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Twitter: @WQXR WQXR 105.9 FM, which streams live at www.wqxr.org, is New York City’s only all-classical music station, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life.

WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the New York Philharmonic, among other venues. WQXR also broadcasts essential destination programs including the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, New York Philharmonic This Week, and the McGraw-Hill Companies

WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the New York Philharmonic, among other venues. WQXR also broadcasts essential destination programs including the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, New York Philharmonic This Week, and the McGraw-Hill Companies

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04/08/2022
The Unanswered Questions: Opening the Gate

Join our exploration of how artists from marginalized groups, including the Black community and women, have been denied acceptance because of historically White systems of social and institutional gatekeeping. Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart, Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Anna Glass, and WQXR’s Edward Yim discuss the impact these denials have had on the arts and society at large, how artists have challenged the status quo, and more. Ethnomusicologist Dr. Fredara Hadley moderates the panel.

When you realize you only have 75 more days until the debut of your summer body...
04/07/2022

When you realize you only have 75 more days until the debut of your summer body...

WQXR is Brooklyn bound for this year's Classical Kids Fair at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on May 1!  Enjoy live perfo...
04/04/2022

WQXR is Brooklyn bound for this year's Classical Kids Fair at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on May 1! Enjoy live performances, an instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, radio and dance workshops, and more with the young virtuosos in your life! We'll be getting by with a little help from our friends from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, The Little Orchestra Society, and dancers from the The Metropolitan Opera, too!

04/04/2022
WQXR Presents an Exclusive Preview from Leif Ove Andsnes

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes gives an exclusive preview of his new Mozart album followed by a special guest appearance by Met Opera star soprano Lise Davidsen. The two will perform and discuss songs featured on their 2022 DECCA release "Edvard Grieg." Jeff Spurgeon hosts.

Join host Jeff Spurgeon right here on Facebook tomorrow (April 4) at 12PM for an exclusive live-streamed preview of a ne...
04/04/2022

Join host Jeff Spurgeon right here on Facebook tomorrow (April 4) at 12PM for an exclusive live-streamed preview of a new Mozart album by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and soprano Lise Davidsen in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR! The two will perform songs featured on their 2022 DECCA release "Edvard Grieg."

Join us today at 1PM ET for our The Metropolitan Opera broadcast of ‘Eugene Onegin’ starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, barito...
04/02/2022
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin | Metropolitan Opera | WQXR

Join us today at 1PM ET for our The Metropolitan Opera broadcast of ‘Eugene Onegin’ starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, baritone Igor Golovatenko and tenor Piotr Beczala, conducted by James Gaffigan!

Listen in this Saturday at 1pm for a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

It would be wildly irresponsible to distill the mysterious and enduring allure of P.D.Q. Bach down to a few flashbang mo...
04/01/2022
7 Hilarious Videos Celebrating P.D.Q. Bach | WQXR Features | WQXR

It would be wildly irresponsible to distill the mysterious and enduring allure of P.D.Q. Bach down to a few flashbang moments in his illustrious life— a life enriched by an inventive spirit, collaborative triumph, and worldwide acclaim...

Anyway, here's a list of his seven finest accomplishments.

This April Fool's Day, celebrate with Peter Schickele's classical comedy.

Join us tonight on the air at 7:30PM ET for our live broadcast of Quatuor Ebène at Carnegie Hall✨ Tonight's program incl...
03/30/2022

Join us tonight on the air at 7:30PM ET for our live broadcast of Quatuor Ebène at Carnegie Hall✨ Tonight's program includes Mozart's joyful String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, Shostakovich's passionate String Quartet No. 8, and Schumann's warm String Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2!

📸: Julien Mignot

WQXR cordially invites you to check out our interview with several members of the Vitamin String Quartet team (you might...
03/27/2022
Behind Vitamin String Quartet’s Rise to Pop Culture Fame | WQXR Editorial | WQXR

WQXR cordially invites you to check out our interview with several members of the Vitamin String Quartet team (you might recognize their sounds from a little Netflix production called Bridgerton). James Curtiss, Jim McMillen, Leah Zeger, and Drew Alexander Forde talk classical idioms, Nirvana, and what makes VSQ so successful at the link below!

Vitamin String Quartet, creator of the pop-meets-classical covers that charmed viewers throughout Bridgerton, boasts an impressive listenership of pop and classical fans alike. 

