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Terrance McKnight

WQXR Host

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.

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Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Hotel Elefant and Meehans/Perkins Duo Open the 2014 Look & Listen Festival

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 Glover. Listen to the entire show now. 

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Vote for Staten Island's Best Band!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?

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American Music: Duke Ellington's Birthday Celebration

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'll take a look into the life of one of America's most beloved composers.

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Honorable Mention: The Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald

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. 

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Watch Live: Pianist Vijay Iyer and Brentano Quartet

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.

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Q2 Music Presents Vijay Iyer & The Brentano String Quartet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 PM

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

Need for Speed

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.

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FULL VIDEO | August Wilson Talk Series: Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Friday, September 27, 2013

WQXR's Terrance McKnight hosts a conversation examining how the playwright used the characters in his American Century Cycle to demonstrate the empowerment that comes from embracing one’s identity and the ancestors who came before.

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The Greene Space

Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:00 PM

Spirituality, like music, has been integral to African-American life since the first African was brought to America in 1619. This discussion will examine how playwright August Wilson uses his characters in his American Century Cycle to demonstrate the empowerment that comes from embracing one’s identity and the ancestors who came before. 

The Greene Space

Music and Dance

Friday, September 6, 2013

7:00 PM

From Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to Fences to Seven Guitars, August Wilson’s work is built on musicality and movement, both literally and poetically. Join host Terrance McKnight for an exploration of the polyrhythmic framework of these two performance aesthetics with our panel of guests.

 

EMANCIPATION 150: Pianist Donal Fox performs Variations on Brahms' 'Die Trauernde'

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Donal Fox is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser known for his striking musical collages that blend elements of jazz, Latin and classical.

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Watch Live and Vote: 2013 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hundreds of musical acts from across New York City's five boroughs entered. Just over 60 contestants were selected. They competed for their borough title, made it through two rounds of voting. And now, just five bands and one Wild Card pick are left standing in The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. The show is sold out, but you can still watch the live stream here and vote for your favorite act on Friday, June 21.

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JACK Quartet and The M6 Open the 2013 Look & Listen Festival

Friday, May 17, 2013

On May 17, the 2013 Look & Listen Festival kicked off with performances by the JACK Quartet, the cello-piano duo of Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown and the a cappella group The M6. Stream the complete show on demand.

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WQXR Presents Bach Lounge

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hear leading musicians from the classical, jazz and contemporary music worlds re-imagine and perform their favorite Bach. Part of WQXR's BACH 360 festival. Hosted by Terrance McKnight and David Garland. Watch the on-demand video now.

The Greene Space

Vocal Electrofolk:
Africa to New York

Saturday, March 16, 2013

7:00 PM

Hear bold new vocal styles from New York and Africa, featuring Helga Davis and Netsayi with Black Pressure. Presented in partnership with Original Music Workshop. Watch on-demand video of the performance now.

Video: Bold New Vocal Music from Helga Davis and Netsayi

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday, Mar. 16, Q2 Music and Williamsburg's Original Music Workshop presented an evening that bridged new vocal styles from New York and Africa. Watch on-demand video of the entire sold-out show.

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Speedy Beet

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

There are few musical moments more well-worn than the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. But in this short, we find 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.

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I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

 Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians. 

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The Price of Admission: A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price. 

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Last Chance Foods: How WNYC Celebrates Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC host Brian Lehrer, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone talk about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and share some of their favorite holiday recipes.

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