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:
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.
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'll take a look into the life of one of America's most beloved composers.
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
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, 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, 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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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.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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.
Friday, September 6, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.