'All Manner of Marvels' are on Display in Ithaca


The Corners Gallery in Ithaca is presenting an new exhibit, ‘All Manner of Marvels: Wonders Seldom Seen’, a group exhibition curated by Steve Carver. He joins us to talk about assembling the collection of works by artists from around the country, some whose work has never been seen regionally, and some by local artists, including Lou Beach, Robin Cass, Bill Hastings, Marshall Hyde, Beth Hylen, Wayne Kruse, Gary Panter, Minna Resnick, Robin Whiteman, and Steve Carver himself. He also tells us a little of his journey from Oklahoma to Los Angeles to Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/carver.mp3


Photo credit: Corners Gallery

Jonathan Fenwick is the Featured Soloist with the OSFL


2016 Doreen B. Hertzog Concerto/Aria Competition Winner Jonathan Fenwick is the violin soloist with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes  led by Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada in their concert on Sunday, March 5 in the Clemens Center in Elmira. The Ithaca native will be playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3. He speaks with us from his dorm room at the Oberlin Conservatory. Also on the program are  George Gershwin’s An American in Paris performed by the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Junior String Ensemble, Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2  the YOSFL performing side by side with OSFL, Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra  with narrator Ed Williams, and two choral works by Johannes Brahms performed by the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes, Schicksalslied  and Nänie. http://wskg.org/audio/fenwick.mp3


Photo credit: Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

Tenor Michael Calmes Performs in Two Concerts


Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church welcomes Boston-based tenor Michael Calmes in concert with Trinity’s organist Timothy Smith for two concerts. The First Friday concert at 7pm is ‘Broadway to Hollywood’ with soprano Christina Taylor, and then on Sunday at 7pm they present ‘Canzona’ with arias, art songs, and sacred works.  Michael Calmes talks about the programs and how his family’s dairy cows helped him learn to sing. http://wskg.org/audio/calmes.mp3


Photo credit: Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church

The Verma Family Presents Music for Sitar at the Goodrich Theatre


The Oneonta Concert Association presents renowned sitarist Roop Verma in concert on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 in the Goodrich Theatre on the SUNY Oneonta campus.  We hear from his son Arjun Verma, also a noted sitarist, and Tracy Verma, the tambourist. “Roop Verma is an internationally known sitarist, composer and accomplished teacher of Indian Classical music. He trained under two of the greatest masters of Indian Classical music of our time: Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. For over 40 years, he has performed in concert halls of Europe, North and South America. He will be joined by his son, Arjun, a brilliant upcoming sitarist who combines innovative techniques drawn from his study with Ali Akbar Khan and his apprenticeship with his father, and by internationally renowned tabla player Naren Budhakar, with Tracy Verma on tamboura.