Farrar Hudkins

Interim Music Manager

Farrar joined WWNO in 2001 as a part-time Announcer, and is currently Chief Classical Announcer, a producer, and the interim music manager. He has been a passionate musician since the age of four, playing the piano, singing in his church choir, performing in musical theatre, and playing the trumpet in such ensembles as the North Carolina Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Farrar moved to New Orleans in 1997 to attend Loyola University. He enjoys literature, food, history, foreign languages, and classic cars.

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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.

Farrar Hudkins / WWNO

The LPO's season-opening concert this past Friday is called "2014: A Strauss Odyssey." Farrar Hudkins has more from inside the orchestra.  

US Army Corps of Engineers / Wikimedia

The 2014 hurricane season has started, and New Orleans metro area residents are living behind a new, $14.5 billion storm surge system acknowledged as the best they have ever had. 

But an investigation by The Lens shows this best-ever is still not as good as Congress originally ordered it to be.

WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with Todd Simmons, Executive Director of the New Orleans Opera Association, about the company's production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" this weekend.

WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with New Orleans Friends of Music Board President Margaret Shields about Monday night's concert by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio.

Vance Woolf

Vance Woolf, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Trumpet, talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about this week's "Symphonic Brass" concerts.

John McCusker / New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto talks with Farrar Hudkins about Yo-Yo Ma, Elgar, Respighi, and Steve Reich.

New Orleans Opera Association Director Robert Lyall talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about the upcoming gala concert and dinner with Placido Domingo on October 12.