Farrar Hudkins

Classical Music Producer

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and alumnus of the University of New Orleans, Farrar Hudkins served WWNO as Announcer/Producer, Chief Announcer, Chief Classical Announcer/Producer, and interim Music Manager, between August 2001 and May 2016. During that time, he hosted evening and daytime classical music, morning and afternoon news, weekday and weekend programs. He also interviewed many performing artists, including Joshua Bell, Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Emmanuel Ax. He also programmed classical music for WWNO/KTLN and WWNO-HD2 from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Hudkins participated in New Orleans' musical community as a trumpet player. He now resides in New York.

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Claire Jones.
John Oakley

Farrar Hudkins speaks with Welsh-born harpist Claire Jones.

Quartetto di Cremona has been performing Beethoven’s string quartet repertoire regularly since 2014, when they performed the complete Beethoven quartet cycle in Milan. Riding the heels of that concert success, they went into the studio to record all of Beethoven’s quartets.

The Orpheum Theater has reopened after 10 years.
The Orpheum Theater

After ten years of post-Katrina concerts in other venues, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans' Central Business District to open its 2015-16 concert season.


WWNO2 classical host Farrar Hudkins talks with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about this year's collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, a concert called "New Orleans and the Spanish World."

Catch the free concert at St. Louis Cathedral on Wed., Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and streaming live on 89.9 WWNO and WWNO.org.

New Orleans Opera Association

The New Orleans Opera Association’s season continues this weekend with Rusalka, a work from 1900 by Antonín Dvořák, one of America’s favorite composers.

Robert Lyall, the opera company’s Executive and Artistic Director, talks about the production.