English poets are paired with English composers in "A Lad's Journey"

A Lad's Journey: A Tour of British Writers and Composers is presented on Friday, October 30th at 7:30pm in Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus.  Tenor Dominic Armstrong is accompanied by pianist Joel Harder, the new professor of Collaborative Piano.  The recital includes settings of poems by W.H. Auden by Benjamin Britten, Thomas Hardy by Gerald Finzi, Robert Louis Stevenson by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and William Shakespeare by Roger Quilter. http://wskg.org/audio/ladsjourney.mp3

Photo courtesy Binghamton University Music Department

I know mentoring works

Path To Graduation: Mentors
Written & Produced By Kieran Jennings, Grade 8, Schenevus Central School District


Did you know? Researchers at the World Bank identified mentoring as one of the most promising approaches to serve at-risk children around the world. I know mentoring works because I have mentors myself, like teachers and aides, who help me stay organized, make good choices, and work hard even if I don’t feel like it. “One of the really important things that good teachers understand is that their relationship with a student is what’s going to make the difference for that student in terms of success," says Thomas Jennings, superintendent of the Schenevus Central School District in Upstate New York. Mr. Jennings thinks that all students could benefit from positive time with adults in school.

Gift of the Mummy

A CT scan of the mummy Henut-Wedjebu, an Egyptian noblewoman who lived during 1300 BC. The specks around her head might be beads that were part of a headdress. Henut-Wedjebu and two younger male mummies are on display at the St. Louis Art Museum. She and one of the others are on loan from the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.

Mercy Street – Coming January 2016

MERCY STREET follows a diverse and colorful cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — and brings to life the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War. Enjoy this preview of Mercy Street. Go behind the scenes of Mercy Street. Photo:Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Credit: Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Grand Bazaar | Best Documentary 2015

This is a short documentary by Metin Ozisik of Niskayuna, NY.  'Grand Bazaar'  is a look at the world’s largest covered shopping center and most-visited tourist attraction in Instanbul.  Ozisik's documentary is both a personal story and a cinematic journey that captured the honor of 'Best Documentary' in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://youtu.be/pu3jSh_vwCY


Literacy is the key to success

Path To Graduation: Literacy
Written & Produced By Caroline Carter, Grade 10, Oneonta High School


You might not think about it, but you use literacy skills all day long. When you are checking your texts, reading your emails, reading road signs, filling out forms, reading food labels, and taking tests… To do all of those things, you use literacy skills. But did you know, that according to a 2014 survey, 1 in 7 adults in the United States cannot read? “Literacy really is the foundation for educational success," explains principal Thomas Brindley. "I believe it’s the foundation for success in life in general.” Mr. Brindley is principal of Oneonta High School.

Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful assortment of Tim Burton fans. This unique episode arrives just in time for Halloween and captures all the excitement of this cultural invasion, climaxing in wildly entertaining performances of Elfman’s most beloved scores from films in collaboration with Tim Burton such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Danny Elfman singing his iconic songs. Accompanying the music are film clips from select movies as well as original sketches and storyboards created by Tim Burton. Enjoy a preview of Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Berger

Love, Lies & Laughter: A Night at the Opera

WSKG Arts and the Tri-Cities Opera proudly present "Love, Lies and Laughter: A Night at the Opera". This hour-long program features performances from TCO's resident artists that run the emotional gamut. WSKG Classical Music Director Bill Snyder hosts and he is joined by Tri-Cities Opera General Director Susan Ashbaker. She discusses the storied history of this long running cultural institution, how the performances for this program were chosen and the recent remodel of the Opera House on Clinton Street in Binghamton. https://youtu.be/1KI8J8bIkkk

-Abigail Rethwisch "Martern aller Arten"
-Jake Stamatis "Aprite un po' quegli' occhi"
-Emily Dalessio "Ah scostati...Smanie implacabili"
-Stacey Guyer & Jake Stamatis "Papageno/Papagena Duet"
-Quinn Bernegger "Un'aura amorosa"
-Lindsay Brown "O Mio Fernando"
-Stacey Guyer "Quel guardo...So anch'io"
-Jordan Schreiner "Una furtiva lagrima"
-Christina Russo "Va!

Long Distance | Best Fiction/Story 2015

This poignant work comes from Alta Fox, a student filmmaker from Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, NY.  Be sure to watch the piece in entirety! 'Long Distance' wins the 'Best Fiction/Story' award in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://youtu.be/HAd1rhORJp0

The original stage version of "The Rocky Horror" show comes to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage

The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened forty years ago, based on a British musical.  SRO Productions is presenting the original version at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Mickey Woyshner (Dr. Frankenfurter) and Heather Merlis (Columbia) tell us about the ground-breaking aspects of the show and how director Scott Fisher has adapted it to this intimate space. http://wskg.org/audio/rockymix.mp3