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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Sol Goldberg, a photographer from Ithaca, New York. Joanna Patchett sings “Mister Sun”. Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://youtu.be/oIfsrP0ii94
Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives.