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:

Ira Glass, Act Four

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A few months ago, we showed you Ira Glass, naked in 3 Acts. Ira got deep with Julian on some pop music that didn't fit into our show, so here's Act 4!

Rachel Bloom & Julian Fleisher Ring In Year 5778

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Julian and his new favorite Jewess, Rachel Bloom welcome year 5778 with praises of Sheldon Harnick and gluten-free matzoh!

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Play Music From Spain and Brazil

Monday, September 11, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear the Brazilian Guitar Quartet.

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Rachel Bloom Goes Looney for Space Jam

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

You can learn a lot about Rachel Bloom from her recent Naked Songbook chat. But you have to listen to this bonus episode to get the full blown Rachel Bloom Space Jam experience!

Javier Perianes in his New York Recital Debut

Monday, September 04, 2017

In his New York recital debut, pianist Javier Perianes brings postcards from Vienna and Grenada in this Concert from the Frick Collection, Monday at 10 pm.


Can't Get Enough Darren Criss

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Listen here for more from our conversation with stage, screen, and Glee star Darren Criss!

Cuarteto Casals Play Mozart, Brahms and Bartok

Monday, August 07, 2017

Cuarteto Casals, a Spanish string quartet, plays Mozart, Brahms and a bit of Bartok live from The Frick Collection.


Listen: The East Coast Chamber Orchestra Live From Central Park

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Listen as the East Coast Chamber Orchestra takes over the Naumburg Bandshell for an evening of Holst, Grieg, Shostakovich, Bach and Diamond.

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Phantasm Plays Several Generations of British Composers

Monday, July 31, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear Phantasm, an early music group founded in London more than 20 years ago by an American cellist with British and Finnish viol players. 


Ira Glass In Three Acts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Public radio superstar host Ira Glass switches seats and becomes guest on The Naked American Songbook. 

Listen: Pianist Joseph Moog Makes His New York Recital Debut

Monday, July 24, 2017

At 10 pm on Monday, tune in to hear pianist Joseph Moog make his New York recital debut at The Frick Collection.


Watch: National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.A. Plays Adams, Mahler and New Work

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hear the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America live from Carnegie Hall.

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Summer Arts Institute Students Play Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, July 20, 2017

At 1 pm on Thursday, July 19, watch the musical talents of New York City public school kids.

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Listen: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Plays Bach Live From Central Park

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series in Central Park continues with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing an nearly all-Bach program.

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Rachel Bloom: Musical Comedy Ex-pert

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rachel Bloom, star and co-creator of the CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is also a Disney Princess impersonator, a student of musical comedy, and a fan of kosher wine.

Listen: The Knights Play Mozart, Purcell and a World Premiere

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Listen to The Knights play live from the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series in Central Park.


Stephin Merritt Gets Naked, Live

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Naked American Songbook went LIVE with singer-songwriter-producer-genius Stephin Merritt, the force behind at least one indie-cult classic group, The Magnetic Fields.

The Magic of Disney

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In this Naked American Songbook EXTRA, host Julian Fleisher finds some Disney magic in conversations with Darren Criss, Rachel Bloom, and Alan Cumming!

Lea DeLaria + Bowie = Jazz

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In this Naked American Songbook EXTRA, hear Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria tell the tale of meeting Stephen Sondheim... and almost meeting David Bowie.

Watch: WQXR Presents the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Winners

Monday, June 12, 2017

At 7 pm on Friday, June 16, watch the Van Cliburn medalists in their first public appearance as winners. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts the evening from The Greene Space.

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