Inside the Concert with Naomi Lewin: Jason Vieaux - 92Y, New York

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Inside the Concert with Naomi Lewin: Jason Vieaux

Naomi Lewin and Jason Vieaux

Former WQXR host Naomi Lewin moderates a series of conversations with renowned artists featured in 92Y’s current concert season. Together they explore and illuminate works they’ll be performing on our stage.

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux talks with Lewin about his upcoming April 17 livestream concert featuring the premiere of a new work for solo guitar by guitar icon and composer Pat Metheny. Metheny wrote the new four-movement suite, Four Paths of Light, specifically for Jason’s artistry — the two are friends, and have admired each other’s work for years. Jason talks about working through the piece with Metheny and readying it for its world premiere recording on the new album Road to the Sun, which marks Metheny’s expansion into chamber composition.

Hear Jason talk about the thrill of working with a living composer (who is also a personal hero) to shape a new piece, the challenges of adapting his “classical” guitar sound, and more. He performs passages from Four Paths of Light as illustration. Join us for an hourlong exploration of an important new composition by one of music’s most innovative voices, with the artist who will bring it to life on our stage.

Corresponding Concert: Jason Vieaux, guitar

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Naomi Lewin

Naomi Lewin is the former host of weekday afternoon music on WQXR, and of the podcast Conducting Business. Before that, she was midday host at WGUC in Cincinnati, where she created the award-winning weekly program Classics for Kids, which airs on radio stations across the country. She has produced music programs and arts reports for NPR; intermission features for Metropolitan Opera broadcasts; and podcasts on subjects ranging from the Yale Glee Club, to Tippet Rise Art Center, to the bicentennial of St. George's Choral Society. Südwestrundfunk in Stuttgart recently com ...

Jason Vieaux

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.”

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