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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
  • Boston, Massachusetts

    This week's From the Top is broadcast from Calderwood Hall at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as part of the Massachusetts' Cultural Council's National Summit on Creative Youth Development. You'll meet a guitarist who’s an expert on roller coasters and a teenage cellist from New Orleans whose family is French-American but who loves all things Korean. Performances on this show range from a Chopin piano favorite to the wild ride of a trombone quartet.

  • 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
  • Classics for Kids® is here to help you learn about classical music and have fun too!

  • 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
  • The Bard Goes to the Opera

    Nearly 300 operatic works have been based on Shakespeare's plays. Saturday at 12:30 pm, Garry Wills, author of Verdi’s Shakespeare: Two Men of the Theater, discusses the Bard's influence on Verdi.

  • 01:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

    Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte starring Susanna Phillips, Danielle de Niese, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov.

  • 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
  • 105 Years of Film Music: Part Four - The 1950s

    For over a century, music and movies have been making magic together. Music composed for films is varied and exciting, with qualities that connect it to the classical tradition, as well as special attributes of its own.

    David Garland presents a series of programs on the history of film music. Heard on Movies on the Radio on the last Saturday of each month for ten months, the series covers the styles and innovations in the soundtrack field, decade by decade.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Cross-Cultural Friendships

    On this episode of All Ears, Terrance McKnight explores the notion of cross-cultural friendships, and how exchanges beyond boundaries have been showcased in music.