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Terrance McKnight

WQXR Host

Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

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 deli...

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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.

WQXR Events

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.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island

Friday, May 6, 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.

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Battle of the Boroughs: The Bronx

Friday, April 1, 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.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Queens

Friday, March 4, 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.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn

Friday, February 4, 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.

Ten Greatest Composers: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Friday, January 21, 2011

For this special podcast, Terrance McKnight sits down with three experts from across the musical spectrum and asks them to rank the 10 greatest classical composers of all time.

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Preview of John Adams' Nixon in China

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7:00 PM

WQXR will host a special preview of the Metropolitan Opera's staging of John Adams' iconic Nixon in China. The event will feature a discussion with Adams about his most famous opera, as well as performances of key arias by several of the leads in the Met production.

MLK: King's Economic Dream

Monday, January 17, 2011

All Ear Worms

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Through film and TV, composers like Lalo Schifrin, Carter Burwell and Gershwin have all penetrated our collective ear. This week, Terrance McKnight offers works by these and other com...

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Hold Your Applause

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

There was a time when musicians were considered peons on the social ladder and great composers remained anonymous. Both performer and composer were servants to aristocrats or the church. Applauding their craft was radical and perhaps even sacrilege. These days, audiences heartily applaud great performances across sacred and secular mediums. While I enjoy hearing live music and applauding inspired performances, some music is just better without applause.

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Is it Time to Retire the Term 'Classical Music?'

Friday, December 10, 2010

"I hate 'classical' music" is how New Yorker music critic Alex Ross begins his most recent book Listen to This. Alex will be my guest on my new program All Ears this Saturday at 10 pm.

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Bizarre Holiday Traditions

Thursday, December 02, 2010

What I enjoy most about this time of year is the tradition of season. But until now I never seriously thought about how my indulging in these sacred traditions could be an affront to someone else.

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Terrance McKnight Interviews Ntozake Shange and M. Nahadr about 'For Colored Girls'

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is For Colored Girls still relevant? Let us know by posting a comment here!

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Are iPad Orchestras In Play?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What do you think about iPads as instruments? A few months ago the pianist Lang Lang came to our studio and played Flight of the Bumblebee on one. That's possible because of a three-dollar application that simulates a keyboard. Now there is an app that simulates the violin.

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WQXR's Terrance McKnight Talks to Bobby McFerrin

Friday, November 12, 2010

After all these years, Bobby McFerrin, the man behind the hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” is still spreading that same message. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight talks to the 10-time Grammy Awar...

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Blame it on Pops

Thursday, November 04, 2010

My elementary school required that its students sing in the school choir or play an instrument. I chose trumpet. It was loud, shiny and, I thought, how difficult could it be?

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