The Pulitzer-winning, Kanye-collaborating composer began her career with a creative blank check, but she’s spent much of the past decade moving sideways. Her latest trick: reinventing as a songwriter.
The Pulitzer-winning, Kanye-collaborating composer began her career with a creative blank check, but she’s spent much of the past decade moving sideways. Her latest trick: reinventing as a songwriter.
In a Twitter message, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry.”
The Friends of Music of Stamford, NY welcome the Ulysses Quartet for a concert of music by Germaine Tailleferre, Felix Mendelssohn, and Leos Janacek. We hear from violinist Christina Bouey and cellist Grace Ho about the program, and about their historic instruments
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The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a short concert in two performances at the Forum.
Set during a record-breaking New York City heat wave, this vibrant screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage musical pulses with musical numbers that blend of hip-hop, Latin pop and salsa.
The one-hour concert will be presented in two performances to accommodate audiences in a socially-distanced manner. We hear from Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth.
Well ahead of a celebratory Central Park concert announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio for August, New York City’s venues are coming back in June for vaccinated audiences.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes the English-Tobin Duo for a concert of music from between 1530 and 1800 on period instruments. We hear from them and learn what may be a new word for you: “Bicinium”.
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Kitchen Theatre presents the premiere of the comedy Shape by Kara-Lynn Vaeni, who is also the director. We also hear from Annie Henk who does the heavy lifting — literally — of the lead role.
For most artists, 2020 was a year of forced isolation and few opportunities. But Dan Tepfer, a jazz pianist and composer, had a busy year, partly thanks to his technological acumen.
The Geneva Music Festival is returning with a series of live and online concerts with a large range of musical genres. We hear from the artistic director, and also one of the performers, Geoffrey Herd.
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After cutting his teeth in Detroit, a move to New York near the middle of the century found him directly in the center of a deeply important moment for jazz.
Deborah Fox of NYS Baroque joins us to talk about an online concert and lecture about Jewish musicians and composers of early modern Europe. Exile and Connection features musicologists Liza Malamut and Rebecca Cypess, along with the ensemble Incantare.
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In these challenging times the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is adjusting to make music while making conditions as safe as possible for the musicians and the audience. We hear from conductor Cornelia Laemmli-Orth about some exciting and innovative upcoming concerts.
The gifted conductor who had wielded immense influence in the classical music world, was publicly accused by nine men of sexual abuse. He died March 9 at age 77 of natural causes.
During this pandemic actors and musicians have struggled with new technology to share their performances. Playwright Rachel Lampert has teamed with producer Priscilla Hummel of Walking on Water Productions to produce a trio of mini-musicals called Comfort Food.
In a pastoral track from the New York duo, Randa Leigh asks an essential question: “What you follow, fear or love?”
While a valiant endeavor, the Metropolitan Opera’s new series of steaming concerts can’t seem to shake off opera’s fusty, aristocratic traditions.
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
With the help of a few “wrong” notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned “America the Beautiful” into a solemn protest of police violence.
Augusto Diemecke and Christine Lowe-Diemecke perform on the OSFL Facebook page.
The Grammy-winning American cellist had a wide-ranging career that spanned Bach to new music written by Augusta Read Thomas. His colleagues also treasured him as a generous musical collaborator.
Konitz was devoted to improvisation and played on more than 100 albums over a seven-decade career, including the historic sessions that became Miles Davis’ album Birth of the Cool.
The music of this quintessential Nashville songwriter and lifelong independent spirit makes room for the wide range of emotions that careen through people as they stumble and dance through life.
Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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.
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The U.S.’ largest performing arts organization has told its orchestral players, chorus and stagehands they will not be paid after March 31. The company has also canceled the rest of its season.
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents ‘Passages’
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’
“I never behaved aggressively” towards women, the opera star says, while the performers’ union that investigated his alleged behavior attempts to ferret out who provided information to the press.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Evan Meccarello
The Ithaca Ballet presents ‘Winter Dance 2020 in the Hangar Theatre.
Carla Del Villaggio is bringing her ‘Simply Streisand’ program to the Broome County Forum
The New York Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It’s called Project 19.
During the month of February, the MET will present a special series of iconic broadcasts from our archives — chosen by our radio audience.
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.
One of West Africa’s best-known musicians, Ballaké Sissoko, says that his kora was dismantled by TSA agents while he was traveling from New York to Paris. The agency denies it was involved.
‘Arts Adventure’ is a collaborative effort by the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera, and the Goodwill Theatre
A thoughtful musician from a distinguished family, Serkin interpreted the classics and expanded the repertoire by commissioning new works.
SRO Productions presents ‘Matilda: the Musical’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
When it comes to the Underground Railroad, everyone knows Harriet Tubman. But a new oratorio sheds light on a different, key figure named William Still.
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.
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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents a chamber concert at the Rockwell Museum
NPR Music celebrates the alt-rock heroes, Hollywood idols, Pulitzer-winning composers, jazz luminaries, cult legends, bold activists, old masters and rising stars the world lost this year.
The WFM Festival Orchestra is a new ensemble, formed especially to celebrate New Year’s Day.
The Broadway songwriter died in Miami of pulmonary complications, according to his publicist.
