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New York Philharmonic This Week

All Nielsen Program

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tonight, Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in the continuation of its Nielsen Project with a performance of Nielsen’s Helios Overture, Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 4.

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Song Travels

Song Travels presents Ann Hampton Callaway

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over, including performances before President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. As a songwriter, she has penned tunes for Barbara Streisand and wrote and sang the theme to the hit sitcom The Nanny. 

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Fishko Files

The House I Live In

Thursday, March 27, 2014

 In this edition of  Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A. 

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Soundcheck

New York Music In The 1970's; Dawn Landes Plays Live; John Carter Cash On His Dad’s Lost Record

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In this episode: Soundcheck continues our decade-by-decade look back at the highlights of New York music in the past 100 years with the music of the 1970's.

Then: Hear songwriter Dawn Landes and her band perform songs from her latest album, Bluebird, in the Soundcheck studio.

And: John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, talks about his father's "lost” record, Out Among The Stars. Recorded in the early ‘80s, it was shelved as Johnny Cash was in the process of being dropped from Columbia. Now, it's finally seeing the light of day.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Wild Ones

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shimmering synth-pop group plays Webster Hall. Download "Paia."

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Soundcheck

Dawn Landes: A Poignant Songwriter Moves Forward

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hear folk songwriter Dawn Landes perform songs from her latest album, Bluebird, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Presents: Gigstock

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Every morning on WNYC, Soundcheck’s John Schaefer offers listeners a Gig Alert – a profile of one outstanding artist set to perform that night in New York. 

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Soundcheck

Gary Numan: An Electronic Music Trailblazer, Battling Demons Along The Way

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gary Numan has been creating genre-expanding electronic music for three decades, but many of those years have involved personal struggles with depression and feelings of rejection. He tells host John Schaefer how he adapted to life on the road, explains why he moved to Los Angeles from London, and talks about his relationships with Jack White, Trent Reznor, and his family.  

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Soundcheck

Nostalgia For New York In The Sixties

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All this week on Soundcheck, we're talking about nostalgia and New York music in collaboration with New York magazine, which this week is presenting their annual "yesteryear" issue -- this year, focused on New York City music. And we've asking listeners which decade you're most nostalgic for. Today, New York magazine's Lane Brown looks back at one of his favorite eras in New York, the 1960's.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top 5 Most Controversial Audience Behaviors

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

For some concertgoers, the concert hall a last bastion of decorum, but for others it’s an anachronism needing to loosen up. Here are five hotly debated subjects of concert etiquette.

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Operavore

Video Webcast: Diana Damrau at Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WQXR

Metropolitan Opera regular Diana Damrau performs music from her new album "Forever" at Le Poisson Rouge. The performance can be streamed live on this page. 

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Spring Sounds

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fiona Ritchie hand-picks the best new spring sounds from rising artists, along with the latest from some perennial favorites.

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Pitch

4. Backtracking

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On this episode: Backing Tracks.

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Young Chop: 'I Gotta Stay Working'

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Even in the midst of SXSW, the Chicago producer was selling beats and putting in studio time. He took a rare break to talk about studying songs from the '70s and Polow da Don's snare.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reaching Young Muslims with Music

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hisham Aidi, lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University and the author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture talks about the use of music -- jazz, hip hop, reggae Gnawa -- to reach young Muslims from post- WWII to today.

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A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.

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Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.

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Around Broadway

Disney's Aladdin Comes to Broadway

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Aladdin," the 1992 film that featured Robin Williams as the voice of the genie, has joined the ranks of Disney’s screen-to-stage properties. Charles Isherwood gives his review.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Buke and Gase with So Percussion

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, avant rock duo Buke and Gase joined So Percussion at Merkin Concert Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening features new music performed on a mix of traditional and homemade instruments. Listen to the entire show on demand.

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New Sounds

Music From the Near East and North Africa

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to works from the Near East and North Africa, in both arrangement and intent.  Begin with music inspired by Marco Polo’s travels by oud player and Doctor of Byzantine musicology, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis.  Then, there’s music from Kronos Quartet and an arrangement of music by Syrian singer Omar Souleyman from their latest record “A Thousand Thoughts.”  Hear some music from Tunisia by percussionist Imed Alibi featuring singer Emel Mathlouthi on the tune “Maknassy."

 

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