HPR -1 Music Programs

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world.

Chicago Symphony
Chicago concert goers know the thunderclap precision and exquisite artistry of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

Classical Guitar Alive
The internationally-broadcast radio program, "Classical Guitar Alive," the only nationally-broadcast guitar radio program in the world, which currently is broadcast each week on over 200 radio stations in the USA and internationally.

Collectors Corner
Collectors’ Corner is about discovering and rediscovering music that rocked the world in days gone by. Host Henry Fogel crafts an historical narrative out of his personal record collection.

Evening Concert
Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.

Exploring Music with Bill Mcglaughlin
There are many hours of research, planning, and production that go into the making of a single one-hour Exploring Music program.

Fascinatin' Rhythm
WXXI's Fascinatin' Rhythm presents of popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Every week, host Michael Lasser (full bio) offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters and songs to explore the history and themes of American popular music.

From The Top
From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and YouTube broadcasts, scholarships, and leadership programs, we empower these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.

Harmonia
A weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods.

Hearts of Space
HEARTS of SPACE began as a San Francisco late night radio show in 1973, went national on public radio in 1983 and to our eternal amazement, grew to almost 300 stations. Despite our success, it was hard to make a living in public radio, so we started an independent record label in 1984, ultimately releasing almost 150 albums.

Howards Day Off
Howard Dicus can't play a musical instrument, and can't read music with any facility. But he spent much of his childhood playing his dad's 78 rpm jazz records, and singing with his brother and sisters, who could hear any song once or twice and sing it back in multi-part harmony. Though the family home was filled with music, exposure to classical music was limited to the usual (for babyboomers) soundtracks of movies and cartoons, and the very few classics his father acquired on record, including "The Nutcracker," "Gaite Parisienne," and "Peter and the Wolf."

Masterworks Hour with Gene Schiller
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. The program also includes the daily "Writers Almanac," interesting features, and frequently live interviews with visiting guest artists. After the 10am NPR news break, Morning Concert kicks in with longer classical works.

Millenium of Music
Millennium of Music was born in 1975 at public radio station WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, as a Sunday morning program called Musica Antiqua.

Morning Cafe/Morning Concert
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. The program also includes the daily "Writers Almanac," interesting features, and frequently live interviews with visiting guest artists. After the 10am NPR news break, Morning Concert kicks in with longer classical works.

Music Through The Night

New Sounds with John Schaefer
Wind down each night with an hour of unusual music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians - all gleefully oblivious of their genres. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer.

New York Philharmonic
An avid music-lover, Alec Baldwin lends his Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning style to one of music's great institutions. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been the apex for composers, soloists and conductors alike. Bringing to bear that 170-year history, The New York Philharmonic This Week offers the highest musicianship, insight and vision in every program.

Performance Today
American Public Media's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on nearly 300 public radio stations across the country, and reaches approximately 1.4 million listeners each week.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
All classical WQED-FM 89.3 is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The station has broadcast weekly Pittsburgh Symphony concerts since 1974 hosted by Jack Sommers, Bob Calvert and beginning in 1980 Jim Cunningham.

Singing and Other Sins

Sunday Baroque
Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it.

Sunday Brunch with Gene Schiller
Enjoy three hours of your favorite music, as requested by the listeners of Hawaii Public Radio.

SymphonyCast

The Early Muse
There is a wonderful richness and variety in Western music before the year 1700. The Early Muse is a weekly one-hour program conceived by HPR's Director of Operations Charles Husson and music volunteer Ian Capps, author and host of the program. Its aim is to bring to life for listeners the 500 formative years of European music from Medieval chant and troubadour songs, through the rich polyphony of Renaissance sacred and secular music, and into the Baroque 'revolution' of the 17th century with its invention of the opera, oratorio, ballet and orchestral music as we know it today.

The San Francisco Symphony
Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra's artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects, carry its impact throughout American musical life.

The Score
Produced by All Classical Public Media in Portland, Oregon, The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of music in film. With timely box office tie-ins, carefully crafted talk-sets, memorable musical elements and enticing weekly themes all woven together, coupled with expert production aesthetics, The Score is an unparalleled exploration of the musical experience that makes film such an indelible activity.

Thistle and Shamrock
One of NPR's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too. On The Thistle & Shamrock®, award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.

With Heart and Voice
With Heart and Voice offers a wide spectrum of western sacred music. Exploring the ever-growing treasury of works for life's spiritual side, its seasons and celebrations, With Heart and Voice presents choral and organ music of many faiths, of many cultures, nationalities, and over a thousand years of celebration.

World of Opera
World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of centuries past as well as today's masterpieces. World of Opera is a production of WDAV Classical Public Radio, a service of Davidson College and South Carolina Public Radio.