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The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR Essential conversations and intimate performances, live from New York and heard everywhere on WNYC and WQXR. Performance space of WNYC and WQXR.

We galvanize conversations around the life, arts and politics of our city and our world through live journalism and performance.

We galvanize conversations around the life, arts and politics of our city and our world through live journalism and performance.

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05/23/2022
"They Call Us Bruce" Live

RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller “RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now” and hosts of the acclaimed podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE will be recording an evening of live podcasts with guests who’ll share their recollections of Asian America in the Nineties, 2000s and 2010s, and their reflections of what’s changed today, in food, fashion, entertainment and technology. Guests feature award winning food writer Agnes Chung Talde, Top Chef Dale Talde, JoySauce deputy editor in chief Frankie Huang, stylist and costume designer Minji Kim, writer and comedian Karen Chee, VC and AsianAvenue.com founder Ben Sun, and tech observer and Glitch CEO Anil Dash.

05/19/2022
Eunbi Kim in Residence: It Feels Like CHAOS 🪐

Can we make sense of chaos?

Fans of astrology know that when the planet Saturn returns to its location at the time of one’s birth, usually every 29 years, we experience a time of life marked by upheaval, major change and the feeling of chaos. Navigate an artistic crossing of these turbulent waters with host and pianist Eunbi Kim performing music by Sophia Jani and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), astrologer Jonathan Koe aka Nate Qi, and electronic flutist Gina Izzo aka ladyybirdd and drummer Wen-Ting Wu. You may even go home with your own tarot reading…

Pianist Eunbi Kim and her guests take the audience through a musical dialogue on the themes of motherhood, home, play, a...
05/18/2022

Pianist Eunbi Kim and her guests take the audience through a musical dialogue on the themes of motherhood, home, play, and chaos in her intimate series “It Feels Like.”
💛 🏠 🎡 🪐

Two performances remain. Tickets are $10: bit.ly/3swbMpS

05/16/2022
Eunbi Kim Presents It Feels Like...MOM

What does it mean to be a mom? Do moms really have super powers?

Being a mom is complicated…and having a mom is complicated too. In this interactive and intimate episode, host pianist Eunbi Kim and guests shower the audience with reflections ranging from the madcap to the mournful, and the familiar to the foreign. Kim performs the world premiere of Pauchi Sasaki’s Mother’s Hand, Healing Hand with violinist Lauren Cauley and cellist Wick Simmons. Later in the program, Kim is joined by guests including the zany musical comedy duo Slanty Eyed Mama, and violinist, author and mom Rebecca Fischer

🎙️📻 Our spring Artist in Residence Eunbi Kim appeared onAll Of It With Alison Stewart this afternoon! Listen to the segm...
05/12/2022
Eunbi Kim, The Greene Space's Artist-In-Residence for Spring 2022 | All Of It | WNYC

🎙️📻 Our spring Artist in Residence Eunbi Kim appeared on
All Of It With Alison Stewart this afternoon! Listen to the segment below and join us for Eunbi's series It Feels Like next week, live in The Greene Space. https://www.wnyc.org/story/eunbi-kim-greene-spaces-artist-residence-spring-2022

Greene Space artist-in-residence Eunbi Kim joins to preview her slate of shows next week inspired by her new album.

05/03/2022
Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin and Sam Yardley

Bold English post-punk/art-rock band Porridge Radio members Dana Margolin and Sam Yardley play a stripped-down set, showcasing music from their forthcoming album, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky, Live in The Greene Space.

05/02/2022
Get Lit with All Of It: Jennifer Egan with Musical Guest Steve Earle

Get Lit with All Of It

Get Lit is back in The Greene Space! All of It host Alison Stewart continues her book club series IN PERSON with The Candy House by Jennifer Egan. Grammy-winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Earle stops by for a musical performance.

