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Terrance McKnight

WQXR Host

Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Remembering Harlem's Finest: Bud Powell

Friday, August 20, 2010

If you ever want to hear a piano laugh, listen to Bud Powell. And when you want to hear that same piano get deeply sentimental or sound like its catching fire, stick with Bud Powell.

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Has Classical Music Made Us Well-Rounded or just Square?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

An acquaintance recently said to me, "Terrance, I think you might be too square for her" (referring to a friend of hers). That comment got me thinking about the degree to which one's personality is shaped by vocation.

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Music Knows No Boundaries

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This week, we hear Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Music Knows No Boundaries, a sentiment the group epitomizes. We hear a diverse program, featuring music from John Dowland to Conlon Nancarrow.

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Music Drawers and Piano Benches

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday night I played a recording of J.S.Bach's Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother. It's one of those pieces that at times sounds easy enough for a novice. Bach was in his teens when he composed it.

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The Greene Space

Caramoor International Jazz Festival Hits Manhattan

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7:00 PM

The Greene Space and the Caramoor International Jazz Festival turn up the heat in New York City, as we bring you a sneak-peek into the full three-day Caramoor International Jazz Festival with today’s jazz greats: Elio Villafranca, Clarice Assad, and Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra.

Condi and Aretha in Concert

Friday, July 16, 2010

How many of us could've predicted this pairing, Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice singing and playing the classics. Neither of these women is a stranger to classical music. Dr. Rice has performed at the White House with Yo Yo Ma and Ms. Franklin stepped in and covered for Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards in 1998.

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He Said, She Said

Friday, July 09, 2010

This week we celebrated the 150 anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth. Throughout the week, I heard several commentators and hosts quoting Mahler. One quote that kept coming up was “My time will come.”

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Caramoor International Music Festival: Sneak Peek

Friday, June 25, 2010

Terrance McKnight presents a sneak preview of this summer’s Caramoor International Music Festival, featuring a dazzling array of live performances by some of the artists featured in this year’s festival line-up.

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For the Love of Music

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Musicians and music lovers have been known to go to extremes for their love of the art form.

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The Greene Space

Caramoor Festival: Sneak Peek

Thursday, June 24, 2010

7:00 PM

WQXR presents a sneak preview of this summer’s Caramoor International Music Festival, featuring a dazzling array of live performances by some of the artists featured in this year’s festival line-up.

The Greene Space

The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 18, 2010

7:00 PM

The battle culminates in the final round with winners from each borough competing against each other. It's sold out, but you can watch the whole event via live video webcast at thegreenespace.org.

Says who?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Finding one’s own voice is a journey that every artist takes. And in most cases the very successful ones are those who are able to cast an artistic shadow that is unmistakably their own.

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Queens Throwdown

Friday, June 4, 2010

7:00 PM

Perform. Spectate. Party. Vote. Be there! New York has talent and WNYC’s new street-level performance space is the place to find it this year. 

Looking for a Miracle

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just like I expected Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers to knock off the Boston Celtics, I was hopeful that Gustavo Dudamel and his Los Angeles Philharmonic would knock Bernstein out of the park during their East Coast tour last week. Over consecutive weeks, both superstars appeared mortal.

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A Concert for Dogs

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dogs enjoy many of the things that we enjoy: table food, water, beer and surprises. But what about music? Some seem to, but perhaps their pleasure is derived from the enjoyment they sense from their owners as they listen. 

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island Throwdown

Friday, May 7, 2010

7:00 PM

Perform. Spectate. Party. Vote. Be there! New York has talent and WNYC’s new street-level performance space is the place to find it this year.

WQXR - It's Everywhere You Want To Be

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A few weeks ago I got a text message from a friend saying she was listening to me on air at a bodega in Brooklyn. Just last week I listened to my colleague Midge Woolsey while at my doctor’s office in Manhattan.

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'Fela!' The Latest Work of Choreographer Bill T. Jones Nominated for 11 Tonys

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Nominations for theater's Tony awards have been announced, and three productions have taken the majority of the nominations. The revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” received 10 nominations, the musical version of the classic drag comedy “La Cage aux Folles” snapped up 11: the same number as “Fela!” It's a depiction of the life of Nigerian composer and political activist Fela Kuti.

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Giant Steps: A Musical Biography of New York City Ballet

Saturday, May 01, 2010

This week's episode explores the musical achievements of the New York City Ballet. Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins explores the works that the Ballet has commissioned, why American music has been championed, how choreographers have responded and more in this special edition.

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: The Bronx Throwdown

Friday, April 30, 2010

7:00 PM

Perform. Spectate. Party. Vote. Be there! New York has talent and WNYC’s new street-level performance space is the place to find it this year.