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Live on the Web: YPC’s Radio Radiance!


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YPC goes live on the web on Tuesday, June 2, when we introduce Radio Radiance!

An innovative radio/internet program created by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) under the artistic direction of Francisco J. Núñez, Radio Radiance will be launched during a live performance and webstream from WNYC New York Public Radio’s Jerome Greene Performance Space. The four-episode program is presented in collaboration with WNYC and American Public Media (APM).

Don’t miss this historic moment! To watch the live webstream on June 2, log on to www.wnyc.org beginning at 5:30 p.m. To read a moment-by-moment account of the entire process–from closed-door recordings to conversations with composers to the live performance itself, catch this blog starting at 3:00 p.m. — and send in your comments.

Radio Radiance will introduce four new commissioned works by YPC from award-winning composers Eve Beglarian, Robert Kapilow with foley (sound effects) artist Fred Newman, Meredith Monk, and Gabriela Lena Frank, all known for taking music in new and surprising directions. Two of them, world premieres by Beglarian and Kapilow, were written especially for radio and digital technology. All four works will be performed by YPC and presented as self-contained episodes. The works represent Radio Radiance’s mission “to present innovative choral music and explore vocal extremes.”

Radio Radiance is hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer and APM’s Fred Child and is being recorded at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space before a live audience of special guests and children from YPC’s Satellite Program in NYC public schools.