Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Plays Stravinsky in The Greene Space

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fifteen members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform a piece by the Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky.  Orpheus will play a work by Stravinsky in each of their Carnegie concerts this season. 

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Pianist Jenny Lin Performs on WNYC's Soundcheck

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The enterprising pianist Jenny Lin joins WNYC's John Schaefer to perform live on Soundcheck.

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The Music of 1924

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

David Garland hosts an evening of epoch-defining music from 1924. Recorded live in the Jerome L. Greene space on July 8, 2009.

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Martha Eggerth performs at 97

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

David Garland, host of Evening Music, offers a glimpse of 1924, featuring epoch-defining music from that year. The Hungarian-born coloratora soprano Martha Eggerth made her debut one year earlier, in 1923, at age 11.

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Lorin Maazel Speaks With WNYC's Leonard Lopate

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lorin Maazel discusses his future after the New York Philharmonic on WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Sueno De Amor

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cuban-born drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto and his ensemble Si O Si share the world premiere performance of his haunting Sueno de Amor with singer Vennisa Santi.

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Paola Prestini's Last Hymn

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Italian-born composer Paola Prestini is the director and founder of the non-profit interdisciplinary collective, VisionIntoArt. Listen to her piece Last Hymn for clarinet, cello, vibes and laptop. Featured here are clarinetist Richard Mannoia, vibraphone player Yuri Yamashita, and cellist Claire Bryant.

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Paola Prestini's Inngerutit and Spell

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Italian-born composer Paola Prestini is the director and founder of the non-profit interdisciplinary collective, VisionIntoArt. Here she gives the world premiere performances of Spell and Inngerutit for clarinet, cello, vibes and laptop.

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A Melody for Peace and Understanding

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tibetan-born singer Yungchen Lhamo gets the audience involved by asking them to lay down a vocal drone over which she improvises a melody for peace and understanding.

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Three Versions of a Dream

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Evening Music host David Garland and Overnight Music host Haleh Abghari get in on the act as vocalists in a special live version of Ezequiel Vinao's WNYC commission, Three Versions of a Dream (After a reading of Borges).

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Jade Simmons Performs on WNYC's Soundcheck

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Concert pianist Jade Simmons performs live on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer.

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Nico Muhly's Keep in Touch

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nico Muhly's piece Keep in Touch is performed with the composer on piano and Overnight Music host Nadia Sirota on the viola. The composer describes the work as "a lament, a sort of chaconne divided up into sections by more freely composed cadenzas for the viola."

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The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola Live from The Greene Space

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, directed by Kent Tritle, performs two haunting choral pieces, starting with Sederunt by the 12th century composer Perotin. The choir then jumps ahead to the 20th century with Song of the Cherubim by the Polish master Krysztof Penderecki. Recorded live in the Jerome L. Greene space on April 30th 2009.

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Steven Brinberg's "Simply Barbra"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Barbra Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg gives a shout-out to WNYC as he takes listeners through "Memories" of the station, with a little help from Rob Schwimmer. Brinberg has performed his "Simply Barbra" act on stages around the world.

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Brooklyn Rider

Thursday, April 30, 2009

String quartet Brooklyn Rider plays Beloved, do not let me be discouraged by violinist Colin Jacobsen.

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Polygraph Lounge

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Polygraph Lounge -- the duo of Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer -- perform "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," their freewheeling trip through music history from Beethoven through Stravinsky, Monk, Glass and beyond.

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John Zorn

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Composer and saxophonist John Zorn presents a squealing mix of free jazz, avant-garde and other sounds in this solo performance.

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René Pape performs Live in The Greene Space

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Operatic bass René Pape and pianist Brian Zeger perform Franz Schubert's "Schwanengesang: Aufenthalt," D. 957 (Resting Place), Richard Strauss's "Zueignung," Op. 10/1 (Devotion) and "Some Enchanted Evening" by Oscar Hammerstein II.

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Ute Lemper

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The German-born, New York-based chantuese Ute Lemper performs a set of cabaret and jazz standards with pianist Vana Giareg.

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Jason Moran

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jason Moran, a jazz pianist whose work combines elements of stride piano, avant-garde jazz, classical and hip-hop, performs a solo selection.

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