Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 | 88.7

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On your radio dial at WMHT-FM 89.1 in New York's Capital Region and 88.7 in the Poughkeepsie area, our station helps keep the arts thriving in our community by making wonderful classical music accessible to all through programs, live concert presentations and the talents of local and nationally-recognized hosts.

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Sundays at 6pm

11.3 Albany Symphony Orchestra: Concert 1. Conductor and Music Director David Alan Miller hosts this rebroadcast of the concert from October 19, 2019, featuring the Imani Winds in Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women, plus Bernstein’s On the Waterfront and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Recorded at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York.

11.10 Union College Concert Series presentation from October 20, 2019. Pianist Paul Lewis performs Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, plus works by Haydn and Brahms. Recorded at the Union College Memorial Chapel in Schenectady, New York.

11.17 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presentation from August 18, 2019. It’s a program called “Vienna to Paris,” with the Escher String Quartet and friends. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, New York.

11.24 TON—The Orchestra Now: Concert 2. Conductor Leon Botstein provides commentary for this rebroadcast of the Sibelius & Shostakovich program from October 18, 2019. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Fridays at 2pm

11.1 Tomas Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium & O sacrum convivium. Berkshire Bach Ensemble; James Bagwell, conductor. Recorded at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (Berkshire Bach Society)

11.8 Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81. Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Peter Zazofsky & Irina Muresanu, violins; Michael Strauss, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (Close Encounters with Music)

11.15 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35. Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Randall Craig Fleischer, Conductor. Recorded at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York. (HVP Concerts)

11.22 Gjeilo: Across the Vast, Eternal Sky & Luminous Night of the Soul. Albany Pro Musica, Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, conductor. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Albany Pro Musica Concert Series)

11.29 No program.

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the November Student Musician of the Month: Flute soloist Dohyun Park is a senior from the Emma Willard School (nominated by her music teacher, Linda McClusky). She plays the Poem of Charles Griffes, with pianist Barbara Musial. Recorded at the WMHT Studios.

Tuesdays at 6pm

Michael Nock, Associate Director & Dean of Fellows at the Tanglewood Music Center hosts a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center, featuring concert recordings, interviews with up-and-coming performers and previews of concerts coming in the week ahead.




Bach's Lunch features music from the Baroque era but also dabbles in Early Music.

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Conductor's Notes features stunning concert music and fascinating extra commentary from conductors.

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Tuesdays with Tanglewood is a weekly look at the famed Tanglewood Music Center.

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