Below is a selection of radio pieces that I have hosted or produced.
James Gaffigan leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Leonard Bernstein’s only film score. Plus, mid-century scores by Barber and Rachmaninov.
John Storgårds makes his CSO debut leading his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony, along with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham.
On this Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast, Susanna Mälkki and Branford Marsalis team up for a program with jazz and Spanish inspiration. The program also features the world premiere of the CSO commissioned work, Proceed, Moon, composed by Melinda Wagner.
On this broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and two works by Mozart: the Symphony No. 38 and Horn Concerto No. 3.
Classical music has played a role in the Olympics for more than a century. The games have inspired works by composers as diverse as Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Philip Glass and Josef Suk. This hour-long special explores this up-and-down history.
The labor dispute that shook the Metropolitan Opera in the summer of 2014 was not the first of its kind. In this WNYC Radio report, I looked at the history of such disputes, and examined what was at stake if a threatened lockout were to occur.
Racial and ethnic diversity has remained elusive for many American orchestras. In February 2015, I convened a panel of experts to look at the roots of this complex issue, touching on audition practices and other issues.
As 2014 came to a close, three top music critics looked back at the year in classical music: Anne Midgette, the classical music critic of the Washington Post; David Patrick Stearns, classical music critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer; and Zachary Woolfe, classical music editor of the New York Times.