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 In Three Acts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Public radio superstar host Ira Glass switches seats and becomes guest on The Naked American Songbook. Thursday at 10pm ET on The Jonathan Channel!

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.

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.

EXTRA: 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!

EXTRA: Lea + 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.

EXTRA: Ari Shapiro Always Says Yes!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ari Shapiro, has been moonlighting for Pink Martini since 2009. In honor of the group's most recent album & their current tour we're bringing you more of Ari's & Julian's conversation! 

Listen: Max Richter on 'Three Worlds,' Language and the Narrative Power of Music

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.


EXTRA: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Environmental Take on Paul Simon

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

In this bonus episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through lyrical artifacts left by Paul Simon!

PREVIEW: Stephin Merritt Sees the Signs

Friday, March 10, 2017

Last month, host Julian Fleisher and guest Stephin Merritt talked songs in front of an audience for the first-ever live taping of the Naked American Songbook. 

EXTRA: Let's Talk about Miss Simone

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.

To Sheldon Harnick With Love

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Julian asks "How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?" As usual, the solution here is music.

EXTRA: Sheldon Harnick is Coming to Town!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Here's a special Christmas and Channukah treat: A preview of upcoming Naked American Songbook guest Sheldon Harnick!

Perfect Phrases with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson as he goes where no scientist has boldly gone before - on an intergalactic exploration of the Great American Songbook! 

Molly Ringwald is Pretty in Podcasts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Actor, author, and songstress Molly Ringwald is more than an 80s icon. Join her as she show's Julian her jazzier side and the music she loves from preceding decades! 

Listen: Orpheus and Nobuyuki Tsujii in Central Park

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.

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The Magic of Marlboro, Part 4: Choral Fantasy Finale

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.


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 3: Marriage Made in Vermont

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.


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 2: At the Coffee Shop with Violist Sam Rhodes

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. 


The Magic of Marlboro, Part 1: The Tradition of Napkin Balls

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.

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Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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.

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