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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.

WMHT is grateful to our members, volunteers, and local businesses for their continued support before, during, and after this unprecedented crisis. It is critical backing by our community that makes our services to you possible. Thank you.

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Programs

Sundays at 5pm

Alexander Platt, Artistic Director of Maverick Concerts, will curate and guide us through some favorite past performances and some true Mavericks. Sundays at 5 from June 28th – September 13th.

7.5​ | Episode 2: The Spanish Style

The Maverick Chamber Players and The Aurea Ensemble, AP conducting; Jenny Lin, piano; Lucy Schafer*, contralto; Maria Todaro**, mezzo-soprano -- 8/23/2014 and 8/22/2015**

Falla: Harpsichord Concerto (version with piano) (13')

Simon Holt: Canciones, movements 1 and 3 (1986)* (11')

Falla: Serenata Andaluza for piano (5.14")

Falla: El Amor Brujo (original version of 1915)** (31')

7.12 | ​Episode 3: Woodstock Voices

Maverick Chamber Players/The Aurea Ensemble, AP conducting; Stephen Gosling*, piano;

Adam Tendler**, piano; Emmanuel Feldman, cello -- 8/22/2015* and 8/24/2019**

(celebrating Woodstock composer Robert Starer, as well as Britten and Copland who lived in Woodstock in the summer of 1939)

Britten: Young Apollo, for piano and small orchestra* (7.40")

Luciano Berio: Sequenza IV, for piano solo** (12')

Robert Starer: Song of Solitude, for cello solo* (12.33")

Copland: Appalachian Spring*(24')

7.19 | ​Episode 4: Great Young Quartets

The Danish String Quartet -- 7/31/2016

Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op.13 (30')

The Escher String Quartet -- 7/7/2019

Smetana: Quartet No.1 in E minor, "From My Life" (28')

7.26 | ​Episode 5: The Magnificent Borromeos

Borromeo String Quartet -- 8/21/2016

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.76 No.6 (20')

Russell Platt: Mountain Interval, for string quartet (26')

(Maverick Concerts Centennial Commission, world premiere)

Fridays at 6pm

Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller and WMHT-FM's Rob Brown will select performances from previous Albany Symphony concerts.

7.3 Robert Schumann’s Symphony 2. Recorded on February 9, 2019, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. Plus music of Morton Gould.

7.10 ​Mozart’s Symphony 38 and more. Recorded on December 9, 2017, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

7.7​ Maurice Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Haydn’s Symphony 103 & Dreammachine by Michael Daugherty with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Recorded on April 16, 2016, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

7.24​ Schubert’s Symphony 9 and John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto with Philip Fisher. Recorded on November 19, 2015, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York, and June 1, 2019 at RPI’s EMPAC.

7.31 ​Joan Tower’s Rapids with pianist Blair McMillen & Beethoven’s Symphony 3. Recorded on March 1, 2013, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

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Sundays at 6pm

7.5 ​Berkshire Bach presentation from New Year’s Day 2020. The Berkshire Bach Ensemble led by Eugene Drucker, performs the 6 Brandenburg Concerti of Bach, the annual Bach at New Year’s. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

7.12​ Schenectady Symphony presentation with new Conductor and Artistic Director Glen Cortese. Recorded at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York.

7.19 ​Tanglewood Music Center concerts. The gifted young Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center in concert recordings of Symphonies of Haydn and Mahler.Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.

7.26 ​TON—The Orchestra Now: Concert 2. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this concert from November 2, 2018, a concert of all-American music with Copland’s magnificent Lincoln Portrait, the Afro-American Symphony of William Grant Still and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

7.3​ Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Broad Street Orchestra; David Smith, conductor. Recorded at the Jack Shainman Gallery in Kinderhook, New York. (Concerts in the Village)

7.10​ Haydn: Quartet in E-Flat, Op.33/2, “The Joke.” Doric String Quartet. Recorded at the Massry Center on the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York. (Capital Region Classical Concerts)

7.17​ Sibelius: Symphony 2. Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra; Charles Peltz, conductor. Recorded at the Glens Falls High School in Glens Falls, New York. (Glens Falls Symphony Concerts)

7.24​ Mendelssohn: String Quartet 2 A minor, Op.13. Rolston String Quartet. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (Howland Chamber Music Circle)

7.31​ Mozart: String Quartet in F, K.590. Escher String Quartet. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater in Saratoga, New York. (CMS @ SPAC)

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

With heightened precautions, school closings and subsequent restrictions, we were not able to produce a feature for a new Student Musician of the Month for this month, so we are revisiting past winners.

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.

7.7 ​A special Mahler birthday program

Playlist

Schedule

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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