By Special Invitation: The Finest In Local Performances
| July 9, 2020
By Special Invitation presents a stunning line-up of world-class musicians who perform classical music concerts around our region.
From a preserved barn in the idyllic setting of the western Catskills and a Binghamton Opera Company to a concert stage at Ithaca College,
By Special Invitation invites you to witness music performance recorded specifically for WSKG Classical.
These performances can be heard Saturdays at 10:00 a.m, and at your convenience by clicking on the concerts listed below.
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