Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
Playwright Jonathan Tolin has takes the surprising fact that Barbara Streisand has a basement in her barn and woven it into the one-man show Buyer & Cellar at the Barrow Street Theater.
WQXR starts broadcasting BBC Proms festival concerts from London this Saturday at 5pm. Today's Showdown at noon was between three great British-penned compositions.
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.
This week's Young Artists Showcase is a return to Philadelphia for more from the concerts presented by Astral Artists. Since 1992, Astral Artists has selected and supported exceptional emerging artists, often presenting their Philadelphia recital debut.
In 1960, President Eisenhower famously remarked to Leonard Bernstein, "You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles."
Taking a cue from that remark, this week is a sampling of arias, overtures, barcarolles and other melodic delights that deserve more time on the airwaves.