Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening host. He also hosts the Saturday evening program, All Ears with Terrance McKnight, a show about musical discovery, which was honored with an ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2010.
McKnight’s musical experiences – from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio – have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions – jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.
McKnight was first heard in New York in 2008 when he joined the staff of WNYC. He moved to WQXR in October 2009. Previously he worked at Georgia Public Broadcasting, where he was creator, producer and host of Studio GPB, a program that introduced a wide array of musical artists through interviews, live studios sessions and commercial recordings.
Terrance McKnight appears in the following:
Friday, October 16, 2015
On Oct. 15, Q2 Music kicked off the American Composers Orchestra's Sounds of a New Century Festival (SONiC) in The Greene Space at WQXR with Music from Copland House.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The accomplishments of Roland Hayes, the first world-renowned African-American classical singer, have been overshadowed. But that may start to change.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
The Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio came to the WQXR performance studio with two violinists from the classical world – Philippe Quint and Lara St. John – to swing Bach.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Reri Grist was part of the second generation of black opera singers who followed Marian Anderson's breakthrough at the Met in 1955.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Fri, Mar. 27 | Come hear Manhattan’s salsa, Brooklyn’s indie-pop, soul from The Bronx, Queens indie folk and Staten Island thrash metal: Only one can be crowned the city's best!
Friday, February 20, 2015
Fri, Feb. 20 | Queens takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act. Come for a party, hear great music, then vote for your favorite performance.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a new one-hour special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Fri, Feb. 13 | The Bronx takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act. Come for a party, hear great music, then vote for your favorite performance.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wed. Feb 11 | Ardea Arts and The Greene Space present a workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Fri, Feb. 6 | Sold Out- Manhattan is sold out, but join us for the Bronx on Feb. 13. Manhattan takes the stage in our quest to find New York City's best up-and-coming musical act.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Fri, Jan. 23 | Join indie-folk band 5j Barrow, winners of our 2014 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs, for an intimate concert live in The Greene Space.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wed, Nov. 12 | Join us for an inside look at the upcoming season of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Featuring an excerpt performed by Ailey dancers.
Monday, May 26, 2014
The 13th annual Look & Listen Festival kicked off on April 26 at the BRIC House with a diverse program of American music by Richard Carrick, Paul Lansky, Animal Collective and John Gl...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?
Monday, April 28, 2014
Join The Jonathan Channel and WQXR's Terrance McKnight as we celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Duke Ellington. Beginning Tuesday afternoon at 4PM ET, we'l...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Beginning Friday afternoon at 3PM, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of Ella Fitzgerald. For over five decades, Ella Fitzgerald dominated the jazz world and tomorrow afternoon, we're having a party. From 3PM to 7PM, WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts a musical tour through the life of this dynamic performer.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tonight at 7 pm ET, watch composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and the Brentano Quartet for an evening of conversation and music for piano, string and electronics from The Greene Space.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Acclaimed composer-pianist Vijay Iyer performs selections from his newest album “Mutations," joined by the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet.
Watch a live video webcast at 7pm ET
Thursday, November 28, 2013
There are few musical moments more well-worn than the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. But it turns out that Beethoven might have made a last-ditch effort to keep his music from ever feeling familiar, to keep pushing his listeners to a kind of psychological limit.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The playwright often used his characters to explore the transformative power of embracing one’s identity and ancestral lineage. A conversation hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight.