May 23, 2022

Wow! New York City’s 92 Street Y Formally Launches Online Multimedia Archive of Interviews, Performances and More

A true treasure chest of audio and video recordings.

This new streaming resource named “92Y On Demand” formally began to roll-out yesterday with a few presentations, interviews, etc. online and with a lot more to come. New material will be added weekly.

The 92 Street Y is located on the upper east side of NYC and offers a wide variety of programming and services.

From The NY Times:

If you have attended concerts, poetry readings and public interviews at the 92nd Street Y and noticed microphones suspended over the stage that were clearly for archival recording rather than amplification, you may have caught yourself daydreaming about the treasures the Y’s archives must hold.

That collection, it turns out, includes audio and video recordings of more than 10,000 events, going back to 1949, among them, not only the classical music recitals and chamber concerts that have long been a mainstay of the Y’s arts programming, but also literary events — readings by Dylan Thomas, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Vladimir Nabokov and Susan Sontag — and pop performances by Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, the Shirelles and others.

Now the Y has 1,000 shows ready to stream, and on Thursday it is opening the site — that is, openly courting visitors — by featuring a handful of recordings it has just posted: Pablo Neruda’s first public reading in the United States, from 1966; a 1976 performance by the chamber group Tashi, with the world premiere of a Charles Wuorinen work named for the group; two 1977 performances by the Tokyo String Quartet; a 1976 recital by the violinist Henryk Szeryng; and a 1991 recital by the pianist Alfred Brendel.

Direct to 92Y on Demand

Btw, the 92 St. Y streams selected events live. Here’s the current calendar of upcoming live streams.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: Some 92 St. Y Events are Also Available on YouTube

Promo Video

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