Curtis Macdonald

Curtis Macdonald appears in the following:

8. Jamie Barton on Catharsis

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Queer opera singer Jamie Barton talks about how Chopin's Nocturne No. 21 helped her to find her identity in a world in which she did not fit in.

7. Eric Jacobsen on Vulnerability

Monday, September 16, 2019

Conductor Eric Jacobsen recalls losing his beloved mother at the age of 11 and how her favourite piece, Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 inspired him to become a musician.

6. Ian McEwan on What Cannot Quite Be Said

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Novelist Ian McEwan remembers how Bach's Concerto for Two Violins helped him first to navigate selfhood as a teenager, and, later in life, the sorrow of losing his best friend.

5. Aminatou Sow on Finding Joy

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Podcaster Aminatou Sow talks about how the cheerful defiance of Florence Price’s Juba Dance helped her through a life-changing moment.

4. Miloš Karadaglić on Being Home

Friday, September 13, 2019

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić explores themes of war, identity and home, as expressed in Francisco Tarrega's Lagrima.

The Extraordinary Life of Clara Schumann

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tonight at 9 kicks off the first of a new four-part series, Her/Music: Her/Story, focusing on the under-looked work of composers who happen to be women, starting with Clara Schumann.

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3. Connie Viglietti on Making Grandma Proud

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Yoga teacher Connie Viglietti shares memories of Schubert's Ave Maria and how it connects to the memory of her beloved grandma Ginger.

2. Rob Vogt on Conquering Fear

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New York City firefighter Rob Vogt talks about how Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries helped him cope in the tragic aftermath of 9/11.

1. Alec Baldwin on Resetting Your Day

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Actor Alec Baldwin talks about how Aram Khachaturian's Spartacus Adagio revives and energizes him during the busiest days of his life.

Elliott Forrest with Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Listen to when composer/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and violinist Nicola Benedetti dropped by our studio to talk with WQXR's own Elliott Forrest!


Listen: Sphinx Competition Winners

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for performances by the winners of this year's Sphinx competition!


Easter in New York With Malcolm Merriweather

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This Easter, join Malcolm Merriweather, conductor of The Dessoff Choirs, for an hour of his favorite Easter choral masterpieces, sung by some of the great choirs around New York City. 

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Leonard Bernstein’s Black America

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Leonard Bernstein marched in Selma with Harry Belafonte, and his campaign for racial justice involved empowering black conductors and soloists. Host Terrance McKnight tells this story.

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Leonard Bernstein’s Black America

Friday, August 24, 2018

Leonard Bernstein marched in Selma with Harry Belafonte, and his campaign for racial justice involved empowering black conductors and soloists. Host Terrance McKnight tells this story.
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Listen: Henry Threadgill’s Zooid, Live at the Village Vanguard

Monday, May 08, 2017

Listen to an exclusive performance by Henry Threadgill's longstanding chamber ensemble Zooid of "I Never," recorded live by Q2 Music at the Village Vanguard on Oct. 2, 2016.


Henry Threadgill’s Journey From Vietnam to the Pulitzer

Monday, May 01, 2017

The music of Pulitzer Prize-gilded composer Henry Threadgill is the product of the loyal community he builds around him. This is his story, told by the people whose lives he has touched.

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Listen: John Adams' Electronic 'Coast' Arranged for Alarm Will Sound

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Listen to an exclusive arrangement of a nutso, sci-fi-y electronic piece John Adams wrote in 1993, arranged by Caleb Burhans for Alarm Will Sound.

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Writer Hilton Als Talks Ruthlessness and Freeing Your Art-Making

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hilton Als is an intellectual omnivore who roots his art and criticism in reality and truth. Als talks with Helga Davis about being comfortable owning your anger and art-making.

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Norway's Jaga Jazzist Embraces Vintage Funk and Krautrock

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.


Stage Actress Sarah Jones Talks Dignity and Finding Home in Everyone

Monday, January 09, 2017

In Sarah Jones's one-woman shows, she seamlessly slips into characters of different classes, races and genders. Jones and Davis talk self-love in a culture that teaches self-alienation.

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