Kim Nowacki

Digital Producer, WQXR

Kim Nowacki is the digital producer for WQXR. She is responsible for WQXR’s social media channels, live event coverage, video production and keeps a keen eye on the website to make sure what you hear on air is what you see online. Follow her on Twitter at @knowacki.

Kim earned her M.A. in online journalism and digital media from the USC Annenberg School for Journalism where she sought out some of the country’s best thinkers and doers when it comes to digital media best-practices and experimentation.

She came to New York in the summer of 2011, after being selected from hundreds of applications to work as the news Web intern at The New York Times where she worked on the metro City Room blog, the Lens blog dedicated to photography and as a Web producer for The New York Times Magazine.

Prior to going back to graduate school, Kim spent 10 years as a features and arts and culture reporter. Her work has appeared in Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.), The Seattle Times (Seattle, Wash.), the Weekend Argus (Cape Town, South Africa) and Southern California Public Radio (Los Angeles, Calif.), among others.

Kim Nowacki appears in the following:

Familiar Names Dominate Best Score Oscar Nods, Only One Has Won Before

Thursday, January 14, 2016

With another "Star Wars" film comes another Oscar nomination for composer John Williams. Nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
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The Classical Music Influences Inside John Williams' 'Star Wars' Score

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Take a listen to the classical music inspirations behind John Williams' music for the "Star Wars" films.

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Taylor Swift Donates $50K To Seattle Symphony

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Moved by the orchestra's recording of John Luther Adam's "Become Ocean," pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony.

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Cats Who Love Classical Music

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In honor of National Cat Day, here are some sophisticated cats who find classical music the purrrrrrfect way to relax.

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Video: Metropolitan Opera Musicians, Staff Perform 'Meet the Mets'

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Before the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series, musicians and workers from the Met Opera gathered Tuesday morning on Lincoln Center Plaza.
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In-Studio: Matt Herskowitz Trio with Philippe Quint Bring Jazz to Bach

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio came to the WQXR performance studio with two violinists from the classical world – Philippe Quint and Lara St. John – to swing Bach.

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New Venue National Sawdust Mixes Futuristic Design, Williamsburg Grit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In advance of its opening on Thursday, WQXR and WNYC get a preview of National Sawdust, a new, $16 million music venue in Brooklyn.
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In-Studio: Alina Ibragimova Performs Bach and Ysaÿe

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. Here's why.


10 Photos of New Yorkers Soaking Up a Summer Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

See 10 snapshots from the Naumburg Bandshell that prove nothing beats a classical music concert in the park.  

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Berlin Philharmonic Deadlocked on Choice of New Chief Conductor

Monday, May 11, 2015

When orchestra officials emerged around 3:25 pm ET (9:25 pm Berlin) the message was clear: "no result."
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Announcing Season Two of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Announcing five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Biopics Dominate Best Original Score Category

Friday, January 16, 2015

A couple of new nominees join two veteran of the Academy Award’s Best Original Score category that favored biopics this year.
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Video: In Meredith Monk's Loft, Tortoise Dreams and Folk Music from Another Planet

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tour the sprawling, fifth-floor Tribeca loft that has played home for over 40 years to the joyfully pioneering performer Meredith Monk.

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An All-Bach Playlist for the Marathon

Saturday, November 01, 2014

We've put together a pepped-up playlist of Bach's most energizing music to help you make it through the New York City Marathon.

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The Bachstock Generator of Puns

Saturday, November 01, 2014

With this month's Bachstock festival, we're not only bringing sexy Bach, but also the Bach Pun Generator, which we'll update each week with your submissions.

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Video: Shara Worden's Mystical Detroit Home and Garden

Monday, September 15, 2014

For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

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Share Your Summer Music Moments and Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or ...

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Video: Mark Stewart's Island of Misfit Toys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the latest episode of Q2 Spaces, we visited Bang on a Can co-founder Mark Stewart's home and studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Video: Composer-Pianist Vijay Iyer's Harlem Home

Monday, April 21, 2014

For the second episode of Q2 Spaces's second season, we tour the Harlem apartment of pianist, composer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer. Watch the full episode now.


Video: Timo Andres's Shy and Mighty Bed-Stuy Apartment

Monday, March 17, 2014

For this opening episode of Season Two of Q2 Spaces, composer-pianist Timo Andres takes us on a tour of his sharply decorated apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Watch the full episode now.