04/25/2022
Luna Composition Lab Alumni Celebration

Luna Composition Lab is “changing the playing field” for young artists (The New Yorker). Launched in 2016 by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid with the Kaufman Music Center, Luna Lab elevates underrepresented voices in the world of classical music by providing mentorship and resources for young female, non-binary, and gender nonconforming composers across the country. The impact of Luna Lab is reverberating through concert halls and classrooms throughout the U.S. Its alumni are making their mark in the composition field, with numerous awards and honors as well as commissions from professional ensembles. Luna Lab celebrates its talented alumni in the first ever Alumni Showcase, featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble. Nia Franklin hosts the event.

03/31/2022
Lives at Stake with Imara Jones

On #TransDayofVisibility, check out Trans Bodies, Trans Choices created by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Imara Jones and her organization TransLash: https://bit.ly/3uLMeFw

Imara was one of our 2020-2021 artists in residence and the vital conversations she led about trans lives still resonate today. If you missed her Greene Space series Lives at Stake, check out a preview below and watch the full series on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3JWXN3l.

03/22/2022
2022 Avery Fisher Career Grants Live from The Greene Space

Join us for the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grants announcement ceremony hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest, livestreamed from @The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR . Performances by this year's recipients follow the announcement. Since the first Career Grants were awarded in 1976, there have been 166 Career Grant recipients. Past awardees include pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and flutist Demarre McGill.

Avery Fisher Career Grants are designed to give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists and chamber ensembles who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. The Avery Fisher Artist Program is committed to all forms of diversity, with recipients chosen based on outstanding artistic merit. Additional information at www.averyfisherartistprogram.org.

03/21/2022
Misty Copeland on Discovering Ballet's History of African-American Dancers

Throughout Women’s History month, we’ve been reflecting on the legacy of trailblazing female artists, musicians, performers, and journalists. In 2015, Misty Copeland came to the space and joined dance legends Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade in conversation shortly after her history-making promotion to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.

Watch the full conversation here: youtu.be/cfytyTRmarI

03/09/2022
Scott Joplin’s New York: An evening of music and conversation with Lara Downes & John McWhorter

Lara Downes examines Scott Joplin’s music, telling the story of what brought him to NYC, what he found here, the sad final chapter of his life and the transformative impact of his legacy. Lara is joined by author and cultural commentator John McWhorter for an intimate evening of music and conversation about Joplin’s New York, a century of progress, and the contradictions that shape our American life. All tickets $25: bit.ly/3vSPaCo

02/28/2022
Get Lit with All of It: Jason Mott

LIVE NOW: Our virtual book club series Get Lit with All Of It With Alison Stewart continues tonight with Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book. Host Alison Stewart will speak with the New York Times best-selling author about his latest novel which goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole. Following the interview, by request from the author himself, we’ll be joined by Brooklyn-based hip hop-bluegrass fusion band Gangstagrass, who will perform a few songs.

02/08/2022
Cate Le Bon: Pompeii

LIVE NOW: Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Cate Le Bon, offers new music from her latest album, Pompeii, as part of Soundcheck, Live with New Soundshost John Schaefer. Composed in the “uninterrupted vacuum,” of the current times, – global pandemic plus climate emergency’s colliding eco-traumas – Pompeii offers the unhinged opulence that rests in sonic deconstruction.

02/04/2022
Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music

Dr. Howard Watkins, renowned pianist and Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, explores this lineage by curating a recital delving into the rich repertoire of Black American composers, featuring internationally acclaimed soprano Karen Slack and baritone Kenneth Overton. WNYC’s Jami Floyd hosts this illuminating musical performance followed by an insightful panel discussion about the over 100-year tradition of Black creators, conductors, and patrons of classical music. View the concert program here: bit.ly/3gcULuq

A community engagement program co-presented by The Greene Space, the Apollo Theater, WQXR, and the American Composers Orchestra in support of The Gathering.

