Prodigyal: Staceyann Chin and Rachel Cargle in Conversation
Staceyann Chin begins her residency in The Greene Space with a conversation exploring what home is for those of us who left home to find ourselves/our voices. How do we carry home with us, how do we find it as we move across borders—what are some of the practices we have to institute in order to find balance/calm/safety?
New York Guitar Festival 2022
The fourth and final night of the 2022 festival features the space-Americana and pastoral country stylings of guitarist, composer, and collaborator William Tyler. Also, there’s a fado-tinged set from bandleader, composer, and soloist Marta Pereira da Costa, the world’s first and only female professional player of the Portuguese Guitar (a double six-stringed, teardrop-shaped instrument traditionally played by men.) John Schaefer hosts
New York Guitar Festival 2022: Badi Assad, Vernon Reid, and Laraaji
This third night features Brazilian polymath Badi Assad, who is a guitarist, yes, and…a singer, percussionist, keyboardist, and dancer. Also, on the third night, the possibly cosmic and definitely virtuosic shimmering fire of guitarist and composer Vernon Reid together with multi-instrumentalist Laraaji, perhaps on zither. John Schaefer hosts.
New York Guitar Festival 2022: Bill Frisell and Luke Bergman, Gyan Riley
Join us for the second of four nights celebrating spectacular guitar talents features American jazz (and country, West African, classical, improvisatory) guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell, together with bassist, guitarist, and pedal steel player Luke Bergman. Also joining on night two is the guitarist and composer Gyan Riley, whose talent also ranges and roams, spanning jazz, world music, new music, and post-minimalism. John Schaefer hosts.
New York Guitar Festival 2022: Vieux Farka Toure, Glenn Jones
This is the first of four nights of a celebration of today’s most dazzling guitar talents and features Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré, son of the legendary West African blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré and a leading figure on the global music scene. The series opens with Glenn Jones, an inventive, and evocative fingerpicking guitar player of the “American primitive” style. John Schaefer hosts.
Justin Austin: American Perspectives
As part of WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab concert series, baritone Justin Austin and friends will gather for an evening of discussion and song, exploring both what it means to be an American, and perform music from and across the many different cultures of the United States.
"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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
El Living Room: Los Not so Favorite Things with Angélica Negrón
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Lit with All of It: Anna Sale
Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021
J'Nai Bridges Sings an Excerpt from "Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust"