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: 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.


Listen: Orpheus and Nobuyuki Tsujii in Central Park

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Listen to the recorded performance of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 4: Choral Fantasy Finale

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Host Anthony McGill wraps up this four-part series on the Marlboro Music Festival with a look at the tradition of the season-ending concert.


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 3: Marriage Made in Vermont

Monday, April 18, 2016

Anthony McGill hosts part three of this series about the Marlboro Music Festival and the personal connections forged on its campus.


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 2: At the Coffee Shop with Violist Sam Rhodes

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tune in Wednesday at 10 pm as clarinetist Anthony McGill introduces the music and the community of one of the most special chamber music festivals in the country. 


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 1: The Tradition of Napkin Balls

Monday, April 04, 2016

Anthony McGill hosts the first installment of a four-part series about the Marlboro Music Festival, where the annual festival fosters a summer camp-like spirit.

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Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Friday, December 25, 2015

Listen to the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performing a century-spanning program that tells the story of the nativity.

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Pianist Daniil Trifonov and The New York Philharmonic

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The New York Philharmonic play an all-Rachmaninoff program featuring Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov.

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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.