01/26/2022
Emily Wells on Soundcheck, Live

Tonight at 7pm, polymathic composer, producer, and video artist Emily Wells performs new works off her latest album as part of Soundcheck, Live with New Sounds host John Schaefer. Stream the podcast taping and musical performance here: bit.ly/3AgsgVK

01/17/2022
APOLLO UPTOWN HALL: MLK – ACTIVISM AND THE ARTS

TUNE IN MONDAY AT 7PM: Join WNYC and the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival for #ApolloUptownHall, the annual community celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

🔴 This year’s virtual event will explore the ways Dr. King fostered unity between activism and the arts, and how that legacy continues today with Reverend Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, the Honorable Andrew Young, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson, the Smithsonian NMAAHC's Damion Thomas, Black Art in America's Najee Dorsey, WNYC's Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and more notables!

01/17/2022
APOLLO UPTOWN HALL: MLK – ACTIVISM AND THE ARTS

TUNE IN MONDAY AT 11 AM: Join WNYC and the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival for #ApolloUptownHall, the annual community celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

🔴 This year’s virtual event will explore the ways Dr. King fostered unity between activism and the arts, and how that legacy continues today with Reverend Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, the Honorable Andrew Young, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson, the Smithsonian NMAAHC's Damion Thomas, Black Art in America's Najee Dorsey, WNYC's Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and more notables!

🎄Just announced! Join us for a virtual three-day spectacular of holly jolly tunes chosen by the team at The Greene Space...
12/15/2021
Oh What Fun! | A Very Merry Mashup No. 1 - The Greene Space

🎄Just announced! Join us for a virtual three-day spectacular of holly jolly tunes chosen by the team at The Greene Space.

You’ll hear gospel that will make your soul sing, a cappella with harmonies tighter than Santa’s pants after a night of eating cookies, and a brass ensemble that will absolve any preconceptions you have about the French horn from your elementary school band’s holiday concert.

Streams will become available Dec. 16, 18, and 20 - just in time for the nights before Christmas.
https://www.thegreenespace.org/event/oh-what-fun/

Join us for a virtual three-day spectacular of holly jolly tunes chosen by the team at The Greene Space. Each streaming event will feature an uninterrupted compilation of Christmas music performed live in our studio over the last 10 years. Listen as you wrap your presents, or cast the stream to your...

12/05/2021
WQXR’s 85th Anniversary Concert

LIVE NOW: Celebrate @WQXR’s past, see premieres of commissions that reflect its present, and enjoy works that look toward the future of classical music. @simonedinnerstein, Kara Dugan, and @TheKnightsNYC perform in the 85th Anniversary Concert. View the concert program here: http://bit.ly/3Gc1NdT

11/09/2021
Lang Lang Performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Lang Lang - 郎朗 is back in The Greene Space! Tomorrow at 2PM ET, the classical superstar will discuss his new recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations with WQXR Morning Host Jeff Spurgeon and play us some excerpts. Take a midday break and tune in to the live stream tomorrow afternoon, 11/10: bit.ly/3qnJwFG

11/01/2021
Simone Dinnerstein: An American Mosaic

Watch the streaming premiere of Simone Dinnerstein’s An American Mosaic from The Green-Wood Cemetery cemetery in this one-of-a-kind performance. Produced in partnership with Death of Classical, Simone guides audiences across the Cemetery, pausing periodically to perform on several Yamaha pianos that will be scattered throughout the route.

10/29/2021
El Living Room with Angélica Negrón: Los Friends

This week on El Living Room, Angélica Negrón is joined by Los Friends. Angélica and her pals sit down, snack on los monchies, and chat about empathy, communication, and community. Guests include synth enchanter and composer Phong Tran, his bandmate and fellow composer, Darian Donovan Thomas, musical comedian Dylan Adler, and the mystical Mela Pabón.

10/27/2021
Get Lit with All of It: Lauren Groff

LIVE NOW: Our virtual book club series Get Lit with All Of It With Alison Stewart continues tonight with Lauren Groff’s latest novel, MATRIX. All of It host Alison Stewart and Groff will discuss the engrossing tale of female desire, passion, creativity, and power set in a medieval abbey, and the sisterly trio The Staves stop by for a musical performance.

