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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
  • Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    From the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Penn., this week's From the Top features a local 12-year-old pianist playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces, a talented 15-year-old cellist performing Schumann, and the fantastic Junior Division winners of the nation's most prestigious chamber music competition performing from Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2.

  • 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
  • Classical Music That Uses Hymn Tunes

    Charles Ives wasn’t afraid to borrow good ideas. For example, he used a lot of hymn tunes in his music. So did many other American composers. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the results.

  • 08:15 AM
    Lauren Rico
  • Lauren Rico is in for Annie Bergen today.

  • 01:00 PM
    Saturday at the Opera
  • Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

    Icelandic baritone Tomas Tomasson stars as the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman presented by Los Angeles Opera. Tomasson’s character faces a curse that can only be broken by the beautiful Senta.

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

  • 05:00 PM
    National Youth Orchestra Makes UK Debut at BBC Proms
  • WQXR's second broadcast in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. This concert features the UK debut of the newly formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

  • 06:45 PM
    David Garland
  • David Garland hosts Saturday and Sunday evenings on WQXR. 

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • Richard Wagner at the Movies

    "The Ride of the Valkyries" was used famously in "Apocalypse Now," but it also showed up in Russ Meyers' "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," and in Ennio Morricone's score for the Spaghetti Western "My Name Is Nobody."

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Sounds of Masculinity

    In this week's episode, Terrance McKnight pairs characteristics of masculinity with music and musical personalities. Musical selections span works by Terry Riley and Philip Glass to Franz Schubert.