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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

12.1 Albany Symphony Orchestra: Concert 2. Conductor and Music Director David Alan Miller hosts this rebroadcast of the concert from November 9, 2019. The Albany Symphony was joined by Carolina Eyck, a Theramin soloist, for Sirens, by Dalit Warshaw. Also on the concert, music of Alexander Borodin and the Second Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York.

12.8 Albany Pro Musica Holiday special. It’s a program called “The Many Moods of Christmas.” Opalka Family Artistic Director and Conductor of Albany Pro Musica Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo hosts this eclectic mix of choral favorites for the season.

12.15 Glens Falls Symphony Holiday Special. It’s a program called “The Most Wonderful Time.” Artistic Director and Conductor of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Charles Peltz hosts this wonderful program of light classics and favorites for the season. Music of Engelbert Humperdinck, Irving Berlin and so much more.

12.22 Maverick Concerts presentation from August 18, 2019. The Amernet String Quartet performs music of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dvorak. Recorded at Maverick Hall in Woodstock, New York.

12.29 Berkshire Bach Society presentation from January 1, 2017. It features the Berkshire Bach Ensemble led by Kenneth Cooper in the 6 Brandenburg Concertos of Bach. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

Fridays at 2pm

12.6 Haydn: Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34. Paul Lewis, piano. Recorded at the Union College Memorial Chapel in Schenectady, New York. (Union College Concert Series)

12.13 No Program

12.20 Gjeilo: Prelude, The Spheres & Northern Lights. 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)

12.27 No Program

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the December 2019 Student Musician of the Month: violinist Kyra Watts. She is a student at Arlington High School.

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.

The Many Moods of Christmas 2019

Dec 6 at 6pm & December 8 at 6pm (WMHT Live)
Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, the Opalka Family Artistic Director and Conductor of Albany Pro Musica, hosts this eclectic mix of choral favorites for the season.

Most Wonderful Time

Dec 6 at 7pm & Dec 15 at 6pm (WMHT Live)
Artistic Director and Conductor of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Charles Peltz hosts this wonderful program of light classics and favorites for the season.

All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas

Dec 7 at 4pm & Dec 15 at 5pm
Lynne Warfel hosts an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

December 8 at 5pm
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and surprises with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Don't miss this annual favorite hosted by Julie Amacher.

Welcome Christmas!

December 14 at 4pm
A perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral groups. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.

Candles Burning Brightly

Dec 21 at 4pm & Dec 29 at 5pm
A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner hosts this holiday favorite and exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities - and plenty of music.

A Chanticleer Christmas

December 22 at 5pm
Celebrate the season with song. Brian Newhouse hosts this unique, one-hour program of a cappella holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by Chanticleer. Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble is known as "an orchestra of voices."

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 24 at 10am LIVE
An annual and beloved Christmas tradition, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” is an extraordinary and memorable live service of word and music from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England. Hosted by Michael Barone.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 24 at 3pm
This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Valerie Kahler shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.

Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics

December 28 at 4pm
Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.

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Playlist

Podcasts


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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