Robert Sherman


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:

Bob Sherman interviews Natalia Makarova, 1977

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.

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The Greene Space

60th Anniversary Celebration of the Concert Artists Guild

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7:00 PM

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.

The Greene Space

Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

7:00 PM

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.

Surveying the Fall Season

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.

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The Greene Space

McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

7:00 PM

The McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase will present exciting young newcomers – the M5 Brass Ensemble and Elena Urioste – live from The Greene Space.

WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 26]

Sunday, October 05, 1986

A program in tribute to WQXR's Walter Neiman.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 25]

Sunday, September 28, 1986

A replay of the second half of Horowitz's first ever live broadcast from Carnegie Hall in 1951.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 24]

Sunday, September 21, 1986

For starters, a somewhat revisionist view of musical history though the ages using the WQXR theme.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 22]

Sunday, September 07, 1986

George Jellinek discusses his tenure at the station where he began the well-known program, The Vocal Scene.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 21]

Sunday, August 31, 1986

Excerpts from past tribute programs for both Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 19]

Sunday, August 17, 1986

Abram Chasins' 83rd birthday tribute.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 17]

Sunday, August 03, 1986

WQXR clips from the 1940s.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 16]

Sunday, July 27, 1986

W2XR founder John Hogan, and a birthday salute to soprano Lotte Lehmann from Bruno Walter in 1963.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 15]

Sunday, July 20, 1986

Bob Sherman interviews Martin Bookspan about Conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Various performances conducted by Koussevitsky are highlighted.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 14]

Sunday, July 13, 1986

A tribute to pianist Nadia Reisenberg.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 13]

Sunday, July 06, 1986

Commander Edward Whitehead interviews singer and actor Martyn Green.


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 11]

Sunday, June 22, 1986

Igor Stravinsky himself on WQXR in 1949 talking about his ballet Orpheus,


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 10]

Sunday, June 15, 1986

More classic interviews! Sanger, Simon, Zayde and more!


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 09]

Sunday, June 08, 1986

A Short History of WQXR.

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WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 02]

Sunday, April 20, 1986

This show is dedicated to the memory of WQXR host Jacques Fray.