Thaïs | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 14, 2018

Sat., Jan. 20 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet’s tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Scene on set from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 13 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera’s most popular double bill.

Hansel and Gretel | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 31, 2017
Scene on set from Hansel and Gretel
Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 6 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. 

Portrait: Hugh Bonneville
Courtesy of © Roman Zach-Kiesling/ORF / PBS

Mon., Jan. 1 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti and host Hugh Bonneville!

Courtesy of Chris Lee / PBS

Sun., Dec. 31 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | This New Year’s Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. 

Le Nozze di Figaro | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 20, 2017
Scene on set from Le Nozze di Figaro
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 23 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Mozart’s comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household.

January Episodes | MSU in Concert

Dec 15, 2017
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This January, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

New York Philharmonic being conducted by Alan Gilbert
Courtesy of Chris Lee / PBS

New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony come to WKAR with new programs on 90.5 FM!

Victoria and Albert sitting in a chair.
Courtesy of Gareth Gatrell/ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE / PBS

Victoria Season Two Passport Binge!

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
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Sun., Jan. 28, 10pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | William Cecil, Elizabeth I's spy master, discovers a conspiracy to assassinate the Queen.

We'll Meet Again | Premiere

Dec 15, 2017
Ann Curry portrait
Courtesy of ©photo by David Turnley / PBS

Tues., Jan. 23, 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join Ann Curry to witness dramatic reunions between people separated during WWII.

I Am Not Your Negro | Independent Lens

Dec 15, 2017
James Baldwin pictured in the crowd
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Mon., Jan. 15, 9pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore James Baldwin’s unfinished book about race in America in this Oscar-nominated documentary.

Season 2 Premiere | Victoria | Masterpeice

Dec 15, 2017
Signature image for Victoria season 2
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Sun., Jan. 14, 9pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | New mother Victoria is eager to return to ruling; Albert’s friendship with Ada Lovelace is a threat.

Tony Bennett | Library of Congress

Dec 15, 2017
Tony Bennett pictured with Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden.
Courtesy of Cable Risdon Photography / PBS

Fri., Jan. 12, 9pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | A tribute to Tony Bennett, with Michael Bublé, Wé McDonald, Bruce Willis and more.

Into the Amazon | American Experience

Dec 15, 2017
The Roosevelt Family poses for a picture in 1903
Courtesy of the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library / PBS

Tues., Jan. 9, 9pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon's perilous journey into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest.