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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
  • Brunswick, Maine

    This week, From the Top comes from the Studzinski Recital Hall on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where you'll hear a teenage cellist from Chicago perform from Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Sonata in G Minor and a young violinist from Washington play the first movement from Poulenc's Sonata and talk about her colorful home on Whidbey Island. Also, a From the Top alum returns to play piano and challenge Christopher O'Riley to a "pepper flipping" contest.

  • 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    Thomas Hampson: Mastersinger
  • Thomas Hampson has been a major presence on the operatic stage for more than 30 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Hampson will talk about his incredible career, what inspires him and what’s next for the great American baritone.

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

    With its appealing music and a familiar story of a treacherous and scheming couple taken from Shakespeare's play, Macbeth is always a crowd-pleaser. Thomas Hampson sings the title role today.

  • 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. 

  • 07:00 PM
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: American Originals
  • WQXR broadcasts the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live from Carnegie Hall. The program includes Chris Thile performing his Mandolin Concerto and the world premiere of a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti, arranged by Paul Chihara. WQXR's David Garland and Midge Woolsey host.

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • Mad Men and Working Women

    As "Mad Men" returns for a new season Sunday night, we hear soundtracks from the show, as well as "The Best of Everything," and other dramas set at least in part in the New York workplace.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • The Meaning of a Dream

    This week on All Ears, we examine the dream state through sound. We feature works by John Cage, Erik Satie, Tod Machover, Ingram Marshall and Gavin Bryars, among others.