The Cantata Singers of Elmira Present Jenkins' 'Requiem' and 'Cantata Memoria'

The Cantata Singers of Elmira, as part of the Music at Grace series, is presenting two works by Sir Karl Jenkins, 'Requiem' and 'Cantata Memoria; For the Children of Abervan' on Sunday, February 26 at 4pm in Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church Street in Elmira.  Music Director Will Wickham talks about the tragedy that prompted the Cantata, and the music that memorializes it. http://wskg.org/audio/jenkinsrequiem.mp3

 

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Victoria on Masterpiece | Mini Marathon

The Season 1 finale of Victoria is almost here! But first, see Episodes 4-6 in a special Victoria Season 1 mini marathon, Sunday, February 26, 2017 on MASTERPIECE from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Episode 4 Preview at 8:00 pm
Victoria’s courtship leads to second thoughts and political perils. Can the queen pledge her heart to a foreign prince, but also keep the throne? Episode 5 Preview at 9:00 pm
Albert struggles to find his purpose far from home.

Driftwood at Black Bear Winery

WSKG's Brew Beats is a half hour of great music and good company! In this episode we visit Black Bear Winery in Chenango Forks, New York and talk with owners Mark and Sandy Stacey about what makes their winery special. We also welcome the talented acoustic band Driftwood as they perform a set in front of a live audience.

Kolby Oakley at Butternuts Beer & Ale

WSKG's Brew Beats is a half hour of great music and good company! This episode features a performance by country star Kolby Oakley at Butternuts Beer & Ale in New York's Otsego County. Listen to some great tunes and learn about this unique brewery as we interview owner Chuck Williamson.

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Makes 'Magic!'

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Perry presents 'It's Magic!' on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm in the Osterhout Concert Theatre of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus.  The program includes 'The Magic Fair' by Carlos Surinach, 'A Night on the Bare Mountain' by Modest Mussorgsky in the orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' by Paul Dukas, as well as suites from the film scores from 'How to Train Your Dragon' by John Powell and the Harry Potter series by John Williams.

 

Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

Elmira College Students Premiere 'Aide et Reconfort'

The Arnot Art Museum hosts the premiere of a new play, 'Aide et Reconfort' by Elmira College professor John J. Kelly.  The title is a reference to French citizens who were suspected of giving "aid and comfort" to the Nazi forces occupying France, and how the French Resistance dealt with them.  We hear from Professor Kelly about his historical research to write this play, and also from actor Sophie Poost, a sociology and anthropology major, whose studies inform her role as a member of the Resistance. http://wskg.org/audio/aide.mp3

 

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Student Films Sought for Annual Serling Festival

The 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival is now open. WSKG is accepting submissions from K-12 students through May 26, 2017. Entrants must use the online submission form . The Festival is held in honor of Rod Serling and his work, which has had a lasting influence on the television industry and media creation. The Festival seeks to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.

Flutist Jeanne Sperber Celebrates the American Melting Pot

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage presents flutist Jeanne Sperber and friends for 'America the Beautiful Melting Pot', a concert including music by Elmira-born composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Paul Schoenfield, Katherine Hoover, and the North American premiere of a work by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.  Pej Reitz is the pianist, along with cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek, and tenor Steven Nanni. http://wskg.org/audio/sperber.mp3

 

Photo credit: Jeanne Sperber

Spy In the Wild | Bad Behavior

Spy In the Wild Bad Behavior airs on WSKG-TV on February 22 at 8 p.m.

 

Spy Creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime, and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Spy Egret is also a waterhole victim when elephants throw mud everywhere.

The BU Theatre Department Presents 'A Lie of the Mind'

The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Sam Shepard's drama 'A Lie of the Mind' in five performances in the Watters Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. Director Anne Brady talks about Sam Shepherds autobiographical connection to the play and working with young actors playing complex characters. The production contains adult content and is not suitable for young audiences. http://wskg.org/audio/shepherd.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton University Theatre Department