Binghamton University professor Timothy Perry previews the memorial concert commemorating professor and composer Paul Goldstaub. Local Entertainment Editor Chris Kocher tells us about other upcoming events in the area. Dorothy Danner, stage director of Tri-Cities Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, talks about going from being a Broadway dancer to directing opera.
Michael Hanbridge talks about the upcoming performances by the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble that is currently celebrating 15 years of making music. Jeff Stachyra and Laura Cunningham have written a musical about the disaster of the steamboat Sultana. They speak about the history of the Sultana and about the musical, Bag O’ Bones, which is coming to the Bundy Museum. Binghamton University professor Paul Schleuse continues his remarks about his book Singing Games in Early Modern Italy which will be published in the spring.
Between the summers of 1864 and 1865, nearly 3,000 Confederate prisoners died at the Civil War prison camp in Elmira, New York. The monumental task of burying the dead fell upon a former runaway slave named John W. Jones. Today, an exhibit at the Chemung County Historical Society commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the camp and helps tell a small part of Jones’ incredible journey from slave to prominent citizen. JOHN W. JONES
John W. Jones was born into slavery on June 21, 1817 in Leesburg, Virginia. Twenty-seven years later, Jones and a small group of other runaway slaves made a perilous 300-mile journey to Elmira, New York, evading a group of slave catchers along the way.
Theatron Productions presents their first performance, a cabaret of show tunes from musicals that weren’t big hits. Crystal Sarakas speaks with a cast member of the touring company of the musical Jersey Boys. Conductor Gerald Wolfe talks about the winter concert of the Ithaca Community Chorus that features Haydn’s Seven Last Words. Binghamton University professor Paul Schleuse has written a book about music from the early days of the printing press. We hear part one of Bill Snyder’s interview with him.
The David Wax Museum appears in Cooperstown this weekend. Robert Rogers Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella in the Wild West at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Singer/songwriter Connor Garvey performs at 6 On the Square in Oxford. https://youtu.be/w9zhaqp4l7k