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The 17th annual New Sounds Live concert series continues and as 2004 approaches, we look ahead to the 18th annual season. Be there for the premieres of new WNYC-commissioned works by Aaron Jay Kernis, and John Luther Adams, the winter film series at the World Financial Center featuring silent films set to innovative and energetic scores by Joby Talbot, Merkin Hall events with the Tin Hat Trio, Ethel, and Laurie Anderson, and the day-long New York Guitar Festival Marathon. The concerts, hosted by John Schaefer, will be taped for future broadcast on WNYC.

Schedule of Events

  • Tin Hat TrioThursday, Sept. 18, 2003
    WNYC's John Schaefer kicks off a new season of New Sounds Live concerts with the Tin Hat Trio at Merkin Hall.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2003
    Anonymous 4 Farewell Season. Sir John Tavener: The Bridegroom, played by Anonymous 4 and the Chilingirian String Quartet.
    Airs on New Sounds on Thursday, December 4, 2003
  • Thursday, November 20, 2003
    New Sounds Live presents "The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies," written for Steven Schick by John Luther Adams
    Airs on New Sounds on Monday, December 22, 2003

  • Margaret Leng-TanTuesday, December 9, 2003
    Hear the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis' Concerto for Toy Piano and Chamber Orchestra, a WNYC commission. Margaret Leng Tan and the new music band Alarm Will Sound perform the clangorous piece at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden on December 9, at 7PM..

  • Still image from January 14, 15 & 16, 2004
    Rare silent films by Alfred Hitchcock, George Méliès, Bill Morrison and Keïsuke Sasaki featuring new live scores will screen for three winter evenings in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The old silent films with new music have been curated and will be hosted by John Schaefer as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Screenings include a set of films with original live scores provided by The Bill Frisell Trio on two nights, and Alfred Hitchcock's first suspense thriller, The Lodger (1926) accompanied by composer Joby Talbot's score on the third night.

  • New York Guitar FestivalSunday, January 25, 2004 at the 92nd Street Y
    The Second New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival Marathon. All-day event with Paul Odette, Simon Shaheen, David Starobin, Dennis Koster, David Torn, Russell Malone with pianist Benny Green, Steve Kimock, Kaki King ,Henry Kaiser, Dominic Frasca, and Vinicius Cantuaria.
    Visit the WNYC Guide to the New York Guitar Festival

  • February 26, 2004
    New York Guitar FestivalLaurie Anderson and the electric string quartet Ethel