The Momenta Quartet Performs at Binghamton University


The Momenta Quartet performs ‘Music Now!’ on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. They perform music from their repertoire and new music by composition students of professor Daniel Davis.  Professor Davis and violist Stephanie Griffin talk about the program and have brought along an excerpt of one of the student compositions.


Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department



Peter Burford's 'Wines of the Finger Lakes' Tells the Story of the Local Wine Industry


Peter Burford’s book ‘Wines of the Finger Lakes’ is a treasure trove of information about this major industry. It tells of the industry’s unlikely beginnings when an Episcopal clergyman took a charge in Hammondsport and was unable to find a source for sacramental wine.  We hear about the meaning of ‘terroir’ and why the terroir of the Finger Lakes is especially welcoming to viticulture, and how the industry survived Prohibition.



Photo credit: Finger Lakes Grape Program via Flickr

Binghamton University Presents a Jazz 'Nutcracker'


The Binghamton University Theatre Department is presenting a Jazz Nutcracker.  Music of Duke Ellington is part of the fun as the traditional story of the Nutcracker is updated to the 1950s.  Choreographer JoEllen Kuhlman and Matt Pedersen, who dances the title role, talk about the fun of transforming this classic story.

Photo credit: Binghamton University Theatre Department