Programs A-Z

  • Blue Ridge Public Radio is pleased to present performances of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra from its 2019-2020 season.  

    BPR’s Mike Cooper will host each of the broadcasts, recorded in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, along with...

  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts present the full range of orchestral works with top tier soloists and guest conductors like Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov, as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen,...

  • A nationally syndicated public radio classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming. 

  • Traditional, old-time and classic folk music with Don Pedi.

    Since 1985 local dulcimer player Don Pedi has served as an on air host at WCQS. Close to Home features traditional, old-Time, and classic folk music. The show airs on Saturdays...

  • Please note:  Country Roots is on hiatus until the BPR studios and offices re-open for full staff and volunteers when pandemic restrictions are relaxed and it is safe to return to work. During this period, we invite you to listen to Folk Alley:...

  • Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to WCQS listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio...

  • ***Folk Alley is airing as a temporary replacement for Country Roots With Wayne Erbsen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Country Roots will return once BPR can safely re-open its studios to the public***

    Folk Alley host Elena See presents...

  • Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each program's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.  Featured artists...

  • Hailed for outstanding artistry since 1919, the acclaim of the Los Angeles Philharmonic continues under the leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, one of the most exciting young conductors today. The LA Phil presents these national...

  • ***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Round Midnight is on hiatus.  It will return once BPR is able to safely re-open its studios to the public***

    Tune in Saturday nights at 10 for three hours of smooth sounds from Jamal Jabali and Round...

  • The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States.  Since its beginning in 1911, it's been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of...

  • The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival–among the oldest in the nation and considered among the world’s preeminent such festivals–is renowned for its innovative spirit, inspirational performances, and commitment to artistic excellence.  Kerry...

  • SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic,...

  • The New York Philharmonic This Week, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, includes recent performances of the orchestra and interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors. 

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  • Everything you want to know about classical music but are too afraid to ask is answered on The Record Shelf. Host Jim Svejda, one of the most respected and critical voices in classical music, has guided the program since he launched it...

  • The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of symphonic music in film, a fascinating cultural adventure and an unparalleled exploration of the indelible movie music experience.

  • There's no better way to know a country or a people than through its music. The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree invites everyone who has an interest in, a fascination of, and a love for the cultural life of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world...