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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

  • 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.

  • 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
    The Romantic Piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Escaping Beethoven's Shadow
    Host David Dubal explores the piano works of Johannes Brahms. Brahms used the instrument in almost every genre he composed in and was a formidable pianist himself.
  • 08:00 PM
    New York Philharmonic This Week
  • Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Prokofiev and Il Prigioniero

    New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts Dallapiccola’s rarely performed serialist opera Il Prigioniero. Bass-baritone Gerald Finley is The Prisoner, and making their debuts with the Philharmonic are soprano Patricia Racette as The Mother, tenor Peter Hoare as The Jailer and Grand Inquisitor, tenor William Ferguson as the First Priest, and baritone Sidney Outlaw as the Second Priest. Also featured is the Collegiate Chorale, led by James Bagwell.

  • 10:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Intimate Voices

    Host Bill McGlaughlin reflects on a life in the string quartet business with Samuel Rhodes and David Finckel.

  • 11:00 PM
    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.