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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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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.

5.2       Faure’s Requiem
 
5.9       Raymond Torres-Santos Requiem.
 
5.16     Michael Haydn’s Requiem.
 
5.23     Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.
 
5.30     Bach’s B Minor Mass, Part 1

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Fridays at 6pm

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

5.7    Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Recorded on November 18, 2017, at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York. Plus Morton Gould’s Symphonette #2 from CD.

5.14    Mozart’s Piano Concerto 23 with soloist David Fung. Recorded on December 9, 2017, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. Plus Michael Torke’s Strawberry Fields from CD.

5.21    Current Season Concert 7: Recorded April 24, 2021 at Universal Preservation Hall, with a World Premiere of music of Tanner Porter, plus Symphonies by Haydn and Schubert and the Second Violin Concerto of George Tsontakis with soloist Melissa White.

5.28    David Del Tredici’s Rip Van Winkle, narrated by Charles Busch, & Paul Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Recorded on November 18, 2017, at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York. Plus Robert Kurka’s Symphony 2, Op.24, 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.

5.3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Departure from Salzburg
Performances by the Artemis Quartet [3/3/2002] & Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009].

5.10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Delight at the Keyboard 
Performances Rafal Blechacz [4/8/2018], Jonathan Biss [12/9/2018] & Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas, piano [10/27/2001].

5.17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Dedication to Haydn 
Performances by the Dover Quartet [2/28/2016], the Takács Quartet [1/28/2001] & the Ebène Quartet [11/13/2014].

5.24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Quintet & the G Minor
Performances by Todd Palmer, clarinet; Catherine Cho & Ruggero Allifranchini, violins; Daniel Panner, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello [2/25/2001] & Camerata Ireland with Barry Douglas, conductor [10/27/2001].

5.31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Late String Masterworks
Performances by the Artemis Quartet [2/12/2006], the Belcea Quartet [10/16/2014], the Musicians From Marlboro [2/23/2008] & Lily Francis & Yura Lee, violins; Eric Nowlin & Maiya Papach, violas; Marcy Rosen, cello.
 

Sundays at 6pm

5.2       Tanglewood Music Center presentation from 2018 & 2019, Andris Nelsons leading the TMC Orchestra and a host of soloists in Act 1 of a concert staging of Die Walkure by Richard Wagner, plus Haydn’s Symphony 97. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.
 
5.9       Maverick Concerts presentation from August 19, 2012. Alexander Platt hosts this rebroadcast of a performance by the Ebene String Quartet in music of Mozart, Faure and Tchaikovsky. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.
 
5.16     Schenectady Symphony presentation from March 2019. Glen Cortese hosts this rebroadcast of a concert recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.
 
5.23     ALIVEmusica live streamed concerts from March and April, 2021. The Schroeder-Umansky Duo perform music by Honneger and Kodaly. And the Lark and Thurber Duo perform music of Bach and more. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York.
 
5.30     TON—The Orchestra Now concert from February 9, 2020. It’s an all-Beethoven program with the “Eroica” Symphony, the Fourth Piano Concerto and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

5.7       Mahler: Symphony 4 G (1). Glens Falls Symphony; Charles Peltz, conductor. Recorded at the Glens Falls High School in Glens Falls, New York. (Glens Falls Concerts)
 
5.14     C.P.E. Bach: Quartet in A Minor. The Sebastians. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (Close Encounters with Music)
           
5.21     Bach: Concerto in F Min, BWV.1056. Tanya Gabrielian, piano; Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Manno, conductor. Windham Performing Arts Center in Windham, New York. (Windham Chamber Music Festival Concerts)
           
5.28     Mozart: Violin Sonata 26 in B-Flat, K.378.  Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Troy Chromatic 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.

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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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