diverse musical passions of its host, Terrance McKnight, as well as occasional guests -- including performers, composers, choreographers, critics and others. As music and ideas are experienced side by side, the power of music to transform is revealed and celebrated.