Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, recently celebrated his 56th anniversary with WQXR. Formerly Program Director and later Senior Consultant, he continues to produce and host The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase -- now in its 34th year on the station -- and since their inception, has hosted the Lincoln Center presentations of the annual the Avery Fisher Career Grants. His popular and award-winning folk series Woody's Children, which began on WQXR is 1969, is now heard on WFUV.
For more than forty years, Bob was a music critic and columnist for The New York Times and for nearly twenty served on the faculty of The Juilliard School. A concert narrator with such esteemed ensembles as Canadian Brass, the United States Military Academy (West Point) Band and the Greenwich Symphony, he sits on the Advisory boards of many cultural organizations, also serving them variously as competition judge, pre-concert lecturer, panel moderator and fundraising emcee.
Co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Classical Music and two best-selling books with Victor Borge, he also joined with his brother, Alexander Sherman, to compile a pictorial history of their celebrated mother, pianist Nadia Reisenberg.
Robert Sherman appears in the following:
Monday, April 23, 2012
This week the Leonard Lopate Show interviews Natalia Makarova. Listen to a WQXR interview Bob Sherman did with Makarova in 1977, when she was prima ballerina at American Ballet Theatre.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Concert Artists Guild with performances by current members in this special concert in The Greene Space, paying tribute to the organization's mission of discovering, nurturing and promoting young artists.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Celebrate the 50th anniversary season of Young Concert Artists with stirring performances from generations of talented musicians. Robert Sherman hosts a festive tribute to Young Concert Artists (YCA), the ground-breaking organization that discovered and developed the careers of many of today’s renowned musicians.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
On tonight's McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase, a preview of some of the rising stars that we'll be featuring during the fall season.