Bassist Marc Johnson Highlights the 5th Annual Scott LaFaro Day Concert

The Smith Center for the Arts presents the 5th Annual Scott LaFaro Day Celebration Concert on Saturday, April 7 in the Smith Opera House in Geneva.  Bassist Marc Johnson joins us to talk about Scott’s legacy as a a ground-breaking jazz bassist. He is joined on the concert by his wife, Grammy-winning pianist and composer Eliane Elias, and Marc will even play a few number on Scott’s double bass.  

Photo Credit: Jos Knaepen

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Present a Concert in Elmira

The Music Director of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Baruch Whitehead, joins us to talk about their concert on Sunday, March 25 in the Clemens Center in Elmira, which presents a variety of Negro Spirituals. He talks about the meaning behind these moving songs and their historical context.

Hear Here! Episode 3 | From Kid to Musician

Brian Manker went to school in upstate New York in the Endwell, Vestal, and Binghamton communities. He wanted to be a football player, but then he discovered

the cello.  Now he’s the principal cello for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Produced by Bill Snyder. Post-Listen Discussion Questions:

Where did Brian Manker grow up?

Southern Tier Actors Read Celebrates Irish Theatre

The Phelps Mansion Museum host Southern Tier Actors Read for a presentation of two Irish one-act comedies.  Director Judy McMahon joins us to talk about the author, Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory and her unique insights into Irish culture in her classic plays.  

Photo credit: Southern Tier Actors Read