Terrance McKnight, host of WQXR’s new “Every Voice with Terrance McKnight” podcast.

WQXR in New York City is launchingEvery Voice with Terrance McKnight, a new 16-episode podcast series that aims to uncover hidden voices in classical music and their influence on contemporary American culture and beyond. The debut season starts on February 16 during Black History Month on the all-classical music station and will explore Black representation in opera through interviews with performers and educators, historical documents, archival performance recordings, and McKnights commentary. Every Voice builds on McKnight’s work in radio to elevate Black luminaries and perspectives in classical music, including audio documentaries of Florence Price, Harry Belafonte, Hazel Scott, and Langston Hughes. McKnight serves as the artistic advisor for the Harlem Chamber Players and has worked with organizations including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Museum of Modern Art, and Metropolitan Opera. Even in a field as seemingly homogenous as Western classical music, there have always been other voices who have influenced the genre, sometimes unseen. ‘Every Voice’ brings them to the forefront and celebrates this legacy,” said McKnight. “Every Voice” will be available starting February 16.