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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
  • Rochester, New York

    This week, From the Top broadcasts from Eastman School of Music, where special guest Sir James Galway joins us to lead an ensemble of young wind players and to tell us why he’s devoting so much of his time to teaching the next several generations of flutists. You'll also hear from a young violinist who has already written a smartphone app to help teachers and students track practice time.

  • 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
  • Vivaldi’s Life

    Antonio Vivaldi was a Baroque Italian composer who taught the best musicians in Venice. This week on Classics for Kids, the life and times of Antonio Vivaldi.

  • 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
  • In Uncertain Times, Grassroots Opera Keeps it Nimble

    Host Naomi Lewin speaks with several representatives from the world of small, artist-driven opera companies—representing "grassroots opera." Listen to the archived show.

  • 01:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Puccini's La Boheme

    Today at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts one of the all-time blockbusters in its repertory: Franco Zeffirelli’s take on Puccini's La Boheme. It features a notable last-minute cast change.

  • 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
  • André Previn: Film Score Prodigy

    On the eve of André Previn's birthday, host David Garland presents highlights from Previn's colorful music for "Bad Day At Black Rock," "The Subterraneans," "Irma La Douce," and others.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Musical Transplants: Part II

    This week, host Terrance McKnight continues with the theme of musical transplants. The program samples music by those taking on traditions from outside of their place of origin.