Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

2022 performer

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was born in Guadalajara, México, in 1962. Literature inspires many of his compositions, such as Gypsum, on texts by Deidre Huckabay, the extended song cycle Songtree, on poetry … Read More

Greg Woodsbie

Greg Woodsbie

2022 performer

Greg Woodsbie is a pianist and percussionist with a highly attuned sense of story and ritual, and backgrounds in jazz, classical, and Cuban music. Before joining the dance department at … Read More

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook

2022 performer

Blanche Wiesen Cook is a professor of history and women’s studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College, as well as the author of an award-winning three-volume biography … Read More

Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman

2022 performer

Anne Waldman is a revered poet, performer, professor, editor and cultural activist. She is the author of more than 45 books, including the feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy, which won the 2012 … Read More

Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

2022 performer

Born in Santa Monica, CA, Suzanne Vega grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City, influenced by the heady mix of multicultural music played … Read More

Michael Vascones

Michael Vascones

2022 performer

Michael Vascones was born in 1998 in Queens, New York. Inspired by watching his father play, Michael began playing guitar at the age of 12. He began his undergraduate studies … Read More

Adam Tendler

Adam Tendler

2022 performer

Adam Tendler is recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, “currently the hottest pianist on the American contemporary classical scene” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), a “remarkable and insightful musician” … Read More

John Sorensen

John Sorensen

2022 performer

John Sorensen has lived in and around Greenwich Village since 1986. His books include A Sister’s Memories, the story of American children’s rights activist Grace Abbott, and The Mystical Filmmaker, … Read More

John Strausbaugh

John Strausbaugh

2022 performer

John Strausbaugh has been writing about New York City history and culture for more than 30 years. From 1988 through 2002, he edited and wrote for the weekly newspaper New … Read More

Robert W. Snyder

Robert W. Snyder

2022 performer

Robert W. Snyder is Manhattan Borough Historian and professor emeritus of American Studies and journalism at Rutgers University. Currently editing a documentary history of the Covid pandemic in New York … Read More

 Janis Siegel

 Janis Siegel

2022 performer

Over the past five decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer’s diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a … Read More

Consuelo Sherba

Consuelo Sherba

2022 performer

Consuelo Sherba, violist, is artistic director and a founding member of the performance ensemble Aurea. She has been on the applied music faculty at Brown University since 1986, teaches at … Read More

Hannah Selin

Hannah Selin

2022 performer

Composer, violist and vocalist Hannah Selin works with instruments, voices, electronics and field recordings to create striking and vibrant sound-spaces. Hannah’s music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and soloists including the Brooklyn … Read More

Bobby Sanabria

Bobby Sanabria

2022 performer

An eight-time Grammy-nominee, Bobby Sanabria is a drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, educator, activist, and bandleader. A native son of the South Bronx born to Puerto Rican parents, he has performed and … Read More

Hugh Ryan

Hugh Ryan

2022 performer

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator and, most recently, the author of The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison, which New York Magazine called one of … Read More

Jesse Rifkin

Jesse Rifkin

2022 performer

Jesse Rifkin is a New York-based music historian. He is the owner and sole operator of Walk on the Wild Side Tours NYC, a music walking tour company. His work … Read More

Reverend Billy

Reverend Billy

2022 performer

The character of Reverend Billy was developed in the mid-1990s by actor and playwright, William Talen. His chief collaborator was the Reverend Sidney Lanier, an Episcopalian minister in Hell’s Kitchen … Read More

Zora Rasmussen

Zora Rasmussen

2022 performer

Zora Rasmussen began her professional career in Detroit with the national touring company of Hair. Thereafter, she moved to New York City and became a regular on the cabaret scene in … Read More

Kenneth Radnofsky

Kenneth Radnofsky

2022 performer

Kenneth Radnofsky studied with Joseph Allard, Jeffrey Lerner and Duncan Hale, and has appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus and New York Philharmonic under Kurt … Read More