Hanford Mills Presents its Annual Ice Harvest Festival

The Hanford Mills Museum near Oneonta presents its annual Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 3 from 10am to 3pm.  Executive Director Liz Callahan joins us to explain the process of harvesting ice, how it is stored, the treat that is the ultimate reward in July for the ice harvest in February.

Ithaca Photography Project Produces Over 1,200 Portraits


The community portrait project, We Are Ithaca, held its final photo session Thursday. The project was created by two local photographers in collaboration with the Community Arts Partnership. One of them is Robyn Wishna. The project began last fall, she says, to offer the community something positive in a year that had so much negativity. “We came up with this project to celebrate the community through portraits.

The VOICES Multicultural Chorus Present Their Fall Concert


The VOICES Multicultural Chorus perform their Fall Concert: ‘The Spirit of Home: Many Homes — One Voice’ on December 9 at 4pm in the First Baptist Church in Ithaca.  Conductor Lorrene Adams joins us to talk about this wide-ranging concert, and the joys and challenges of programing a concert when there are so many good choices for it. http://wskg.org/audio/lorrene.mp3


Photo credit: VOICES Multicultural Chorus

‘A Christmas Story’ is Back at Ti-Ahwaga


The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present their annual production of Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the film ‘A Christmas Story’. Jamie Cornell, who plays the grown-up Ralphie, joins us to talk about the sixteen years of this production, and the members of many families that have grown up in and around this annual event. http://wskg.org/audio/christmasstory2017.mp3


Photo credit: R E Baker Photography

WSKG Loves the Arts Tour

WSKG is dedicated to promoting the arts of the region and beyond. So, we’re taking an art tour with our President and CEO, Greg Catlin. We’ll be visiting local galleries throughout the region, exploring the arts and meeting some of WSKG’s great listeners and viewers. That’s you. We hope you’ll join Greg and the personalities from WSKG at a gallery near you.

BU Opera Ensemble Presents ‘Billy Goats Gruff’


The Binghamton University Music Department’s Opera Ensemble presents composer John Davies’ 40 minute opera for children, ‘Billy Goats Gruff’. The composer and the Opera Ensemble’s Music Director, Willie Anthony Waters, talk about the opera and their casts of singers. Mr. Davies (pictured) explains how he uses preexisting music from operas where similar situations are encountered. Mr. Waters also gives us a heads-up that he will be on the Metropolitan Opera live Saturday broadcast’s Opera Quiz twice this coming season. http://wskg.org/audio/billygoats.mp3


Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

‘Venetian Traditions’ Presents Music for Multiple Choruses


The Binghamton University Music Department presents ‘Venetian Traditions’, music for multiple choruses by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Salamone Rossi.  The new Director of Choral Activites, Bill Culverhouse joins us to talk about those traditions.  Also on the program is the first suite of ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’ by Ottorino Respighi led by orchestra conductor, Timothy Perry. http://wskg.org/audio/venetian.mp3


Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

How to Make Frozen Lime Pie Recipe with Tracy Maines

Learn how to cook this sweet dessert of Frozen Lime Pie with Tracy Maines. In anticipation of our Seasons at the Lake documentary, we’re giving viewers a taste of what’s to come (and how to make this recipe themselves.)

Frozen Lime Pie (pg 279 in My Cottage Kitchen Cookbook)
2 cans (14 ounces each) sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
2 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crust
1 cup egg whites
1 cup sugar
Zest of 1/2 lime

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Mix on medium low speed. Divide mixture evenly between the two pie crusts and bake for 8 minutes until just set.

Artist Blazo Kovacevic Uses Virtual Reality for a New Art Exhibit


Blazo Kovacevic, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Binghamton University, has a new exhibit of his work called ‘Incited’ at the Dowd Gallery on the SUNY Cortland campus. “Incited is a large-scale, multimedia installation featuring digitally modified security X-rays taken by European border patrol forces of vehicles carrying hidden illegal immigrants in their cargo. This exhibition focuses on the acute problems of human trafficking, smuggling and terrorism currently dominating the socio-political sphere. The unobstructed views of trucks, vans and cars harboring stowaways also offer insight into privacy issues and the fragility of the human body.” A virtual reality 360 video will allow the viewer to experience being one of the 54 illegal immigrants transported under inhumane conditions in the cargo van that crashed in Serbia two years ago.

The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra Plays Pergolesi and Zelenka


The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra presents its second concert on Saturday, November 25 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Binghamton.  Conductor Jeff Wahl joins us to talk about the two masterworks of two lesser-known composers, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Jan Dismas Zelenka. http://wskg.org/audio/bbozelenka.mp3


Photo credit: Binghamton Baroque Orchestra

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Presents ‘The Nutcracker’


The Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s famous story of Clara and her Christmas present, ‘The Nutcracker’.  Choreographer Rafael Grigorian joins us to talk about the logistics of doing a Saturday performance in the Clemens Center in Elmira, and then moving the whole production to Binghamton for a Sunday performance in the Forum. He also talks about the new studios in Elmira and Vestal. http://wskg.org/audio/nutcracker.mp3

Photo credit: Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre