Directo Beth Harris joins us to explain how they accomplished this,
Directo Beth Harris joins us to explain how they accomplished this,
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.
Hear Waterloo, NY native Lindsay Kate Brown sing from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera
WSKG Classical will broadcast a concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Know Theatre has brought back radio plays in the form of podcasts
Augusto Diemecke and Christine Lowe-Diemecke perform on the OSFL Facebook page.
A native of Waterloo, NY, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown was one of nine finalists in the Grand Finals Concert, out of thousands of singers from around the world. She talks to us by phone from Houston, where she is with the Houston Grand Opera, about the process, and about a dizzying week when she sang in the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert, and won another competition just two days before.
Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents ‘Passages’
The Civic Ensemble is bringing back ‘Streets Like This’.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the musical ‘Sweet Charity’
The Southern Tier Singers Collective performs music from a 16th Century manuscript.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Pivotal Pieces’, a program of major works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, and Felix Mendelssohn.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents a youth-centered concert.
Clarinetist Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Notes from the Margins’
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present ‘Spamalot’
The Binghamton Community Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Evan Meccarello
The Ithaca Ballet presents ‘Winter Dance 2020 in the Hangar Theatre.
The Cooperative Gallery 213 celebrates 20 years with a retrospective exhibit.
Carla Del Villaggio is bringing her ‘Simply Streisand’ program to the Broome County Forum
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra continues its journey through Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonies
‘Songs for a New World’ is more than a revue, and certainly not a musical play, but each song is a story in itself.
‘Arts Adventure’ is a collaborative effort by the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera, and the Goodwill Theatre
Know Theatre in Binghamton presents the dark comedy ‘Killer Joe’
Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre presents Molly Smith Metzler’s comedy, ‘Cry It Out.’
The historic Phelps Mansion in Binghamton becomes the set for an immersive production of Shakespeare’s sprawling tragedy ‘Hamlet’. Director and actor Chris Nickerson joins us to talk about this condensed version of the play, and how the Phelps Mansion provides a set that could never be replicated on stage.
Photo credit: Nathan Butler
SRO Productions presents ‘Matilda: the Musical’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
The Cherry Arts presents ‘Apple:Tree’, a ‘rolling cabaret.’
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concert
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers perform ‘Dixit Dominus’ by the young George Frederick Handel and Josef Rheinberger’s ‘Mass in E-flat’.
Spare Productions presents ’35mm: A Musical Exhibition.’ Cast members Lydia Griffin and Mike Ferguson join us to talk about this usual musical where the songs by Ryan Scott Oliver are inspired by photographs by Matthew Murphy, often with surprising results.
Photo credit: Spare Productions
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents a chamber concert at the Rockwell Museum
The WFM Festival Orchestra is a new ensemble, formed especially to celebrate New Year’s Day.
Pianist John Covelli presents his annual New Year’s Eve concert at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton.
Robert Huot’s art is receiving a retrospective exhibit at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
For thirty-seven years the Downtown Singers have been presenting George Frederic Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
NYS Baroque performs ‘Baroque Noel’ directed by noted lutenist Paul Odette.
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents its fall concert, ‘Classic Meets Jazz’
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents its Holiday Concert
The Opera Workshop of the Binghamton University Music Department presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’
Two different presentations offer The World According to Sound and Cornell According to Sound at the Cherry Artspace. We hear from sound artists Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett. They explain these unique sonic experiences and how the recorded and winnowed natural sounds into aural performances.
Photo credit: World According to Sound
The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season opens with Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten.’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton gives two performances of Lessons and Carols for Christmas.
The Roberson Museum and Science Center, annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ is now on display.
Pianist Shai Wosner is soloist in this weekend’s concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
VOICES Multicultural Chorus presents their Fall Concert ‘We Can Be Kind: Joy and Inspiration in Song’ https://acithaca.org/groups/voices/on Sunday, December 7 at 4pm in Ithaca’s First Baptist Church. Artistic Director Lorrene Adams joins us to talk about finding uplifting music to inspire the audience, and the inspiration she finds in leading the ensemble.
Photo credit: Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
Binghamton’s Know Theatre presents its 16th Annual Playwrights and Artists Festival.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra welcomes cello soloist Joshua Jang for its Fall Concert.
The Binghamton University Music Department welcomes The Fifth House Ensemble
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass performs in the Smith Opera House
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra welcomes Maciej Zoltowski, the third Music Director candidate.
The Stamford Friends of Music welcome baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco
The Beethoven Project continues with a concert at the Phelps Mansion Museum.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the Ahrens and Flaherty musical ‘A Man of No Importance’.
The Corning Civic Music Association welcomes the Vera Quartet.
The next Binghamton Philharmonic concert features music with a jazz inflection.
Glimmerglass Film Days return to Cooperstown with a host of films that have been nominated for awards.
