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WQXR Blog

Seven Stunning Photos of Outdoor Concerts This Summer

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A portfolio of photographs offers a unique perspective on the classical music scene as it's played out in different corners of the world.

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WQXR Features

Share Your Summer Music Moments and Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you seeing—or playing in—any concerts this summer? Or maybe just taking classical music along with you to the beach or on vacation? Whether you’re at a concert in Central Park or gardening or grilling while listening to classical music, please share your summer music memories and moments.

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WQXR Blog

Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer festival season is finally upon us. Consult our lawn-by-lawn guide to the tristate region's top offerings.

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WQXR Blog

At Aix-en-Provence Festival, Mediterranean Sunlight and Dark Themes

Monday, July 29, 2013

For its 65th edition, organizers of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence sought to demonstrate that the region's most established music festival has not grown staid and predictable.

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WNYC News

A Summer Music Festival Without Boundaries

Friday, June 21, 2013

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On the first day of summer, there was music in the air across New York City. It was the annual Make Music New York festival, which brought free, live performances to spots across the five boroughs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Me Another Takes Summer Stage

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, and Jonathan Coulton, the one-man house band for Ask Me Another, discuss their upcoming show this Friday, which kicks off Central Park's SummerStage.

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WNYC News

Mavis Staples, Rakim and Laurie Anderson: It's Summer Concert Season

Monday, June 10, 2013

The free summer concert season has officially started!

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WQXR Blog

Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Festivals for 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Whether you're headed to Cape Cod, the Hamptons or points upstate, summer is the season for music festivals. Here are 15 highlights. Consult our map to find the quickest getaway route

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The Takeaway

A Whale Of a Time in Alaska

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When you think of summer festivals, you might think of paying hundreds of dollars to see bands and drinking overpriced warm beer. But there’s a different kind of festival happening now in Northern Alaska where native Inupiaq communities are attending whaling festivals.

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Soundcheck

Barbès Selects Off-Beat World Musicians to Play MoMA Nights

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In past years, the MoMA Nights performances, which take place Thursdays in July and August, have been connected to the museum's exhibits. But this year, Conan selected artists who work within a specific genre in unconventional and idiosyncratic ways.

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WQXR Features

Music from Marlboro

Monday, June 06, 2011

Now in its 60th year, the Marlboro Music School and Festival has nurtured some of the leading names in chamber music. On Mondays at 9 pm, WQXR brings you a sampling of festival highlights.

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Operavore

Four Essential (and Local!) Summer Festivals

Friday, May 27, 2011

Want to go out of town or keep it local? Do you crave fully-staged Strauss or Mozart with a single piano and seven singers? Olivia Giovetti breaks it all down in this guide to New York-area summer opera performances.

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