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Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 | 88.7

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.

6.6      Liszt: The Sonnets and the Sonata.
6.13     Liszt: The Interpretation of Others.
6.20     Liszt: The Inspiration of Literature.
6.27     Liszt: The Sigh and the Opera.

Sundays at 6pm

6.5       Close Encounters with Music presentation from April 30, 2022. It’s a concert called “SUB ROSA: Secrets Revealed” with the Skylark Ensemble and best-selling author Dan Brown. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
6.12     Albany Pro Musica presentation from May 8, 2022. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo and Rex Smith host this rebroadcast of the Piano Concerto of Robert Schumann and A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.
6.19     TON—The Orchestra Now presentation from May 7, 2022. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this program called “New Voices.” Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
6.26     Schenectady Symphony presentation from April 2010. Conductor and Artistic Director Glen Cortese hosts this rebroadcast of a concert with the music of Schubert, Ginastera, and Beethoven. Recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

6.3       Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op.51/1. Belcea String Quartet. Recorded at the Union College Memorial Chapel in Schenectady, New York. (Capital Region Classical)
6.10     Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Elizabeth Mann, flute; Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Manno, conductor. Recorded at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, New York. (Windham Chamber Music Festival)
6.17     Brahms: Four Impromptus, D.935. Benjamin Hochman, piano. Recorded at the Stissing Center in Pine Plains, New York. (Stissing Center Chamber Music Series)
6.24     Barber: Adagio for Strings. Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Beatrice Brown, conductor. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. (Tanglewood Music Center Concerts)

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Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the June Student Musician of the Month: Yu-Heng Wang is a violist and junior at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, NY (nominated by Romeo Vashishth). He performs the Opening Movement of the Viola Sonata in B-Flat, Op.36, by Henri Vieuxtemps, with Michael Clements at the piano.

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. Stream free anytime.

Conductor's Notes features stunning concert music and fascinating commentary from conductors. Stream free anytime.

Bach's Lunch features music from the Baroque era but also dabbles in Early Music. Stream free anytime.

The Musician’s Lounge is an exploration of the music profession and the musicians who bring it to life, hosted by Brian Hysong.

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