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

2.2 TON—The Orchestra Now: Concert 4. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this concert from November 13, 2019, featuring works by Stravinsky, Dimitri Mitropoulis and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

2.9 Albany Symphony Orchestra: Concert 4. Recorded on January 11, 2020, the program features piano soloist Harmony Zhu in Concertos by both Robert and Clara Schumann, plus a new work by Loren Loiacano and music of Brahms. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

2.16 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presentation from August 11, 2019. It’s a program called “Deeply Inspired,” with music by Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater in Saratoga, New York.

2.23 Maverick Concerts presentation from August 25, 2019. It’s a concert featuring the Pacifica Quartet in music of Mendelssohn, Elliott Carter and Beethoven. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.

Fridays at 2pm

2.7 Schubert: Symphony 5 in B-flat, D.485. Basel Chamber Orchestra; Piotr Anderszewski, conductor. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Troy Chromatic Concerts)

2.14 Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.116. Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Recorded at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. (TMC Concerts)

2.21 Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370. James Austin Smith, oboe; Anna Elashvili, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Mihai Marica, cello. Recorded at Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown, New York. (Cooperstown Chamber Music Series)

2.28 Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin. Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor. Recorded at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, New York. (Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC)

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the January 2020 Student Musician of the Month: Pianist Kyra Lombard, a senior from Queensbury High School (nominated by her teacher, Young Kim). She plays the Mephisto Waltz 1 of Franz Liszt. 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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