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  • 12:00 AM
    Pipedreams
  • An Organist's Yearbook

    Pipedreams presents its annual Olde Yeare/New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize–winning performances, memorial tributes and more.

  • 12:00 AM
    From the WQXR Archives
  • Great Quintets in Opera

    Great Quintets in Opera

    On this episode of The Vocal Scene from 2000, George Jellinek explores the rich blend of quintets in operas from Mozart to Barber.

    Go to program: From the WQXR Archives

  • 01:00 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.

  • 05:30 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer

  • 10:00 AM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

  • 03:00 PM
    Naomi Lewin
  • Naomi Lewin is the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, and the host of WQXR’s bi-weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening host. He also hosts the Saturday evening program, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, a show about musical discovery, which was honored with an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010.

  • 09:00 PM
    A Richard Tucker Centennial Celebration
  • A Richard Tucker Centennial Celebration

    Celebrating the centennial of his birth, this hour-long special honors legendary tenor Richard Tucker with rarely heard archival recordings of his time as a cantor, as well as early roles at The Metropolitan Opera. This program features performances by past Richard Tucker Award winners.

  • 10:00 PM
    Chamber Music Society
  • All Shostakovich

    Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an all-Shostakovich program with pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Andre-Michel Schub, as well as violist Paul Neubauer.

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Brahms, Part II

    Host Bill McGlaughlin continues to dig further into Johannes Brahms' musical aspirations, as well as uncovering Brahms' relationship with Clara and discovering ragtime American pianists.