Chris Younghoon Kim Leads the Binghamton Philharmonic

The Binghamton Philharmonic welcomes Music Director finalist Chris Younghoon Kim to lead the orchestra in Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No.7, Aaron Copland’s ‘Quiet City’, and Ernst Bacon’s ‘Remembering Ansel Adams — A Mountain Threnody’.

Matthew Kraemer Leads the Binghamton Philharmonic

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The Binghamton Philharmonic opens its season with the first of the music director finalists, Matthew Kraemer.  He leads the orchestra in music by Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  He talks about the music on the concert and his background. The soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is Tessa Lark, who is also a gifted bluegrass fiddler, so there may be a very interesting encore. http://wskg.org/audio/kraemer.mp3

 

Photo credit: matthewkraemer.com

 

 

 

The Downtown Singers and the Binghamton Philharmonic Present Handel's 'Messiah'

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The Downtown Singers and the Binghamton Philharmonic perform Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. Marisa Crabb leads the ensemble in this 34-year tradition. Soloists include soprano Stacey Geyer, mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz, tenor Dinyar Vania, and baritone Timothy LeFebvre. http://wskg.org/audio/1215messiah.mp3

 

Photo credit: Downtown Singers

 

 

The Binghamton Philharmonic Opens its Season with 'Blockbusters!'

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The Binghamton Philharmonic presents ‘Blockbusters!’, the first concert of the season, on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Forum on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton. Guest conductor leads the orchestra in the overture to Gioachino Rossini’s opera William Tell, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, “Eroica”, and the Violin Concerto No.1 by Max Bruch, with violin soloist Angelo Xiang Yu.  We hear from the soloist and Maestro Hege about the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bpo100116.mp3

 

Photo credit: Kate Lemmon via www.angeloviolin.com

April 16, 2015 | World premiere by the Binghamton Philharmonic; Cider Mill Playhouse presents Stage Kiss

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Composer Loren Loiacono talks about her new cello concerto on the program of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra’s concert this weekend. Composer Behzad Ranjbaran speaks with Crystal Sarakas about his work, Esther, to be premiered by the Binghamton Philharmonic. The Cider Mill Playhouse presents Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss.  We hear from director Emily Jackson.  

 

International Contemporary Ensemble, Denise Robinson & Mud and Fire Potters

Excerpts from a Binghamton Philharmonic concert performed on March 16, 2008, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, a highly acclaimed Chicago and New York-based ensemble. The concert concluded the “South of the Border Exploration Series,” a series of free lecture/performances involving contemporary classical music and hosted by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, the Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence. On April 5, 2008 at the final Classical Series orchestra concert of the season, the Philharmonic will feature the world premiere of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Ex Machina for Piano, Marimba and Orchestra, a work that the Binghamton Philharmonic commissioned. Cortland based belly dancer and teacher, Denise Robinson (stage name “Donia,”) performs in the WSKG TV studio provides insights into the art of belly dancing. Expressions also takes you on location to Mud and Fire Potters in Little Meadows, PA.