Alan Chartock

President and CEO

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program for almost twelve years, higlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and the Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:37 am.

During his long tenure at WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Alan Chartock has interviewed interesting people of every stripe. From Governors, Senators and top lawmakers, to newsmakers including World War II heroes and former UN weapons inspectors. Dr. Chartock has also had the chance for in-depth chats with artists, musicians, actors and directors...authors...you name it! 

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Stéphane Denève

    Recognized internationally as a conductor of the highest caliber, Stéphane Denève has won praise from audiences and critics alike for his performances and programming. With the Royal Scottish National Orchestra he has performed at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and at many other celebrated venues throughout Europe.

Denève enjoys close relationships with many of the world’s leading solo artists and is also a conductor of opera – having worked at the Royal Opera House, La Scala, Netherlands Opera, Cincinnati Opera and with many other phenomenal companies around the world.

He's conducting the BSO at Tanglewood tonight in a program featuring Strauss, Beethoven and Poulenc with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Tanglewood is a name that's recognized around the world and pretty much every time we interview a conductor or musician, they mention the venue's reputation and cache. There’s a hard-working team of professionals that keeps Tanglewood on the lips of both audience-members and performers.

And the man behind the music is the BSO’s Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Lang Lang

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    Heralded as the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by the New York Times, 31 year-old Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras.

Testimony to his success, Lang Lang appeared in the 2009 Time 100 - Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, over four billion people viewed Lang Lang's performance in Beijing's opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and the future of China.

The superstar pianist Lang Lang joins the BSO and Maestro Charles Dutoit as soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 tomorrow night at 8:30 in the shed at Tanglewood.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Yo-Yo Ma

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

He will perform at Tanglewood twice this month, once in a program of Stravinsky and Dvořák on 8/4 and with The Goat Rodeo Sessions on 8/15.

Congressional Corner
9:35 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what happens when a Congressional representative takes a stand against the leadership.

Arts & Culture
9:15 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    How are things going this year at Tanglewood? Well there have been amazing performances, some huge crowds, and pretty nice weather.

To find out more than surface details, we should ask the guy who runs the place - and that would be our good friend – Mark Volpe. Mark is the Managing Director of the BSO and it is a pleasure to welcome him back for a State of Tanglewood Report.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1331

Casey Seiler

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor for the Albany Times Union. They discuss JCOPE, casino expansion, and Anthony Weiner.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

    The Middle East is in a precarious state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes military intervention in Syria.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock delivers his morning political commentary.

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