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WNYC's 85th Anniversary

On the 85th anniversary of the launch of WNYC, David Garland hosts an evening that gives our live, web and radio audience a glimpse into the birth-year of our station, 1924. Combining music, film and chat, the evening explores iconic, epoch-defining pieces of music from 1924, including George Antheil’s Ballet Mechanique, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, and Jelly Roll Morton’s Big Foot Ham and Bucktown Blues. The featured artists share an evening that's grounded in the touchstones of the past but still bears the unmistakable imprint and flavors of the present.

Evening Music presents WNYC's 85th Anniversary LIVE from the Greene Space on July 8th at 7pm, on 93.9 FM and with streaming video at wnyc.org/thegreenespace.