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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 5pm

Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo and Rex Smith host this exploration of choral music through Albany Pro Musica concert performances.

All four Sundays in December: The Many Moods of Christmas. A wonderful mix of holiday favorites from Albany Pro Musica performances over the last 4 years alongside one of the Many Moods of Christmas Suites, 4 suites of favorites arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw.

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Fridays at 6pm

Conductor and Music Director David Alan Miller selects some favorite past performances to encore.

12.4​ Beethoven’s Symphony 7 and Torke’s Sky Concerto with violinist Tessa Lark. Recorded 1/5/19 at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

12.11​ 2020 Concert 2: Mahler & More. Recorded November 14, 2020, at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga.

12.18 ​Beethoven’s Symphony 6 with guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Recorded November 22, 2014, at the Palace Theater in Albany. Plus Theofanidis’ Violin Concerto from the Albany Symphony’s Grammy Nominated new Theofanidis CD

12.25 ​No Program (Christmas)

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Mondays at 6pm

Derek Delaney, artistic director of Capital Region Classical will explore different composers, periods, and styles through favorite archival performances from the Capital Region Classical Concert Series.

December concludes a 3 month long Beethoven Festival

12.7 ​Beethoven: The Struggle in Silence (Part 2), featuring performances by Paul Lewis and the Emerson and Brentano Quartets.

12.14 ​Beethoven: The Art of Fugue, featuring performances by Paul Lewis and the Ebene and Belcea Quartets

12.21 ​Beethoven: Opus 130/133, featuring a performance by the Belcea Quartet.

12.28​ Beethoven: Opus 109 & 111, featuring performances by Paul Lewis.

Sundays at 6pm

12.6 Schenectady Symphony Holiday Special. Glen Cortese, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphony hosts this eclectic mix of favorites for the season.

12.13 ​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.

12.20 ​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.

12.27​ 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.

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Fridays at 2pm

12.4 ​Marini: 2 Sonatas. Monica Hugget, violin; Richard Savino, lute. Recorded at the Siena College Chapel in Loudonville, New York. (Siena College Music Series)

12.11​ Piston: Fantasy for English Horn, Harp and Strings. Nat Fosner, horn; Kathryn Sloat, harp; Broad Street Orchestra; Noah Palmer, conductor. Recorded at the School: The Jack Shainman Gallery in Kinderhook, New York. (Concerts in the Village)

12.18​ 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)

12.25 ​No Program - Merry Christmas!

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the December Student Musician of the Month:Samantha Baker is a pianist and violist. She is a sophomore at the Emma Willard School. She was nominated by her father. She plays Frederic Chopin’s Etude in C-Sharp minor, Op.10/4 “Torrent.” 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 special events.




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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