Evening Music's BEST OF Festival

Monday, June 29, 2009

Join us as we remember the best in Evening Music programming from the past year. Hosts David Garland and Nadia Sirota help recreate in-studio performances, exclusive specials, and live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall, the Beacon Theatre, Lincoln Center, Town Hall and our own new Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

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Spinning on Air: Independents Days

Monday, June 29, 2009

For the July 4th holiday weekend, WNYC features highlights from David Garland’s recent Spinning On Air episodes, and a brand new show with Akron/Family. Explore daring, passionate, original music created at the nexus of art and pop. From the newest cutting edge to the unjustly ...


Homophony Festival

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday June 28, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots around Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the night that galvanized the Gay Rights Movement. To mark the occasion, Evening Music celebrates the significant contributions by gay and lesbian composers to classical and contemporary music. And what contributions! The ...


Concerts from the Frick Collection with Helga Davis

Friday, June 05, 2009

The 2009 season of Concerts from the Frick Collection opens with the early music masters, Ensemble Caprice, and continues throughout the summer with New York debut performances from some of the world's most esteemed interpreters. The elegant, intimate ambiance of the music room at the Frick Collection has ...


The New Americans LIVE

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The American Music Festival wrapped up with an array of world premiere performances, commissioned especially by WNYC as part of a station-wide New Americans project. From Cuba to Italy and from Argentina to Tibet, music from around the world filled the air and ...


Post-Jazz / Post-Rock: The Musical Truth

Friday, May 01, 2009

Post-Jazz / Post-Rock: The Musical Truth

The Bad Plus, post-jazz-prog adventurers
Marco Benevento, with bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Andrew Barr performing tunes from "Me, Not Me"


Downtown New York Timeline

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1924 WNYC makes its first official broadcast
1941 WNYC is the first radio station in the US to announce the attack on ...


BACHanalia 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Airs during Evening Music from Saturday March 21st through Sunday March 29th
Tune in for Evening Music’s nine-day BACHanalia, as hosts Terrance McKnight and David Garland celebrate the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. We’ll be sharing exclusive WNYC broadcasts of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra New Brandenburg Commissions by composers ...


Bang On A Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform 2 world premieres *commissioned by the people*, with special guest Lee Ranaldo.



Sloth in Music

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jody Rosen, music critic,

1. Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, "Gone Fishin'" (1951)
2. Arthur Fields, "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" (1918)
3. Mills Blue Rhythm Band, “Jes' Natch'ully Lazy (I Was Born That Way)” (1936)
4. Alan Jackson ...


A Sweeter Music

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


"A Sweeter Music" features the New York premieres of piano works by Frederic Rzewski, Terry Riley, Preben Antonsen, Peter Garland, Phil Kline, Jerome Kitzke, the Residents, and Kyle Gann.



globalFEST 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On January 11th, 2009, WNYC and NPR Music presented a live webcast of globalFEST 2009, the annual showcase that provides a "sneak peek" at global musicians on the verge of international fame. This year's event featured 12 international musical artists on three separate stages.


My Funny Valentine with Dick Parsons

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Join Dick Parsons, the Chairman-designate of Citigroup and former AOL Time Warner Chairman of the Board and C.E.O, as he hosts a special hour of romantic jazz for Valentine's Day.
Parsons, a passionate jazz-lover since childhood, presents a program reflecting favorite musicians, many of whom he has enjoyed ...


2009 Grammy Winners on Soundcheck

Monday, February 09, 2009

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass artist Alison Krauss dominated the music industry's Grammy Awards Sunday, winning five Grammys for their collaborative album "Raising Sand." As Soundcheck looks at this years' winners, check out the duo's appearance on Soundcheck:

Allison ...


Silent Film Series

Friday, January 30, 2009

Live performances of original scores by the BQE Ensemble, Gary Lucas, and Cinematic Orchestra.

World Financial Center Winter Garden>
Sounds of the Surreal - Tuesday, February 10th at 7PM
The Golem ...


Our Lenny

Friday, January 23, 2009

Leonard Bernstein’s legacy resounds around the world, but for New Yorkers, he was and always will be, "Our Lenny." WNYC Radio was honored to share a particular relationship with him, and stands in a unique position to explore the personal connections that the city and its citizens shared with this ...


The Raga Saga

Thursday, January 22, 2009

On January 31, WNYC broadcasts the world premiere of Ravi Shankar's third Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra live from Carnegie Hall, featuring Anoushka Shankar and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In a first-of-its-kind project, filmmakers Chris and Alex Browne document the passion, chaos, and excitement of the collaboration between Ravi, Anoushka ...


We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration

Thursday, January 15, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural celebration launches this Sunday with a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial, featuring musical performances and historical readings from an array of stars. WNYC will carry the event live on our HD and Internet channel, WNYC2.

Musical performers scheduled for the ...


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 19, 2008

Airs December 24 at 10AM on 93.9FM
WNYC presents a yearly holiday tradition, broadcast live from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols features Biblical readings and music as performed by the 30-voice King's College Choir. This holiday special is produced ...


globalFEST 2009: Live Webcast from Webster Hall

Monday, December 15, 2008

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WNYC and NPR Music present a live webcast of globalFEST 2009, the annual showcase that provides a "sneak peek" at global musicians on the verge ...