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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
  • Davis, California

    This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.

  • 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
  • Beethoven the Pianist

    Over the course of Beethoven’s life, the piano grew from a small instrument with 48 keys to a powerful one with 88 keys. This week on Classics for Kids, hear how the music of Beethoven shows the great things this new instrument could do.

  • 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
    Operavore
  • John Kander Speaks with Candor to Marilyn Horne

    Marilyn Horne speaks with the American Broadway composer John Kander about the opera he loves and reveals why he never composed for the opera stage. Kander also reveals something he's always wanted to say to Horne.

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  • 12:00 PM
    Metropolitan Opera
  • Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others' The Enchanted Island

    The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its production of The Enchanted Island featuring tenor Placido Domingo and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. The production brings back the baroque form called pastiche (or "mess") that fuses a wide array of music from different composers.

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  • 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
  • Magnificent Music for Montgomery Clift

    Some of Hollywood's finest composers created particularly rich scores for movies of method actor Montgomery Clift, and David Garland presents highlights from several tonight at 9 pm.

  • 10:00 PM
    All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Hot Breath

    Lucky, blessed, fortunate – whatever you call it, the fact that each of us is breathing at this moment is a gift. This week’s program samples music that speaks to the gift of life.