Pianists Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman Play Piano Duets

Classical Pianists of the Future bring together two of their past performers, Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman, for a special Classical Expressions program on WSKG Television.  In the first half Michael Davidman plays the first and third movements of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No.2 in B-Flat minor, Op.23 and Anastasia Rizikov plays Frederic Chopin's Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23. In the second half they play Rachmaninoff's Six Morceaux, Op.11, trading places at the piano halfway through, and then finish the program with Rachmaninoff's Italian Polka. http://wskg.org/audio/Exp102716.mp3

 

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Music by Copland and Gershwin Highlights the Next BPO Concert

Conductor Daniel Hege leads the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra in 'Our Town', a concert of music by Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Pianist John Covelli is the soloist for Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.  Also on the program is Gershwin's 'An American in Paris', along with Aaron Copland's 'Appalachian Spring' and a suite from his score for the film 'Our Town'.  Historian Roger Luther will also be at the concert with photographs of Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/ourtownbpo.mp3

 

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Tri-Cities Opera presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Tri-Cities Opera is presenting Engelbert Humperdinck's seasonal favorite 'Hansel and Gretel' in the Opera Center at 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton. Director Cara Consilvio and Director of Community Engagement John Rozzoni talk about the new translation that brings new life to this traditional tale. http://wskg.org/audio/hanselint.mp3

 

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Tri-Cities Opera presents 'Hansel and Gretel'

Tri-Cities Opera is presenting Engelbert Humperdinck's seasonal favorite 'Hansel and Gretel' in the Opera Center at 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton. Director Cara Consilvio and Director of Community Engagement John Rozzoni talk about the new translation that brings new life to this traditional tale. http://wskg.org/audio/hanselint.mp3

 

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Glimmerglass Film Days Present ‘Against the Odds’

Glimmerglass Film Days present its annual film festival.  This year the theme is 'Against the Odds'.  The films, curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the award-winning film program at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, show a range of uplifting films about human resilience in the face of overwhelming challenges. We hear from Margaret Parsons about these lives through a lens. http://wskg.org/audio/parsonsmix.mp3

 

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Glimmerglass Film Days Present 'Against the Odds'

Glimmerglass Film Days present its annual film festival.  This year the theme is 'Against the Odds'.  The films, curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the award-winning film program at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, show a range of uplifting films about human resilience in the face of overwhelming challenges. We hear from Margaret Parsons about these lives through a lens. http://wskg.org/audio/parsonsmix.mp3

 

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BU Theatre Presents ‘Bells Are Ringing’

The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the 1950's musical 'Bells Are Ringing'. If you don't know what an 'answering service' is, this musical will explain it with a great score with lyrics by Comden and Green and music by Jule Styne. Director Tommy Iafrate talks about this exuberant musical, and the chore of explaining a world without voice mail to his young cast. http://wskg.org/audio/bellsmix.mp3

 

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BU Theatre Presents 'Bells Are Ringing'

The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the 1950's musical 'Bells Are Ringing'. If you don't know what an 'answering service' is, this musical will explain it with a great score with lyrics by Comden and Green and music by Jule Styne. Director Tommy Iafrate talks about this exuberant musical, and the chore of explaining a world without voice mail to his young cast. http://wskg.org/audio/bellsmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: PhotoAtelier via Skype

 

 

 

Dolores Elliott Talks about American Indian Art

The Otsiningo American Indian Art Market takes place this weekend in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Riverside Drive next to Lourdes Hospital. Award-winning Haudenosaunee artist Samuel Thomas not only displays his work, but delivers an address on Friday night about reconciling the impact of residential schools on Indian children, their families and their communities. http://wskg.org/audio/doloresmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Samuel Thomas via Otsiningo American Indian Market

 

 

Operalogue: ‘Hansel and Gretel’

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: Cara Consilvio

Gretel: Stacey Geyer

Hansel: Mary Beth Nelson

Mother, Gertrude: Abigail Smith

Father, Peter: Scott Purcell

Sandman: Christina Russo (Friday, Sunday); Karima Jibril (Saturday)

Dew Fairy: Lianne Aharony (Friday, Sunday); Lauren Silberstein (Saturday)

Witch: Jordan Schreiner

Children's Chorus: Sarah Gonz, Gwen Germond, Rosalie McNally, Rónán O’Connell, Madi Rychlicki, Brett Salzman, Madelyn Sheehan, Natalie Sheehan

Children's Chorus prepared by Ian McDonald

Uninvited guest performer: Jake Stamatis

Accompanist: John Elam

 

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