Tri-Cities Opera presents ‘We Shall Find Peace: A Tribute to the Armed Forces’ to commemorate Veteran’s Day.
The Oneonta Concert Association welcomes two Oneonta resident to their music series. We hear from flutist Ana Laura Gonzalez about the concert which blends classical repertoire with music from Latin American and from the Philippines, the birthplace of her collaborative pianist Fideliz Campbell.
Photo credit: Oneonta Concert Association
SRO Productions presents William Finn and James Lapine’s musical ‘Falsettos’.
The Southern Tier Singers Collective presents a concert for All Souls’ Day.
As part of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Beethoven Project, Theatre Street Productions presents ‘Beethoven at the Phelps Mansion.’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton honors the centennial of women’s suffrage with a concert of music by women composers.
The Binghamton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists welcomes organist Bryan Dunnewald.
Tri-Cities Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’
The story of the Russian witch ‘Baba Yaga’ is told in dance in Elmira and Binghamton.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play ‘The Wolves’.
The Friends of Music of Stamford, New York welcome violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Marija Stroke.
Kitchen Theatre presents Carla Ching’s play ‘The Two Kids That Blow S*** Up.’
Ti-Ahwaga Community Theatre presents Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical ‘Bright Star’.
The Binghamton Philharmonic opens its season with two symphonies by Beethoven.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes pairs music with art in a concert on September 28.
The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York presents its 19th Annual Fall Festival.
Opera Ithaca presents Giacomo Puccini’s opera ‘La Boheme’.
Afton Community Theatre is presenting ‘Matilda: the Musical.’
Marc Berger and Ride, with Mike Ricciardi perform as part of the Singer/Songwriter series at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton.
NYS Baroque presents Viol Cubed
Southern Tier Actors Read perform ‘Mastergate.’
The Friends of Music of Stamford welcome Pegasus: the Orchestra for ‘Americana’.
Know Theatre presents the 1965 musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.
Tri-Cities Opera presents its annual celebration of song, Opera and Beer
Flutist Jeanne Sperber presents ‘Woods and Winds’ at Casadesus Recital Hall.
The LUMA Projection Arts Festival returns to Binghamton this weekend.
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra opens its season with the first of it Music Director candidates, Silas Huff.
The Cider Mill Stage is host to the play-with-music ‘End of the Rainbow’ by Peter Quilter.
Irish harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman perform in Oneonta on September 4 and in Hyde Hall north of Cooperstown on September 7.
The Binghamton University Art Museum presents a new exhibit: “not but nothing other”
Jazz singer Julian Fleisher is presenting three performances at Franklin Stage
Atomic Tom’s singer/songwriter series welcomes Jen Chapin
The Neave Trio presents an encore performance for the Stamford Friends of Music
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
Franklin Stage Company presents the play with music ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’.
Twenty years ago the CD ‘Opera Cowpokes’ was released.
The Summer Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s tragi-comic masterpiece, ‘The Yeomen of the Guard.’
Opening with a concert by a gamelan ensemble, Music at Fishs Eddy continues with music for guitar and harpsichord. Artistic Director Joyce Lindorff talks about the history of the festival, and about its venue, the Old Pioneer Church.
Photo credit: Music at Fishs Eddy
Leslie Noble and Patricia Buckley join us to talk about the upcoming Franklin Stage Company season
Spare Productions presents two shows this summer in two very different venues
The Cornell Cooperative Extension presents its second year of ‘Much Ado in the Garden’.
Chenango River Theatre presents the premiere of a new comedy, ‘Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ by Katie Forgette.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and his quartet performs on Wednesday at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton.
Know Theatre ends its season with ‘The Dumbwaiter’ by Harold Pinter and ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes marimbist Ian Rosenbaum in a duet recital with flutist and artistic director Linda Chesis.
The Cantata Singers of Elmira present “Love and Music Continue to Bloom”
Kitchen Theatre closes its season with Nina Raine’s play ‘Tribes”.
‘Galumpha Gang’ is a camp for kids to encourage creativity.
The Downtown Singers of Binghamton present ‘A Concert of Hope and Peace’ featuring music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Michael Tippett.
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble and Preparatory Orchestra present their Spring Concert on Sunday, June 2
WSKG’s Brian Frey premieres his latest documentary, ‘Main Street Rising’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents ‘A Moses Hogan Celebration’ in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, featuring countertenor Derek Lee Ragin.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting Conversations: Music for Oboe, Flute and Strings on Saturday, May 18 in Cooperstown’s Christ Episcopal Church.
The Geneva Music Festival opens on May 24 and goes through June 16th in various venues in and around Geneva.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘A Night at the Ballet’
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers join with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for a concert
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes performs ‘A Tribute to Mothers’ in the Clemens Center in Elmira.
