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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.

View performances and interviews featuring talented Classical Student Musicians from school districts in our community. Listen to new features monthly on Classical WMHT-FM 89.1/88.7

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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.

10.2     Liszt—The Sonnets and the Sonata

10.9     Liszt—The Interpretation of Others

10.16     Liszt—The Inspiration of Literature

10.23    Liszt—The Sigh and the Opera

10.30     Chopin—The Waltzes and Scherzi

Sundays at 6pm

10.1    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. 

10.8    Albany Pro Musica presentation from March 5, 2023. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo and Rex Smith host this concert called Star Song, with Albany Pro Musica and the American Modern Ensemble. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

10.15    Schenectady Symphony presentation from January 29, 2023. Glen Cortese hosts this rebroadcast of a concert called The Great Classicists, with music of Brahms, Rossini, Mozart and more. Recorded at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York.

10.22    Hudson Festival Orchestra presentation from July 15, 2023. Gwen Gould leads the Hudson Festival Orchestra and soloists in music of Joan Tower, Arturo Marquez, Kinan Azmeh and more. Recorded at Riverfront Park in Hudson, New York.

10.29    TON – The Orchestra Now presentation from September 16, 2023. Leon Botstein leads TON in a concert called The Two Sides of Vienna, with music of Mahler, Lehar & more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

10.6     Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op.15. Fei-Fei Dong, piano. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (Howland Chamber Music Circle)

10.13    Beethoven: Symphony 7 in A, Op.92. Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Mercurio, conducting. Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Troy Chromatic Concerts)

10.20    Mozart: String Quartet 16 in E-Flat, K.428. Danish String Quartet. Recorded at Page Hall in Albany, New York. (Friends of Chamber Music)

10.27    Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite. Manhattan Chamber Players. Recorded at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (Close Encounters with Music Concerts

Support provided in part by the T. Backer Fund

Sundays at 5pm

Garrett McQueen, host, and producer, features exquisite performances celebrating the Gateways Music Festival’s mission of connecting and supporting classical musicians of African descent and serving as a source of inspiration, enlightenment, and engagement for communities—especially communities underrepresented in classical music.

10.1     Works by Margaret Bonds, Duke Ellington, Florence Price, and more.

10.8    Works by Piazzolla, Bach, Ellington, and more.

10.15     Works by Elgar, Bach, Billy Childs, and more.

10.22    Works by Valerie Coleman, Johannes Brahms, and Florence Price.

10.29    Works by Richard Danielpour, Florence Price, R. Nathaniel Dett, and more

Support provided in part by the T. Backer Fund

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the May Student Musician of the Month: Mio Mosher, homeschooled eighth grader, is a pianist from Bethel, NY (nominated by Janara Khassenova). He performs 2 Etude-Tableaux by Sergei Rachmaninoff. 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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