The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space Opens at WNYC

Four drum ensembles, representing African, Peruvian, Indian, Punjabi and Arabic drumming and musical traditions play as WNYC's President and CEO Laura Walker cuts the ribbon to open the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Located at 44 Charlton at the intersection of Varick Street, WNYC's street-level, multimedia broadcast studio will host live radio shows, visual arts, debates, concerts and everything in between.

Brian Lehrer began his morning program by listening in on the opening ceremony hosted by Leonard Lopate with Laura Walker, Executive Director of The Greene Space Indira Etwaroo, pianist Geri Allen and Songs of Solomon, a Harlem-based, award-winning choral ensemble.

Photos by Scott Ellison Smith

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The opening ceremony

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Daniel Bernard Roumain
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Dana Leong
Dana Leong
Dana Leong
Dana Leong
ETHEL string quartet
ETHEL string quartet
ETHEL string quartet
ETHEL string quartet
ETHEL string quartet
ETHEL string quartet
Soundcheck\'s John Schaefer with composer Osvaldo Golijov
Soundcheck\'s John Schaefer with composer Osvaldo Golijov
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Karine Plantadit
Karine Plantadit
Karine Plantadit
Karine Plantadit
Karine Plantadit
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