Margaret Kelley

Assistant Producer, WQXR

Margaret Kelley joined WQXR as an Assistant Producer in December 2011.  

She produces Reflections from the Keyboard, WQXR at The Proms, American Pops, The Choral Mix, All Ears, Around Broadway, Opera in Briefand other features for broadcast.  Prior to her arrival at WQXR, she worked at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. producing fundraising and promotional spots, funding credits and special projects including a broadcast from the Newport Jazz Festival.  She also worked as an editorial assistant for Creators at Carnegie and as an assistant producer on NPR’s Performance Today, SymphonyCast and World of Opera.  A veteran of college radio from her days at the Catholic University of America in Washington, Margaret is also a trained cellist, alto, and floral designer.  She was born and raised in New York.

Margaret Kelley appears in the following:

Five Bach Pieces That Sound Better on a Piano than a Harpsichord

Monday, November 24, 2014

Angela Hewitt, a pianist particularly distinguished for her Bach performances, shares her top five Bach pieces that sound best – yes, best! – on a modern grand.

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Jessye Norman: A Soprano Who Does it Her Way

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jessye Norman has thrilled millions in the opera house and on the recital stage. She's also coped with racism and kept audiences guessing with unusual career turns. She shares highlights from her wide-ranging career.

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Top Three Sexiest Librettos in Opera

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Opera is at its most steamy when passion trumps reason. In this edition of Opera in Brief, we consider three of opera’s sexiest librettos.

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Top Three Operas About Small Town Life

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In this edition of Opera in Brief, we explore three operatic portraits of every day life in the mid 19th century, by Britten, Smetana and Delius.

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Opera in Brief: Top Three Operatic Crowd Scenes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

When a great operatic chorus is sung by a gifted group of singers, the choristers often play a starring role. Sometimes they even steal the show.

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Beyond 'Les Miz': Three Operas Based on Victor Hugo Novels

Thursday, December 06, 2012

In anticipation of a new film version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman, we explore three operatic settings of the French writer's novels.

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