You probably didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition. You probably didn’t expect a NEW 3-minute opera by Jeff Spurge...
03/26/2022
3-Minute Opera: Verdi's Don Carlos | WQXR Features | WQXR

You probably didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition. You probably didn’t expect a NEW 3-minute opera by Jeff Spurgeon, either. Check out the hilarious sparknotes version of Verdi’s Don Carlos ahead of today’s 12PM broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera at the link below!

Give WQXR Morning Host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you an entire opera. 

03/25/2022
WQXR presents Emi Ferguson: I Leapt Across Oceans

LIVE AT 7PM ET: WQXR celebrates Women’s History month with members of its Artist Propulsion Lab. Flutist and vocalist Emi Ferguson and the all-women Aizuri Quartet present works by Rhiannon Giddens, Barbara Strozzi, alongside
arrangements by Emi Ferguson of traditional and baroque songs. View the concert program here: bit.ly/3IKnxOO

Fran Lebowitz is something of an expert on all things New York— in an interview with fellow New Yorker Jeff Spurgeon, th...
03/25/2022
Fran Lebowitz Wanted to be a Conductor: The Iconic New Yorker Talks Classical Music with Jeff Spurgeon | WQXR Editorial | WQXR

Fran Lebowitz is something of an expert on all things New York— in an interview with fellow New Yorker Jeff Spurgeon, the pair discuss classical music, envying kids who got to attend Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, and how an 8-year-old Fran accidentally stained a friend’s couch while attempting to “conduct” a symphony.

📸: Fran Lebowitz photo by Brigitte Lacombe / Jeff Spurgeon photo provided by WQXR

Fran Lebowitz spoke with Jeff Spurgeon about exercising to classical music, how at 8 years-old she accidentally stained a couch while attempting to “conduct” a symphony, and more.

03/23/2022

This Friday night, join WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab live in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR for a celebration of Women’s History Month! Flutist and vocalist Emi Ferguson and the all-women Aizuri Quartet will perform cross-cultural works by Rhiannon Giddens and Barbara Strozzi, alongside arrangements of traditional and baroque songs by Emi Ferguson. Tickets are $15 at the link below!

https://thegreenespace.org/event/emi-ferguson-i-leapt-across-oceans/

03/22/2022
2022 Avery Fisher Career Grants Live from The Greene Space

Join us for the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grants announcement ceremony hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest, livestreamed from @The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR . Performances by this year's recipients follow the announcement. Since the first Career Grants were awarded in 1976, there have been 166 Career Grant recipients. Past awardees include pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and flutist Demarre McGill.

Avery Fisher Career Grants are designed to give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists and chamber ensembles who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. The Avery Fisher Artist Program is committed to all forms of diversity, with recipients chosen based on outstanding artistic merit. Additional information at www.averyfisherartistprogram.org.

It’s J.S. Bach's birthday and 337 never looked (or sounded) so good! Today, we reflect on his greatest creations: The Go...
03/21/2022

It’s J.S. Bach's birthday and 337 never looked (or sounded) so good! Today, we reflect on his greatest creations: The Goldberg Variations; the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; his totally-legitimate-and-not-at-all-fictitious son P.D.Q Bach; the list truly goes on and on. Scratch that Bach itch by checking out our Bach and Beyond playlist at the link below!

https://www.wqxr.org/story/bach-youtube-playlist/

Tune in tonight at 8PM ET for a special live broadcast from Carnegie Hall celebrating the music and goodwill of Stern Au...
03/18/2022

Tune in tonight at 8PM ET for a special live broadcast from Carnegie Hall celebrating the music and goodwill of Stern Auditorium namesake Isaac Stern! Joshua Belll and the Galilee Chamber Orchestra תזמורת הגלילל under the direction of conductor Saleem Ashkar will honor the late violinist with a program of Haydn, Bruch, Beethoven, and Al-Zand.

📸: Phillip Knott

Our Winter Member Drive has come to an end and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our brand new members and long-...
03/18/2022

Our Winter Member Drive has come to an end and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our brand new members and long-term contributors alike. Your support makes it all possible— every playlist, every live performance, every broadcasted archival recording. Thank you for keeping classical music on the air in NYC.

