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Murray street Production:
Live Broadcast Specials


Symphony Space: Wall to Wall  

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March 19, 2005: Elaine Stritch, Michael Cerveris, The American Theatre Orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani and more celebrate the musical achievements of Stephen Sondheim. Murray Street produced the live broadcast with XM Satellite Radio (all 12 hours!) and WNYC Radio in New York City (a 4 hour local special), plus two hours of highlights for NPR hosted by Susan Stamberg (Broadway Baby) .

May 19, 2007: The New York City Opera orchestra and singers with conductor Gerald Steichen and more than a dozen opera companies join to celebrate 400 years of this grand art. WQXR's Midge Woolsey hosted the live broadcast. Murray Street is also producing three hours for Fall 07 on WFMT's OperaStage with Isaiah Sheffer as host.

Steve Reich @ The Whitney  

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October 15, 2006: The Whitney Museum of American Art paid tribute to composer Steve Reich's career with four hours of his groundbreaking music. Murray Street produced the live webcast, featuring some of the day's most exciting contemporary music ensembles, including Alarm Will Sound, Prism Saxophone Quartet, So Percussion, the Manhattan School of Music’s TACTUS and Ransom Wilson.

The performance has its own Whitney Museum page here.

NPR's Talk of the Nation: Still Standing Tall 

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July 4, 2002: Ten months after 9/11, Murray Street produced a live broadcast for NPR’s Talk of the Nation from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, just blocks south of the World Trade Center site. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center joined TOTN host Neal Conan and led the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. With pianist Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, they turned a warm afternoon into a hot fiesta, asserting the resilience of New Yorkers and jazz.

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Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration  

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For almost two decades, Murray Street has made Solstice Live -- The Paul Winter Consort Winter Solstice Celebration -- a holiday tradition on NPR stations around the country. Each December, saxophonist Paul Winter gathers his Consort and musicians from around the globe in The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, to pass the "longest night." From the first broadcast in 1988 until 2000, the show was broadcast live from the Cathedral to millions of listeners across the nation. Past guests making use of the cathedral's divine acoustics include Russia's Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, Irish piper Davy Spillane, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, folksinger Susan Osborn, and the legendary Pete Seeger.

See our Solstice Live show page for information on this year's special.

Hotter than That  

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What better way to experience Fourth of July 2000 than with a centennial birthday tribute to the most influential figure in jazz – Louis Armstrong.

Under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty in the New York harbor, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis paid a fitting tribute to Satchmo in an Independence Day concert. Hotter Than That was produced by Murray Street, broadcast live and webcast by NPR.

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Appalachia Waltz 

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Cellist Yo Yo Ma, Double Bassist Edgar Meyer and Fiddle sensation Mark O'Connor toured together in support of their multifaceted recording Appalachia Waltz (Sony Classical) in the fall of 1996. Among the stops was a showcase at New York's legendary (and late) Bottom Line. Murray Street was there to capture the moment and broadcast it live to public radio listeners around the globe. (1996)

Turning the Page: American Novelists in the '90s  

Born out of an evening before a packed audience at New York's Town Hall, Turning the Page: American Novelists in the '90s gave listeners a glimpse into the hearts and minds of renowned writers as they engaged in stimulating conversation, from combative to convivial. Acclaimed authors Harold Brodkey, Michael Cunningham, Oscar Hijuelos, Norman Mailer, Paul Marshall, Norman Rush and Barbara Probst Solomon were featured in this one hour radio event celebrating the art of the modern American novel. The broadcast host was Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's Bookworm.

SportsBand Network  

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Murray Street developed innovative technology and production design for SportsBand Network, providing live narrowcast audio to spectators at multi-site sports events, and hourly reports to NBC Networks. Coverage featured a daily 12 hour broadcast with mobile units roaming the venue at golf tournaments and other events – using iPod-like receivers to deliver commentary, information and commercials aimed at the attending demographic.


Labor Project Specials   

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Six live national roundtable discussions with call-ins focusing on The Economy, Healthcare Issues, etc; hosted by Neal Conan, Scott Simon et al. Produced with The Labor Project, New York. (1983-1984)


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