10/22/2021
El Living Room: La Muerte

Angélica Negrón’s "El Living Room" continues on the theme of La Muerte. Angélica and her guests discuss death, grief, and the accompanying melodrama inherent in Latinx culture. Guests include percussion composer & visual artist Raquel Acevedo Klein, El Living Room’s director Macha Colón, singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta, and one of Latinternet's most beloved Instagram astrologers, Mela Pabón.

10/14/2021
El Living Room: Los Feelings

LIVE NOW: On our first episode of Angélica Negrón’s "El Living Room," Angélica and friends explore “los feelings” and their sonic manifestations. Guests include percussion duo NOMON, stand-up comedian, musician & writer Marcia Belsky, mixed-media artist & podcast host Justin Favela (“Latinos Who Lunch” & “Art People Podcast”), and one of Latinternet's most beloved Instagram astrologers,” Mela Pabón.

10/13/2021
Kelly Hall-Tompkins LIVE in The Greene Space

🎻 🎶 On October 19, WQXR resumes live concerts in The Greene Space with a program from the Artist Propulsion Lab encapsulating Kelly Hall-Tompkins Violinist's unflagging spirit, deep love of connection, and commitment to social justice. $15 tickets: bit.ly/3AAKyQ4

10/12/2021
El Living Room: FREE Streaming Events

🛋️ Couldn’t make it to El Living Room in person? 𝙣𝙤 𝙩𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙨: all 4 episodes from Angélica Negrón’s variety show will be rolled out for free online streaming starting October 14. Watch from the comfort of your couch and get ensconced in a truly unique sonic playground.
RSVP: bit.ly/3lasQxd

10/12/2021
El Living Room: Stream for FREE Starting October 14

🛋️ Couldn’t make it to El Living Room in person? 𝙣𝙤 𝙩𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙨: all 4 episodes from Angélica Negrón's variety show will be rolled out for free online streaming starting October 14. Watch from the comfort of your couch and get ensconced in a truly unique sonic playground. RSVP: bit.ly/3lasQxd

10/08/2021
Aria Code Breakers: Terence Blanchard

LIVE NOW: Aria Code host @RhiannonGiddensMusic sits down with composer @TerenceBlanchardJazz to talk about the historic premiere of his opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the @MetOpera, his writing process, and the unique challenges of staging an opera in the wake of a global pandemic.

09/27/2021
Angélica Negrón's El Living Room

✨TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! ✨
Live events are BACK in The Greene Space! Angélica Negrón's El Living Room kicks off our return tonight at 7pm. Performances run through Thursday, Sept. 30.
🎟️: bit.ly/3lasQxd

09/21/2021
Get Lit with All of It: Jonathan Lee

LIVE NOW: Our virtual book club series Get Lit with All Of It With Alison Stewart continues tonight with Jonathan Lee’s The Great Mistake. All of It host Alison Stewart and the author will discuss the novel about a mysterious murder in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, and NYC’s own Claudi of the band Pinc Louds will share a couple of songs.

