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Liam Finn

Monday, July 07, 2008

Songwriter Liam Finn is following in the footsteps of his father, Neil, leader of two of New Zealand's best-known acts, Crowded House and Split Enz. On his solo debut, "I'll Be Lightning," Liam displays the same flair for Beatles pop that made his fathers' reputation. He joins us for a ...

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John Darnielle

Friday, July 04, 2008

From bad songwriter to one of the most talented songwriters working today. John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats joins us to talk about his new album, about his passion for heavy metal, his writing problem... and he performs in our studio.

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Learning to write a song

Friday, July 04, 2008

With a little help from famous friends. After teaching himself how to play the guitar in six months, journalist Will Hodgkinson decided to learn how to write a song. So he got help from people like Keith Richard and Cat Power... and wrote a book about it. He joins us ...

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Think Globally, Dance Locally

Thursday, July 03, 2008

If you don’t leave the country this summer… the world will come to you. Zimbabwe, Mexico, Serbia, Brazil, Nigeria, and Spain are just a few of the countries sending artists to New York stages in the next several weeks. WNYC's Rob Weisberg will unpack some of the highlights.

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Twyla Tharp

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Choreographer Twyla Tharp redeemed the Broadway jukebox musical with "Movin' Out," a narrative ballet set to songs by Billy Joel. Her latest work, "Rabbit and Rogue," which just concluded a series of performances at the American Ballet Theater, features an original score by composer Danny Elfman. She joins us to ...

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Vinicio Capossela

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Vinicio Capossela is the Italian equivalent of Tom Waits, but his live shows come with scary masks and costumes. He joins us to talk about his new album, which includes collaborators like producer JD Foster (Tom Waits/Calexico) and composer Anthony Coleman.

Vinicio Capossela will be performing at Highline Ballroom on ...

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The Arabesque Music Ensemble

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

They are in their 20s and 30s, living in the US and some have recorded with Shakira and Beyonce. But when they play as the Arabesque Music Ensemble, their focus is on traditional, even obscure, Arab music. Members of the ensemble join us to talk about the group’s second album, ...

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Going Out With a Bang

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Novelist J.D. Salinger bowed out of the literary world after achieving massive literary success in the 1950s and early '60s. But in music, the lure of reunion tours and comebacks make it tough to quit. We talk with Spin contributor and Details editor-at-large Jeff Gordinier and author and Slate.com contributor ...

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The Wordless Music Series on WNYC

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Wordless Music Series pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirely new concert experience. WNYC presents four one-hour specials that highlight the ground-breaking '07-'08 season, hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad.

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2008 American Music Festival

Monday, May 19, 2008

Since 1940, WNYC's American Music Festival has provided a vital and much needed showcase for the domestic classical music scene. This year we continue the tradition, as hosts Terrance McKnight and David Garland curate the 68th annual AMF, featuring "America's Classical Music."

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Evening Music

Hilary Hahn and Josh Ritter in concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Terrance McKnight takes you on a special musical travelogue, so put on your finest duds and some comfortable shoes as we travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a sold-out concert with world renowned violinist Hilary Hahn and singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.

Afterwards, follow Terrance to the downtown club ...

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Music from the 92nd Street Y with Sara Fishko

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sara Fishko digs into the audio archives of the 92nd Street Y to bring us the greatest live performances from the stage of the Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall. Curated and hosted by Fishko, the series combines elements from different concerts over the past few years, designed to highlight ...

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Live from Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

WNYC presents this live broadcast of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra from Carnegie Hall, hosted by Evening Music's Terrance McKnight and Soundcheck's John Schaefer. Featured are Aaron Copland's "Latin American Sketches," Ernest Chausson's "Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer" (Poem of Love and the Sea) with Dame Felicity Lott, ...

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Songs of the Spirit

Monday, January 21, 2008

WNYC presents highlights from "Songs of the Spirit," a concert series that promotes interfaith and intercultural unity through music. Hosted by Helga Davis, this recent performance from the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Odetta, whom The New York Times calls the "Mother Empress of Folk and Blues," South ...

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Live from Carnegie Hall

Saturday, December 08, 2007

WNYC presents this live broadcast of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra from Carnegie Hall, joined by pianist Christian Zacharias for Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto. Also on the program, the world premiere performance of Christopher Theofanidis' Muse, part of the orchestra's ongoing New Brandenberg Project, for which six composers are creating modern ...

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Handel's "Belshazzar" from St. Ignatius Loyola

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Conductor Kent Tritle leads the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a performance of George Frideric Handel's spectacular oratorio "Belshazzar," with special commentary by the conductor. Written in 1745, "Belshazzar" stands along "Messiah" as one of Handel's great Biblical oratorios. The story comes from the book of Daniel, ...

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Sir Colin Davis and the LSO at Avery Fisher Hall

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center, as Sir Colin Davis celebrates his 80th birthday with an all-Mozart program. Co-hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer and American Public Media's Brian Newhouse, the concert features pianist Imogen Cooper in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, and Mozart's final work, the Requiem ...

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New Sounds

Spacey Country Chamber Jazz

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

For this New Sounds, wander though European cities with the acoustic chamber jazz quartet Gato Libre from their latest effort, "Nomad." This band of Japanese musicians plays acoustic folk, using trumpet, guitar, bass, and accordion, doing tunes that mix up flamenco with Old World waltz, music that stirs up reggae ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Look at Choreographer Merce Cunningham

Thursday, December 11, 1997

Merce Cunningham had many fans – including many dancers – who raved about the avant-garde dancer and choreographer because of the way he revolutionized modern dance, creating works of pure movement – divorced from not only storytelling, but musical accompaniment. David Vaughn

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Natasha Richardson

Thursday, January 21, 1993

Natasha Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, may have been born into one of acting’s great families, but she quickly made a name for herself on both stage and screen. Critics praised her performances in a wide range of her roles and she won the ...

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