“We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on the arts and provide a living wage for artists. We will not let the curtain fall on their careers, or on the future of our cities.”
“We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on the arts and provide a living wage for artists. We will not let the curtain fall on their careers, or on the future of our cities.”
“They get out of the house, they get to see something unique. Hopefully, they’re just inspired and see some nice artwork, something different.”
“We know they are correlated and signify joy and happiness, and more importantly in this pandemic time, hope and optimism for a brighter future.”
More than three-fourths of Republicans are planning to vote in person, while a majority of Democrats said they have or will cast a mail-in ballot.
“It’s definitely a perfect storm with the increased need, stores starting to close, and the donations potentially being fewer, which is why we’re really extending this campaign.”
“There’s only one person for this crime, and so, there is nothing that a person says or does or anything that puts them to blame.”
“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”
“Zero revenue, 100% bills.”
“We had a great fair planned, a really great fair. Great music. Changing things up again programmatically, we were doing everything we could to keep drawing numbers.”
Under state guidelines released last week, ticketed live music is not permitted inside bars, restaurants and clubs.
The Safe & Sound fundraiser, held Saturday in Southampton, drew rebukes after video emerged showing audience members dancing close together. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, “I am appalled.”
“This is not about anything evil. This is about unity. And we want to make sure that we don’t have the city of Syracuse in 2020 to make a horrible, irretrievable, irreparable mistake.”
Directo Beth Harris joins us to explain how they accomplished this,
During their most recent online session, participants made art while talking about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Those expenses still continue whether or not there are people here.”
“This year we’re going to have to cancel it. That makes me personally, very unhappy, but that is where we are.”
Hear Waterloo, NY native Lindsay Kate Brown sing from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera
“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
WSKG Classical will broadcast a concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
“We were all facing the fact that when we reopen, we have to figure out how to social distance in one of the most intimate settings there is: taking care of a customer.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
Those people who “ignore Christopher Columbus’ role in giving the green light to centuries of racism and dehumanizing of Indigenous peoples must be called to task.”
Know Theatre has brought back radio plays in the form of podcasts
New York’s Public Theater is heading in a new direction with a star-studded, free, one-night-only virtual gala performance.
The unofficial start of summer, on May 25, the earliest the holiday could arrive, and delivers Labor Day, the marker of the season’s conclusion, as late as possible, on Sept. 7.
Augusto Diemecke and Christine Lowe-Diemecke perform on the OSFL Facebook page.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
Well-known artists and designers are taking over billboards (donated gratis) to brighten the landscape in an emptier-than-usual Times Square. One work simply reads: “Hopefully no one will see this.”
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
“This more than anything else in our lifetimes, I’d say, is going to bring us all together because we’re all in the same boat.”
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.
Two days after Ronan Farrow announced he “can’t work with” Hachette Book Group after its acquisition of his father’s memoir, employees of the publishing house walked out in protest as well.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Pivotal Pieces’, a program of major works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, and Felix Mendelssohn.
Clarinetist Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Notes from the Margins’
Bob George’s archive is an independent operation whose supporters have included David Bowie and Keith Richards. Now it’s being forced to move due to rising rents in Manhattan.
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present ‘Spamalot’
Starting this year, it will cost $5 to get into the fair, down from the $10 price that’s been in place since 2005.
The Ithaca Ballet presents ‘Winter Dance 2020 in the Hangar Theatre.
The Cooperative Gallery 213 celebrates 20 years with a retrospective exhibit.
A Soldier’s Play tells the story of a murder in an African American unit of the U.S. Army after World War II. It premiered in 1981 and soon after won a Pulitzer Prize. Now, it’s finally on Broadway.
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.
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’
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
There will be new features. Organizers envision sensory friendly days. They may program a health care worker or school employee day.
SRO Productions presents ‘Matilda: the Musical’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
“It’s a hard topic and it’s a simple topic all at the same time.”
The Cherry Arts presents ‘Apple:Tree’, a ‘rolling cabaret.’
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concert
“The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived,” the library’s president said.
The WFM Festival Orchestra is a new ensemble, formed especially to celebrate New Year’s Day.
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’
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 University Music Department welcomes The Fifth House Ensemble
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra welcomes Maciej Zoltowski, the third Music Director candidate.
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.
There are now 71 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester, which is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to studying play.
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.
Suvero’s acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center in the Hudson Valley.
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 Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes pairs music with art in a concert on September 28.
The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi’s Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.
Southern Tier Actors Read perform ‘Mastergate.’
The 12 finalists are: Care Bears, the coloring book, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone, and the top.
The Friends of Music of Stamford welcome Pegasus: the Orchestra for ‘Americana’.
Know Theatre presents the 1965 musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.
Fashion Week is underway in New York, which means you can count on seeing models navigating runways while wearing high heels. But have the days of women choosing the towering shoes over?
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.
The Binghamton University Art Museum presents a new exhibit: “not but nothing other”
Jazz singer Julian Fleisher is presenting three performances at Franklin Stage
The New York State Fair opens its gates for a 13-day run today, with more than a million visitors expected to descend on the Syracuse fairgrounds.
