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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
  • Highlight Show: Recorded in Studio

    Gunther Schuller, the great American composer, conductor, author, music educator, jazz innovator and French horn player is the special guest artist on From the Top this week. You'll hear some of his favorite From the Top moments, he’ll share stories of his multiple lives in music and host Christopher O’Riley presents a world premiere of his work with three young musicians.

  • 07:00 AM
    Performance Today
  • Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Listeners to Performance Today, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.

    View This Show's Playlist at American Public Media's Website

  • 08:00 AM
    Classics For Kids
  • Military Music

    Composers have always enjoyed imitating battle sounds. This week on Classics for Kids, hear examples of instruments and voices at war.

  • 08:15 AM
    Annie Bergen
  • Annie Bergen's reports on film, music, theater, books and art have won several awards, including an "Outstanding Feature Story" award from the NYSBA. She has interviewed more than 300 arts personalities and is now featured on various WQXR programs.

  • 10:30 AM
    Operavore
  • Wagner Inside Out

    Wagner Inside Out

    Fabio Luisi, the principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera, joins Marilyn Horne to share some inside advice on how to approach the Ring.

    Go to program: Operavore

  • 11:00 AM
    Annie Bergen
  • Annie Bergen's reports on film, music, theater, books and art have won several awards, including an "Outstanding Feature Story" award from the NYSBA. She has interviewed more than 300 arts personalities and is now featured on various WQXR programs.

  • 12:30 PM
    Operavore
  • Wagner Inside Out

    Fabio Luisi, the principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, joins host Marilyn Horne with inside advice on how to approach Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Listen to the archived show.

  • 01:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Wagner's Siegfried

    The Met brings back the third opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle with a cast that features Katarina Dalayman, Meredith Arwady, Jay Hunter Morris, Gerhard Siegel, Mark Delavan and Eric Owens.

  • 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
  • Music for Mother Nature

    Hear soundtracks from Ernst Reijseger for Werner Herzog, Elmer Bernstein for National Geographic, George Fenton and Sarah Class for the BBC, and more.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Music with Toys

    John Cage's non-traditional use of radios, toys, and traditional instruments continues to inform contemporary music. Tonight at 10 pm, it's music inspired by radio and other musical toys.