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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

  • 08:30 AM
    Around Broadway
  • Bryan Cranston in 'All the Way'

    Fans of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston can see him up close at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.

  • 08:45 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    Showdown @ High Noon
  • You Chose Stravinsky's Rite of Spring Conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin

    In advance of tonight's scheduled Carnegie Hall's gala with the Philadelphia Orchestra, we'll play a performance by the orchestra led by your choice of conductor.

  • 12:15 PM
    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
    Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Shostakovich & Ravel
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Shostakovich & Ravel

    In this archival broadcast recorded this past January at Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra perform Ravel’s La Valse and Shostakovich's burning Symphony No. 5.

    Go to program: Carnegie Hall Live

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • Kaufman Music Center Youth Piano Competition Winners

    For the first time, The Kaufman Music Center is hosting a Youth Piano Competition. In this episode of Young Artists Showcase, meet some of the winners as they perform in concert at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. With three age categories, the competition is open to performers from the age of 7 to 17. Young Artists Showcase host Robert Sherman explores performances from musicians so young they haven’t reached double digits to pianists peaking into adulthood. 

  • 10:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening host. He also hosts the Saturday evening program, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, a show about musical discovery, which was honored with an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010.

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Piano Concertos

    The piano concerto is one of the most beloved genres of the concert hall. After all, it was the thundering virtuosity of some of the great composer/pianists that gave rise to music’s first superstars. This week, host Bill McGlaughlin explores their world and the great music they produced.