WNYC’s hosts David Garland and Terrance McKnight celebrate the classical canon according to WNYC: brilliant live performances of works from Perotin to Pendercki, from Adams to Bach, via Carter, Debussy, all the way to Zorn.
Starting with the still, yet monumental, voice of Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo keyboard composition, Simone Dinnerstein kicks off four hours of music by some of New York’s most celebrated performers presenting a rich and diverse program that mirrors Terrance and David’s nightly excursions.
Joining our hosts will be an eclectic group of artists including Don Byron, Jason Moran, Gabriella Montero, René Pape, Ute Lemper, John Zorn, and Nico Muhly, as well as ensembles Face The Music, Brooklyn Rider, Polygraph Lounge, and the St. Ignatius Loyola Choir. The performance by the St. Ignatius Loyala Choir was made possible, in part through the generous support of Lois and Richard Pace.
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, pianist Uri Caine, pianist Uri Caine with Don Byron on clarinet, singer Alicia Hall Moran with Jason Moran on piano, the ensemble Face the Music!.
Hour two: Singer Ute Lemper
Hour three: Bass René Pape with Brian Zeger on piano, John Zorn, saxophone, Polygraph Lounge (Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer) with guest Elliott Sharp on bass clarinet.
Hour four: Brooklyn Rider, St Ignatius Loyola Choir with Kent Tritle conducting, Nico Muhly with Nadia Sirota.