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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
  • Beijing, China

    This week, From the Top crosses the world to Beijing, China, with a program from the Central Conservatory of Music, an institution that provides training to many of the best young musicians from all around the country and beyond. You'll meet a 17-year-old violist from Hunan province who performs Brahms, a 16-year-old violinist from Shanghai who performs Wieniawski, and two very young violinists from the United States who perform Bach, backed by the Great Wall Soloists led by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

  • 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
  • Famous Instrumental Music from Operas

    Most of the music in operas is sung, but the pieces you’ll hear on Classics for Kids this weekend also have instrumental sections that are often played separately.

  • 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.

  • 01:00 PM
    Saturday at the Opera
  • Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    South African tenor Johan Botha plays Walther von Stolzing, the charismatic young knight. Botha sings opposite Amanda Majeski, an American soprano who plays the heroine of the story, Eva Pogner.

  • 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
  • Bernard Herrmann, Master of Cinematic Music

    For his 102nd birthday, a range of Herrmann's music, including highlights from "Citizen Kane" and "Taxi Driver," plus selections from his many collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Time Flies, Music Soars

    Unless you're really enjoying yourself, 10 minutes can seem like an eternity. In this episode, host Terrance McKnight gives three composers 10 minutes to capture and keep your attention.