Live Tanglewood Broadcasts

As we have since 1984, this summer WMNR brings you live broadcasts from Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts!  Live from the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,  you can hear that great orchestra as well as the Boston Pops Orchestra and The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Our broadcasts begin on Friday July 3 and continue through August.

Highlights in July include the opening concert on July 3 with Jacques Lacombe conducting an all-American program. July 10,  the young organist Cameron Carpenter performs Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. On July 19, Sir Neville Marriner conducts two Mozart symphonies. Christoph von Dohnányi conducts an all-Beethoven concert later that month then on July 31 Garrick Ohlsson plays Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto.

Listen Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30.  For the WMNR Tanglewood Broadcast Schedule click here.

WMNR's Newest Broadcasters

WMNR Fine Arts Radio has recently welcomed two new broadcasters.  You can join Dominique Johnson on air Monday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00.   Jeffrey Johnson (No, no relation, although a few listeners were curious and did call in to ask.) can be heard later in the day on Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00.  We're thrilled to be bringing such knowledgeable music professionals to our airwaves.

Dominique's love of classical music and radio began early. Growing up in the Midwest, she started out as a young announcer, writing, producing and hosting classical music and fine arts programs. She also worked in various capacities for public radio stations in the Chicagoland area and at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where she studied radio production. A violinist for nearly her entire life, she also performed with chamber ensembles as a violist at Bryn Mawr College while a student there. She was supported by an ACMP/The Chamber Music Network grant at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and was a visiting music student at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dominique enjoys discovering new recordings and works, especially by emerging performers and contemporary composers, and loves sharing them with WMNR listeners. Always excited about new musical adventures, she enjoys playing bluegrass fiddle and recently began to learn to play the mandolin. She is passionate about igniting interest in classical music among younger listeners and exploring its intersections with other genres.

Jeffrey Johnson is a long-time listener of WMNR and is currently Professor of Music at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. An active journalist and writer, he is the classical music and opera critic for The Hartford Courant, and has written for The Boston Globe, The Stamford Advocate, and Greenwich Time. He writes for and maintains the classical music blog called SonicLabyrinth.
Jeffrey has published four acclaimed books on music theory and performance practice with Greenwood Press and Dover Publications. His latest publication, which is his first specifically designed for digital media, is called "Hearing Inside Handel's Messiah," and is available on He hosts the Opera in Cinema Series at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, and is a frequent lecturer at The Quick Center prior to Met Live-in-HD screenings. He writes program notes for The Greater Bridgeport Symphony and is a frequent pre-concert lecturer. Jeffrey has degrees in musical composition from Boston University, Eastman School of Music, and Ithaca College.

WMNR Streaming on Demand

Five WMNR broadcasts share some of their programs for listening to on demand on the internet. Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One. Also Garrett Stack of Broadway Bound and American Jukebox is also archiving his programs after they air and making them available to listeners.  They join Jay Harris who put 19 of his One Great Song programs available. Peter Shimkin has put some of his Evening at the Opera programs up for streaming on demand.

Haven't yet tried listening yet?  It's simply a recording of a radio program, archived on the internet, available for listening anytime you are online.   

WMNR's Anniversary Video

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary there is a WMNR Fine Arts Radio video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. It is a loving tribute that gives you an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine. To view the video click the photo.  


To read WMNR's Theatre Reviews with Rosalind Friedman  click here

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