Concerts in the Park: Share Your Photos

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. 

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The Gustav Mahler Reading List

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.

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Martina Arroyo and Prelude to Performance

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 he...

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Mahler Marathon

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 o...

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Met National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert

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 Fin...


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,...

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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...


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 th...

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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.