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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
  • Aspen, Colorado

    This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

  • 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
  • Is There a Composer (or Two) in the House?

    Robert and Clara Schumann together created an impressive musical team. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about other families with several famous musicians.

  • 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.

  • 01:00 PM
    Saturday at the Opera
  • Wagner's Das Rheingold

    This production of Das Rheingold is the second installment in our fall series from the Royal Opera House in London. Bryn Terfel is Wotan and Sarah Connolly is Fricka.

  • 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. 

  • 09:00 PM
    Movies on the Radio
  • The Emotional Modernism of Leonard Rosenman

    Brooklyn-born musician Leonard Rosenman started composing for movies when his friend James Dean was cast in Elia Kazan's "East of Eden." Dean suggested that Rosenman score the film.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Understanding Intentions

    A good composer can always convey the spirit of his intentions even if certain details are not easily discernible. This week, Terrance McKnight explores pieces translating those very feelings.