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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
  • Billie Holiday's Story and Music Hits Broadway in Lady Day

    Billie Holiday’s voice and image are icons of 20th century America and the jazz world. Now her story comes to the stage in the musical biography Lady Day at the Little Shubert Theater.

  • 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

    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
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 08:00 PM
    Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner
  • Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

    A one-hour program that considers the contrasting careers of Giuseppe Verdi and the other giant of 19th century opera, Richard Wagner.

    Go to program: Verdi Week

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • Studio Session with Hyo Na Kim

    This week Hyo Na Kim drops by the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Merkin Concert Hall debut recital on Oct. 21. Lauded by the New York Times as "a dark toned, agile mezzo soprano," Kim is the winner of the 2013 Joy in Singing Debut Award.

  • 10:00 PM
    Verdi’s Greatest Non-Hits
  • Verdi’s Greatest Non-Hits

    Verdi is known for his opera hit tunes, but the composer and conductor Matt Aucoin says that Verdi’s hits don’t capture the depth of his genius. To prove it, Aucoin has compiled an hour of Verdi’s greatest non­-hits.

    Go to program: Verdi Week

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Verdi: Part 1

    A towering presence in Italian art and perhaps the greatest composer of 19th century opera, Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most venerated figures in classical music. This week WQXR's Verdi Week kicks off a 10-part series on Exploring Music that investigates his life and music.