Tri-Cities Opera presents 'Hansel and Gretel'

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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'

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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’

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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’

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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'

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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

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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

 

 

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Jason Garnar Says He’ll Get To Work As Broome Co. Executive-Elect

 
Broome County has a new executive. Democrat Jason Garnar beat incumbent Republican Debbie Preston by almost a thousand votes, but Republicans still won a majority of the county’s legislative seats. Garnar said party collaboration is key in addressing the issues affecting the county. “If we’re going to move Broome County in the right direction, we’re going to need to work together and end this partisan bickering,” he said. “This is the local level.

Operalogue: ‘Hansel and Gretel’

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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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Operalogue: 'Hansel and Gretel'

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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

 

Photo credit: danoxster via Flickr

Leap Into the World of Jumping Spiders on Science Friday

A jumping spider. Credit: Gil Menda and the Hoy lab

Science Friday airs on WSQX Fridays 2-4 p.m.

Encountering a jumping spider might give some people a start, but researchers are interested in these agile arthropods, especially their ability to plan and execute complex behaviors. Scientists are studying how jumping spiders coordinate their eight eyes to track fast-moving prey, and how these earless animals can pick up noises from across a room. Arachnologist Paul Shamble discusses the sensory systems of jumping spiders and how scientists go about measuring the small creatures’ neural activity. And ecologist Eric Olson discusses why these predators might enjoy a vegetarian snack now and again.