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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
  • Robert Schumann: Dark Struggles, Poetic Sounds

    "Robert Schumann became lost in insanity, requiring a straitjacket when taken for walks," notes David Dubal. "He was considered dangerous." Yet his personal struggles fueled his unique style.

  • 08:00 PM
    New York Philharmonic This Week
  • Gilbert Conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

    New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in a program featuring Bach’s Mass in B minor with soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, tenor Steve Davislim, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt.

  • 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.