'Tis The Season at WQXR
New Year’s Day 2018 From Vienna
At 11 am on Jan. 1, waltz — and polka — into the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Riccardo Muti during a live broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. Jan 1, 2018
The Music They Made: The Classical Artists We Lost in 2017
Let’s say goodbye to the great classical music figures who died in 2017. They changed our lives, and their presence will continue to resonate long after their passing. Dec 27, 2017
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge
At 10 am on Dec. 24, WQXR hosts a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Dec 24, 2017
A Christmas Carol’s Link to the Gutenberg Printing Press
What does the 19th-century Christmas carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” have to do with Gutenberg’s printing press? Dec 22, 2017
A 'Bleak Midwinter' Carol, but a Christmas Favorite
Why is Harold Darke’s setting of “In the Bleak Midwinter” everyone’s favorite Christmas carol? Dec 21, 2017
Beethoven's Dinner with Haydn and Other Tales of Classical Christmas
The great composers of classical music celebrated Christmas just like us. Here are some classical tales of Christmas past. Dec 21, 2017
Holiday Treats With the Young Artists Showcase
This week, we celebrate holiday favorites old and new. Dec 20, 2017
The Ring-Ting-Tingling Story of 'Sleigh Ride'
It might have the ring of Christmastime, but Leroy Anderson wrote “Sleigh Ride” during a heat wave in Connecticut. Dec 19, 2017
Lucas Meachem Takes on a 4-Part 'Carol of the Bells'
The baritone uses a four-track recording machine his father gave him for Christmas to bring some holiday joy. Dec 19, 2017
What Exactly Is a Carol Anyway?
And why do we only use it with the word "Christmas"? Dec 19, 2017