Music in the Kilmer Mansion Presents Pej Reitz and Jinah Lee

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Music in the Kilmer Mansion at Temple Concord welcomes duo-pianists Pej Reitz and Jinah Lee for a Four-Hand Piano Concert. Jinah Lee talks about the music by Mozart, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Stravinsky, and Barber. She also describes the delicate choreography of hands and elbows that two pianists on the same bench have to negotiate. http://wskg.org/audio/jinah.mp3

 

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Marietta Cheng Returns to the OSFL

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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes back Conductor Laureate Marietta Cheng for Folk Tales à la Russe, an all-Russian program of music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. “Marietta Cheng  served as Music Director and Conductor of the OSFL from its creation until May of 2008. From 1986 to 1995, Cheng was Conductor of the Corning Philharmonic. Ms. Cheng is Professor of Music and Conductor at Colgate University and chair of the Music Department. The Colgate University Orchestra, under her baton, is one of the best liberal arts college orchestras in the country.

It’s A Bach-analia! Celebrate The Waning Days Of Bach-tober With WSKG

Enjoy a ‘Bach’s Lunch’ Weekdays at Noon, Saturdays at 1:00 pm on WSKG Radio Friday (Bach-Busters), Bachtober 27: Johannes Brahms: Two Motets for Mixed Chorus, Op.74: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen — 12:56, O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf — 6:48, Janos Ferencsik, cond.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Hungaroton 12475 Saturday (Sam’s Music Bachs), Bachtober 28th, Selections from Mozart’s arrangements for string trio of some Preludes and Fugues of JSB interwoven with some of PDQ Bach’s preludes and fugues for keyboard (performed by From the Top’s very own Christopher O’Riley). Monday, Bachtober 30: JS Bach: Cantata 208: The Merry Hunt is all I Enjoy — 31:33, Matyas Antal, cond.; Hungarian Radio soloists and Chorus; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Naxos 550643 Tuesday, Bactober 31: PDQ Bach: The Short Tempered Clavier: Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except for the Really Hard Ones (S. easy as 3.14159265) — Christopher O’Riley, piano   AND, PDQ Bach: Oedipus Tex — 28:26, Pamela South, soprano; Dana Krueger, mezzo; Frank Kelley, tenor; Peter Schickele, bass; Newton Wayland, cond.; Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic; Okay Chorale, Telarc 80239  

It’s A Bach-analia! Celebrate The Waning Days Of Bach-tober With WSKG

Enjoy a ‘Bach’s Lunch’ Weekdays at Noon, Saturdays at 1:00 pm on WSKG Radio Friday (Bach-Busters), Bachtober 27: Johannes Brahms: Two Motets for Mixed Chorus, Op.74: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen — 12:56, O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf — 6:48, Janos Ferencsik, cond.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Hungaroton 12475 Saturday (Sam’s Music Bachs), Bachtober 28th, Selections from Mozart’s arrangements for string trio of some Preludes and Fugues of JSB interwoven with some of PDQ Bach’s preludes and fugues for keyboard (performed by From the Top’s very own Christopher O’Riley). Monday, Bachtober 30: JS Bach: Cantata 208: The Merry Hunt is all I Enjoy — 31:33, Matyas Antal, cond.; Hungarian Radio soloists and Chorus; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Naxos 550643 Tuesday, Bactober 31: PDQ Bach: The Short Tempered Clavier: Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except for the Really Hard Ones (S. easy as 3.14159265) — Christopher O’Riley, piano   AND, PDQ Bach: Oedipus Tex — 28:26, Pamela South, soprano; Dana Krueger, mezzo; Frank Kelley, tenor; Peter Schickele, bass; Newton Wayland, cond.; Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic; Okay Chorale, Telarc 80239  

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’.

Tenor Gerald Grahame Presents a Recital

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SUNY Broome present tenor Gerald Grahame in recital in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre on Friday, September 22 at 7:30.  Gerry joins us to talk about putting together his first recital in a long time.  He is joined by pianist Margaret Reitz, soprano Brenda Dawe, and baritone Randolph Messing

 

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Opens Its Season

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra opens its season with an augmented ensemble to perform the Leonore Overture No.3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Symphony No.1 by Johannes Brahms, and two concerto excerpts with winners of the Lee Strebel Concerto Competition: violinist Gioia Gedicks playing the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor and Benjamin Doane playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No.1 in a minor. Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth joins us to talk about what to expect in the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/corneliacco.mp3

 

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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

 

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Horseheads and Hector Will Hear Music for Violin and Piano

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Horseheads native, pianist Benjamin Pawlak and violinist Maria Beltavski perform two concerts including music by Beethoven and Ravel in Horseheads and Hector.  They join us via Skype to talk about the music, how they met, the six years of planning this collaboration, and where they are headed next. http://wskg.org/audio/pawlakbelt.mp3

 

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