If You See Something, Sing Something!

YPC’s new radio and internet programRadio Radiance, an NEA-funded project in collaboration with WNYC New York Public Radio and American Public Media (APM), begins airing today, Friday, September 11, on APM’s “Performance Today.”

Each program will feature a performance by YPC and interview with the featured composer. 

Today’s show will feature “Crosstown M42” by Robert Kapilow and Fred Newman. Listen on the “Performance Today” website NOW!

Read all about the piece here:

Have you ever traveled across New York City by bus? Composers Robert Kapilow and Fred Newman had the idea of recreating this experience in their new choral work “Crosstown M42,” written for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s Radio Radiance program. Beginning with sounds of the wind and seagulls on the Hudson River, the listener is taken on a journey past Port Authority, through Times Square and Bryant Park all the way to the East River. Each stop contains a snapshot, or rather an earshot, of the amazing city sounds that are all around us. Complete with beat boxing, steel drums, sitar playing and even every child’s favorite, “the Wheels on the Bus,” it is an exciting piece that will captivate every listener. 

Check back soon for more announcements about Radio Radiance!