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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.

  • 05:30 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer

  • 08:30 AM
    Around Broadway
  • Two Knights on Broadway

    New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reviews Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, respectively.

  • 08:45 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer

  • 10:00 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
    Showdown @ High Noon
  • Keep Quiet, Tilson Thomas is Conducting

    Hope you have your cough drops handy because this week's Showdown features MTT conducting the San Francisco Symphony in three  — often quiet — slow movements from Mahler symphonies.

  • 12:15 PM
    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.

  • 03:00 PM
    Naomi Lewin
  • Naomi Lewin is the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, and the host of WQXR’s weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’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, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • Music from Israel for Chanukah

    The Young Artists Showcase this week returns to the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse in Israel, continuing a show Chanukah tradition since 2000.

  • 10:00 PM
    From the WQXR Archives
  • The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Art of Maria Callas

    The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Art of Maria Callas

    No singer inspired so much discussion nor was as influential as soprano Maria Callas, who would have turned 90 this past Monday. In this episode, George Jellinek pays tribute to this “ambitious, indomitable woman” who had both ...

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Too Darn Big

    Host Bill McGlaughlin ascends some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence: works like Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony that are, usually, too big to program on Exploring Music.