Downtown Singers present their Spring Concert

Music Director Marisa Crabb speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the Downtown Singers' Spring Concert. The program includes music by Bruckner, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and Holst. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033953.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Doug_Kerr via Flickr

A weekend of Bach with the Cantata Singers

Bill Cowdery and Will Wickham speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the two concerts featuring JS Bach's Mass in b minor. It's a reunion concert of the Cantata Singers, bringing back many former members of the group, and there's also a talk about the work and the previous works that Bach "recycled" into the Mass. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033955.mp3

Photograph courtesy Cantata Singers

Rick Pedro plays "Patriotic Piano"

Pianist Rick Pedro speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about his Patriotic Piano performance on Sunday, June 1 at 2pm at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.  Pedro started out as a classical pianist, but was drawn to ragtime and jazz stride piano. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033906.mp3

Photograph courtesy Wolfgang Lonien via Flickr.

"Unnecessary Farce" opens the Chenango River Theatre season

Cast members of Paul Slade Smith's Unnecessary Farce opens the season at Chenango River Theatre.  Cast members Hayley Zale, Brendan Cullen, and Katie Lamark speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about this play which has been described as "Law and Order if the Marx Brothers took over".  Two cops, three crooks, eight doors.  GO! http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033908.mp3

 

Photo courtesy Philippe Put via Flickr

 

Roberson and Presentarts present "Women Who Tamed the West"

WSKG's Sam Goodyear speaks with Writer and Director Judith Present and Performer Carolyn Christy-Boyden about the upcoming presentation of Women Who Tamed the West, an original production by Present. Performances are in the Roberson Museum and Science Center and feature performances by local actress based on real-life women. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1033785.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy David Kingham via Flickr

Tri-Cities Opera presents the operetta "Die Fledermaus"

Stage Director David Lefkowich and Set Designer Karen Kozlowski speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the upcoming production of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s operetta Die Fledermaus. More information here. Strauss' glittering score tells the story of revenge for a practical joke, all fueled by champagne.  

Photography courtesy mark sebastian via Flickr

Ithaca Ballet presents "Giselle"

Director Cindy Reid of the Ithaca Ballet speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the upcoming performances of Adolphe Adam's full-length ballet Giselle. It's the story of a girl who dies of a broken heart when she is jilted by her lover. Her death causes him to beg for forgiveness from her spirit. When her lover is targeted by the supernatural Willis for death, she manages to save him. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033136.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy dalbera via Flickr

Ti-Ahwaga Players present "On Golden Pond"

Actors Alicia Loso and Linda Fenescey speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about Ti-Ahwaga Community Players' production of On Golden Pond. The 1979 play by Ernest Thompson tells the story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, in their twilight years, and a visit from their daughter, her fiance, and the fiance's son at their cottage on the lake that provides the title. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032878.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy of Dougtone via Flickr

Windsor Whip Works Gallery presents new work by Joanne Thorne Arnold

Artist Joanne Thorne Arnold speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about her new paintings and the exhibit at the Windsor Whipworks Gallery.  Her work spans a wide range from abstract expressionism to impressionist juxtapositions of color inspired by the landscapes of upstate New York. The blog she mentions in the interview is http://joannethornearnold.moonfruit.com/

 

Photograph courtesy of Joanne Thorne Arnold.

Southern Tier Actors Read present "Translations"

Kate Murray, Andrew Haggerty, and Joe Bardales speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about S.T.A.R.'s presentation of  Brian Friel's drama Translations. Friel says that Translations is "a play about language and only about language" but it covers a wide range of subjects, often presented ironically. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032466.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Southern Tier Actors Read.