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:

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Play Music From Spain and Brazil

Monday, September 11, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear the Brazilian Guitar Quartet.

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Javier Perianes in his New York Recital Debut

Monday, September 04, 2017

In his New York recital debut, pianist Javier Perianes brings postcards from Vienna and Grenada in this Concert from the Frick Collection, Monday at 10 pm.


Cuarteto Casals Play Mozart, Brahms and Bartok

Monday, August 07, 2017

Cuarteto Casals, a Spanish string quartet, plays Mozart, Brahms and a bit of Bartok live from The Frick Collection.


Listen: The East Coast Chamber Orchestra Live From Central Park

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Listen as the East Coast Chamber Orchestra takes over the Naumburg Bandshell for an evening of Holst, Grieg, Shostakovich, Bach and Diamond.

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Phantasm Plays Several Generations of British Composers

Monday, July 31, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear Phantasm, an early music group founded in London more than 20 years ago by an American cellist with British and Finnish viol players. 


Listen: Pianist Joseph Moog Makes His New York Recital Debut

Monday, July 24, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear pianist Joseph Moog make his New York recital debut at The Frick Collection.


Watch: National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.A. Plays Adams, Mahler and New Work

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hear the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America live from Carnegie Hall.

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Summer Arts Institute Students Play Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, July 20, 2017

At 1 pm on Thursday, July 19, watch the musical talents of New York City public school kids.

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Listen: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Plays Bach Live From Central Park

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series in Central Park continues with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing an nearly all-Bach program.

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Listen: The Knights Play Mozart, Purcell and a World Premiere

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Listen to The Knights play live from the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series in Central Park.


Watch: WQXR Presents the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Winners

Monday, June 12, 2017

At 7 pm on Friday, June 16, watch the Van Cliburn medalists in their first public appearance as winners. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts the evening from The Greene Space.

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Listen: Max Richter on 'Three Worlds,' Language and the Narrative Power of Music

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Composer Max Richter dropped by the studio for an interview to discuss his most recent studio album, Virginia Woolf and why Bruckner just doesn't do it for him.


Watch: The Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40 Years of Music Making

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch the video archive of the event.

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Watch: Vijay Iyer and Friends From The Greene Space

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Watch a performance by Vijay Iyer and friends from The Greene Space at WQXR as the genre-bending pianist-composer shared the stage with a diverse array of musical collaborators.


Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 'Black Mountain Songs' Release Party

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Watch the release party for Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 'Black Mountain Songs,' featuring Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.


On-Demand Video: Bing & Ruth's 'No Home of the Mind' Release Party

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steered by composer David Moore, the group Bing & Ruth is equal parts chamber and ambient music. Watch the release party for their latest album from The Greene Space at WQXR.


Listen: Jordi Savall's Musical History of Venice

Friday, February 03, 2017

Listen now to the archived WQXR broadcast from Carnegie Hall when Jordi Savall takes us through a musical history of Venice.

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Listen: Accademia Bizantina Plays an All-Bach Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WQXR takes you to Carnegie Hall to hear the Italian early music chamber ensemble Accademia Bizantina present an all-Bach program.

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Listen: East Coast Chamber Orchestra Performs in Central Park

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra presenting music from Dvořák to a new work by Pierre Jalbert. Terrance McKnight hosts.

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Listen: The Knights Play Haydn, Kahane, Schubert and Dylan

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hear the archived broadcast of New York-based ensemble The Knights, featuring composer-performer Gabriel Kahane, from Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

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