Elliott Forrest


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WQXR Rorschach Logo

Saturday, July 03, 2010

WQXR has a new logo. Much thought went into the color, font and musical notation for it. Perhaps you know what the two dots and two lines mean? Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you see it as an emoticon.

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It’s Not a Song

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I am not a stickler type person. I recognize that the English language is a flexible, ever changing colorful source of communication. BUT, I do have a bit of a pet peeve.

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Listen to the Children

Friday, May 21, 2010

I have only a few rules in my life and one of them is when asked to host at Carnegie Hall, I always say yes. Such was the case many years ago when I was asked to appear for a few minutes, mid concert, with The New York Youth Symphony. After hearing everything from 1st graders to high schoolers play, I was not sure what to expect. But within minutes of hearing these remarkable young people, I was blown away.

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Boo Hoo

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Recently the much loved opera tenor Placido Domingo stepped on stage into his 131st role at the age of 69 after undergoing colon cancer surgery. While he had given millions of opera lovers decades of joy and zillions of notes, how was he thanked? By being booed! People paid good money and sat for hours to see a super star in the world of opera return after a possibly life threatening illness--and he was booed!!

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"Songs My Mother Taught Me"

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mother’s Day is coming up and we’d like to invite you to contribute some fun musical programming ideas. What comes to your mind when you mix classical music and mothers?

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On Wings of Song

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mondays through April bring back a long running vocal recital series to WQXR. On Wings of Song was the brain child of mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. The series started on stages in 1995 and shortly after that, on the radio. But this series is coming to a halt. Or rather, a change. After this season, it will be folded into The Song Continues, a series at Carnegie Hall.

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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Listen to the Orchestra of St. Luke's live broadcast from Carnegie Hall from Sunday, February 21. Conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.

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Not So Child Prodigies

Friday, January 29, 2010

Did you start to learn an instrument or start to take voice lessons ‘later in life’? Are you afraid you won’t really master it, because you’ve started later, or does that matter? I’d ...
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Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures

Friday, January 15, 2010

This morning, Elliott Forrest is featuring Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures. Each movement is insprired by one of Sandro Botticelli's paintings. Here are links to eac...

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The Year in Classical Music

Thursday, December 31, 2009

We review some of the remarkable moments in classical music in 2009.

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Queue the Audience?

Friday, December 11, 2009

There is a disturbing new trend on Broadway--and I’m not talking about turning movies into shows or juke box musicals.

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A Conversation with Sir James Galway

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Elliott Forrest interviews the renowned flutist Sir James Galway on the occasion of his 70th birthday. WQXR presents an hour of conversation and music.


To Applaud or Not to Applaud?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Recently President Obama brought classical music to the White House. His only problem: he claimed not to know when to applaud.

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Your First Classical Concert in New York

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Well this is my first blog entry on WQXR.org. And I want to hear from you.

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Sharon Isbin on Performing at the White House

Friday, November 06, 2009

This week, Grammy Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin was part of a day of classical music at the White House. She spoke with WQXR's Elliott Forrest about the experience.