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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 bi-weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner
  • Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

    A one-hour program exploring the crucial differences between Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.

  • 08:00 PM
    The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania
  • The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania

    Radiolab's Jad Abumrad asks what many of the uninitiated must wonder: "What's the big deal about Wagner's Ring Cycle?" This journey visits with a diverse cast of characters who weigh in with their answers to this complex question.

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • At the Avery Fisher Career Grant Ceremony

    Last week, Bob Sherman hosted the Avery Fisher Career Grant Ceremonies at Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse. Hear that event tonight at 9 pm.

  • 10:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Wagner's Ring Cycle

    From leitmotifs to lighter fare, this week's programs are a five-hour exploration of Richard Wagner’s crowning operatic achievement, the Ring Cycle.

  • 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.