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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Andrew McKenna Lee is an accomplished guitarist whose technical and musical brilliance has landed him solo recitals at halls like Zankel Hall at Carnegie, and an upcoming appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is an equally talented and sought after composer, with his works performed at music festivals ranging from the Netherlands to Aspen, CO, and performed by groups like the Brentano String Quartet and Eighth Blackbird. Tonight, we hear his Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach, from his debut album titled Gravity and Air. Also, music of George Walker and Sergei Prokofiev.

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Comments [21]

Greg Masters from NYC


I'm sorry but I can no longer support the station(s). I'm very disappointed in the change in programming since the merger. We lost adventurous, progressive programming and reverted to conservative, blue-hair, safe choices.

I'd been so thrilled with Terrance McKnight's shows, and those of Nadia Sirota and the other after-midnight lady, I forget her name, and now Terrance is relegated to playing bland stuff programmed by committee.

Apr. 10 2010 11:38 AM
Alyson from Newark, NJ

Really, really sad to discover there's no more Evening Music. I understand new station and new shows. Not the same. Evening Music, Terrence and David, you are missed.

Jan. 08 2010 10:54 PM
Chris from Brooklyn, NY

Where can I hear Terrance McKnight?

Dec. 31 2009 09:04 AM
David Willey from Larchmont, NY

As a long-time listener of both WNYC and WQXR, I am pleased that WNYC has preserved WQXR and in some ways has improved its programming.

Nontheless, I must confess that I listen less to WQXR than in the past. There are two reasons, both related to internet radio.

One is that WQXR's signal in my home no longer completely quiets the FM, and the internet alternative has a narrow bandwidth that restricts its quality. Now that I have an internet radio tuner, I find a large choice of classical music stations, most of which stream in higher quality.

Second is the move of David Garland and Terrance McKnight to WQXR. I was put off by their eclectic programming when they were on WNYC. Their main interest does not seem to be in classical music. In the evening, therefore, I am likely to turn elsewhere on the internet, such as to Swiss Classic Radio.

Dec. 04 2009 05:35 PM
Lisa Marie from West Orange, NJ

I started listening to Evening Music because I loved the sound of David Garland's voice, and the thoughtful, inviting way he engaged with music that, at the time, I was completely uninterested in! I was sad when David gave his nights to Terence - until I realized he had the same qualities that had drawn me to David's show. With the two of them, I learned to listen in different ways.

I've tried tuning in to QXR at the same time that I used to listen to Evening Music. What is this bland blah balderdash? I'm still a member, but not much of a listener anymore. I can't find my favorite weekend shows at a time when I can listen, and I can't listen to whatever that is they're playing on QXR. *Sigh* I tried!

Nov. 21 2009 06:16 PM
George from Brooklyn

Losing Evening Music and Terrance is the worst thing WNYC has ever done. He was the best thing to come along in a LONG time, and Evening Music with him at the helm was one of the best and most diverse music programs ever. All in all, horrible idea, and strange how the entire new schedule seems WAY less varied AFTER acquiring another station.

Nov. 15 2009 10:33 PM
J.F. Fitzgerald from earth bound!

I am appalled at the blatant and unforgiveable lack of sensitivity by your so called "fans" of Terrance. Where are all those accolades for the guy that held fast to WNYC radio for so many years.Who gave us so much wonderfull music. I will miss his voice and "spinning on air" so very much. He didn't need to be replaced by anyone.

Nov. 04 2009 12:18 AM
RON from Lefrak City from CORONA, NY

Terrance is truly one of the best things to come out of Atlanta in a long time...WNYC please please! don't waste such a wonderful talent.

Oct. 30 2009 11:38 PM
Jeff T from Brooklyn

I can't say how sad I am that the wonderfully eclectic, varied, and urbane Evening Music has been replaced with talk radio on WNYC.

It's a terrible waste of talent to condemn Terrance McKnight to a bland, generic program like Symphony Hall on WQXR (I mean, really? This man introduced me to Ziporyn, Finzi, Mompou, and Rhene-Baton, and you've got him pushing Mozart and Beethoven like some Intro to Western Music course?), and banish Q2 (the closest thing to Evening Music on the dial now) to late Saturday nights.

