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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.

Sundays at 6pm

8.1       Close Encounters with Music presentation from February 27, 2020. It’s a concert called “Grand Piano Trios” with works by Schubert & Brahms. Recorded at St. James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
8.8       Maverick Concerts presentation from July 17, 2011. Alexander Platt hosts this rebroadcast of a performance by the Trio Solisti in music of Copland, Bright Sheng, Dvorak and more. Recorded at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York.
8.15     Jazz and Classics for Change presentation from March 2021. It’s a program called Music of Hope, with works by Part, Schumann, Olivier Messiaen and more. Recorded at St. James Palce in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
8.22     Bard Baroque Ensemble and Graduate Vocal Arts Program presentation from May 14, 2021. It's a "Handel Aria Project" with selections from Rodelinda, Giulio Cesare in Egito and more. Recorded at Bard College’s Laszlo Z. Bito Conservatory Performance Space in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
8.29     TON—The Orchestra Now presentation from April 10, 2021. It’s a program of music by Stravinsky, Bernstein, Mendelssohn and Tania Leon. Recorded at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Fridays at 2pm

8.6       Dvorak: Piano Trio 3 F Min, Op.65. Lysander Trio. Recorded at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. (Cooperstown Summer Music Festival)
8.13     Smetena: The High Castle from Ma Vlast. TMC Orchestra; Gemma New, conductor. Recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. (Tanglewood Music Center Concerts)
8.20     Hindemith:5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op.44. Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; Charles Schneider, conductor. Recorded at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York. (Schenectady Symphony concerts)
8.27     Beach: Piano Quintet F-Sharp Min, Op.67. Cassatt String Quartet; Ursula Oppens, piano. Recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. (Howland Chamber Music Piano 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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