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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Announcing Cued Up: Spring 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

This week, Q2 launches the 13-week Spring 2011 season of our flagship show, Cued Up, with the first encore presentation of one of the more mesmerizing evenings in our recent live Webcast history.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Steve Martin and Mike Birbiglia

Friday, March 18, 2011

2:00 PM

Steve Martin and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers perform live on Soundcheck. Plus, an interview with comedian and This Amercian Life regular Mike Birbiglia.

Hello He Must Be Going

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

With Phil Collins' career, you have to take the good with the bad.

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Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and yMusic

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.

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Lost In Translation

Monday, March 07, 2011

John Schaefer wonders if anyone goes to a Lady Gaga concert for the words.

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Shhh... Secret News

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.

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Live Web cast: Newspeak and 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.

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The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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Some Grammy Thoughts

Monday, February 14, 2011

John Schaefer reacts to the Grammys' surprises.

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Bang on a Can 2011 People's Commissioning Fund Concert

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.

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Bang on a Can All-Stars Live Audio Web cast

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.

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Fell In Love With A Girl, And A Guy

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

John Schaefer says the White Stripes don't owe us anything else.

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Remembering Milton Babbitt

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).

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My Tinnitus Scare

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

John Schaefer finds that tinnitus isn't just ringing in the ears...

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Looking At Hearing

Monday, January 24, 2011

The start of the Ear Wars...

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Jazz Looks East

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pop pushed world music to the fore - but jazzers like Charles Lloyd got there first.

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White Hot Credo

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.

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The 10 Greatest Composers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

John Schaefer finds that making a Classical Top 10 is HARD!

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Memories (well, one at least) of the Palladium

Friday, January 07, 2011

One memory of the Palladium that cuts through the fog...

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A Song For Xmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

John Schaefer dislikes all its recordings, but still thinks Silent Night is a great song.

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