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 ...


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 featuring Jimmy Buffett, “It's Five ...


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.

Merkin ...


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 Krauss and Robert Plant on ...


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 -Wednesday, February 11th at 7PM


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 ...


Welcome Terrance McKnight

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

March 03, 2008
New weeknight Evening Music host Terrance McKnight makes his WNYC debut with a preview of what's in store.

Related Links:
More About Terrance McKnight
NY Times Profile

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Musica Sacra

Monday, November 10, 2008

As part of the 2008-2009 New Sounds Live concert series at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, New York’s Musica Sacra, the versatile chorus led by Kent Tritle, performs two contemporary classics: Morton Feldman's nearly-mystical choral piece "Rothko Chapel," and Arvo Pärt's genuinely mystical interpretation of ...


The New Americans

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

WNYC presents The New Americans, a station-wide celebration of foreign-born artists now residing in the United States.

In addition to special programming on Evening Music and our HD/Internet channel WNYC2, we feature in-depth interviews with artists on shows including Ear to Ear, Soundcheck, New Sounds, and The Fishko ...


The New Americans Portraits

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Listen to podcast profiles of twelve foreign-born artists now residing in the United States, as they provide personal insight into their music-making process. Part of The New Americans series on WNYC.

WNYC's The New Americans series is supported in part by the New York State Music Fund, ...


Ear to Ear 2007-2008 Season

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ear to Ear takes innovative musicians off the New York stages and into the studio for conversation and music with host David Garland. This season features foreign-born artists now residing in the United States, part of The New Americans series on WNYC.

WNYC's The New Americans ...


The New Americans Commissions

Friday, October 31, 2008

Listen to The New Americans Commissions, a collection of new works written specifically for the radio by foreign-born artists now residing in the United States. Part of The New Americans series on WNYC.

WNYC's The New Americans series is supported in part by the New York ...


New Sounds Live

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The New Sounds Live 2008-2009 concert series gets underway on October 28 at the World Financial Center with the U.S. Premiere of Bobby Previte’s incredible multi-media work, “The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró,” musical responses to each of the paintings in the series. Later in the fall, on


Leonard Bernstein: An American Life

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Presented as part of WNYC's "Our Lenny" festival, Leonard Bernstein: An American Life is a comprehensive exploration of virtually every aspect of Bernstein's life and career. Six years in the making, the series draws extensively on Bernstein's own correspondence, and features interviews with members of his own family — ...