WQXR Announces Second Season of ‘New York in Concert’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

New York City’s classical music station WQXR has announced the launch of a second season of “New York in Concert.”

A guide to the city’s classical scene will consist of a 10-part weekly series and will be hosted by WNYC and WQXR’s radio host John Schaefer. Organizations highlighted include Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Harlem Chamber Players, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 92Y, Trinity Wall Street, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bargemusic, The Morgan Library, Caramoor Festival, and The Knights.

“New York in Concert” kicks off on April 24 at 7 p.m. ET and will feature music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, and Gershwin, with performances by Ensemble LPR, Maxim Lando, Lang Lang, and the late Chick Corea.

The future episodes will spotlight music by Mozart, Monteverdi, Samuel Barber, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Haydn, Wynton Marsalis, and Caroline Shaw, among others.

“We are proud to present the breadth and depth of New York’s musical scene through New York in Concert, an important piece of our STAR (Salutes The ARts) initiative,” said WQXR Chief Content Officer Ed Yim. “As live
performances begin to return after a difficult year, this series celebrates the city and the music we love and want to share with audiences near and far.”

The series airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and online at WQXR.org through July 10, 2021.