John Schaefer appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
With Phil Collins' career, you have to take the good with the bad.
Monday, March 14, 2011
On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this evening features composer/vocalist Shara Worden and the stunning sextet yMusic performing works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Monday, March 07, 2011
John Schaefer wonders if anyone goes to a Lady Gaga concert for the words.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
This Sunday, Q2 offers live performances by two high-impact bandsembles from New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival: the politically conscious Newspeak and Darcy James Argue's left-field big band Secret Society.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Q2 brings you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. The evening features the eight-piece, high-octane ensemble Newspeak alongside Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?
Monday, February 14, 2011
John Schaefer reacts to the Grammys' surprises.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live teamed up to bring you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up once again to bring you a live Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall with WNYC host, John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the perennially badass Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
John Schaefer says the White Stripes don't owe us anything else.
Monday, January 31, 2011
I encountered Milton Babbitt’s music before I ever met the man. Given the uncompromising intellectual rigor of his music (a nice way of saying that it made my brain hurt), I expected Mr. Babbitt to be some kind of monster. Instead, the first time I met him, he looked at me and determined, correctly, that I had a cold, and said, “hello, would you like some Vitamin C?” Now, I didn’t particularly believe that a Vitamin C pill would do much for me, but I took one, mostly out of relief that Babbitt hadn’t yelled at me (I’d already published some things which championed the emerging “downtown” composers who were pushing back at the academic nature of Babbitt’s music).
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
John Schaefer finds that tinnitus isn't just ringing in the ears...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Pop pushed world music to the fore - but jazzers like Charles Lloyd got there first.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
As we enter the coldest days of winter, we invite you to banish the chills and stasis of January by listening to last November's transcendent White Light Festival: Credo - a live Web cast from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle featuring members of the Icelandic band, SigurRós, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National Choir and the Wordless Music Orchestra.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
John Schaefer finds that making a Classical Top 10 is HARD!
Friday, January 07, 2011
One memory of the Palladium that cuts through the fog...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
John Schaefer dislikes all its recordings, but still thinks Silent Night is a great song.