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RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller “RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now” and hosts of the acclaimed podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE will be recording an evening of live podcasts with guests who’ll share their recollections of Asian America in the Nineties, 2000s and 2010s, and their reflections of what’s changed today, in food, fashion, entertainment and technology. Guests feature award winning food writer Agnes Chung Talde, Top Chef Dale Talde, JoySauce deputy editor in chief Frankie Huang, stylist and costume designer Minji Kim, writer and comedian Karen Chee, VC and AsianAvenue.com founder Ben Sun, and tech observer and Glitch CEO Anil Dash.
Can we make sense of chaos? Fans of astrology know that when the planet Saturn returns to its location at the time of one’s birth, usually every 29 years, we experience a time of life marked by upheaval, major change and the feeling of chaos. Navigate an artistic crossing of these turbulent waters with host and pianist Eunbi Kim performing music by Sophia Jani and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), astrologer Jonathan Koe aka Nate Qi, and electronic flutist Gina Izzo aka ladyybirdd and drummer Wen-Ting Wu. You may even go home with your own tarot reading…
Pianist Eunbi Kim and her guests take the audience through a musical dialogue on the themes of motherhood, home, play, and chaos in her intimate series “It Feels Like.” 💛 🏠 🎡 🪐 Two performances remain. Tickets are $10: bit.ly/3swbMpS
What does it mean to be a mom? Do moms really have super powers? Being a mom is complicated…and having a mom is complicated too. In this interactive and intimate episode, host pianist Eunbi Kim and guests shower the audience with reflections ranging from the madcap to the mournful, and the familiar to the foreign. Kim performs the world premiere of Pauchi Sasaki’s Mother’s Hand, Healing Hand with violinist Lauren Cauley and cellist Wick Simmons. Later in the program, Kim is joined by guests including the zany musical comedy duo Slanty Eyed Mama, and violinist, author and mom Rebecca Fischer
🎙️📻 Our spring Artist in Residence Eunbi Kim appeared on All Of It With Alison Stewart this afternoon! Listen to the segment below and join us for Eunbi's series It Feels Like next week, live in The Greene Space. https://www.wnyc.org/story/eunbi-kim-greene-spaces-artist-residence-spring-2022
Bold English post-punk/art-rock band Porridge Radio members Dana Margolin and Sam Yardley play a stripped-down set, showcasing music from their forthcoming album, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky, Live in The Greene Space.
Get Lit with All Of It Get Lit is back in The Greene Space! All of It host Alison Stewart continues her book club series IN PERSON with The Candy House by Jennifer Egan. Grammy-winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Earle stops by for a musical performance.
Luna Composition Lab is “changing the playing field” for young artists (The New Yorker). Launched in 2016 by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid with the Kaufman Music Center, Luna Lab elevates underrepresented voices in the world of classical music by providing mentorship and resources for young female, non-binary, and gender nonconforming composers across the country. The impact of Luna Lab is reverberating through concert halls and classrooms throughout the U.S. Its alumni are making their mark in the composition field, with numerous awards and honors as well as commissions from professional ensembles. Luna Lab celebrates its talented alumni in the first ever Alumni Showcase, featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble. Nia Franklin hosts the event.
On #TransDayofVisibility, check out Trans Bodies, Trans Choices created by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Imara Jones and her organization TransLash: https://bit.ly/3uLMeFw Imara was one of our 2020-2021 artists in residence and the vital conversations she led about trans lives still resonate today. If you missed her Greene Space series Lives at Stake, check out a preview below and watch the full series on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3JWXN3l.
Join us for the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grants announcement ceremony hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest, livestreamed from @The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR . Performances by this year's recipients follow the announcement. Since the first Career Grants were awarded in 1976, there have been 166 Career Grant recipients. Past awardees include pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and flutist Demarre McGill. Avery Fisher Career Grants are designed to give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists and chamber ensembles who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. The Avery Fisher Artist Program is committed to all forms of diversity, with recipients chosen based on outstanding artistic merit. Additional information at www.averyfisherartistprogram.org.
Throughout Women’s History month, we’ve been reflecting on the legacy of trailblazing female artists, musicians, performers, and journalists. In 2015, Misty Copeland came to the space and joined dance legends Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade in conversation shortly after her history-making promotion to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Watch the full conversation here: youtu.be/cfytyTRmarI
Lara Downes examines Scott Joplin’s music, telling the story of what brought him to NYC, what he found here, the sad final chapter of his life and the transformative impact of his legacy. Lara is joined by author and cultural commentator John McWhorter for an intimate evening of music and conversation about Joplin’s New York, a century of progress, and the contradictions that shape our American life. All tickets $25: bit.ly/3vSPaCo