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Composer Tan Dun, who wrote the score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, produced a tightly-edited version of The Peony Pavilion, a classic Chinese opera of the 16th century, staged in the Astor Court garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (above). Since the space could only hold 50 spectators, the Museum tapped Murray Street to produce audio for the webcast, live event, and on-site theatre audience. Met Museum produced video of the performance -- which you can see here.
"If you have no visual sight you have second sight. You can see God, you can see the spiritual world, you can see morality, you can see the way things work." - Lee Breuer
Since the time of Aristotle, blind seers have been regarded as bearers of special insight. Correspondent David Marash brings us the stories, music and this insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song. In this hour-long audio documentary we'll hear from: Arizona Dranes, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles, Flora Molton, Reverend Gary Davis and more.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio
We’re keeping up the groove this summer for Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio.
Joe Lovano propels his double-drumming band Us Five -- featuring Grammy® winner Esperanza Spalding on bass with Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela playing drums, plus guitarist Lionel Loueke and singer Judi Silvano -- to a polyrhythmic performance in the Allen Room.
Drummer Ali Jackson and vibes man Warren Wolf bring small groups to the House of Swing for a double-dip of modern percussion. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez captures a ‘conversation with the gods’ to honor the Father of Mambo – Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez.
Alongside those special summer offerings, we present Roy Haynes, Bobby McFerrin, The Yellowjackets with Mike Stern; the music of Sarah Vaughan, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Billy Strayhorn, Earl Hines and Bud Powell – all in just one summer quarter.
Find the full schedule and more information HERE.
Jazz Collective - The Music of Stevie Wonder
And check out our companion JazzStories podcast!
Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration
Murray Street and NPR continue a holiday tradition through the longest night of the year with Paul Winter Winter Solstice Celebration.
The extraordinary acoustics
of New York's Cathedral
of St. John the Divine highlight the Winter Consort, Eugene
Friesen, Paul Sullivan with gospel sinter Theresa
Thomason, Mbira Master Chris Berry and
the Cathedral's thundering organ. WNYC's John Schaefer hosts
the celebration. Learn more and
join us as we celebrate the return of light!
(Montage photo: Jeff Day)
Independent Minds: Dr. Jack Kevorkian
For his clients,
he was an angel of mercy; for his opponents, a doctor of death.
Join us, as we explore how a curious pathologist turned into an expert on death that challenged our ideas of life and personal self-determination. Produced in tandem with the Emmy Award-winning T.V. show.
European Jazz Stage
Sax man, composer and bandleader Benjamin
Herman returns as host
for this brand new season of European Jazz Stage 2012.
JazzStories add the musicians' own words to their music, with short presenter intros. A companion to Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio - JazzStories brings you to the next beat.
Learn more at our website. Available on iTunes.
W.C. Handy's Blues
Independent Minds: Temple Grandin
Unable to speak until age four and diagnosed with autism in the 1950s, Temple Grandin went on to defy expectations as a renowned author, activist and expert in humane livestock design.
Host David D’Arcy takes listeners on a journey into the mind of this self-described ‘anthropologist on Mars. Examine the world from a perspective that was once thought impossible. Produced in tandem with the Emmy Award-winning T.V. show.
Find all of the Independent Minds programs including At War in the Pacific, Peter Sellers,
Our 1977 NPR “Portrait in Sound” of “Crow Fair” – the annual gathering of more than 10,000 Native Americans from across the Northern and Southern Plains – will be rebroadcast over the next two weeks by NPR’s “Hearing Voices” series.
Listen in New York City WFUV FM 90.7 Sat 6am - WNYC AM 820 Sun 7am - Binghamton WSKG 89.3 and Ithaca WSOG 90.9 Thursday 1pm and 7pm. 100s of more stations (and lots more neat shows too) at www.hearingvoices.com
A Fred Friendly Seminar: Minds on the Edge
How can we support the recovery of people with mental illness?
The answer to these questions come loaded with real consequences and strong conflicts in a free society. Join host Cokie Roberts as our panelists work through the hypothetical stories of Olivia and James and grapple with
the conflicts, costs, and consequences
of Minds On The Edge.
Panelists, including Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel with moderator Frank Sesno take a 360 degree view at each story, exploring mental illness from the perspective of the family members, the treatment centers, the policy makers, and more.
Heat of the Moment: Inside Out
Hear the voices of the people affected by this dramatic change -- from Indian villagers confronting a rising sea to Parisians escaping the heat in the Catacombs -- Heat of the Moment delivers the message. Dan Grossman brings you first-hand accounts of the devastation of global warming from across the globe.
Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students
In this in-depth extension of her All Things Considered ® reports, Nancy Solomon uncovers the realities of the achievement disparity, even in well-funded, forward-looking schools.Listen as students try to explain what went wrong with their education. Join the kitchen table with black middle-class parents who thought that a move to the suburbs would ensure school success. Find out how the school's best teachers motivate their students. Be a fly on the wall in the busy dean's office where kids with discipline problems land.
If you have questions or would like more information on this program, contact Matthew Long-Middleton at Murray Street.
The Talking Violin
During the late 1970s, few Americans knew about the rich history of the violin in American music — from the development of the blues style by slave fiddlers, to the passionate solos of the early jazz violinists, through to contemporary, innovative players.
Hosted by the legendary
Dr. Billy Taylor (left, also featured
in JazzStories), The
Talking Violin traces the rich contributions
fellow string-players made to American music,
features interviews with some key American artists of the genre, including
Joe Kennedy Jr. and Claude “Fiddler” Williams.
L.A. Theatre Works
Compelling stories by inspiring playwrights set the stage for headline actors in the national launch of L.A. Theatre Works. L.A. Theatre Works already works for KPCC, WBEZ, WGBH, KUOW, and KUT. Bring drama, humor and entertainment to your listeners every week.
does point of view become propaganda?
Presented by WNYC's Amy Eddings and moderated by NYU / Harvard professor Arthur Miller, a panel of experts considers propaganda in the context of a hypothetical struggle between "Midrainia" and "Southland." Positions that seem clear in the abstract quickly become shaded by the realities of lives in the balance.
Symphony Space Live
We've captured over 50 hours of performances -- from the modern minstrel Sufjan Stevens to the Broadway anthems of Stephen Sondheim, to daylong celebrations of J.S. Bach, to jazz pianist Patricia Barber and the post modern blues of Bill Frisell, Petra Haden and Kelly Jo Phelps. Working with Associate Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky we've heightened these recordings with intimate interviews and program notes. These performances are available directly to listeners at symphonyspace.org/live and to radio stations at prx.org.
Pulse of the Planet
Artemis Media's newest music documentary Swingtime traces the story of black students struggling to keep their schools open in the late ‘30s by bringing the sounds of swing across the nation. Touring school ensembles like The Bama State Collegians, Prairie View Coeds, and International Sweethearts of Rhythm also laid the groundwork for a change in perceptions of race and gender in America.
hosts the hour, balancing music with comments from historians and members
of the bands. They provide a unique perspective on this dramatic period
of black history. Through their performances, these men and women changed
the way a nation understood its own complexion.
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Now, eleven remastered and reinvigorated hours of HEAT are available exclusively on PRX.org. New introductions by John Hockenberry wrap conversations with George Carlin, Spalding Gray, Linda Barry, Matt Groening, Harry Shearer, Joyce Carol Oates, Athol Fugard, George Foreman, Jimmy Tingle and more.
Plus, live music we can dance to - Dr. John, Mose Allison, Billy Bragg, Nora York, Loudon Wainwright, "Betty" and more. At last the left and right brain can party together.
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