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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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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.

10.4 Liszt: The Sonnets and the Sonata, featuring performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Dubravka Tomsic.

10.11 Liszt: The Interpretation of Others, featuring performances by Lyr Williams, Paul Lewis and more.

10.18 Liszt: The Inspiration of Literature, featuring performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Dubravka Tomsic.

10.25 Liszt: The Sigh & the Opera, featuring performances by Lyr Williams, Dubravka Tomsic & Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Sundays at 6pm

10.3 Close Encounters with Music live-streamed concert from August 2, 2020. It’s a program called from Bach to Bachianas with cellist Yehuda Hanani and guitarist Eliot Fisk. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

10.10 Albany Pro Musica: From Despair…Light. Rebroadcast of the June 2021 virtual concert.

10.17 Schenectady Symphony live-streamed presentation from May 2021. Glen Cortese hosts this Quasí fan tutti program, an abbreviated version of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, with English narration to help drive the story forward. Recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.

10.24 TON—The Orchestra Now. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this concert from September 12, 2021, a program with works by Shostakovich & Dawson. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

10.31 Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra performances. Stefan Asbury leads the TMCO in the Symphonic Dances of Sergei Rachmaninoff from 2011, Marin Alsop leads the TMCO in the Third Symphony of Roy Harris from 1988, and Seiji Ozawa leads the TMCO and soprano Barbara Bonney in the Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler from 1993. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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Fridays at 2pm

10.1 Stravinsky: Petrushka, for piano 4 hand. Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, piano. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (ALIVEmusica concerts)

10.8 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto 2 in F, BWV.1047. Berkshire Bach Ensemble; Joel Pitchon, violin; Alison Chapman-Hale, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Sycil Mathai, trumpet. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Berkshire Bach Society)

10.15 Mozart: Piano Concerto 12 A, K.414. Juho Pohjonen, piano; Chad Hoopes and Arnaud Sussmann, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; and Keith Robinson and David Finckel, cellos. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater in Saratoga, New York. (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC)

10.22 Mozart: Divertimento in F, K.138. Ebene Quartet. Recorded at Maverick Hall in Woodstock, New York. (Maverick Concerts)

10.29 Bartok: 7 Roumanian Folk Dances for Orchestra. Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Manno, conductor. Recorded at the Windham Performing Arts Center in Windham, New York. (2007 Windham Chamber Music Festival)

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Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the June Student Musician of the Month: Ivyann Shen is a pianist and sophomore at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY (nominated by Dr. Debra Spiro-Allen). She performs the Ballade 2 in F by Frederic Chopin. Recorded virtually from Loudonville.

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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