The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR to Present All Events As Free Digital-Only Streams from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3
Performances to be presented without live audiences to reduce spread of COVID-19
(NEW YORK — March 12, 2020) — The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR announced today that all events will be produced without a live audience, from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our performers, speakers, guests, and staff.
Programming highlights include premieres from pianist Jeremy Denk, The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence, and Imara Jones, our first-ever Journalist-in-Residence. On March 20, Denk will present the first of his three-part series exploring four of the most fascinating moments from Book 1 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. On March 31 (International Transgender Day of Visibility), Jones will present the premiere screening of her short documentary The Future of Trans.
Programming beyond April 3 remains on the schedule as of this moment. Regular updates can be found at thegreenespace.org.
“In difficult times, we need culture and the arts as a source of reflection, renewal and joy,” said Jennifer Sendrow, Executive Producer, The Greene Space. “We are committed to keeping our community safe and healthy, and delighted to be able to continue supporting some of our city’s most extraordinary artists and thinkers. We also hope these free online programs will help keep people connected with each other and to the creative spirit of our city during this challenging time.”
The current schedule of digital-only events is below:
Very Biggest Questions: Is Tech Deleting Everyday Human Connections?
Thursday, March 19 at 7 PM ET
A conversation with host Angélique Roché (NBC News, Syfy Wire, Marvel) and staff writer at The Atlantic Ashley Fetters, founder of Tribeca Therapy Matt Lundquist, and digital strategy teacher and host of Graphic Policy Radio Podcast Elana Levin.
The Well-Tempered Clavier’s Greatest Hits with 2020 Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Denk
Friday, March 20 at 7 pm ET
Jeremy Denk, winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, kicks off his residency in The Greene Space with a deep dive into four of the most fascinating moments from Book 1 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
The Future of Trans: Screening and Discussion on International Transgender Day of Visibility
Tuesday, March 31 at 7 PM ET
Journalist-in-Residence Imara Jones begins her residency on International Transgender Day of Visibility with a premiere screening of the short documentary The Future of Trans, followed by an interactive discussion focused on mapping the road ahead for transgender people in the U.S.
WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces: Timmy Chooi
Wednesday, April 1 at 1 PM ET
Violinist Timmy Chooi will perform selections from some of classical music’s most beloved composers, accompanied by pianist Jinhee Park.
Audiences are encouraged to engage with hosts and guests live via social media hashtags and email throughout each performance.
Lead philanthropic support for The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is provided by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Additional support for the Greene Space comes from the Howard Gilman Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
ABOUT THE JEROME L. GREENE PERFORMANCE SPACE
The Greene Space is the street-level broadcast studio and performance venue of WNYC and WQXR, channeling the collective genius in New York City to create forward-looking live art, theater, and journalism that sparks change. It brings audiences to the intersection of art and politics by leading courageous conversations and curating performances of intense beauty that are deeply rooted locally but relevant to audiences globally. For more information, visit www.thegreenespace.org.
ABOUT THE JEROME L. GREENE FOUNDATION
The Jerome L. Greene Foundation supports select programs that make a significant impact on the lives of all New Yorkers in the areas of the arts, education, medicine and social justice. Its 40-year history is grounded in the vision of its founder, Jerry Greene, to give back to the city he loved. Today the Foundation honors his commitment by continuing to fund quality institutions and programs, and by identifying new ways to increase access to the arts and education, create opportunity for ground-breaking medical research, and help ensure social justice for all.