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WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Luba Grosman

Overview

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute deep dive into the art of listening with guided meditation and live music.

Beginner’s Ear brings you closer to the music by opening the mind to both silence and sound.  Through guided meditation, participants reach a deep state of attentive calm, out of which a live performance unfolds with visceral beauty.

Beginner’s Ear was created by New York Times contributing critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim as a way to dissolve the mental static that so often gets in the way of a clear connection to a musical performance. Each 60-minute session begins with a mindfulness teacher leading participants in a 15-minute guided meditation. Out of the resulting deep stillness, a 30-minute musical performance emerges, unfolds in the space, and recedes back into the rich calm. The event wraps up with a short conversation, moderated by Corinna, about aspects of mindful listening.

Upcoming Events

WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. This edition will feature critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. Join us for a special Lunar New Year edition of the series that will feature vocalist Jen Shyu, gamin, and Kaoru Watanabe on Japanese flutes and drums.

 

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. This edition will feature classical pianist Lisa Moore and Colombian composer Julián De La Chica.

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. Each meditation will feature live music from a different artist, to be announced.

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Join a more enlightened celebration of Valentine’s Day with musical reveries for 4-hands piano performed by Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, a duo of international superstars. The program includes Schubert’s F minor Fantasy and Debussy’s Petite Suite — works full of whimsy, mystery and passion.

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. Each meditation will feature live music from a different artist, to be announced.

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. This edition will feature Artyom Dervoed, one of the eminent champions of the classical guitar.

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WQXR Presents: Beginner’s Ear

WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. Each meditation will feature live music from a different artist, to be announced.

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