Terrance McKnight


Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Show Stopper

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A few days ago while cleaning my apartment and listening to the radio, a piece of music came on that immediately caught my full attention.

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At Night

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Like drive-in movie theaters, fireflies, and fireworks, some things are just meant for the nighttime. This week on Q2 with Terrance McKnight we'll listen to music that was written for...
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Music of November

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For many of us November is the beginning of a long, festive and reflective holiday season. As for me..

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

This week, Q2 with Terrance McKnight will feature pieces of music written by composers when they were 30 years old.

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Saints and Aints

Friday, October 30, 2009

Celebrating or even acknowledging All Saints and All Souls Day has never been on my to-do list. That's primarily because I wasn't fully aware of these long-standing holidays until I began preparing this show.

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Is She Singing or Is That a Clarinet?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Since the first panpipes, musicians have attempted to imitate the human voice in non-vocal music. 

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Sounds American to Me

Friday, October 16, 2009

Whenever I travel outside of the U.S., I'm always struck by the presence of American music, particularly our popular music.  You hear it in hotels, clubs, on cruise ships, etc. People around the world respond viscerally to our music even if they're not English speakers. So on this week's Q2, we'll delve into the roots of American music and take a closer look at the movers and shakers that created its innovative sounds.

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Being on WQXR

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Long before I took my first piano lesson, I was drawn to music.  Aside from the sound, I was moved by the effect I saw it having on those around me, especially in church.  I was amazed at the gamut of emotions music evoked there, and this curiosity has led to a life-long relationship with music.  To this day, I'm just as thrilled and appreciative when I hear incredible, inspiring music, whether it was written centuries ago or earlier this morning.

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Remembering Mary Travers

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music on WNYC, explores the musical legacy of Mary Travers. Mary is best known for her work with the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. She d...


50 Years of Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue"

Monday, August 17, 2009

Miles Davis’s seminal jazz album, “Kind of Blue,” turns 50 today. Davis, along with John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, ...

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Two More from Mozart

Monday, August 03, 2009

Mozart: The Complete Collection just got a little bit bigger. Two new pieces of music have now been identified as compositions of the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, written when he wa...


Things Fall Apart

Friday, July 10, 2009

In this excerpt from Things Fall Apart, readers get a glimpse of Igbo life in Nigeria before the Europeans arrive to establish colonial institutions. Read by WNYC's evening host Terrance McKnight.


Mourning at the Apollo Theatre and in Motown

Friday, June 26, 2009

After the news of Michael Jackson’s death, his fans went out into the streets and to the places that he was associated with in their cities. Togther, they shared memories, listened to...

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Impact of Gay Musicians on Gay Liberation Movement

Friday, June 26, 2009

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - an uprising that gave new visibility to gay and lesbian people. WNYC's Evening Music host Terrance McKnight looks at how gay musicians are affected by the movement for gay liberation.


Fifty years after Thelonious Monk's landmark Town Hall concert

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fifty years ago this week, virtuoso jazz pianist Thelonious Monk gave a landmark concert at New York City’s Town Hall. It was a coming-out for an underground jazz scene called bebop. ...


Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show’s special coverage of the presidential inauguration includes:

From Washington, DC: WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Siddhartha Mitter; plus The TakeAway’s Femi Oke; and Todd Zwillich of Capitol News Connection;

From New York City: WNYC’s Beth Fertig, Bob Hennelly, Arun Venugopal, Terrance McKnight, and Allison ...

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Reactions from Washington, New York and Online

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WNYC culture reporter Siddhartha Mitter and Evening Music host Terrance McKnight talk about the cultural significance of the inauguration live from the National Mall in Washington. Also: WNYC reporter Beth Fertig speaks to us live from the Police Athletic League Harlem Armory where the Democracy Prep Charter School is hosting ...

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Terrance McKnight on the Inauguration

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WNYC's own Terrance McKnight is in Washington, D.C. to witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. We asked him to craft an essay on the subject of what this Inauguration means to him. Listen to his take on this historic day.


Martin Luther King's Musical Journey

Monday, January 19, 2009

WNYC's own Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music, talks about the Rev. Dr. King's personal musical journey. He's hosting "A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: The Musical Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr." the evening of Monday, January 19.

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Gospel Truth

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hear some of the gospel music that would have been familiar to the Rev. Dr. King. Also: WNYC's own Terrance McKnight talks with Leonard about Dr. King's personal musical journey. Plus, a look ahead to Inauguration Day. Find out what goes into writing an inaugural speech...and what has and hasn't ...