Did we *intentionally* save the debatably best giveaway for last? The world may never know. But we *do* know that new me...
03/17/2022

Did we *intentionally* save the debatably best giveaway for last? The world may never know. But we *do* know that new members who give a $10 monthly gift today will walk away with a WQXR water bottle and (wait for it) an OFFICIAL WQXR fanny pack, shown here by host-slash-model Elliott Forrest. You’re sure to be the talk of the 5 boroughs– because nothing says “popular” like optimal hydration and a hip bag!

Can you name a sweeter combination than classical music and chocolate? Go to our website and give your gift of $10 to re...
03/16/2022

Can you name a sweeter combination than classical music and chocolate? Go to our website and give your gift of $10 to receive a glorious dark chocolate bar from Harlem Chocolate Factory and a CD of songs of comfort and hope!

WQXR has been going strong for 85 years because of listeners like you! We’ll raise a glass to that! Become a $10 monthly...
03/15/2022

WQXR has been going strong for 85 years because of listeners like you! We’ll raise a glass to that! Become a $10 monthly member before 7PM ET and receive a WQXR pint glass- perfect for enjoying a lager with your Wagner!

Bach had TWO rooms in his house in Leipzig dedicated to the storage of wine and spirits. Give your gift of $10 a month b...
03/14/2022

Bach had TWO rooms in his house in Leipzig dedicated to the storage of wine and spirits. Give your gift of $10 a month before 7PM ET and receive an anniversary wine tote that would make even the great Johann Sebastian Bach green with envy! And the accompanying The Jam Stand Blueberry Bourbon Jam is sure to pair well with your preferred libations!

Start the day right with a cup of ole “tchaikoffee” ☕  Head to our website and a gift of $10 or more today before 12PM E...
03/14/2022

Start the day right with a cup of ole “tchaikoffee” ☕ Head to our website and a gift of $10 or more today before 12PM ET to receive a “brew-ti-ful” bag of Brooklyn Roasting Company WQXR blend and an anniversary mug! Thanks for a whole latte love!

Join us on the air on Monday, March 14, at 8PM ET for a The Metropolitan Opera Special Broadcast dedicated to the citize...
03/12/2022

Join us on the air on Monday, March 14, at 8PM ET for a The Metropolitan Opera Special Broadcast dedicated to the citizens of Ukraine. More info can be found on the WQXR homepage.

One babka > no babka... thanks for coming to our TED Talk.Become a WQXR member at the $10 level before 12PM ET to receiv...
03/12/2022

One babka > no babka... thanks for coming to our TED Talk.

Become a WQXR member at the $10 level before 12PM ET to receive a chocolate babka from Russ & Daughters – Elliott Forrest tested and approved! Become a member by visiting our website!

🎂🎉 Happy birthday to Weekend Morning Host and the man behind New Standards, Paul Cavalconte! Drop your well wishes for W...
03/11/2022

🎂🎉 Happy birthday to Weekend Morning Host and the man behind New Standards, Paul Cavalconte! Drop your well wishes for WQXR and WNYC’s factotum extraordinaire in the comments below!

03/11/2022

☂️It’s $5 Friday and if you can be anything, why not be a Barbra? Become a member at the $5 monthly level today and you’ll receive a fabulous WQXR umbrella (guaranteed to keep you AND your parade dry)!

Give your gift at the link below!

www.wqxr.org/join

*sobs in Morricone’s ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’*Until 7pm tonight, when you give $10/month at the link below, you’ll receiv...
03/10/2022

*sobs in Morricone’s ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’*

Until 7pm tonight, when you give $10/month at the link below, you’ll receive a CD packed with 50 musical selections from some of the most beloved films of all time. And until 7PM ET, when you donate in ANY AMOUNT, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Bose radio.

www.wqxr.org/join

03/09/2022

WWBWD (What would Betty White do)? Become a friendly WQXR member at the $30/month level between now and March 17 to receive a fabulous world-famous cheesecake from Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake.

It goes without saying but… THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND!

www.wqxr.org/join

Happy International Women's Day! WQXR asked four of today's groundbreaking female composers to reflect on achievement, t...
03/08/2022
4 Female Composers in Conversation | WQXR Editorial | WQXR

Happy International Women's Day! WQXR asked four of today's groundbreaking female composers to reflect on achievement, the pioneers who came before them, and the musical trails they're blazing for those who will follow in their footsteps. Read the full conversation with Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, and Gabriela Ortiz at the link!