Tri-Cities Opera presents this year’s ‘Bravo Broadway’ with ‘Even Stephens’.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Danubian Delights’.
Ensemble Concord presents a matinee concert in the Kilmer Mansion of Temple Concord.
Southern Tier Actors Read presents a staged reading of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House.’
The VOICES Multicultural Chorus present ‘Exploring Ithaca’s Heritage Through Song’.
NYS Baroque presents George Frideric Handel’s pastoral opera ‘Acis and Galatea’.
Tri-Cities Opera is presenting the Gilbert and Sullivan favorite ‘HMS Pinafore.’
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is joined by the Cornell Glee Club and Chorus for a performance of Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’.
‘Grounded’ by George Brant is the next play at the Kitchen Theatre.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton and the choir of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church join forces to perform J.S. Bach “Passion According to St. John.”
Know Theatre presents David Harrower’s drama ‘Blackbird’. Director Tim Gleason joins us to talk about this highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that quickly made it to Broadway and then to film, and the emotional impact of recreating such an intense drama.
Photo credit: Know Theatre
The Cantata Singers present ‘The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass’ in Watkins Glen.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the Elmira Trombone Choir in a special performance at the Rockwell Museum.
Ithaca Ballet presents a ballet version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with music by Felix Mendelssohn.
Binghamton University’s Opera Ensemble is presenting Henry Purcell’s opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’.
The Binghamton University Art Museum presents its Spring Exhibition, ‘Seymour Chwast: Works of War.’
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘Wagner’s Ring Cycle in One Night.’
Fab Arts presents John Patrick Shanley’s play ‘Outside Mullingar’ at the Cider Mill Stage.
The Summer Savoyards present Oscar Wilde’s comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Annex of the Bundy Museum in Binghamton.
Hartwick College presents Alina Troyano in her one-woman show ‘Milk of Amnesia’.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes the Youth Orchestra, as well as Concerto Competition winner Sophia Werner for ‘Pictures of St. Patrick’.
The Phelps Mansion Museum welcomes John Covelli to its Ballroom for a recital.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra performs this weekend in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus.
For its next concert, the Oneonta Concert Association presents Project Trio.
Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present Neil Simon’s comedy ‘Plaza Suite’.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Kirsten Greenidge’s play ‘Baltimore’. Director Godfrey Simmons joins us to talk about this drama that explores the fallout of a racial incident on a college campus that prides itself on having gotten “past racism”.
The Kitchen Theatre presents ‘The Royale’ by Marco Ramirez.
‘Gems Rediscovered’ is a concert of works for orchestra that were lost for a time. Binghamton University Orchestra conductor and music director Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the re-discovery and performance of music by Franz Schubert and Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, and tells the remarkable story of composer Florence Price.
Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department
Binghamton natives Everett and Nick De Morier no longer live in the area, but Everett has found subject matter there for two of his books. They join us to talk about their documentary ‘Binghamton: Valley of Creativity’
Southern Tier Actors Read presents George Bernard Shaw’s ‘The Devil’s Disciple’ in the Phelps Mansion Museum ballroom.
Rebekka Kircheldorf’s play ‘Testosterone’ receives its first English-language performance in Ithaca
Tri-Cities Opera presents Jake Heggie’s 90-minute opera ‘Three Decembers’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton sings about ‘Love, Longing, and Lechery’.
WSKG’s Andrew Pioch and Al Williams of Classical Pianists of the Future join us to talk about the two-part retrospective of six years of Expressions programs hosted by Ithaca College piano student Alexei Aceto, who also play some new pieces.
Photo credit: WSKG
Know Theatre presents Eugene O’Neill’s posthumous masterpiece ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents a concert featuring ‘Distant Destinations’.
nghamton Baroque Orchestra presents ‘Back to Baroque’
The Hartwick College Theatre Department presents Owen Sheers’ play ‘Pink Mist’
The Munson-Proctor-Williams Art Institute Museum of Art presents a retrospective of 40 years of photography by Norwich-born photographer Tommy Brown.
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective perform ‘O Vos Omnes: Music of Repentence and Redemption’.
Mark Twain really had a music box, but what music it played is a mystery. ‘
Artist Richard Henry spent most of his career in commercial art.
The Hanford Mills Museum presents its annual Ice Harvest Festival.
Kitchen Theatre presents Jen Silverman’s play ‘The Roommate’.
The Fab Arts Company presents the Tony Award winning play ‘The God of Carnage’ at the Cider Mill Stage.
The Binghamton University Art Museum welcomes the Southern Tier Singers’ Collective for a program of madrigals.
The founding members of the roots music band, Donna the Buffalo, Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, stopped by to talk about their new album ‘Dance in the Street’, the craft of songwriting, and touring. They perform Friday, January 25 at 10pm in Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin.
