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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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Fridays During Bach's Lunch

Introducing a new weekly feature on WMHT, A Taste of Berkshire Bach. A Collaboration between WMHT and the Berkshire Bach Society featuring live concert performances from 30 years of the Society’s Archives.


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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.

4.4       St. John Passion of Bach, Part 2. Helmuth Rilling conducts Bach Collegium Stuttgart and Gachinger Kantorei.
4.11     Easter Oratorio of Bach. Helmuth Rilling conducts Bach Collegium Stuttgart and Gachinger Kantorei.
4.18     B minor Mass of Bach, Part 1.
4.25     B minor Mass of Bach, Part 2.

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Fridays at 6pm

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

4.2       No Program Good Friday.
4.9       Mozart’s Piano Concerto 24 with Wei Luo, from December 9, 2017, recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & Evan Chambers’ Concerto for Fiddle and Violin with soloists Jill Levy & Nollaig Casey from CD.
4.16     Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Chee-Yun and guest conductor Lawrence Loh, from April 6, 2019, recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York & Kamran Ince’s Symphony 2 “Fall of Constantinople” from CD.
4.23     Current Season Concert 6: Recorded March 13, 2021 at Universal Preservation Hall, with a World Premiere of music of Carlos Bandera, plus Respighi and Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnaton.
4.30     Torke’s Three Manhattan Bridges with pianist Joyce Yang, recorded March 10, 2018 at the Palace Theater in Albany & Francis Thorne’s Symphony 7 “Along the Hudson” from CD.

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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.

4.5       Felix Mendelssohn – The Storm Brews
Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Allegro assai appassionato
Scherzo: Allegro di molto
Doric Quartet [2/17/2009]
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49
Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato
Trio Cavatina [10/28/2009]
4.12     Felix Mendelssohn – The Loss of Fanny
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Andante espressivo
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
Trio Cavatina [10/28/2009]
Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Finale: Allegro molto
Modigliani Quartet [11/19/2017]
4.19     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Boy Wonder
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
Allegro spiritoso
Ensemble Haydn‐Berlin
Hansjörg Schellenberger, conductor [10/14/2000]
Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
Budapest Strings [11/13/2002]
Piano Sonata in A minor, K. 310
Allegro maestoso
Andante cantabile con espressione
Rafal Blechacz [4/8/2018]
4.26     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – A Serenade of Winds
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Rondeau: Allegro
The Nash Ensemble of London; Gareth Huse, oboe [5/10/2001]
Horn Quintet in E‐flat Major, K. 407
The Nash Ensemble of London; Richard Watkins, horn [4/11/2003]
Wind Serenade in C minor, K. 388
Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe [3/1/1997]

Sundays at 6pm

4.4       Close Encounters with Music presentation from March 14, 2021. It’s a concert featuring the ensemble “The Sebastians” in works by Bach, Vivaldi Handel and more. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
4.11     Maverick Concerts presentation from August 5, 2012. Alexander Platt hosts this rebroadcast of a performance by the Amernet String Quartet in music of Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Russell Platt. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.
4.18     Schenectady Symphony presentation from March 18, 2007. Glen Cortese hosts this rebroadcast of a concert called “Concerti and Rare Musical Gems,” with music of Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Gabrielli and more. Recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.
4.25     PS21 presentation from July 22, 2017. It’s the 12th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Concert, Simone Dinnerstein performs the complete Goldberg Variations of Bach. Recorded under the Tent at PS21 in Chatham, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

4.2       Biber: Passacaglia from Rosary Sonata. Colin Jacobsen, violin. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (ALIVEmusica)
4.9         Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.129. Zuill Bailey, cello; Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Manno, conductor. Windham Performing Arts Center in Windham, New York. (Windham Chamber Music Festival Concerts)
4.16     Ravel: Violin Sonata 2 in G. Tessa Lark, violin; Ellen Hwangbo, piano. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Troy Chromatic Concerts)
4.23     Rachmaninoff: Six Songs, Op.38. Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Margo Garrett, piano. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Tanglewood Concerts)
4.30     Mozart: Sonata for Bassoon and Cello, K.292. Stephen Walt, bassoon; Petia Kassarova, cello. Recorded at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Albany, New York. (Musicians of Ma’alwyck Concerts)

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the April Student Musician of the Month: Pianist Briana Poon is a Sophomore from Arlington HS in Lagrangeville, NY (nominated by her piano teacher Akiko Sasaki). She performs “The Cat and the Mouse” by Aaron Copland. 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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