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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Music, Mermaids & More Music

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A group of WNYC news producers will be at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Find out what some of the other staff members are checking out around town.

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Q2 Music

Watch So Percussion and Eli Keszler Perform Under the Manhattan Bridge

Friday, July 12, 2013

On June 21, the quartet So Percussion and the composer and percussionist Eli Keszler set up under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn for the premiere of Archway, a NPR Music commission.

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WNYC News

A Summer Music Festival Without Boundaries

Friday, June 21, 2013

WNYC

On the first day of summer, there was music in the air across New York City. It was the annual Make Music New York festival, which brought free, live performances to spots across the five boroughs.

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WQXR Blog

175 Keyboardists Come out to Play on a West Village Block

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pachelbel's Canon in D has been heard at millions of weddings and countless dinner parties but, until this week, probably never on a 175 electronic keyboards.

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Q2 Music

Music for Percussion and the Manhattan Bridge

Friday, June 21, 2013

Today at 6:30 pm, join Q2 Music and NPR Music for the world premiere of Archway, a work for So Percussion and multimedia artist Eli Keszler. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let's Make Summer Music

Friday, June 21, 2013

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, discusses the summer music season and helps us celebrate Make Music NY day by convening an on-air caller orchestra.

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Top Five Recent Pop-Up Performances

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes the surprise of an unexpected performance, whether in a grounded plane, in protest-filled streets, or an unassuming corner in Brooklyn, can be both poignant and inspiring.

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Features

Mapping out New York City's Best Underground Music

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back in May, WNYC asked listeners to help us map out the city's best underground music by snapping shots and sending in video clips of favorite subway performances. And you delivered. We've made a map from the submissions, which include a classical-rock violinist playing in the West 4th Street-Washington Square station, a group of opera singers in Times Square and a trio covering Stevie Wonder on the Upper East Side.

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Operavore

The Vocal Scenes of Make Music New York

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Over 1,000 free performances are set to take place tomorrow across all five boroughs as part of Make Music New York. Blogger Olivia Giovetti highlights the classical vocal offerings.

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Features

Map | Discovering the City's Best Underground Music

Monday, May 21, 2012

Help us discover the city's best underground music by snapping a shot or sending us a video clip of your favorite subway performance.

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Soundcheck

Flash Mob Performs iPhone 'Symphony' on Wall Street

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Passersby walking down Wall Street on Tuesday afternoon came across some unusual sights and sounds. Around forty iPhone owners came together in a circle outside the New York Stock Exchange to perform an experimental 8-minute music piece called “GROUP,” as part of the Make Music New York Festival happening around the city.

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Operavore

Make Music New York Takes Opera to the Streets

Monday, June 20, 2011

With the broader context of opera in public spaces, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti takes a look at three very different operatic happenings courtesy of Tuesday's Make Music New York festivities.

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The New Canon

Inuksuit Riot with John Luther Adams

Monday, June 13, 2011

This week on the New Canon we chat with composer John Luther Adams and percussionist Doug Perkins about the massive upcoming outdoor performance of Adams's Inuksuit, as part of Make Music New York.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Erick Arc Elliott

Monday, June 21, 2010

This artsy MC will be performing at Brooklyn Borough Hall tonight for the Make Music New York Festival. Download his spacey track "Plane."

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