Terrance McKnight


Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Listen: Philip Glass and Tim Fain

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Saturday, April 21st, Q2 Music presented a live audio Webcast of composer-pianist Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain's sold-out performance from The Met Museum's majestic Temple of Dendur.

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On-Demand Video: Organist Cameron Carpenter

Monday, April 02, 2012

On Friday, the bad-boy organist Cameron Carpenter joined host Terrance McKnight in The Greene Space to play works by Bach, Ives, Grainger, Leonard Cohen and others.

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Recently Discovered Mozart Piece Premieres

Friday, March 23, 2012

WQXR host Terrance McKnight joins us to discuss the premiere of a newly-discovered piece by the Austrian composer Mozart. The piece was discovered in a late 18th-century music book in Austria by a university lecturer compiling pieces of handwritten music.


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Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire

Monday, March 19, 2012

7:00 PM

Check out our exclusive conversation with the cast of Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire, the new take on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece.

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I, Too, Sing America: Langston and Zora's Un-Sung Collaboration

Friday, February 24, 2012

7:00 PM

Like countless creative collaborations, the one between Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes was fruitful but ultimately ended in acrimony. 

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR; Saturday, February 18th at 6AM on 93.9 FM and NJPR; Saturday, February 18th at 2PM on AM 820; Sunday, February 19th at 8PM on 820 AM and NJPR

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.  I, Too, Sing America will dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen. As he did with his poetry, Hughes used music to denounce war, combat segregation and restore human dignity in the face of Jim Crow. 

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WQXR Presents Rufus Wainwright in Performance and Conversation

Sunday, February 12, 2012

7:00 PM

Explore the classical side of acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright in this very special one-night-only event!

Still Swinging, Still Classic: A Musical Biography of Pioneering Pianist Hazel Scott

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday, February 5th at 9PM on AM 820; Thursday, February 16th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR

A musical portrait of the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Known as the “darling of Café Society,” Hazel Scott became a trailblazer in Hollywood; an outspoken civil rights activist which made her a political target; and ultimately, an outcast, ostracized by the Church community because of her music.

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Watch: Ecstatic Music Festival 2012 Preview

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, Q2 Music presents a live concert and videocast with a star-studded lineup of composer-performers from this season's hotly-anticipated Ecstatic Music Festival 2012. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight, the show includes performances by composer-percussionist Jason Treuting, multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negron, and musical polymath Jherek Bischoff.


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Q2 Music Previews Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

7:00 PM

Featuring music and conversation with Jason Treuting, Angélica Negrón, and Jherek Bischoff as well as a conversation with composer and festival curator, Judd Greenstein.

A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement. In this hour-long special from WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

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WQXR Beethoven 32-Piano Sonata Marathon ALL DAY PASS

Sunday, November 20, 2011

11:00 AM

Hosted by WQXR Radio Hosts, Midge Woolsey and Terrance McKnight. Can’t get enough Beethoven?  Don’t suffer in silence.  Join us for this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime event at The Greene Space,

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STICK FLY: A Conversation in The Greene Space

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

7:00 PM

The Greene Space welcomed you to the world of STICK FLY, a sharply funny, endlessly surprising new play by Lydia Diamond.

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Morehouse College Glee Club 100th Anniversary Concert

Friday, September 30, 2011

7:00 PM

Join the internationally acclaimed Morehouse College Glee Club as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight—a proud Glee Club alum—hosts the evening.

Music to Commemorate 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

This week has been a time of reflection on the loss, perseverance, and humanity displayed on September 11, 2001. It's also been a time for remembrance of 9/11. We asked our listeners to send us suggestions for songs that helped them cope with and process the events of that day. Here are some of their suggestions.

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Look & Listen Festival: Part III

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cease the last full month of Summer with the Look & Listen Festival running through August here on Cued Up. For the fest's third concert of four, enjoy two world premieres by the delightfully unclassifiable drummer/composer John Hollenbeck and his group The Claudia Quintet with Theo Bleckmann, a world premiere by past Q2 composer-portrait Angélica Negrón and works by toy piano wiz Phyllis Chen and textural magician Zibuokle Martinaityte.


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Africa Redux: Performance & Discussion on Tradition, Hip Hop, and Transnationalism

Friday, June 24, 2011

7:00 PM

Join Somi, Wunmi, Malika Zarra, and DJ Funmi in a conversation and performance around the next generation of artistic voices emerging from the African continent.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Ultimate Battle

Friday, June 17, 2011

7:00 PM

In a night filled with music varying from reggae to rock across all five boroughs, the winner of this unique talent series for the best up-and-coming performers in New York City will be revealed using your voice, your votes.

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40 and Over Singles Event at the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6:45 PM

WQXR host Terrance McKnight welcomes music lovers in their 40s, 50s and 60+ to a Rush Hour concert and post-performance private reception.

Note: Check back this spring for a WQXR Singles Events for music lovers in their 20s and 30s.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Manhattan

Friday, June 3, 2011

7:00 PM

Be a part of Season Two of Battle of the Boroughs in The Greene Space — the unique talent series for the best up-and-coming performers in New York City. Last year, over 168 artists and 45 groups from across the five boroughs performed in our SoHo performance space.