Steve currently anchors three PBS broadcasts — Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series; NJ Capitol Report, a news program covering New Jersey political issues on a weekly basis; and One-on-One with Steve Adubato, a compelling program giving insight into today's world through interviews with actors, authors, journalists, CEOs, artists and educational innovators who each share their experiences and accomplishments. Steve also conducts in-depth interviews for NJ Today, which airs weeknights on the new NJTV and covers news, politics and policy from across the state.
Doug Balliett is a prolific artist whose career has spanned classical performance, composition, rap, rock, spoken word, period performance and conducting. As a double bassist he has performed with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Modern, the Ensemble Modern Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony (principal and assistant principal) and the Metropolis Ensemble.
New York City-based bassoonist and composer Brad Balliett is gaining a reputation for unusual and thought-provoking programming, performance and composition. As a bassoonist, Brad performs as a member of several groups around New York City, including The Declassified, Metropolis Ensemble, Signal, the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, Anthony Braxton's Trillium Orchestra and Ensemble ACJW, and is a founding member of The Declassified, DZ4 and the Deviant Septet.
Elliott Forrest is currently the weekend morning host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he has hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.
David Garland hosts Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons on WQXR. He is the host and producer of Movies On The Radio, Saturdays at 9 pm, a show that explores the art of music for film, from classics to indies to blockbusters. Garland presents early music on WQXR, Sundays, 4 pm.
Nimet Habachy hosts Overnight Music on WQXR. For seven years she worked at New York City Opera as the Assistant to the Company Manager and was a language coach for French and Italian. A native of Cairo, Habachy has traveled abroad extensively and has contributed to the Travel section of The New York Times.
Terrance McKnight's varied musical experience, from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio, opens his listeners' minds and ears.
Charlotte Mundy spends most of her time singing, listening to or thinking about contemporary music. Before joining Q2 Music, she hosted a weekly new-music show on CIUT FM in Toronto. Recently noted by the New York Times for her performance of "tart and gangly lines, well sung," she has sung in forests and abandoned warehouses, while playing a hot tub/balnophone hybrid instrument outside in the middle of winter and another time while wearing an 8-channel speaker-suit. Follow her on Twitter at @csmundy.
Kerry Nolan anchors the morning newscasts on WQXR. She came to WNYC in 1993 and has been local host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. She has filled in as guest host on WNYC produced programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck and On the Media.
A native of Cuba, Rafael Pi Roman received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Florida State University. After receiving his Master’s Degree in International Affairs, also from Florida State University, Mr. Pi Roman moved to New York City to attend the NYU Graduate Film School.
In 1985 he became the head of NABET 15, the freelance film and television workers local of The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. (NABET 15 was a “local” whose jurisdiction included the entire country except Los Angeles.) In 1989 Mr. Pi Roman left the union to become the host of “Visiones”, WNBC-TV’s public affairs program directed at the Latino population of New York City and the tri-state area. In the fall of 1992, Mr. Pi Roman wrote and hosted “Nuestra Moda” a national prime time special profiling the great Hispanic fashion designers for the Univision Spanish television network, and later that year, he moved to Thirteen/WNET, where he anchored “The Bulldog Edition”, the station’s nightly news.
Considered by critics to be one of the most important and exciting performers on the contemporary scene today, the violinist Mary Rowell cannot be classified. Known for her work with the Grammy Award-winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson, she has carved an indelible place in the contemporary classical music world with the post-classical quartet ETHEL of which she is co-founder.
Juilliard professor, music critic and columnist for The New York Times, New York City native and concert host Robert Sherman spans classical and folk music as host of The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR and Woody's Children on WFUV.
Lisa Simeone hosts WDAV's nationally syndicated World of Opera and Spoleto Chamber Music 2010. She also hosts The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series and the internationally syndicated documentary series Soundprint. Lisa has more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera.
Nadia Sirota hosts regularly for Q2 Music. Before Q2 Music, she hosted Overnight Music on WNYC and WQXR. Her program was awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Radio and Internet Broadcast in 2010, and has been described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “radio we can believe in.” Nadia is also a highly sought-after violist known for her compelling energy and unique ability to interpret new scores.
Jeff Spurgeon has been the guiding voice for a broadcast journalism class in a high school in Queens and several New York City choirs, hosting numerous concerts around the world and working as a radio host and newscaster for over 30 years.
Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates his 17th season as music director of the San Francisco Symphony during the orchestra's 2011-12 Centennial Season. He and the orchestra have been praised by critics for innovative programming and for bringing the works of American composers to the fore, and have brought new audiences into Davies Symphony Hall.
Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. He is founder and Music Director of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, the acclaimed concert series currently in its 22nd season at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City; in his sixth season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York and fourth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra; Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music; and a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is also the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.