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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
  • Chautauqua, New York

    This week, From the Top is at the Chautauqua Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., where you'll hear a teenage guitarist play his own arrangement of Scarlatti and a 13-year-old pianist perform Liszt. You'll also hear from an 18-year-old soprano who not only met her idol, Renee Fleming, but had the great soprano select the piece she'll perform on the show.

  • 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
  • Conversations in Music

    Did you know that music can imitate conversations and sounds that people make? How is this possible? Find out this week on Classics for Kids.

  • 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.

  • 12:30 PM
  • Operavore's Greatest Hits – and Misses

    The spring season of Operavore comes to a close with a smorgasbord of highlights. Among them, three mezzos representing three generations: Marilyn Horne, Susan Graham and Joyce DiDonato.

  • 01:00 PM
    Saturday at the Opera
  • Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

    The summer season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago begins with Verdi's epic drama. Thomas Hampson sings the title role alongside Ferruccio Furlanetto and Krassimira Stoyanova.

  • 04:00 PM
    Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner
  • 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.

  • 05:00 PM
    The New York Youth Symphony Celebrates 50 Years
  • The New York Youth Symphony Celebrates 50 Years

    Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, the New York Youth Symphony performs a world premiere by the young composer Paul Dooley, the left hand piano concerto by Ravel and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

  • 06:30 PM
    David Garland
  • David Garland hosts Saturday and Sunday evenings on WQXR. 

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • War Memorial

    In advance of Memorial Day, David Garland presents highlights from several war movie scores, including Elmer Bernstein's "The Great Escape," Jerry Goldsmith's "Patton" and John Williams' "Saving Private Ryan."

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • The Sound Spectrum of New York City

    This weekend, we explore the sound spectrum of New York City. By using compositions as prisms, we hear colorful experiences on display.