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Brian Wise

Brian Wise covers the classical music business for WQXR, including aspects of performance, technology, philanthropy and institutional trends. He produces the Café Concerts series and the podcast/show Conducting Business. He manages the station's homepage and makes sure what you hear on air is what you see online. Follow him on Twitter at @Briancwise.

Brian Wise came to WQXR Radio after having worked for several years as a producer at sister station WNYC, on the program Soundcheck.

Brian has worked as a print journalist and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Travel & Leisure, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, The Strad, Time Out New York, Opera News and other publications. At WNYC, he has reported on a various stories for the newsroom and has produced concert broadcasts from Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Brian has worked in various aspects of the music and media industries, including a custom publisher of program books and a dot-com in the early days of the field. He studied musicology and journalism at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, where he received his Master's degree. The son of two scientists in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he enjoys travel, hiking, running and almost any kind of ethnic cuisine.

Brian Wise appears in the following:

Music Festivals Increasingly Promote Their Value to Tourism and Economy

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Art for art's sake?" Not any more.

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Metropolitan Opera Drops Free Simulcast at Lincoln Center; Adds to Times Square

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera has said that it will no longer host a free opening night simulcast on Lincoln Center Plaza. More seats are coming to Times Square, however.
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Watch: 5 Classical Music Gems from the Associated Press's Massive New YouTube Archive

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Associated Press and British Movietone recently published their extensive newsreel archives on YouTube.
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Jonas Kaufmann: 'Please Do Not Be Deceived by This Album'

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The tenor Jonas Kaufmann has issued an unusual warning, telling fans not to buy an upcoming release of Puccini arias from his former label.
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Metropolitan Opera Targets TV Sets, Launching Roku Channel

Monday, July 27, 2015

The opera house on Monday announced a new channel on Roku, the system that allows you to stream Internet video through your television.
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Your Musical Taste Says a Lot About How You Think, Says New Study

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whether you prefer Vivaldi or Metallica, Scriabin or Norah Jones, reveals a lot about the way you think, according to a new University of Cambridge study.
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11 Composers Enchanted by Outer Space (Pluto Edition)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In honor of NASA's mission to Pluto, here are 11 composers who have also explored the universe with their music.
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As Soloists Aim For Glamour, Is Classical Music Going the Way of Pop?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

On this week's podcast, we asked three classical music insiders if attractiveness plays a part in a soloist's career and, are older women getting pushed off the stage?

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Orchestra Invites Audiences to Pay What They Think Concert Was Worth

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The U.K.'s oldest orchestra has announced it would present a performance in which patrons would be allowed to set their own ticket price – after hearing the performance.
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of NYC's Composer Statues

Monday, July 20, 2015

In advance of Tuesday's concert at (the statue flanked) Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, try your knowledge of composer statues.
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Soprano Reri Grist Tells of a Life of Adventures

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reri Grist was part of the second generation of black opera singers who followed Marian Anderson's breakthrough at the Met in 1955.
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Is This the Future of Surtitles at the Opera?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

High-tech "augmented reality" opera glasses that project surtitles in one's native language have made their debut at the Avignon Festival in France.
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Can Apple Music Find Harmony with Classical Music Fans?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The launch of the streaming service Apple Music has both raised hopes and reinforced some of the persistent complaints about Apple when it comes to classical music.

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NYC Orchestral Activists Speak Out on Police-Citizen Tensions

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A group of young classical musicians in New York are placing their art squarely in the conversation over the tension between black communities and the police across the U.S.
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Could English National Opera Chief's Tumultuous Exit Impact the Met Opera?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

After John Berry's departure, perhaps no U.S. opera manager will be watching the ENO's future more closely than Peter Gelb. 
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Q&A: Bartok's Biographer Addresses Questions of Asperger's Syndrome

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A new biography explores the ethnic traditions that inspired Bartók, his professional ties, and suggestions that he may have suffered from Asperger's Syndrome.
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After Tumultuous Premiere, Royal Opera House Issues Warning for 'William Tell'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Royal Opera House says it is asking movie theaters to change the age rating for its production of Rossini's William Tell.
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Houston Symphony Hires New York Philharmonic Clarinetist

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mark Nuccio, the New York Philharmonic's associate principal and solo E-flat clarinetist for the past 16 years, is leaving for the Houston Symphony.
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Royal Opera House 'William Tell' with Gang-Rape Scene Draws 'Unprecedented' Booing

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The opening night performance of a new production at London's Royal Opera House was marked by loud and prolonged booing.
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Bayreuth Adds Parking Space, Prematurely Reveals next Music Director

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Bayreuth Festival on Monday made official what was known for several days in opera circles, that the conductor Christian Thielemann will become its music director.
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