Elliott Forrest


Elliott Forrest appears in the following:

Line by Line

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Elliott Forrest fills as guest host. He’ll speak with David Wessel about the federal budget as the United States approaches the so-called fiscal cliff. Photographer Lawrence Schiller tells us about his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Charles Yu discusses new collection of short stories Sorry Please Thank You. And D. L. Hughley describes why he thinks America is in need of a wake-up call.

Rough Seas

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Michael Lemonick about climate change and the future “global weirdness” he sees coming. We’ll look at the dark side of SeaWorld, and the problems with holding killer whales in captivity. Two of the stars of “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a new musical comedy featuring the music and lyrics of the Gershwins, talk about the show. And Lisa Miller looks at the money-empathy gap.

The Greene Space

The NEXT New York Conversation: Wynton Marsalis

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

12:00 PM

Join trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis for a conversation with WQXR's Elliott Forrest and a performance with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Commentary: When 'Dancing with the Stars' Gets Classical

Monday, April 30, 2012

This week, one of the hottest shows on TV today, "Dancing with the Stars," has embraced classical music for the second year in a row. Elliott Forrest thinks it's a good thing.

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The Greene Space

A Conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mike Nichols

Thursday, February 2, 2012

7:00 PM

Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Death of a Salesman, in a new production directed by eight-time Tony Award(r) winner Mike Nichols and starring Academy Award(r) winner Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Obie Award winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The ...

A Musical Movable Feast

Friday, January 13, 2012

A new organization is bringing chamber music to informal venues around the city, including restaurants, cafés and wine bars. Elliott Forrest reports from a former auto-repair shop.

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The Greene Space

Manhattan Theatre Club’s After Words: “Venus in Fur”

Thursday, November 17, 2011

5:00 PM

Get an inside and behind the scenes look at the Broadway premiere of David Ives’ “Venus in Fur,” starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy.

WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Graham Parker, vice president of WQXR, and WQXR’s Elliott Forrest give details about the upcoming Beethoven Awareness Month,  which includes a “Where’s Beethoven?” photo contest and a 12-hour marathon of Beethoven’s piano sonatas performed by some of classical music’s brightest rising stars, including Joyce Yang and Jonathan Biss in Greene Space.

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WQXR Classical Comedy Contest

Friday, September 23, 2011

WQXR host Elliott Forrest talks about the upcoming WQXR Classical Comedy Contest, and he’ll explain what makes for a one-of-a-kind talent and how to judge what’s funny.

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A Classical Crack-Up

Monday, September 19, 2011

Classical music has been described as stuffy, elitist... and positively hilarious. From P.D.Q. Bach to Jack Benny to Bugs Bunny, we take a look at classical music's lighter side. Plus, a sneak preview of the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest with WQXR host Elliott Forrest.

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Fixing, Fonts, Healing, Home Repair

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard Lopate. He'll speak with a Liberian woman about her activism and her efforts to broker peace in her war-torn country by mobilizing Muslim and Christian women. Then, we'll take a look at the history of fonts—from Gutenberg’s favorites to the much maligned Comic Sans. Lucia Greenhouse discusses her journey away from Christian Science. Plus, Al and Larry Ubell take your calls on home repair!

Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard Lopate. Washington Post reporter Dana Priest discusses the ever-expanding top-secret world that the U.S. government created after 9/11. Calvin Trillin talks about his latest collection of writing. Tahmima Anam discusses her latest novel, The Good Muslim, about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh. And Michael Moore talks about his autobiographical book, Here Comes Trouble.

Escape Route

Monday, September 12, 2011

Join guest host Elliott Forrest on today’s show: He’ll speak with musicians Laurie Anderson, Dar Williams, and Joan Osborne about how they wrestled with whether to leave New York City after 9/11. Also, a look at upstate farms struggling in the wake of Hurricane Irene.Then, Julie Salamon on Wendy and the Lost Boys, her revealing biography of the very private Wendy Wasserstein. Plus, Albert Brooks and director Nick Refn on their new movie "Drive"!

Coming Together

Friday, August 05, 2011

A new CD collection called “Come Together” compiles Beatles covers that were recorded by African-American artists. We'll discuss how black musicians shaped – and were shaped by – the Fab Four. Guests include the author of the disc’s liner notes, Tony Rounce, and music journalist Nelson George.

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In Studio: Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Friday, August 05, 2011

Trio con Brio Copenhagen likes to say that two plus two equals three. That’s because the group is made up of two pairs – sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong… and married couple Jens Elvekjaer and Soo-Kyung Hong. While you’re doing the math, the award-winning piano trio will play live in our studio.


Your Comments: Boogie Nights and Belching Bassoons

Friday, August 05, 2011

Soundcheck guest host Elliott Forrest shares some of our listeners' comments and suggestions from our segments on New York's roller disco scene and the "clown of the orchestra," otherwise known as the bassoon.


The Beatles and Black America

Friday, August 05, 2011

The early sound of the Beatles was shaped by African American musicians like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Today, guest host Elliott Forrest looks at how The Fab Four influenced - and were influenced by - the music of black America. Plus: The piano trio Trio con Brio Copenhagen plays live in the studio.


Latin Jazz vs. The Grammys

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Back in April, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – the group behind the Grammys – announced the elimination of 31 of its award categories. Latin jazz happened to be one of them, and the genre’s musicians aren’t just singing the blues about it. Ben Sisario of the New York Times fills us in on the four musicians who are taking the Academy to court.

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The Bassoon: A Cultural History

Thursday, August 04, 2011

It’s an instrument that’s been typecast by pet-food commercials, the movie The Princess Bride, and even composer Joseph Haydn. We learn about the cultural history of the clown of the orchestra, otherwise known as the bassoon, with writer (and bassoonist) Eileen Reynolds and Monica Ellis, bassoonist with the quintet Imani Winds.

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In Studio: Alana Amram

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Musician and self-professed record geek Alana Amram fell in love with the work of Vince Martin, an influential but underappreciated singer songwriter of the 1950s and ‘60s folk world. The resulting album, “Snow Shadows,” contains Amram’s interpretations of Martin’s hallmark recordings and a few unreleased tracks. Alana Amram joins us in studio for a live performance.

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