Elliott Forrest is the Afternoon Drive, 3pm-7pm host on WQXR. He has hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others. Forrest is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award and two Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association.
After starting his radio career at KNFM, in his hometown of Midland, Texas, Forrest became Program Director of KXTR-FM in Kansas City. In New York he worked at WEVD, WKJY and WNCN. Forrest is a regular guest host of multiple shows on WQXR’s sister station, WNYC, including
The Leonard Lopate Show and Soundcheck.
Elliott Forrest appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The stars of the movie 'Florence Foster Jenkins' talked to Elliott Forrest about this infamous tone-deaf opera singer.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Tony-nominated musical "Shuffle Along" posits that George Gershwin found one of his most famous themes while watching the original 1921 production. Elliott Forrest investigates.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has called Alan Silvestri his "creative soulmate" – a fitting description for the composer who has scored his films including "Back to the Future."
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sharon Isbin's resume is a long list of groundbreaking firsts. In an interview with WQXR's Elliott Forrest, the guitarist expresses her hope for another first this year.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Soprano Renée Fleming—who has worked in the worlds of opera, indie rock and even a Super Bowl — is opening next week on the Broadway. She spoke with Elliott Forrest backstage.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
"For all the talk of the graying classical audience, this enthusiastic crowd was as diverse in age and ethnicity as I've seen in a long time," writes host Elliott Forrest.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Less than three weeks after the New York Philharmonic announced that Alan Gilbert will be leaving the orchestra, another podium-related announcement landed on Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A trial is underway to determine if the song "Blurred Lines" is actually a rip-off of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." But there's a long history of "borrowing" in the music industry.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Mon, Feb. 23 | Join us in The Greene Space for an exclusive preview of the new production, including cast performances of classics from the beloved score by George and Ira Gershwin.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Eric Idle, the famous member of the absurdist-comedy collective Monty Python, talks with WQXR's Elliott Forrest about his work in comedy and classical music.
Friday, November 07, 2014
As part of the New York Comedy Festival, comedian and author Jim Gaffigan joined us live in conversation with WQXR's Elliott Forrest.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thurs, Nov. 6 | The New York Comedy Festival and WNYC present a night of conversation with the comedian and author. A live video webcast will be available.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The comedian and author of Dad Is Fat is doing a live chat with WQXR's own Elliott Forrest in the Greene Space. Stream it here.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Mon, Sept. 29 | The superstar violinist returns to The Greene Space to celebrate the release of his newest recording, Bach. A live video webcast will be available.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
WQXR's Elliott Forrest spoke with Patrick Summers of the Houston Grand Opera, who is conducting this production, about the work's belated New York premiere.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The pianist is renowned for his interpretations of music ranging from Bach to Bartok, Schumann to Chopin, Szymanowski to Janáček. See him in his only New York appearance this season.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Mark O'Connor dropped his fiddle as he was getting ready to go on stage Monday night in Sioux Falls, SD, causing several major cracks in the wood. He tells Elliott Forrest how it happened.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Elliott Forrest for a conversation with four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein as he takes us behind the curtain of his first new play in almost 30 years. Watch a live video webcast Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm ET.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Elliott Forrest takes us behind the curtain with director and Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon; Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose; Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson; and Sean Patrick Thomas. Watch a live video webcast of the conversation.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Greene Space's
Inside Look: Broadway series continued on Monday, February 3 with a behind-the-scenes peek at the new Broadway musical, "If/Then" starring Idina Menzel.