Classical Up Close: Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis
Legendary trumpeter, composer, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis will appear with award-winning Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti will appear together in Classical Up Close at New York Public Radio’s Greene Space on January 16th at 7pm.
The hour-long program, which will be hosted by WQXR‘s new creative director Clemency Burton-Hill, will give the audience intimate insight into the collaborative process, when the two musicians discuss the 2015 violin concerto that Wynton Marsalis wrote for Benedetti, as well as their continuing work together on new artistic and educational projects. In addition, Benedetti will perform, accompanied by pianist Alexei Grynyuk.
The Greene Space opened in 2009 with support from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Their over 125 performances per year include programs by WNYC and WQXR, podcast tapings, and signature event series featuring talk, music, dance, comedy, art, and theater. The Greene Space shares the mission of New York Public Radio: to make the mind more curious, the heart more open, and the soul more joyful. But while radio and podcasts are media made for millions, the Greene Space aims to change the world one person at a time, moving New Yorkers to the intersection of art and politics, leading courageous conversations, and curating performances of intense beauty that are deeply rooted locally but relevant to audiences globally.
Watch the live webcast on WQXR’s Facebook page.