Photo credit: Donna the Buffalo
President and CEO Greg Catlin joins us to talk about the changes coming to WSKG and WSQX Radio. WSKG will air more news and discussion and WSQX becomes WSKG Classical.
SRO Productions presents the ABBA musical ‘Mamma Mia’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Stage and Music Director Scott Fisher and Assistant Director and member of the ensemble Andrew Simek join us to talk about producing this lavish and fun-filled musical in an intimate space.
Photo credit: SRO Productions
The Memory Maker Project is presenting ‘Cocoa and Canvas’ on January 26, 2019 from 6pm-9pm in Atomic Tom’s, 196 State Street in Binghamton.
The Cantata Singers of Elmira have been invited to be among an international array of choral group performing ‘The Music of Karl Jenkins: 75th Birthday Celebration’ in Carnegie Hall.
Half Light Theatre presents ‘Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’ at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton and the 1890 House in Cortland.
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers perform Requiems by Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle. Conductor Gerald Wolfe joins us to talk about the similarities and differences between this two works, written 50 years apart.
Photo credit: Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concert in two performances. Conductor Uli Speth joins us to talk about the program and about the history of the ensemble, as well as an upcoming workshop for the group.
Photo credit: Little Delaware Youth Ensemble
Tenor Tony Villecco and pianist Barbara Garges present ‘Sing: 10; Dance: 3’ in the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center.
Pianist John Covelli presents his annual tradition of a New Year’s Eve concert. He joins us to talk about this year’s concert, ‘Memories.”
Photo credit: codemac via Flickr
The Binghamton Downtown Singers present their annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Cayuga Vocal Ensemble join forces to present highlights from Handel’s ‘Messiah.’
Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present their 17th annual production of ‘A Christmas Story’.
Hangar Theatre is presenting Aoise Stratford’s dramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.
After a hiatus of several years, John Bielenberg’s beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ has returned to the Cider Mill Stage.
The VOICES Multicultural Chorus presents ‘Big Bands and Ballads: Swing Through the Season’ on December 8.
The Stamford Friends of Music welcome the Iceberg String Quartet for a concert of Beethoven, Webern, and Debussy.
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents a concert comparing Ludwig van Beethoven’s music with that of his composition teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn.
Binghamton University’s Theatre Department performs a ‘Jazz Nutcracker’.
The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘Very Varied Variations’, a concert of music by Brahms, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky.
Kitchen Theatre presents Lisa Kron’s autobiographical mono-drama ‘2.5 Minute Ride’.
Johnson City High School graduate, singer/songwriter Zarni Devette performs this weekend at Atomic Tom’s on State Street in Binghamton.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents their annual concert of Lessons and Carols for Christmas.
The Stamford Friends of Music welcome soprano Amber Evans and pianist Thomas Muraco.
SRO Productions III presents Maury Yeston’s ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.
Know Theatre presents its 15th Annual New Play Festival.
The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra presents ‘Baroque Overtures and Arias’.
Glimmerglass Film Days takes place from November 8 through the 12 at various venues around Cooperstown.
The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘All About Autumn”, with STMTA Youth Soloist Sophia Klin
The Binghamton University Wind Symphony, led by Dan Fabricius, presents a Veteran’s Day concert.
Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson performs a multi-media concert at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the Ying Quartet.
Author, teacher, storyteller and spiritual activist, Stephen Jenkinsen is joining with
Canadian musician and songwriter, Gregory Hoskins and his band for a 35-city North
American Tour of ‘Nights of Grief and Mystery’. The Ithaca presentation will be on Thursday, November 1st 7pm-9:30pm at the Hangar Theatre. Juan Lube, one of the people coordinating the even joins us by phone.
Photo credit: Orphan Wisdom
Music in the Kilmer Mansion presents singers Thomas Goodheart and Jean Goodheart, flutist Jeanne Sperber, and pianist Pej Reitz. The Goodhearts join us to talk about this varied program, which includes music of Copland, Saint-Saens, Liszt, Mozart, Chaminade, Romberg, and Rossini.
Photo credit: Jonathan Cohen
The Binghamton University Music Department presents a recital by baritone Thomas Goodheart and bass-baritone Kenneth Shaw.
The Corning-Painted Post Civic Music Association presents cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han
The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York presents its Fall Festival this weekend
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the next concert of its Musicians’ Choice Series, as a septet organized by violinist Avner Finberg performs Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’. He tells us about that work, as well as about the premiere of his composition ‘The Miracle of Hanukkah’ coming up on December 9.
Photo credit: Grasya Orbon
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective is a new ensemble comprised of choral musicians from across the region. They present their premiere concert with music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francesco Soriano, and Tomas Luis de Victoria. Conductor William Culverhouse joins us to talk about the program and the ensemble.
Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents ‘Words and Music’ at United Presbyterian Church on Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton.
The Kitchen Theatre presents Julia Cho’s play ‘The Piano Teacher’