Renée Fleming’s Dark Hope

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.

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A Modern Weekend in Ojai

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. 


Eric Whitacre and Paradise Lost

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.

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Robert and Clara

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.

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Setting the Spotlight on Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe

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.


Keeping Vocal Cords Humming

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.

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A Fanfare of Festivals

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.

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WQXR Hosts Share Their Festival Tips

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.

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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.


Share Your Festival Photos

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.

Le Grand Macabre: A Comedy about the End of the World

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.

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Beethoven Project Trio

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.


Music in the Works of Bill T. Jones

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.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Barber of Seville

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.

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Exclusive Interview with Eric Jacobsen of The Knights Chamber Orchestra

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.


WQXR Mother's Day Giveaway: Official Rules

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The prize is a gift certificate to Balthazar.

WQXR Mother's Day Giveaway

Saturday, May 01, 2010

As Mother's Day approaches, WQXR wants to know how your mother influenced your musical taste. Did she take you to your first concert? Bestow a favorite recording? Tell us your stories of "Songs My Mother Taught Me" and enter to win dinner for four.

Jerusalem, City of Heavenly and Earthly Peace

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Jerusalem, City of Heavenly and Earthly Peace by Jordi Savall is a performance that explores how the three major religions have shaped Jerusalem. WQXR presents a live broadcast hosted by Fred Child and Terrance McKnight, Monday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

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Alisa Weilerstein performs Bach Cello Suite

Friday, April 23, 2010

Alisa Weilerstein joins John Schaefer on WNYC's Soundcheck for a live performance of Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, "Prelude."

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Frederica Von Stade on Her Career, Her Legacy and Her Decision to Retire

Monday, April 19, 2010

In the music world, there are great singers and there are beloved singers. Mezzo soprano Frederica Von Stade happens to be both. Morning host Jeff Spurgeon talks with Flicka about her career, her legacy and why she is choosing to retire now.

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