Four female composers echo the importance of amplifying women’s voices, the necessity of representation, and, above all, the value of mentorship.

So... how's your Monday going?
03/07/2022

So... how's your Monday going?

Donizetti's "La Fille du Régiment" is a classic love story- boy meets girl. Boy joins the army to impress girl. Girl is ...
03/05/2022
Listener's Choice: Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment (1973) | Metropolitan Opera | WQXR

Donizetti's "La Fille du Régiment" is a classic love story- boy meets girl. Boy joins the army to impress girl. Girl is revealed to be the alleged long-lost niece of the Marquise of Berkenfield.

Tune in to today's 1PM Met Opera broadcast, featuring Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Regina Resnick, Fernando Corena and Richard Bonynge, by clicking the link below!

📸: The Metropolitan Opera Archives

Travel back to 1973 with a live broadcast of La Fille du Régiment at the Met Opera this Saturday at 1pm

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We can’t wait for this performance—and thanks to All Classical Portland and WQXR you can join us for this powerful evening of music and remembrance from your own homes. Thank you so much for sharing, Portland Baroque Orchestra!!
Make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday May 7, 2022 as All Classical Portland and WQXR join forces to present a LIVE bi-coastal radio broadcast of the world premiere of Portland-based composer Damien Geter’s “An African American Requiem”. This important work memorializes the lives of Black Americans lost to racial violence. The premiere will be performed by the Oregon Symphony and the African American Requiem Choir (made up of singers from Resonance Ensemble) at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The broadcast begins at 5:50pm PT on All Classical over the air and streaming on allclassical.org! PBO was honored to premiere Damien Geter's “Buh-Roke” this season in our digital production with Great. Arts. Period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXmOs1An-FQ
📻 Radio Broadcast 📻 If you can't make it to Carnegie Hall tonight, join in online at WQXR to hear Quatuor Ebène live! 😱 The programme will be: Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 Schumann: String Quartet No. 2
Tonight! Stream here at 7pm EST Will be sharing some tunes with the Aizuri Quartet at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR WQXR
What a pleasure to speak with the folks over at WQXR, we dig into VSQ's history, Bridgerton and so much more. Check it out!
It is with great excitement that we congratulate Ji Su Jung for her receipt of the 2022 Avery Fisher Prize. 🎉 This highly prestigious award is given annually to active musicians who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. This marks the first time that a percussionist has received this Career Grant! 👏 The announcement ceremony and performance is available on WQXR's website or YouTube channel. Congratulations, Ji Su from your Vic Firth Family! 🎥 http://spr.ly/6185Kqsyb 🌐 http://spr.ly/6187Kqsyd
It is with great excitement that we congratulate Ji Su Jung for her receipt of the 2022 Avery Fisher Prize. 🎉 This highly prestigious award is given annually to active musicians who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. This marks the first time that a percussionist has received this Career Grant! 👏 The announcement ceremony and performance is available on WQXR's website or YouTube channel. Congratulations, Ji Su from your Vic Firth Family! 🎥 http://spr.ly/6185Kqsyb 🌐 http://spr.ly/6187Kqsyd
Congratulations to Randall Goosby (violin) and Mackenzie Melemed (piano), on being selected as Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients! The Avery Fisher Career Grants give professional assistance and recognition to five talented instrumentalists who have great potential for solo careers. Join us in congratulating Randall and Mackenzie! You can also catch broadcasts on 105.9 FM and streaming on WQXR on Thursday, April 14, at 9PM, and again on Saturday, April 16 at 7PM.
Congratulations to 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient and violinist Randall Goosby on being selected as an Avery Fischer Career Grant recipient! You can catch broadcasts on 105.9 FM and streaming on WQXR on Thursday, April 14, at 9pm, and again on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm!
Our Founder Charlotte Lee speaks from The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR with our violinist Randall Goosby about his news of being awarded a 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant! Tune into WQXR now for the live broadcast of the ceremony on wqxr.org!
Congratulations to violinist Randall Goosby who is among the five recipients selected for the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant 2022 announced this evening. Watch Randall perform live at the Avery Fisher Career Grant ceremony from WQXR’s Greene Space tonight at 6pm ET/10pm UK on http://ow.ly/WJyZ50IpJMu Read more on our website here: http://ow.ly/bMqt50IpJMv