Pianist John Covelli presents his annual New Year’s Eve concert at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton.
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
His simultaneous dismissal from two of the world’s leading opera houses comes after an investigation into allegations of misconduct during a Royal Opera performance in Tokyo.
The Opera Workshop of the Binghamton University Music Department presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’
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.
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Binghamton’s Know Theatre presents its 16th Annual Playwrights and Artists Festival.
To celebrate Ludwig Von Beethoven’s upcoming semiquincentennial, WSKG Classical broadcasts three chamber music recitals on Saturday mornings this December.
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.
Jamie Barton puts a bisexual spin on classical music.
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.
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SRO Productions presents William Finn and James Lapine’s musical ‘Falsettos’.
China refuses to grant South Korean musicians and artists work visas as part of a policy barring South Korean businesses from the country. The policy was put in place as retaliation for a missile system the U.S. deployed in South Korea in 2016.
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 British conductor, harpsichordist and scholar helped reignite interest in works by composers like Monteverdi — but he also championed new works and wrote notable film scores of his own.
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 Friends of Music of Stamford, New York welcome violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Marija Stroke.
Norman was one of the leading African American opera figures in a time when there were fewer than now. The soprano won four Grammys and the National Medal of Arts.
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’.
A Springsteen concert “created a civic space in which two antithetical sentiments could coexist and communicate with each other,” writes A.O. Scott. The Boss turns 70 years old today.
In a closed-door meeting with the company’s chorus and orchestra, General Manager Peter Gelb argued that the Met has no reason to investigate the famed opera singer or to cancel his performances.
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
The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in New York.
Before settling in Harlem, Mary Lou Williams traveled the country playing with big bands. The road shaped her sound, and her theory of black music as “the greatest and only true art in the world.”
The Friends of Music of Stamford welcome Pegasus: the Orchestra for ‘Americana’.
Know Theatre presents the 1965 musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.
After nearly a year, the 103-year-old orchestra’s musicians and management are still at odds over a new contract. Its new season is scheduled to begin on Saturday.
Tri-Cities Opera presents its annual celebration of song, Opera and Beer
Since August, 20 women have made allegations against the highly influential opera star via reports published by The Associated Press. A spokesperson for Domingo disputed the report.
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.
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.
In this defining interview, Andy Zax, producer of a massive new Woodstock box set, shares previously unheard recordings from the festival and the remarkable stories behind them.
NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with Adrian Enscoe, Sydney Shepherd and Regina Strayhorn, members of the band Bandits on the Run and stand-out entrants in this year’s Tiny Desk Contest.
Based on former New York prosecutor Mark Godsey’s book of the same title, the new opera draws on detailed interviews with exonerees to put America’s criminal justice system on trial.
The new opera by Tazewell Thompson and Jeanine Tesori tells the story of a couple in Harlem who are forced to confront their teenage son’s sudden death by police violence.
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.
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A recent Pop Culture Happy Hour trip to New York took the team to see Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera. A jester in a rat pack? We saw it.
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’.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and his quartet performs on Wednesday at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton.
New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.
Ron Howard’s new Pavarotti film fails to make us feel much for its subject, and does little to bolster the magical, complicated art called opera.
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”
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
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.
Smithsonian Folkways archivist and Pete Seeger expert Jeff Place talks about Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, due out on what would have been Seeger’s 100th birthday.
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’.
The young composer’s opera, which debuted at the Los Angeles Opera, was inspired by her own experience as a survivor of sexual assault.
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.”
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.
This epic flop became the longest-running theatrical release in U.S. movie history.
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 Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘Wagner’s Ring Cycle in One Night.’
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.
André Previn died Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras.
‘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.
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African-Americans currently make up less than two percent of larger orchestra members in the United States. This lack of representation is a struggle for many groups, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Performances of the New York Metropolitan Opera are heard Saturday afternoons, during its season, on WSKG Classical.
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.
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The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents a concert featuring ‘Distant Destinations’.
nghamton Baroque Orchestra presents ‘Back to Baroque’
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective perform ‘O Vos Omnes: Music of Repentence and Redemption’.
Behind musical legends like Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles is one timeless genre that spans across lifetimes: gospel music.
Mark Twain really had a music box, but what music it played is a mystery. ‘
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.
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As Latin music was fading from popular culture, a blend of Caribbean rhythms going by the name salsa got a new generation dancing.
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.
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Emily Sprague performs three quiet, delicate songs in the NPR Music offices with help from members of New York’s Epoch collective.
The New York band’s punchy horn section, bluesy vocals and uniquely transformative harmonica solos instantly demand attention.
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.
In 2016, Maggie Rogers was attending class at New York University when super producer Pharrell sat in on a master class to critique the students’ work. Pharrell was blown away by Rogers’ song “Alaska.”
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.
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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.
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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.”
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The New York City Council voted last week to honor hip-hop greats the Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan with streets named after them. LeRoy McCarthy, who led the effort, says it’s long overdue.
The Binghamton Downtown Singers present their annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has fired concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa for multiple alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Cayuga Vocal Ensemble join forces to present highlights from Handel’s ‘Messiah.’
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The VOICES Multicultural Chorus presents ‘Big Bands and Ballads: Swing Through the Season’ on December 8.