Friday, July 09, 2010
This week, the New York Philharmonic is taking the show on the road--or at least to parks around the city--for a series of free concerts.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Mad About Music host Gilbert Kaplan is a leading international authority on the music of Gustav Mahler. Kaplan created this annotated bibliography of works dedicated to Mahler's life and career.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Soprano Martina Arroyo is among those who will be receiving the National Endowment for the Arts' Opera Honors this fall. WQXR's Midge Woolsey spoke with Arroyo about her career and her lifelong interest in teaching.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
WQXR celebrates Gustav Mahler’s 150th birthday with a special, online-only stream. Each day for a week, dive deep into Mahler’s repertoire and discover the creative mind behind some of the twentieth century’s most significant works. July 7 to July 14.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Forget American Idol. It can't compete with the drama that takes place at the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. WQXR's special broadcast takes you inside the Grand Finals Concert. Listen in on Saturday, June 26 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Renée Fleming has a pretty good handle on opera, but what about contemporary rock? As she prepares to release an album of interpretations of songs by artists including Peter Gabriel, Fleming sits down for an exclusive interview with Naomi Lewin.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Summer has not yet officially arrived, but classical music is already decamping from the cities and heading for more bucolic settings. The Ojai Music Festival got an early start under the direction of British composer and conductor George Benjamin.
Friday, June 11, 2010
On Tuesday, June 15 at Carnegie Hall, Distinguished Concerts International New York presents the New York premiere of Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Tuesday marks Robert Schumann's 200th birthday. In celebration, WQXR presents "Robert and Clara," a Studio 360 profile of the Schumanns that Naomi Lewin created about THE musical power couple of 19th century Europe.
Friday, June 04, 2010
It’s rare to hear a voice with the depth and power of Stephanie Blythe’s. But it’s even rarer to hear that voice for free.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Allergies, overwork and other assaults on the voice can ruin an operatic career. But a new arsenal of medical techniques is helping singers fight back.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Summer is the time for engagingly mindless action movies, escapist beach novels and grilling in backyards and on rooftops. It's also a time when classical music takes to the great outdoors.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Summer is festival time, even for our hard-working WQXR hosts. Here they reveal a few of their favorite spots for your summer travel planning.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
David Garland welcomes baroque orchestra Juilliard415 to the WQXR Studio and speaks with Music Director Monica Huggett about Juilliard's new Historical Performance program, from which Juilliard415 draws its musicians.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Will you be attending any music festivals this summer? Let us know which ones you will be enjoying and share your festival photos.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A night at the opera doesn’t get much more rollicking and unpredictable than György Ligeti's apocalyptic satire Le Grand Macabre. Here is what you need to know if you are attending the New York Philharmonic's performance this week.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It’s not every day that New Yorkers are treated to the premier of a work by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Jeff Spurgeon sat down Beethoven Project Trio pianist and leader George Lepauw to find out rediscovered treasures.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Bill T. Jones has been tackling thorny, complex subjects for more than 35 years, most visibly with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company since 1982. Social politics, gender, race and religion -- no issue has been too divisive or too difficult to dance about. And as a special edition of Q2 reveals, musical values often take center stage in Jones's work, often in surprising ways.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville easily lends itself to parody, as evidenced by Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker. Watch your favorite cartoon characters wreck havoc on unsuspecting hair style victims.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Jeff Spurgeon nabbed an exclusive interview with Eric Jacobsen, the cellist and conductor of the chamber orchestra The Knights. They discuss the ensemble's unique style and what the future may hold.