Upcoming Events

Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon Classical from 3:00-6:00 PM on Thursday July 30th for a special live in-studio interview with K. Scott Warren, organist, pianist, conductor, and composer. We will explore sacred music, discover some of Scott’s compositions, and WKCR Programmer Elisabeth Stam will speak with him about it all. Scott’s experience as a liturgical musician includes serving as Music Director or Interim Director at several...

Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Tune in on Thursday, July 30th, to hear an interview by WKCR programmer Kally Patz with Kiarán O’Reilly the cofounder of Irish Repertory Theater and the director of “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson. The play takes place over the course of an evening at a pub in the Irish countryside. Vying for the attention of a newcomer named Valerie, locals exchange ghostly stories over drinks. "The Wier" will be running at the DR2 Theater until September 6th...

Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Tune in to Early Music on Friday July 31st from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM for a program entirely devoted to the choral and period-instrument orchestral ensemble The Sixteen. The Sixteen was founded in 1977 by Harry Christophers CBE and is perhaps most well known for its excellence in performing early English polyphony works. The ensemble has grown into international renown and is arguably one of the most vibrant and exciting early music groups...

Sat, 1 Aug 2015, 9:00pm - Sun, 2 Aug 2015, 1:00am

Tune in to Saturday Night At The Opera for a special feature on Metropolitan Opera legend Lucine Amara. With stunning musicality and remarkable technique, the Armenian-American soprano was a stalwart performer at the Met who sang leading roles ranging from Gluck to Britten (and everything in between) for over 40 years. Even at ninety-one, Ms. Amara remains active as the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo...

Recent Events

Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tune in tonight from 6-9 PM to hear guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and songwriter extroardinaire Joel Harrison. Harrison was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010, and has released over 16 albums as a leader since 1995. He is also a winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Composition Competition, in addition to receiving awards and grants from  Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Jerome Foundation.  Harrison

Sun, 26 Jul 2015, 11:00pm - Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 2:00am

Gnawa Diffusion and Innove Gnawa on In All Languages -- Sunday July 26th from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM: This special show will feature live performances and and interviews with two great bands in the tradition of Gnawa music - trance music from Morocco. First, we will broadcast a live set from WKCR's studio with Innove Gnawa. Then, we will broadcast the live performance of Algeria's Gnawa Diffusion recorded last week at Lincoln Center. Host David Ellenbogen also sat down with their

Sun, 26 Jul 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Maati Baani comes to WKCR, 89.9 FM, NYC -- Tune into WKCR, 89.9 FM (wkcr.org) on Sunday 26th July at 7:00 PM for Raag aur Taal, hosted by Manisha. This week's program will feature the artists Nirali Kartik and Kartik Shah of Maati Baani, a fusion band that has taken India by storm. Their music is primarily focused on infusing Indian ragas with other instruments and singers from India and beyond, which yields a