I say let Terrance be Terrance.

Oct. 27 2009 10:35 PM
Michelle A. Londino from New Jersey

Can someone please please tell ME where I can find my fave show..."evening music" I listen to NPR/NYCFM all day long.....was I in the bathroom when the audience was informed of this "change"...yes, change is good, I am all about growth, moving on, etc. BUT, please let me know where "evening music" is now located since I have grown accustomed to relaxing in bed listening.......PLEASE....


Oct. 21 2009 11:20 AM
Connie from Westchester

I tried to email you on WQXR on 10/16/09! I don't see my comment. What i said is that after much searching, I finally found you and Terrance. Today is 10/16/09. Please stay "on the waves"!

Oct. 16 2009 10:41 PM
Connie from Westchester

I can't get to email your program via WNYC or WQXR.

Mon Dieu! Quel desastre! Il me faut de l'assistance! Je vous en prie!

Oct. 15 2009 12:02 AM
Connie from Westchester

Dear Terrance,

Why do so many listeners assume you are going somewhere? just got here from Atlanta! And we in New York are so glad you are here. Please don't go away yet! You are an asset to our music waves even though it is via WQXR/Q2...or whatever. Do stay around.

Oct. 14 2009 11:22 PM
Connie from Westchester

It has taken me a few days to figure out where "Evening Music" is on the dial. It is fine! Comes in loud and clear! Why are so many young people so "devastated" that there has been a change? One must adjust to change. I am 74 years old. I am willing to keep seeking the things that are important to me. Thank you, Terrance. Keep up the good work.

Oct. 14 2009 11:09 PM
Jay Brady from Brooklyn

WNYC- I am very disappointed about what you've done to Evening Music. Variety, serendipity and the unexpected was what I listened for! It wakes up your ears, makes you pay more attention and form associations in your mind's ear and eye -- associations that can resurface in your own art.

Oct. 11 2009 04:29 PM
Mark Satlof from Manhattan

Ellen from Brooklyn said it well. I listen to Terrence every night. I welcome the adventurous music selection...I don't have much classical music listening background or knowledge but I know I love what I hear on the show, and I'll miss it. At least we still have New Sounds!

Oct. 08 2009 07:46 PM
BRF from Brooklyn

Well said, Ellen. Thanks to you for that, and to you, Terrence, and David, for the program.

Oct. 08 2009 07:28 PM
The Shadow from SoHo (160 Varick Street)

Terrence --

I heard that the after-launch party will be taking place after the Carnegie Hall concert. Have you considered staking out the Carnegie Deli?

Oct. 08 2009 07:24 PM
Steve Harrington from Barrio Rohrmoser, San Jose Costa Rica

I'm looking for Terrence's next venue! Where are you headed?

Sunset in San Jose Costa Rica watching the evening clouds fade in the twilight and the evening lights show up in the Escazu mountains won't be the same without your choice music!

Oct. 08 2009 06:47 PM
Meg Scarpetta from Connecticut

I wholeheartedly agree with Ellen from Brooklyn - I cherish evening music and Terrence, your voice and choices have widened my own tastes and you've taught me so much. Where are you going? I hope we will still hear you.

Oct. 08 2009 04:16 PM
Ellen Fishman from Brooklyn

I understand that preserving QXR represents a great opportunity to preserve classical music listening in the city and to expand public radio. I do however feel a sadness at losing Evening Music.
I grew up listening to QXR every evening as a child and now keep on evening music for myself and my kids as I find it great company and very calming. I also love to expose my kids to classical and other music.
The thing that I cherish most about evening music is the variety of styles and of course, the quality. I guess I will listen to classical, but not with the same relish.
Terrence - I have been so impressed since your arrival (and meant to write) about the quality of music you present and the depth with which you have broadened the selections.
You have extraordinary skill at presenting this fabulous range of music - without cheating the classical end. It is a pity that your format will not be there any longer.
Thanks and good luck - Ellen Fishman

Oct. 07 2009 05:44 PM

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