We've spent quite some time imagining what would happen if Alex Ross and Sasha Frere-Jones â The New Yorker's classical music and pop music critics, respectively â teamed up on some kind of super-project. We still await the day that will actually happen, whether it's in print, blog, or New Yorker Festival form (hint!). But until then, an interesting mash-up of sorts occurs tonight at the 92nd Street Y. Ross, the of The Rest is Noise and the recipient of the MacAruthur "Genius" Grant, will steps out of the classical music bubble and decides to tell you all about the contemporary compositions he favors. Does he like Rihanna as much as we do? Is he obsessed with Okkervil River? Do the first few bars of Tokyo Police Club's âYour English Is Good' make him want to grab his partner and hit the dance floor? We don't know, but we will. Soon. Very, very soon.
Alex Ross reads tonight at 8:15 pm at the 92nd Street Y. Tickets are $27. 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 92y.org.