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Heart, Strings: Dessa with the Argus Quartet and Matthew Santos

Originally Aired: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Writer and musician Dessa

Photo by William Clark

Overview

Writer and musician Dessa takes stage with the Argus Quartet, Grammy-nominated vocalist Matthew Santos and WNYC’s New Sounds host John Schaefer for an evening of performance, conversation and some unscripted nonsense.

This year Dessa (who cut her teeth as a rapper in the Doomtree crew) recorded a live album with the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra; the collaborative project is titled Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall. Tonight’s show explores the unlikely friendship forged between an indie rapper and world class-symphonic orchestra. Expect moving string arrangements, writerly lyrics, funny stories and a chance to see the gears turning on an unusual creative process.

The Spirio by Steinway & Sons is the official piano of The Greene Space.

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