Elliott Forrest


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Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Orli Shaham play from their new album Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On April 15, WQXR presented violinist Gil Shaham and his sister, the pianist Orli Shaham, performing an evening of Jewish and Jewish-themed music live in The Greene Space. The sold-out concert featured selections from Nigunim: Hebrew Melodies, their forthcoming new album which includes music by Ernest Bloch, John Williams and Avner Dorman.

Host Elliott Forrest asked Gil Shaham about the tradition of violin in Jewish music.

"There's something about the weeping violin, there's something about the soulful sound, the human voice that lends itself [to the music]," Shaham said. Also, he added, "My teacher...used to say, 'Many Jews played the violin because they could not afford to buy pianos.'" 

Not missing an opportunity to rib her brother, Orli Shaham clarified, "Because, of course, the piano is the better instrument."

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Inside Look: The Madrid

Thursday, March 21, 2013

5:00 PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new Off-Broadway play. Featuring actors John Ellison ConleeEdie Falco, playwright Liz Flahive and director Leigh Silverman. Hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest. Watch on-demand now.

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WQXR Presents: 'Passion' in the Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

12:00 PM

Thursday, Feb. 14 | Spend Valentine's Day with beloved composer Stephen Sondheim. Featuring performances and conversation. Watch on-demand video of the sold-out event.

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Inside Look: Ann

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

7:00 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 22 | Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor gives us an inside look at her new Broadway play about the legendary late governor of Texas. Hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest.

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Inside Look: The Other Place

Thursday, January 17, 2013

5:00 PM

Go behind the curtain with stars of Broadway's riveting new thriller, including Laurie Metcalf, Daniel Stern and playwright Sharr White. Hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest.

Lewis Black in Conversation

Sunday, November 04, 2012

This fall, Grammy Award winning comedian and America's favorite curmudgeon, Lewis Black returns to Broadway. He sat down with Elliott Forrest, Peabody Award winning host of WQXR and WNYC, in a free-wheeling conversation in The Greene Space.  They discussed Lewis' life, his comedy, the world around us that he rails about and the upcoming election.


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Inside Look: An Enemy of The People

Thursday, October 11, 2012

5:00 PM

Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, The Royal Family, The Whipping Man, Defiance) returns to MTC to direct a fresh and provocative version of Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE and Emmy winner Richard Thomas (Race, Democracy, Fifth of July).  They will join us for an Inside Look.

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INSIDE LOOK: Chaplin the Musical

Friday, October 5, 2012

5:00 PM

Theater Happy Hour: Join us for a conversation and performance with the stars and artistic team of the new Broadway musical along with Tony Award-winning co-book writer Tom Meehan.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

7:00 PM

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy Topdog/Underdog is one of the most powerful dramas in the American theater. Acclaimed for its taut theatricality and surprising humor, the play tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth—names given to them as a joke by their father, as ...

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Lewis Black In Conversation

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

7:00 PM

This fall, Grammy Award winning comedian and America’s favorite curmudgeon, Lewis Black returns to Broadway. He sat down with Elliott Forrest, Peabody Award winning host of WQXR and WNYC, in a free-wheeling conversation.  They discussed Lewis’ life, his comedy, the world around us that he rails about and the upcoming election.

Wynton Marsalis in Conversation

Friday, August 17, 2012

This season, Wynton Marsalis marks 25 years at the helm of Jazz at Lincoln Center. To celebrate this milestone, Marsalis sat down with Elliott Forrest, the Peabody Award-winning radio host of WQXR and WNYC.

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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.

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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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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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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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