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:
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.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Singer, Songwriter, social activist. How does one even begin discussing Nina Simone? Luckily, we have a few friends to help us out in this Extra, dedicated to the High Priestess of Soul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The New York Philharmonic play an all-Rachmaninoff program featuring Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov.
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.
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.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Listen to the archived broadcast of period instrument ensemble Cambini Quartet of Paris presenting music by neglected French composers.
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.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The British period instrument ensemble Florilegium returns to The Frick Collection, performing chamber music from the early 1700s.
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.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The trio of John Holloway, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jane Gower perform 17th century Baroque music with a fresh spontaneity.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Quatuor Mosaïques, an Austrian period instrument string quartet, returns to the Frick to play quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven.
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.
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.
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.