A packed crowd at the Naumburg Bandshell. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

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Listen: Richard Goode and the 'Jupiter' Symphony

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast from Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, featuring pianist Richard Goode and Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony.

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Listen: An All-Brahms Caramoor Finale

Friday, August 05, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast of Caramoor's summer season finale, featuring Brahms's Symphony No. 2.

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Listen: The Knights Play Haydn, Kahane, Schubert and Dylan

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hear the archived broadcast of New York-based ensemble The Knights, featuring composer-performer Gabriel Kahane, from Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

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7 Works of Music to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year

Monday, June 20, 2016

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In honor of the summer solstice, here are seven superlatively lengthy pieces of music that, when listened to in full, will take up a significant portion of the day. 
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Map: Make Music New York's Classical Offerings

Monday, June 20, 2016

Where to find classical music during Make Music New York on Tuesday.

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Listen: Kelli O'Hara Opens the Caramoor Festival

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast from the Caramoor Festival's opening night concert on June 18, featuring Kelli O'Hara and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

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Listen: Ensemble LPR Performs at Naumburg Bandshell

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcasts of first Naumburg Bandshell concert of the 111th season with a performance by the adventurous Ensemble LPR. Jeff Spurgeon hosts. 

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7 Series in NYC Presenting World-Class Music for Free

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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From aural and literal fireworks in Central Park to a communal play-along of a Ravel masterpiece, here are gratis summer music performances in NYC to mark on your calendar.
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Caramoor Picnic Getaway Package

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sign up for the weekly WQXR newsletter through June 14, and you’ll be entered to win a Caramoor Picnic Getaway package this summer.

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Summer Reads for Music Lovers

Friday, May 27, 2016

A roundup of recent books to delight classical music and opera lovers; Cecilia Bartoli gets ready for her turn as Maria; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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Memorial Day Celebrations Around New York

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Four classical music events where you can celebrate Memorial Day weekend; "Star Wars" at the New York Phil; and more to listen, read and watch in WQXR's Whole Note.

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An Opera Lover's Guide to Summer Productions in North America

Monday, May 23, 2016

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In his second column highlighting opera festivals and productions around the world, Fred Plotkin chronologically combs through the top events in North America.
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Forging a New Festival In and Inspired by the Mountains

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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The creative minds behind the Tippet Rise Art Center, which opens on June 17, spoke to WQXR about creating a destination for art and music lovers in the middle of remote Montana.
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An Opera Lover's Guide to Europe's Leading Festivals

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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In the first of two columns highlighting summer festivals abroad and at home, Fred Plotkin goes through the calendar to find Europe's best opera productions of the season and beyond.
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2016 Guide to Summer Music Festivals in the Tri-State Area

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Start making your summer travel plans with our guide, featuring 18 festivals within easy traveling distance of New York City. 

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Watch: Peter Sellars and Friends from The Greene Space

Monday, May 09, 2016

Watch a live videostream of a conversation with opera director Peter Sellars and performances by Ojai Festival musicians as recorded at The Greene Space at WQXR on May 13.

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