John Schaefer has hosted Soundcheck since the show’s inception in 2002. He has also hosted and produced WNYC’s radio series New Sounds since 1982 (“The No. 1 radio show for the Global Village” – Billboard) and the New Sounds Live concert series since 1986.
Touring the New Alice Tully Hall
Thursday, February 19, 2009
New York, NY —
For two years and $159 million, Alice Tully Hall has undergone a complete renovation. The new Tully has towering glass walls that open onto the corner of 65th street and Broadway. The interior is simple and intimate, and includes an adjustable stage that can be extended or contracted.
The concert hall re-opens officially this Sunday, and last week, WNYC's John Schaefer walked through the new hall with architect Elizabeth Diller. Her firm, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, collaborated on the hall's design. They started in the new main lobby.
Listen to more of this conversation, and watch a video tour of the new building.
WNYC's Evening Music will broadcast Alice Tully's opening night concert this Sunday night at 8 p.m. on 93.9 FM WNYC.