WQXR to support New York City cultural groups with new initiative

Posted on: February 12, 2021

Classical-music radio station WQXR has launched a four-part initiative called STAR (Salutes The ARts) to support arts and culture in New York City during the pandemic. The initiative’s programs are Artist Propulsion Lab (grants to individual artists, plus funds to engage collaborators and commission works); Project Airlift (free on-air promotion for NYC cultural nonprofits that have cut marketing budgets due to the pandemic); New York in Concert (which captures live performances from NYC and regional venues); and Programming Partnerships with New York Organizations (eighteen new episodes of the Aria Code podcast, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, hosted by musician Rhiannon Giddens). The 2021 Artist Propulsion Lab artists are Jordan Bak, viola (Bak was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of Symphony magazine); Brandon Patrick George, flute; the Junction Trio with pianist Conrad Tao, violinist Stefan Jackiw, and cellist Jay Campbell; Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin; Orion Weiss, piano; and Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano. New York City in Concert partners will include the Harlem Chamber Players, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 92nd Street Y, Gateways Music Festival, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. For more details, visit https://www.wqxr.org/story/wqxr-presents-wqxr-star/.