Beginner's Ear


12:30 PM


The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR Radio Station

44 Charlton Street (at the corner of Varick Street)
New York NY

Pierre Boulez: Notation IX, "Lointain-Calme"

Claude Debussy: Pagodes from Estampes

Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45

Pierre Boulez: Notation V, "Doux et improvisé"

J.S. Bach: Prelude in E-flat major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus XIX, "Je dors, mais mon cœur veille"

Pierre Boulez: Notation XI, "Scintllant"

J.S. Bach: Prelude in D major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

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Taka Kigawa, an “enthralling but elusive pianist” (New York Times), inaugurates a new weekly series of lunchtime music meditations at The Greene Space in Downtown Manhattan. Presented in collaboration with WQXR, these sessions offer participants an hour of lunchtime bliss with guided meditation and a live performance by world-class musicians.

Join in a simple mindfulness practice to clear mental static. Then allow the sounds of Taka’s piano transport you on a sonic journey anchored by Debussy, Chopin and Bach. A short conversation on aspects of mindful listening concludes the event and leaves participants feeling re-centered and inspired.

Hosted and moderated by New York Times contributing critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. Meditation led by Thomas Droge, founder of the Pathfinder Institute.

Click here to purchase $30 tickets through the Greene Space.

For more information: Beginner's Ear - Taka Kigawa - 1/17/20 - The Greene Space

Facebook Page: Beginner's Ear (a guided, live music meditation series) - Facebook

This event is one of the New York Times' "6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend": The New York Times - 1/16/20 - 6 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend

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