The festival was supposed to feature artists like Jay-Z, John Fogerty and Miley Cyrus, but instead it was plagued by lawsuits, mismanagement and missed deadlines.
Fifty years later, the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair is on the National Register of Historic Places. For some who were there, it’s a place of pilgrimage and memories.
The Metropolitan Opera suspended, and then fired, Levine after several men came forward with accusations that the conductor had sexually abused them.
Nobel Laureate and novelist Toni Morrison is being remembered on Cornell’s campus as a graduate and a professor. Morrison died earlier this week at the age of 88.
Artists and architects from across can create a proposal for a memorial honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria.
Franklin Stage Company presents the play with music ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’.
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.
After a series of logistical and financial setbacks, the planned three-day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair has been canceled by its organizers.
The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera. He was 91.
Twenty years ago the CD ‘Opera Cowpokes’ was released.
Blues guitarist and singer Rory Block will perform in September
Jeff Gural thinks Woodstock would have boosted “sleepy-little” Vernon, NY and criticizes state politicians for restrictions on sports betting
“Going along and learning the history, you never realize the extent of it. I didn’t know there was different canals done along the way, I thought it was just the one.”
The festival is without a home less than a month before the scheduled start
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
This is the second site to reject festival
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. said he was pleased with the decision, citing “inadequate planning and a dangerously truncated timeframe.”
Spare Productions presents two shows this summer in two very different venues
A sculpture grows in Brooklyn.
Officials in the town of Vernon say the application is too late and incomplete.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension presents its second year of ‘Much Ado in the Garden’.
The novelist and poet Sinan Antoon, raised in Iraq and now living in New York, returned home following the 2003 U.S. occupation. That experience inspired his new work of fiction.
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.
Chenango River Theatre presents the premiere of a new comedy, ‘Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ by Katie Forgette.
After plans to hold Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen this summer fell through, a smaller festival could be held at a central New York harness track and casino.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and his quartet performs on Wednesday at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton.
A group of women calling themselves the Catskilled Crafters took apart hundreds of donated neckties to make fabric art exploring their relationships with their fathers and the men in their lives.
Nancy Bass Wyden, the Strand’s owner, is protesting New York City’s decision to preserve the bookstore as a historic city landmark. She thinks the move will hurt, not help her business.
This week, Watkins Glen Internationalsaid it would not host Woodstock 50, though the racetrack wouldn’t comment further.
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
There’s a feeling of resignation around Schuyler County after Watkins Glen International said it would not host Woodstock 50.
Know Theatre ends its season with ‘The Dumbwaiter’ by Harold Pinter and ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee.
Thinking about planning a trip this summer, but not sure where to go? Here’s a list of recommendations.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes marimbist Ian Rosenbaum in a duet recital with flutist and artistic director Linda Chesis.
Julie Satow’s book reads like the biography of a distant relative as much as the history of a landmark building; the author argues that no other building so directly reflects the city itself.
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.
“When I was playing, you feel it when you’re playing, when you’re there, the fact that it’s 30,000 people, never give it a thought, but everything just quieted down just like somebody put a blanket on the place and they all listened.”
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents ‘A Moses Hogan Celebration’ in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, featuring countertenor Derek Lee Ragin.
The promoters of a 50th anniversary Woodstock festival can still attempt to put on their event in August, though they face a steep uphill battle for financing and permits.
A judge has ruled that Woodstock 50 isn’t technically cancelled, but organizers must go forward without disputed funding.
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.
Festival organizers are suing their former financial partner Dentsu Aegis. They say the company is sabotaging the concert that was supposed to be in Watkins Glen this August.
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.
Using personal papers, telegrams, biographies, unpublished interviews and letters, author Brian Jay Jones gives readers a comprehensive view of the complex, multifaceted creator who became a giant.
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.
“It doesn’t mean that the older games don’t hold up, they absolutely do. Every game up there you could play right now, and still have a ton of fun with.”
Local leaders are reacting after this week’s announcement that effectively cancelled Woodstock 50.
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’.
The Dentsu Aegis Network, which had been funding the ambitious, three-day 50th anniversary music festival with headliners including Jay-Z and Santana, says that the August event will not happen.
Tickets were set to go on sale Monday. Last week, Billboard reported that wouldn’t happen.
Judges sought to support the media “even if some wrongly degrade [it] as the enemy of the very democracy it serves.” Honors went to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., Florida’s Sun-Sentinel and others.
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.
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The Cantata Singers present ‘The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass’ in Watkins Glen.
New York City’s year-old Color Factory is a museum of sorts. But patrons quickly realize it isn’t your typical museum experience.
“For every dollar that New York State expends on this particular credit, it gets back a dollar and 15 cents.”
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.’
Ukrainian elections have also been turbulent, rife with voter intimidation and even claims by then-president Viktor Yushchenko in 2004 that he had been deliberately poisoned.
Fab Arts presents John Patrick Shanley’s play ‘Outside Mullingar’ at the Cider Mill Stage.
“This is a treasure trove of original material, direct from the pen of one of comedy’s most important and resounding voices,”
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’.
For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.
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.
A downstate built custom motorcycle meant to support a project to bring a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Western New York permanently was unveiled in a nationally-televised broadcast
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”.