Evening Music for the High Holidays

Thursday, September 04, 2008

WNYC marks the Jewish New Year with two evenings of spiritual music drawn from many cultures, eras and traditions. From modern interpretations of ancient prayers to early recordings of much-beloved African American spirituals, Evening Music host Terrance McKnight weaves a tapestry of music around the spiritual themes of Rosh Hashanah ...


2008 Best of WNYC Music Week

Friday, August 15, 2008

Did you miss the inimitable Ute Lemper's turn as a DJ on Evening Music? How about the New York Philharmonic's historic concert in North Korea? Now's your chance to catch those and other spectacular music specials from the past year (or enjoy them again), as WNYC presents the 2008 Best ...


The Mostly Mozart Festival on WNYC

Friday, July 25, 2008

This year's annual Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center is rife with sounds stretching the spectrum of Requiems, Metamorphoses, and Passions — including the American premiere of composer-in-residence Kaija Saariaho's tale of the sufferings of French mystic Simone Weil, who died of starvation in protest to ...


Summer Song 2008 Contenders

Friday, July 18, 2008

Soundcheck wants you to make an informed decision before you cast your vote in our Summer Song 2008 Poll. Sample each song below and weigh your options.

Rihanna, "Disturbia"

Lil' Wayne feat. Static Major, "Lollipop"

Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"


Deerhoof/Metropolis Ensemble Live Webcast

Thursday, July 17, 2008

WNYC and NPR Music team up to bring you this live webcast from the Prospect Park Bandshell, which pairs indie rock sensation Deerhoof with the progressive Metropolis Ensemble. Presented by Celebrate Brooklyn! and Wordless Music, and hosted by David Garland, the program features an ambitious re-imagining of Igor Stravinsky's ...


Forget Practicality: Music that's Outrageous, Odd, and downright Wacky

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Next week, 500 harpists will perform together at the World Harp Congress in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, a new DVD features a string quartet by Stockhausen performed on four helicopters. These are but two examples of a long tradition of outrageous, impractical and downright wacky performances. As Soundcheck explores some of ...


The Wordless Music Series on WNYC

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Wordless Music Series pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirely new concert experience. WNYC presents four one-hour specials that highlight the ground-breaking '07-'08 season, hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad.


2008 American Music Festival

Monday, May 19, 2008

Since 1940, WNYC's American Music Festival has provided a vital and much needed showcase for the domestic classical music scene. This year we continue the tradition, as hosts Terrance McKnight and David Garland curate the 68th annual AMF, featuring "America's Classical Music."


Hilary Hahn and Josh Ritter

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Terrance McKnight takes you on a special musical travelogue, so put on your finest duds and some comfortable shoes as we travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a sold-out concert with world renowned violinist Hilary Hahn and singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.

Afterwards, follow Terrance to the downtown club ...


New Sounds Live

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chamber music, vocalists, and found sounds on tape

Nico Muhly: Chamber Music, works from “Mothertongue,” with Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, Valgeir Sigurðsson & Abby Fischer
Philip Bimstein: “Casino,” “Half Moon at Checkerboard Mesa,” with The ...


Music from the 92nd Street Y with Sara Fishko

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sara Fishko digs into the audio archives of the 92nd Street Y to bring us the greatest live performances from the stage of the Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall. Curated and hosted by Fishko, the series combines elements from different concerts over the past few years, designed to highlight ...


Need a Visa? No Problem!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

As part of the annual New Sounds Live concerts that I produce, I brought in a quartet of Irish musicians in the Fall 2006. Now, a lot of people are complaining about the process of getting visas, but really, it was easy! All you have to do is this:

1. ...


Martin Scorsese: Music and Film

Friday, March 28, 2008

No single film director of Martin Scorsese's stature has made such essentially musical films. And they don't just feature great uses of songs or soundtracks - they literally pulse to the rhythms of their settings.

Mean Streets (1973)
For the soundtrack of his first film, Scorcese used a ...


Concerts from the Frick Collection

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Programs take place Saturdays, 8-10PM on 93.9 FM

About Concerts from the Frick Collection
The elegant, intimate ambience of the music room at the Frick Collection has delighted lovers of chamber music for decades. Since the 1940s, WNYC listeners have enjoyed performances of the highest ...


New Sounds Live

Friday, March 07, 2008

A jazz, world beat, downtown Jewish folk opera

Merkin Hall
at Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)
» Tickets


WNYC Radio Names Terrance McKnight Host of Evening Music

Monday, February 25, 2008

WNYC Radio today announced that Terrance McKnight has been named the new host of the weekday edition Evening Music, the station's nightly classical musical program. He brings to the position wide and varied musical experience that includes performance, teaching and radio broadcast.

McKnight will debut on Evening Music on Monday, ...

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The 2008 Grammy Winners Are...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, each scoring multiple statuettes. But in the surprise of the night, Album of the Year honors went to Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters," the legendary jazz pianist's collection of Joni Mitchell covers (featuring guest ...


New Sounds Live

Friday, February 01, 2008

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform 3 world premieres *commissioned by the people*, with special guest Iva Bittova.

Perich: tba*
Helvacioğlu: ...


New Sounds Live

Friday, February 01, 2008

Live performances of a newly commissioned original score by David Krakauer and Socalled for the classic film Battleship Potemkin

World Financial Center Winter Garden
Battleship Potemkin
Wednesday, February 20th at 7PM
Thursday, February 21st ...


Must Have 2007: The Transformers

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Author and commentator Katherine Lanpher hosts the 2007 "Must Have Festival," WNYC's year-end, weeklong series designed to help you build the music library of your dreams. This year, we feature conversations with six New Yorkers who are transforming the city and our culture, asking them for the music that has ...