Terrance McKnight


Terrance McKnight appears in the following:


Thursday, March 16, 2023

“Otello” debuted in Milan in 1887, just two years after European nations gathered in Berlin to agree on a campaign to carve up and colonize the African continent for their own profit....

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The Magic Flute: Recycling

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The use of blackface is a dying trend, but it was fundamental to one of the most popular operas of all time, Mozart’s hit comedic opera, “The Magic Flute“. Over the last few decades a...


Celebrating Terrance McKnight’s ‘Every Voice’ Podcast

Thursday, March 02, 2023

Terrance McKnight, evening host on WQXR, unearths the hidden voices that shape our musical traditions in the new podcast "Every Voice with Terrance McKnight.” 

The Magic Flute: He Said, She Said

Thursday, March 02, 2023

In Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Monostatos is smitten by the white princess Pamina, whom he is supposed to be guarding under the orders of the high priest Sarastro. His desire to love ...


The Magic Flute: Invisible Man

Thursday, February 23, 2023

At over 200 years old, “The Magic Flute” remains a classic opera which continues to be taught, studied, and performed in sold-out venues around the world. But with more than two centu...

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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.

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The Magic Flute: From Morehouse … to the opera house with Monostatos

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Moorish character Monostatos in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is one of the most famous representations of Blackness in opera - a genre with limited representation of characters of A...

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The Price of Admission: A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Host Terrance McKnight presents a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price. 

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How Singer Marian Anderson Dominated the Global Stage

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Throughout her career, American contralto Marian Anderson performed a repertoire well ahead of her time.

A Year of Performing Humanity, Reviewed

Monday, December 13, 2021

A.O. Scott, co-chief film critic of the New York Times, helps us review the year in culture. What can we learn about our struggling effort to live together from this year’s art?

Celebrating Black Artists And Composers On Juneteenth

Friday, June 18, 2021

Our sister station WQXR will have an all day marathon on Juneteenth.


Beethoven Akademie 1808

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Hear a re-creation of Beethoven’s famous marathon concert in Vienna, where many of his greatest works premiered on this very day in 1808

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Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Monday, December 14, 2020

Terrance McKnight on WQXR's five-day radio festival marking Beethoven's 250th birthday. 


SPECIAL – The Black Experience in the Concert Hall: The Mozart Effect

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

WQXR’s Terrance McKnight hosts a conversation about the Black experience in the concert hall and the unique challenges people of color face in the classical music world. 

WQXR's 'Mostly Mozart'

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

WQXR host Terrance McKnight joins us to discuss the Mostly Mozart Festival, which ran earlier this month.

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Black Experience In The Concert Hall: The Mozart Effect

Thursday, August 13, 2020

WQXR’s Terrance McKnight hosts a conversation about the Black experience in the concert hall and the unique challenges people of color face in the classical music world.

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Chevalier Blanc

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Because it was Joseph Boulogne who had Wolfgang's number.


Re-Play – Opening Night Broadcast: Mozart / Pärt Mashup

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Opening Night broadcast of the Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR features a “mashup” of Mozart’s Requiem seamlessly interwoven with Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.

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Juneteenth, an Unfinished Business

Friday, June 26, 2020

As the nation grapples with a reckoning, we pause to celebrate Juneteenth. Our holiday special, for Black liberation and the ongoing birth of the United States.

SPECIAL – Juneteenth: “The Black Experience in the Concert Hall”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

To celebrate Juneteenth, WQXR hosted a live call-in special – “The Black Experience in the Concert Hall” – with WQXR's Evening Host Terrance McKnight.