Aaron Dalton

Associate Producer, WQXR

Aaron Dalton is the associate producer for live broadcasts and events at New York’s Classical radio station, WQXR.

After producing concerts and educational programs for the World Music Institute and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Aaron came to WQXR in 2011 to help launch nationally-distributed concert series Carnegie Hall Live, and produce live events at The Jerome L. Greene Space, Avery Fisher Hall, the Caramoor Festival, NJPAC, the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, and other venues around the city.

Aaron trained at Sear Sound recording studios under legendary electronic music pioneer Walter Sear, then as assistant engineer for tracking and mixing sessions at Stratosphere Sound with Chief Engineer Geoff Sanoff. During his studio-rat days, Aaron worked on albums such as Wilco's A Ghost is Born, Eveningland by Hem, and Feels Like Home by Norah Jones, and with producers including Arif Mardin, Jim O'Rourke, Ethan Johns, Daniel Rey, Adam Schlesinger and Gary Maurer. In between sessions, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology from New York University, and became a quite mediocre guitarist.

At WQXR, in addition to work on Carnegie Hall Live, the summer series Concerts from The Frick Collection, events in The Greene Space, and live broadcasts from around New York, Aaron has produced over 200 episodes of the Young Artists Showcase. Aaron also produces and mixes The Naked American Songbook with Julian Fleisher for The Jonathan Channel and WNYC Studios, as well as various holiday radio specials.

Aaron Dalton appears in the following:

Listen: Pianist Daniil Trifonov and The New York Philharmonic

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Listen to the on-demand archive of the all-Rachmaninoff program featuring Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov recorded live in David Geffen Hall.

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Listen: Tan Dun's 'Water Passion' from the Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

On Nov. 14, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the sold-out "Water Passion" by Tan Dun, staged within the Met Museum's iconic Temple of Dendur. Listen on demand now.


Listen: Star-Studded Opening of Williamsburg's National Sawdust

Thursday, October 01, 2015

On Oct. 1, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of the much-anticipated opening of National Sawdust - a new concert space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Listen now on demand.

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Listen: Frick Season Finale with the Cambini Quartet

Monday, August 03, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of period instrument ensemble Cambini Quartet of Paris presenting music by neglected French composers.


Interview: James Murphy Dreams of a Subway Symphony

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The former LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to outfit the MTA’s subway turnstiles with consonant musical sounds, instead of dreary utilitarian beeps. We spoke with him about the idea.

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British Baroque Band Florilegium Plays Bach and Telemann

Monday, July 13, 2015

The British period instrument ensemble Florilegium returns to The Frick Collection, performing chamber music from the early 1700s.


Soprano Ruby Hughes Makes Her U.S. Debut

Monday, June 29, 2015

British soprano Ruby Hughes performs with pianist Julius Drake in a far-reaching program of German lieder, French chansons, Hebrew songs and a set of cabaret songs by Britten.


John Holloway Trio plays Baroque Music

Monday, June 15, 2015

The trio of John Holloway, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jane Gower perform 17th century Baroque music with a fresh spontaneity.


Listen: Quatuor Mosaïques Plays Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven

Monday, June 08, 2015

Quatuor Mosaïques, an Austrian period instrument string quartet, returns to the Frick to play quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven.


Previewing Echoes of Hope

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Violinist David Lisker explores music by Jewish composers who wrote music during the Holocaust with a program that shows it is possible to remain hopeful even in hopeless times.

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Back to Boca and the Lynn Conservatory

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Boca Raton, Fla., is home to the Tashkent Piano Trio and Lynn Piano Quintet, two chamber groups from Lynn University’s new tuition-free conservatory.


The Three Vs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week gets a musical dose of vitamin V in the form of Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos and Vaughn Williams.

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In the Studio with Asi Matathias

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Israeli violinist Asi Matathias comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a meaty program of Brahms and one of host Bob Sherman's favorite works, the Strauss Violin Sonata.


Hartt School Concerto Competition Winners

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This week we head north to Connecticut to hear recent winners of The Hartt School’s Concerto Competition: Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams and American clarinetist Diego Vasquez.


Raphaël Sévère and a Ghost Trio

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Raphaël Sévère is a clarinettiste from Paris. Tonight we’ll hear excerpts from his very first appearance in the U.S., previewing his New York recital debut.


In-Studio with Violinist Alexi Kenney

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In this studio session, violinist Alexi Kenney explores a wide range of violin repertoire from an obscure Baroque solo suite to a Piazzolla Tango Etude.


The Philadelphia Debut of Violist Born Lau

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week the Young Artists Showcase listens in on violist Born Lau’s Philadelphia recital debut.


2015 Mannes Sounds Festival

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase this week presents selections from the opening concert of the 2015 Mannes Sounds Festival at The New School for Music auditorium.


George London Foundation Competition Winners

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week features in-studio performances by two recent winners of the George London Foundation competition, along with pianist Ken Noda.


In Studio with Pianist Ko-Eun Yi

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi comes to the Young Artists Showcase studio for a preview of her Carnegie Hall recital debut.