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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.

  • 05:30 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • 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.

  • 01:00 PM
    No. 1 Opera Hits
  • The No. 1 Opera Album brings together the likes of Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan and many more performing a selection of opera's heavyweights from the Italian, German and French repertory. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 02:00 PM
    Ultimate Piano Concertos
  • Ultimate Piano Concertos

    No excerpts here: just complete pieces that chronicle the evolution of the piano concerto from the Viennese Classical age through the Romantic era and on into the 20th century. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 03:00 PM
    100 Best Classics
  • 100 Best Classics

    An introduction to the world of classical music featuring 100 of the world’s best loved classical music recordings featuring works by Mozart, Bizet, Verdi and Handel, performed by legends such as Yehudi Menuhin, Nigel Kennedy, Maria Callas and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 05:00 PM
    Essential Guitar
  • Essential Guitar celebrates some of the most legendary players, including Andres Segovia, Julian Bream and Pepe Romero, among others. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 06:00 PM
    100 Best Bach
  • J.S. Bach

    This collection features features music from one of the greatest composers of all time. It includes J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Toccata & Fugue, Suite No. 1 for cello and many many more. Available with your donation to WQXR.

  • 07:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 09:00 PM
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • Fall Fiddle and Sax, Plus a Poet Laureate
    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins features into this week's Young Artists Showcase of premieres and return visits.
  • 10:00 PM
    The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt
  • The Girls of Opera and the Women Who Play Them
    Host Debbie Voigt takes a listen to the sopranos who have found the vocal Fountain of Youth.
  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • The Big Five, Part I: The New York Philharmonic
    Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the music of the “Big Five” American orchestras, starting this week with the New York Philharmonic.