Jeff Spurgeon


Jeff Spurgeon appears in the following:

Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries': The Sound of NYC Before a Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

For WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon, Richard Wagner's surging rhythms evoke the sound of New Yorkers in the hours before the blizzard.

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Karl Jenkins: From Choral Classics to Classic Commercials

Friday, January 16, 2015

Karl Jenkins's knack for mixing different types of sounds has helped to make him one of today's most-performed living composers. The Welsh composer speaks about his unusual career.

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WQXR Presents Christmas with the King’s Singers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7:00 PM

Tues, Dec. 16 | Join us as one of the most celebrated ensembles performs Christmas classics and new arrangements in their impeccable vocal blend. A live video webcast will be available.

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00 PM

Mon, Dec. 8 | Join us for our beloved holiday tradition, inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. Featuring your favorite public radio personalities and actor Mark Linn-Baker as Scrooge.

The Hypnotic Power of Bach

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This November, our friends at WQXR are bringing you a month-long tribute to the magnetic and hypnotic music of Johann Sebastian Bach.


On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Welcome, Berliner Philharmoniker

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In advance of the Berliner Philharmoniker's kick-off to the new Carnegie Hall season, WQXR hosted an evening featuring special previews and a performance by the Varian String Quartet.


Replay: Why People Listen to the Same Music Over and Over

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nostalgia, force of habit and sometimes sheer laziness play a significant role in the kinds of music, movies and books that we consume on a regular basis.

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Plays Wagner

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble that brings together young musicians from Israel and Palestine and other Arab countries.

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Musicians from the Middle East Unite through Music

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Four musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra tell Jeff Spurgeon about how they seek to overcome national and ethnic differences through music.
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Ask John Schaefer Anything: What Makes A Good Wedding DJ?; Who Invented The Bassoon?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Anna Sale of WNYC's Death, Sex & Money podcast and WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon pose a pair of questions for Soundcheck's brainy host.


3-Minute Opera: Strauss's 'Salome'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you a Richard Strauss opera. The WQXR morning host breaks down Strauss's "Salome" in a New York minute (or three).
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3-Minute Opera: Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you a Richard Strauss opera. Spurgeon breaks down Der Rosenkavalier in a New York minute (or three).

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A Kiss for 'QXR

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It’s quite a surprise, seeing these faces on the WQXR website, isn’t it? But it’s no accident, although our connection is to only one of the members of the rock band KISS.

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Face The Music: Why You Quit Your Instrument

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New York Public Radio's classical station WQXR is currently collecting and repairing old band instruments, then donating them to New York public schools. With the drive in full swing,...


What Made You Put Down That Instrument?; Dum Dum Girls Performs Live

Thursday, April 03, 2014

In this episode: Running through April 7, the WQXR Instrument Drive is collecting and repairing your old band instruments, then donating them to New York public schools. With the drive in full swing, Soundcheck’s John Schaefer and WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon pause to ask: “Hey, why’d ya stop playing that instrument in the first place?”

And: Fronted by Dee Dee Penny, Dum Dum Girls has earned acclaim for its dirtied-up blend of 1960's pop and ‘80s polish. Hear the band perform songs from its new album, Too True, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Songs, Signs and Sounds of Spring

Thursday, March 20, 2014

For much of the United States, it has been a long, harsh winter. And though today—the first day of spring—may still not quite feel like winter has departed, there are signs that sprin...

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Master Class: Pianist Angela Hewitt + Third Street Music School Settlement

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

5:30 PM

Join WQXR and world-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt for a Bach master class with students from Third Street Music School Settlement.

Concert to Recreate Rhapsody in Blue Premiere on its 90th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ninety years to the day after its world premiere, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, along with the rest of the works on that 1924 concert, are being performed Wednesday at Town Hall.

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On-Demand Video: 2014 Gilmore Artist Rafał Blechacz Performs Live in The Greene Space

Thursday, January 09, 2014

On January 8, 2014, Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz was named the recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, one of the classical music world's most distinguished honors and one given only every four years.

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Pratt's Steam Whistles to Herald in the New Year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brooklyn's Pratt Institute will continue its tradition of blowing steam whistles to usher in the New Year.

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