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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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Sundays at 5pm

Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo and Rex Smith host this exploration of choral music through Albany Pro Musica concert performances.

2.7Across the Vast Eternal Sky with the American String Quartet, featuring the evocative music of Ola Gjeilo, from an October 2017 performance.

2.14Winds of Love with the Canadian Brass, from an October 2016 performance.

2.21Bach Bliss with the ACRONYM early-music string ensemble, from an October 2018 performance.

2.28Serenity with Ola Gjeilo and the Escher String Quartet, from an October 2019 performance.

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Fridays at 6pm

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

2.5 Mozart’s Horn Concerto 4 in E-Flat, K.495 with William Hughes, horn, from December 10, 2017, recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & David Del Tredici’s Adventures Underground from Alice in Wonderland with Hila Plitmann, soprano, from June 2, 2018, recorded at RPI’s EMPAC

2.12 2020 Concert 4: Tchaikovsky Serenade from 1/9/21 at Universal Preservation Hall, music of Jesse Montgomery, Jean Sibelius, Caroline Shaw, George Walker, and Peter Tchaikovsky.

2.19 Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet from February 10, 2018, recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & Gould’s String Music from CD.

2.26 Camille Saint-Saens’s Symphony 3, “Organ,” with organist James Harp, and guest conductor Gemma New, recorded April 28, 2018, at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, and the Chamber Concerto of Steven Stucky, recorded on January 5, 2019, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York.

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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.

January is all about “When Performers Compose,” and focuses on virtuosi who were also widely known as composers, and those who transcribed the works of other composers for their instrument, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff to Piazzolla.

2/1 Frédéric Chopin –The Waltzes and Scherzi

Three Waltzes, Op. 64
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014] 
Complete Scherzi
No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39
No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 
Emanuel Ax [4/24/2004]


2/8 Frédéric Chopin –The Mazurkas

Four Mazurkas, Op. 24
Rafal Blechacz [4/8/2018]
Three Mazurkas, Op. 56
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014]
Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009]

2/15 Frédéric Chopin –The Fantasy and the Night

Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003] 
Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
Dubravka Tomsic [12/4/2003] 
Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1
Emanuel Ax [1/25/2009] 
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Ieva Jokubaviciute [2/21/2010]
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014]
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Emanuel Ax [2/29/2008]
Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Jonathan Biss [4/15/2009]

2/22 Frédéric Chopin – The Tragic Dance and the Ballades

Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44, ‘Tragic’
Rafal Blechacz [10/26/2014] 
Complete Ballades
No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Emanuel Ax [12/2/2005]

Sundays at 6pm

2.7 TON—The Orchestra Now. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this concert from November 13, 2019, featuring works by Stravinsky, Dimitri Mitropoulis and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

2.14 Maverick Concerts presentation from August 31, 2008. Alexander Platt hosts this performance by the American String Quartet in music of Haydn, Berg and Schubert. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.

2.21 ALIVEmusica live streamed concert from October 25, 2020. Brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen play a theme and variations program with music by Gliere, Paganini, Ravel and more. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York.

2.28 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presentation from August 11, 2019. It’s a program called “Deeply Inspired,” with music by Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater in Saratoga, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

2.7 TON—The Orchestra Now. Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein leads TON in this concert from November 13, 2019, featuring works by Stravinsky, Dimitri Mitropoulis, and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

2.14 Maverick Concerts presentation from August 31, 2008. Alexander Platt hosts this performance by the American String Quartet in music of Haydn, Berg and Schubert. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.

2.21 ALIVEmusica live streamed concert from October 25, 2020. Brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen play a theme and variations program with music by Gliere, Paganini, Ravel, and more. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York.

2.28 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presentation from August 11, 2019. It’s a program called “Deeply Inspired,” with music by Schubert, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Recorded at the SPA Little Theater in Saratoga, New York.

Fridays at 7:15am & Saturdays at 6pm

Meet the February Student Musician of the Month: Pianist Isabel Luzzi is a seventh-grader from Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, NY (nominated by co-Director of the Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division Susanne Son). She performs the Opening Movement from Maurice Ravel’s Sonatine. 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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