Aaron Dalton

Assistant Producer, WQXR

Aaron Dalton is the assistant 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 assist with the nationally-distributed concert series Carnegie Hall Live!, as well as live events and broadcasts from The Jerome L. Greene Space, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, and other venues.

Aaron trained at Sear Sound recording studios under legendary studio founder 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, Hem's Eveningland and Norah Jones' Feels Like Home, 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.

At WQXR, in addition to work on Carnegie Hall Live!, Aaron helps produce the summer series Concerts from The Frick Collection and the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase, which has been on WQXR.

Aaron Dalton appears in the following:

Introducing Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase introduces Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko, the gold medalist at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

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Meccorre Quartet Play Schubert and Penderecki

Monday, July 21, 2014

A young Polish quartet with an Italian name, the Meccorre Quartet, gave its North American debut recital in this recent performance at The Frick Collection.

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Tour Baroque Italy with Maurice Steger

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making his New York recital debut, recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger gives a tour of Italy through its Baroque music, from Venice in the north down to Naples in the south.

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Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, legendary soprano Martina Arroyo returns to the Young Artists Showcase with a handful of talented young singers in this special 1,900th episode.

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This Year's Nadia Reisenberg Award Winners

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

This month marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of pianist Nadia Reisenberg, a longtime friend and frequent guest on WNYC and WQXR. Tonight at 9 pm, hear winners of her namesake competition.

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Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tonight, the Young Artists Showcase travels upstate to Katonah, N.Y., and the Rising Stars Reunion concert from last summer's Caramoor Festival.

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Astral In Wonderland, Part Two

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase returns to Philadelphia for more music from a fairy tale concert program called Astral In Wonderland.

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Astral In Wonderland, Part I

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This fairy tale Young Artists Showcase comes from a recent Philadelphia concert titled Astral In Wonderland.

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Pianist Roman Rabinovich in London

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Pianist Roman Rabinovich has appeared on the Young Artists Showcase before, but primarily as an accompanist. Tonight, he gets the spotlight as we eavesdrop on a recent recital at Wigmore Hall in London.

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Introducing Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Although pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is only 25-years-old, he’s already racked up a shelf of awards, such as gold medal at the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the Sendai Competition in Japan. On this Young Artists Showcase, the young virtuoso presents an in-concert performance of the popular (and incredibly difficult) Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff.

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Edvard Grieg in the Northern Lights

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase won’t be headed to Scandinavia anytime soon, but this week you will hear a few rarely performed works by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

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The MSM Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: Hear members of the Precollege Philharmonic, who perform recitals and concerts throughout the year on a startlingly professional level.

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Springtime trip to Sarasota

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Tonight at 10:30 pm, this week’s Showcase goes down to Florida to visit with student artists and Showcase alumni, including clarinetist Moran Katz and violinist Elena Urioste.

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Aviv Competition Winners

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tonight, after Carnegie Hall Live, hear performances by violinist Daniel Aizenshtadt, hornist Gal Raviv and pianist Tomer Gvirtzman, all of which were award-winners at the Tel-Aviv Competition.

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Studio Session with Michael Brown

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, pianist Michael Brown stops by the Showcase to perform Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, a piece by his composition teacher George Perle, and some recent variations of his own.

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Reprises, Reprieves and Loose Ends

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a bit of spring cleaning, this week's episode features some previous sessions in honor of new achievements. Tonight at 9 pm.

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Salon De Virtuosi's Charlotte White Celebrates 100th Birthday

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

This week's Young Artists Showcase looks back to Salon De Virtuosi gala concerts from recent years, with live recordings from those private Salon performances.

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