'The Mikado' Comes to Binghamton University

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The Binghamton University Music Department, in conjunction with the Summer Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan’s perennial favorite ‘The Mikado’ in two performances, February 10 at 7:30pm and February 12 at 1pm in the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus.  Timothy Perry leads the orchestra and tenor Steven Nanni directs.  We hear from the two sopranos sharing the role of the young Yum-Yum, who seems innocent, but she’s “very wide awake” in dealing with a frightening rival, as well as threats of decapitation and other more “stuffy” deaths. http://wskg.org/audio/0206mikado.mp3

 

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BU's Opera Ensemble Presents Excerpts from 'Suor Angelica' and "Tales of Hoffmann'

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UPDATE: The venue of the Saturday, December 10 performance has been changed to the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center. The Binghamton University Music Department’s Opera Ensemble is presenting scenes from Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ and Jacques Offenbach’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ in two peformances.  Performances are Sunday, December 4 at 3pm in the Ballroom of the Phelps Mansion Museum on Court Street in Binghamton, and again on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 in Watters Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.  the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus. http://wskg.org/audio/operascenes.mp3

 

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The Momenta Quartet Performs at Binghamton University

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The Momenta Quartet performs ‘Music Now!’ on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. They perform music from their repertoire and new music by composition students of professor Daniel Davis.  Professor Davis and violist Stephanie Griffin talk about the program and have brought along an excerpt of one of the student compositions. http://wskg.org/audio/momenta.mp3

 

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Binghamton University Chorus Performs Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

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The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra present Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’. Conductor Bruce Borton talks about Brahms’ long journey to complete his largest work, which was a great departure from any other requiem written until that time. http://wskg.org/audio/1130requiem.mp3

 

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A Choir of Cellos Performs New Music at Binghamton University

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The Binghamton University Music Department presents cello professor Zachary Sweet in a recital of music by Ligeti, Messiaen, and Brahms this Thursday evening in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. Also on the program is the premier of a new work by Binghamton University composer Daniel Romberger. http://wskg.org/audio/zacharysweet.mp3

 

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