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Elliott Forrest

WQXR Host

Elliott Forrest appears in the following:

Beyond 4'33"

Monday, November 29, 2010

“Begin Again,” a new biography of John Cage, takes a comprehensive look at the experimental artist. Instead of critiquing his music, author Kenneth Silverman recounts the composer’s life, work ethic and personal relationships. Silverman joins guest host Elliott Forrest to talk about this in-depth excavation.

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Cage Completely

Monday, November 29, 2010

Composer John Cage's experiments with noise and silence divided critics and listeners, but a new biography focuses on the facts of his life. Today, guest host Elliott Forrest of WQXR is joined by the book's author to discuss the details of this 20th century icon. Plus: A look at the long-awaited Broadway debut of "Spider-Man." Also: The band Warpaint has roots in sunny Southern California, but plays a distinctly cool brand of indie rock live in the studio.

The Greene Space

A Life in the Theater: A Conversation with Patrick Stewart

Thursday, October 28, 2010

5:00 PM

The Greene Space presents an intimate conversation between Patrick Stewart and WQXR's Elliott Forrest that takes us behind-the-scenes of this master craftsman's work and creative process.

Synesthesia, Scriabin and Seeing Music

Friday, October 22, 2010

Author and professor Daniel Levitin unpacks synesthesia and Scriabin.

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New York Philharmonic: Opening Night Gala

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., WQXR broadcasts the New York Philharmonic's opening night gala concert live, featuring the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony. Terrance McKnight and Elliott Forrest co-host the event.

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Quintessential New York

Sunday, August 22, 2010

We at WQXR are putting together a very special CD. The theme is New York. So if you live in New York, used to live in New York, wish to live in New York or have heard of New York – we want to know what classical music you’d want on such a recording -- and why?

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When Musicians Become Politicians

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rapper Wyclef Jean recently announced he is running for president of Haiti. Yet musicians have frequently had trouble making the move into politics. Today, guest host Elliott Forrest takes a look how artists fare as politicians and leaders. Also: the clapping, snapping, stomping and throat-singing sounds of the Body Music Festival.

Tell us: What can an artist bring to a higher office? Leave a comment.

WQXR Rorschach Logo

Saturday, July 03, 2010

WQXR has a new logo. Much thought went into the color, font and musical notation for it. Perhaps you know what the two dots and two lines mean? Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you see it as an emoticon.

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The Greene Space

Jazz Talks in partnership with CareFusion Jazz Festival New York

Monday, June 21, 2010

7:00 PM

Join us for a night of jazz, talk and wine, as host Elliott Forrest presents Esperanza Spalding and Anat Cohen with performances and a conversation.

It’s Not a Song

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I am not a stickler type person. I recognize that the English language is a flexible, ever changing colorful source of communication. BUT, I do have a bit of a pet peeve.

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Cultural Capital

Monday, June 07, 2010

Join guest host Elliott Forrest! Learn how English became the dominant global language. Then, the new novel Ilustrado. Plus, Glee’s Chris Colfer. And, the one and only John Waters!

Listen to the Children

Friday, May 21, 2010

I have only a few rules in my life and one of them is when asked to host at Carnegie Hall, I always say yes. Such was the case many years ago when I was asked to appear for a few minutes, mid concert, with The New York Youth Symphony. After hearing everything from 1st graders to high schoolers play, I was not sure what to expect. But within minutes of hearing these remarkable young people, I was blown away.

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Boo Hoo

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Recently the much loved opera tenor Placido Domingo stepped on stage into his 131st role at the age of 69 after undergoing colon cancer surgery. While he had given millions of opera lovers decades of joy and zillions of notes, how was he thanked? By being booed! People paid good money and sat for hours to see a super star in the world of opera return after a possibly life threatening illness--and he was booed!!

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"Songs My Mother Taught Me"

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mother’s Day is coming up and we’d like to invite you to contribute some fun musical programming ideas. What comes to your mind when you mix classical music and mothers?

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On Wings of Song

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mondays through April bring back a long running vocal recital series to WQXR. On Wings of Song was the brain child of mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. The series started on stages in 1995 and shortly after that, on the radio. But this series is coming to a halt. Or rather, a change. After this season, it will be folded into The Song Continues, a series at Carnegie Hall.

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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Listen to the Orchestra of St. Luke's live broadcast from Carnegie Hall from Sunday, February 21. Conducted by Sir Roger Norrington.

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Not So Child Prodigies

Friday, January 29, 2010

Did you start to learn an instrument or start to take voice lessons ‘later in life’? Are you afraid you won’t really master it, because you’ve started later, or does that matter? I’d like to hear your stories.

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Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures

Friday, January 15, 2010

This morning, Elliott Forrest is featuring Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures. Each movement is insprired by one of Sandro Botticelli's paintings. Here are links to each painting so you can view them while listening.

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The Year in Classical Music

Thursday, December 31, 2009

We review some of the remarkable moments in classical music in 2009.

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Queue the Audience?

Friday, December 11, 2009

There is a disturbing new trend on Broadway--and I’m not talking about turning movies into shows or juke box musicals.

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