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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
  • Violin Concertos Through the Ages

    In a concerto, solo instruments get to show off in front of a larger group of instruments. This week on Classics for Kids, listen to concertos for violin by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and other famous composers.

  • 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.

  • 11:30 AM
  • Richard Strauss, with his wife and son in 1910. Photograph printed in and scanned from The Illustrated London News, 26 February 1910, p. 301.

    The Ladies of Strauss's Operas

    Operavore host Naomi Lewin will explore composer Richard Strauss's relationship to women through his many female opera characters, starting with Arabella and going all the way through to Elektra.

    Go to program: Operavore

  • 12:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Michael Volle as Mandryka and Malin Byström as the title character in Strauss’s “Arabella.”

    Richard Strauss's Arabella

    The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Richard Strauss's Arabella live. This performance stars Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom and German baritone Michael Volle, who is making his Met debut.

    Go to program: Metropolitan Opera

  • 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 Sound of Easter Epics

    Tonight at 9 pm, host David Garland offers suites from "King of Kings" by Miklos Rozsa, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" by Alfred Newman and John Debney's score for "The Passion of the Christ."

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • 'Don't Make Me No Saint'

    This week's show features music by the contrasting spirits of Jackson and Bruckner. We also hear the music of Henryk Gorecki, Charles Ives and William Grant Still.