Rachel Lampert's 'Precious Nonsense' is Revived at Kitchen Theatre

Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre is reviving Rachel Lampert's Gilbert and Sullivan mash-up 'Precious Nonsense'.  A Depression Era G & S company battles financial troubles to produce 'The Pirates of Penzance' with only seven actors.  Kitchen Theatre is also the recent recipient of a theatrical award.  Director Sara Lampert Hoover and Associate Directing Producer Lesley Greene talk about the play and about the award. http://wskg.org/audio/preciousmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Dystopos via Flickr

A Conversation With Answer The Muse

The Ithaca-based band Answer the Muse brings together a fusion of music, chant and yoga in their performances. The band members include Jai Hari Meyerhoff on vocals and percussion, Ceili Murphy on keyboard, whistle and back up vocals, Jonathan Meyerhoff on acoustic guitar and vocals, Curtis Kretz on drums and Joseph Rayle on bass. Jai Meyerhoff talked with Crystal Sarakas about the band and their music. Answer the Muse will perform on Saturday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the Deposit Community Theatre in Deposit, NY.  

Ghost from the PAST Talk about Binghamton History

The Preservation Association of the Southern Tier is presenting 'Spirits of Binghamton PAST' in downtown Binghamton. Actors portray historical figures of Binghamton at Binghamton landmarks and talk about the history of the buildings, as well as their own influence on history.  You can take a walking tour of Downtown Binghamton and meet some historic figures from the past. Tours leave Christ Church at 15 minute intervals. Reservations recommended - call 607-237-0887 to schedule your tour time. Note: the tour is not handicap or stroller accessible.

Operalogue: ‘La Traviata’

Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: David Lefkowich

Violetta Valery: Meroe Khalia Adeeb

Alfredo Germont: Johnathan Riesen

Giorgio Germont: Timothy LeFebvre

Flora Bervoix: Mary Beth Nelson

Annina: Stacey Geyer

Gaston de Letorieres: Jordan Schreiner

Baron Douphol: Scott Purcell

Doctor Grenville: Andrew Hiers

Marchese d'Obigny: Jake Stamatis

Tri-Cities Opera Chorus

Chorus Master and Accompanist: John Elam

 

Photo credit: Pipers Creek via Flickr

Operalogue: 'La Traviata'

Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: David Lefkowich

Violetta Valery: Meroe Khalia Adeeb

Alfredo Germont: Johnathan Riesen

Giorgio Germont: Timothy LeFebvre

Flora Bervoix: Mary Beth Nelson

Annina: Stacey Geyer

Gaston de Letorieres: Jordan Schreiner

Baron Douphol: Scott Purcell

Doctor Grenville: Andrew Hiers

Marchese d'Obigny: Jake Stamatis

Tri-Cities Opera Chorus

Chorus Master and Accompanist: John Elam

 

Photo credit: Pipers Creek via Flickr

Student Filmmaker Liam Walsh Captures ‘Best in Show’ Award

Liam Walsh's film 'In HARMoNY' received the 'Best in Show' award for the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. Walsh has been participating in the Festival since 6th grade as a student at Chenango Forks School District in Chenango Forks, NY.  A filmmaker and composer, he is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California.  Here he responds to interview questions we posed. What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences?

Student Filmmaker Liam Walsh Captures 'Best in Show' Award

Liam Walsh's film 'In HARMoNY' received the 'Best in Show' award for the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. Walsh has been participating in the Festival since 6th grade as a student at Chenango Forks School District in Chenango Forks, NY.  A filmmaker and composer, he is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California.  Here he responds to interview questions we posed. What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences?

Native American Artist Virgil Ortiz Visits the Corning Museum of Glass

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Corning Museum of Glass for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts that highlight the great artisans that work with the museum. This segment features world renowned Native American artist Virgil Ortiz. From Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz strives to use art to blend historic events with futuristic elements in provocative and edgy designs to ignite contemporary interest in the stories of his Pueblo culture. Ceramicist, fashion designer and graphic artist, Ortiz worked with the Museum's team to experiment with new ideas in glass, furthering his well-known Pueblo Revolt series. Ortiz, along with the Rockwell Museum, has also helped local at-risk students design and paint a mural in downtown Corning that was unveiled in September of 2016.