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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
  • Broadcast on nearly 250 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners each week, From the Top is one of the most popular classical music programs on radio. 

  • 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
  • Stravinksky's The Firebird

    Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird has it all: an evil demon who captures a beautiful princess, a prince who comes to her rescue and lots and lots of magic. Hear the full story 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    Placido Domingo and Verdi
  • A conversation with Placido Domingo alongside great recordings, including his new collection of Verdi arias.

    Go to program: Verdi Week

  • 01:00 PM
    Saturday at the Opera
  • Verdi's Nabucco from the Royal Opera House

    Today at 1 pm, hear Placido Domingo in his first-ever performance in the title role of Nabucco. Liudmyla Monastyrska plays Abigaille. 

  • 04:00 PM
    Clayelle Dalferes
  • Clayelle Dalferes hosts WQXR on Weekend afternoons.

  • 06:00 PM
    David Garland
  • David Garland hosts Saturday and Sunday evenings on WQXR. 

  • 08:00 PM
    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

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • The Sensational Sounds of Italian Cinema

    Perhaps inspired by the dramatic emotions of Italian opera, the wide and wild world of Italian film music is particularly expressive and colorful.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • All Ear Worms

    Through film and TV, composers like Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible), Carter Burwell (almost every Coen Brothers film) and Gershwin (countless films) have all penetrated our collective ear.