Best of Expressions, 2008

Producer Jennifer Matoney takes a look back at the highlights of the first season of Expressions, the Art and Soul of the Southern Tier. Clips include a performance by Binghamton University vocal group Kaskaset and a feature on local artist Kathleen Huddle. There are also clips from the Expressions Sound Fusion programs which includes performances from Johnny Dowd, Jared Campbell and Hank Roberts. Sit back and enjoy this look back at our very first season of Expressions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGHRt1UrkA

International Contemporary Ensemble, Denise Robinson & Mud and Fire Potters

Excerpts from a Binghamton Philharmonic concert performed on March 16, 2008, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, a highly acclaimed Chicago and New York-based ensemble. The concert concluded the "South of the Border Exploration Series," a series of free lecture/performances involving contemporary classical music and hosted by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, the Philharmonic's composer-in-residence. On April 5, 2008 at the final Classical Series orchestra concert of the season, the Philharmonic will feature the world premiere of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Ex Machina for Piano, Marimba and Orchestra, a work that the Binghamton Philharmonic commissioned. Cortland based belly dancer and teacher, Denise Robinson (stage name "Donia,") performs in the WSKG TV studio provides insights into the art of belly dancing. Expressions also takes you on location to Mud and Fire Potters in Little Meadows, PA.

"Tears Are Trust" by Dianea Kohl

Dianea Kohl’s life is marked by pain and joy, victory and disappointment and many, many tears. As a nurse and a psychotherapist she has shared the torment of others and led them in a healing direction. As someone trained in marriage and family therapy Dianea has guided couples and individuals to be open to their most intimate feelings and their heaviest frustrations. And all along she has searched her own personal history and recorded her emotions, written and published them until now her life and ideas fill five books. The newest book is “Tears Are Trust…waiting to be felt”.

"Falcon Fever" by Tim Gallagher

The art of falconry has spanned continents and millennia, and has fascinated kings and common man alike. In his latest book, "Falcon Fever", Tim Gallagher of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology explores the little-known subculture of falconry in a book that is an amalgam of memoir, history and travelogue, including the story of how falconry may have saved his life. WSKG's Crystal Sarakas hosts this edition of Off the Page. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-728349.mp3

Tim Gallagher is an award-winning author, wildlife photographer and magazine editor. He is currently editor-in-chief of Living Bird, the flagship publication of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.