Ever wonder how WNYC produces one of its scintillating radio programs? Dying to know what Leonard Lopate looks like in person? Find out when WNYC unveils its new studio and performance center, The Greene Space, where New Yorkers can sit in on the great performances and interviews that WNYC hosts on the air. In honor of the opening, the station is presenting a 10-day festival, and though some of the best events of the festival are invitation-only (like today’s conversation with Lou Reed and Santigold on the sound of Downtown at 2 p.m.), there are many others worth grabbing tickets for: Tonight, Michael Riesman, director of the Philip Glass Ensemble, gives a live musical performance on piano during the “audio theater” presentation of Arthur Yorinks’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The Invisible Man; on May 1, there’s a Cinco de Mayo party, and award-winning vocalist Maya Azucena will provide the live soundtrack for the news show The Takeaway; and on May 7, Rosie Perez moderates a conversation on historical preservation in the city. Or, of course, you can still hear it all on the radio.
Wed., April 29, 2009