Tuesday, April 7th, marks the 100th birthday anniversary of the one and only Billie Holiday. We'll be celebrating this milestone with a weeklong centennial broadcast in Lady Day’s honor, featuring her entire 1933-1959 discography, as well as on-air interviews with musicians and scholars. WKCR has a precedent of commemorating Holiday and her incredibly important contributions to vocal jazz, jazz as a whole, and Black music in our annual...
Tune in to is Raag Aur Tal this Sunday, March 29th from 7pm to 9pm where we will premiering selections from the new release from the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Next, we will be joined by special guests vocalist Anurag Harsh and raga pianist Utsav Lal who will be performing at Carnegie Hall the following weekend. Hosted by David Ellenbogen.
Tune in Saturday for WKCR's guest, Robert Parks, who will present a selection of recordings related to the 150th anniversary of the premiere of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde -- comparing landmark performances, including the Liebestod in Italian and French; looking at possible influences on Wagner, some passages in Liszt piano music and songs and the very long-phrased finale to Bellini’s Norma, which Wagner conducted when he was a young man; and noting its influence on other composers
Columbia Baseball returns to our online streams this weekend! Tune in as the two-time defending Ivy League champions begin league play in 2015. The Lions face Dartmouth in an ILCS rematch on Saturday and Harvard on Sunday. Coverage of both doubleheaders will begin a few minutes before noon.