This episode of Chords of Memory highlights photographs of New York State soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Brian Hyland provides the music and plays "An Mhaighdean Mhara" on his concertina. Photographs courtesy of the Chemung County Historical Society, the Delaware County Historical Association, and the Library of Congress. https://youtu.be/L6nVm-26Pxw
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.
by Ellen Abbott
SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The Nature Conservancy is hoping to create a climate resilient forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. The Tug Hill Plateau is the third-largest forest landscape in the New York state -- a critical link between the Adirondacks and the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains. Its headwaters pour clean water into Lake Ontario, and the area is home to a variety of wildlife, ranging from black bears to forest birds. But selective cutting has weakened some parts of the forest, according to Nature Conservancy Central And Western New York director Jim Howe. And he says, add to that climate change, and these forests are very vulnerable.
Join WSKG at this free conference for PK-12 teachers. We'll be featuring resources from our very own Good to Know series and math materials from PBS LearningMedia. Sessions include math workstations, Math & Movement, Lakeshore, and more! The conference is sponsored by Broome-Tioga BOCES and the Broome County Teacher Center. Click here for more information.
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
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
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
After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster’s family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. The hospital staff unites to oust their hated chief. In Boston, Mary’s condition worsens. Mercy Street season 2 finale airs Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm.
On the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted and demented alike. Miss Skerrett and Francatelli reach their decisive moment. Victoria on Masterpiece season finale will air Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm. Enjoy this Victoria on Masterpiece Web extra!
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.