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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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, May 09, 2017
In this bonus episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us through lyrical artifacts left by Paul Simon!
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.
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, 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.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Here's a special Christmas and Channukah treat: A preview of upcoming Naked American Songbook guest Sheldon Harnick!
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!
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!
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.