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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 — ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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"

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.

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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."

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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 ...

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New Sounds Live

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NICO MUHLY – PHILLIP BIMSTEIN : WORKS
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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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