Friday, September 25, 2009

Radio Radiance Programs Air!

This season's Radio Radiance programs aired in September. If you missed the original broadcasts, you can listen directly on the YPC website. Each program features a performance by YPC, an interview with a featured composer, and accompanying pre-broadcast and broadcast Listening Guides. Check it all out on the Radio Radiance page!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Radio Radiance Airs Again!

Episode Two of YPC's new radio and internet program, Radio Radiance , aired on Wednesday, September 16 on Performance Today.

The next broadcast will be Tuesday, September 22!

The September 16 show is now available for download on the YPC
Radio Radiance website! You can read all about the newly commissioned work, "Two Mountain Songs," by Gabriela Lena Frank by downloading the Listening Guides that are available on the website.

Let us know what you think of Radio Radiance
by leaving comments on our blog!

Read All About our Japan Tour

After keeping up with the tour via the chorister blog updates all summer, now you have the chance to learn about the full Japan Tour experience!

See lots of pictures from the tour, hear more stories directly from the chorister, read the YPC staff perspective of the tour, and learn about all of the exciting performances, Japanese culture, and places the YPC experienced while on tour!

Monday, September 14, 2009

YPC Radio Radiance Recording Session

Check out the pictures of YPC recording "Crosstown M42" for Radio Radiance. This performance and accompanying interview aired on "Performance Today" on Friday, September 11. Listen to the program here!

Above, YPC with composers Robert Kapilow and Fred Newman

Friday, September 11, 2009

If You See Something, Sing Something!

YPC's new radio and internet program, Radio 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!