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.

Pages

Arts & Culture
12:59 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Designing, Staging And Performing 'Rusalka' At The New Orleans Opera Association

Melissa Citro as the eponymous 'Rusalka' in a full dress rehearsal.
Credit 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.

Read more
Classical Music
1:59 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Inside The LPO's Season-Opener: '2014: A Strauss Odyssey'

LPO Associate Concertmaster Ben Hart and bassist and Concert Committee Chair Matt Abramo.
Credit 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.  

Read more
The Lens
12:35 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

New Orleans Flood Protection: Stronger Than Ever, Weaker Than Intended

The city's new $14.5 billion storm surge protection system is weaker than what Congress ordered it to be 50 years ago.
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.

Read more
Interview
2:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Todd Simmons And "The Barber Of Seville"

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.

Read more
interview
7:00 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

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.

Read more
Interview
2:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Vance Woolf and Symphonic Brass

Vance Woolf.
LPOMusic.com

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

Read more
Interviews
7:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto: An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

Carlos Miguel Prieto
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.

Interview
1:30 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Placido Domingo returns, Oct. 12

Plácido Domingo

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.

Interview
1:41 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Mahler Symphony No. 5

John McCusker New Orleans Times-Picayune

Farrar Hudkins talks with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about this week's LPO concerts.

Interview
2:22 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

A Night of Nights

John McCusker New Orleans Times-Picayune

Farrar Hudkins talks with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about this weekend's LPO concerts.

Pages