Celebrating 100 Years of a Musical Work and Premiering a New One

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the next concert of its Musicians’ Choice Series, as a septet organized by violinist Avner Finberg performs Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’. He tells us about that work, as well as about the premiere of his composition ‘The Miracle of Hanukkah’ coming up on December 9.  

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Drama is on the BPO Program

The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in a concert on May 19th in the Forum on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton.  The new Music Director, Daniel Hege, joins us to talk about this dramatic program featuring trumpet soloist Frank Campos.  

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The Binghamton Philharmonic Celebrates the Variety of Music by ‘Magnificent Mozart’

The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege presents ‘Magnificent Mozart’ on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 in the Forum, on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton.  Maestro Hege talks about the great variety of music that Mozart wrote and one astonishing harmonic discovery he made while preparing this concert.  

Photo credit: Alice G. Patterson

Hear Here! | 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?

Music in the Kilmer Mansion Presents Pej Reitz and Jinah Lee

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Music in the Kilmer Mansion at Temple Concord welcomes duo-pianists Pej Reitz and Jinah Lee for a Four-Hand Piano Concert. Jinah Lee talks about the music by Mozart, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Stravinsky, and Barber. She also describes the delicate choreography of hands and elbows that two pianists on the same bench have to negotiate. http://wskg.org/audio/jinah.mp3

 

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Marietta Cheng Returns to the OSFL

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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes back Conductor Laureate Marietta Cheng for Folk Tales à la Russe, an all-Russian program of music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. “Marietta Cheng  served as Music Director and Conductor of the OSFL from its creation until May of 2008. From 1986 to 1995, Cheng was Conductor of the Corning Philharmonic. Ms. Cheng is Professor of Music and Conductor at Colgate University and chair of the Music Department. The Colgate University Orchestra, under her baton, is one of the best liberal arts college orchestras in the country.

It’s A Bach-analia! Celebrate The Waning Days Of Bach-tober With WSKG

Enjoy a ‘Bach’s Lunch’ Weekdays at Noon, Saturdays at 1:00 pm on WSKG Radio Friday (Bach-Busters), Bachtober 27: Johannes Brahms: Two Motets for Mixed Chorus, Op.74: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen — 12:56, O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf — 6:48, Janos Ferencsik, cond.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Hungaroton 12475 Saturday (Sam’s Music Bachs), Bachtober 28th, Selections from Mozart’s arrangements for string trio of some Preludes and Fugues of JSB interwoven with some of PDQ Bach’s preludes and fugues for keyboard (performed by From the Top’s very own Christopher O’Riley). Monday, Bachtober 30: JS Bach: Cantata 208: The Merry Hunt is all I Enjoy — 31:33, Matyas Antal, cond.; Hungarian Radio soloists and Chorus; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Naxos 550643 Tuesday, Bactober 31: PDQ Bach: The Short Tempered Clavier: Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except for the Really Hard Ones (S. easy as 3.14159265) — Christopher O’Riley, piano   AND, PDQ Bach: Oedipus Tex — 28:26, Pamela South, soprano; Dana Krueger, mezzo; Frank Kelley, tenor; Peter Schickele, bass; Newton Wayland, cond.; Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic; Okay Chorale, Telarc 80239  

It’s A Bach-analia! Celebrate The Waning Days Of Bach-tober With WSKG

Enjoy a ‘Bach’s Lunch’ Weekdays at Noon, Saturdays at 1:00 pm on WSKG Radio Friday (Bach-Busters), Bachtober 27: Johannes Brahms: Two Motets for Mixed Chorus, Op.74: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen — 12:56, O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf — 6:48, Janos Ferencsik, cond.; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Hungaroton 12475 Saturday (Sam’s Music Bachs), Bachtober 28th, Selections from Mozart’s arrangements for string trio of some Preludes and Fugues of JSB interwoven with some of PDQ Bach’s preludes and fugues for keyboard (performed by From the Top’s very own Christopher O’Riley). Monday, Bachtober 30: JS Bach: Cantata 208: The Merry Hunt is all I Enjoy — 31:33, Matyas Antal, cond.; Hungarian Radio soloists and Chorus; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Naxos 550643 Tuesday, Bactober 31: PDQ Bach: The Short Tempered Clavier: Preludes and Fugues in all the Major and Minor Keys Except for the Really Hard Ones (S. easy as 3.14159265) — Christopher O’Riley, piano   AND, PDQ Bach: Oedipus Tex — 28:26, Pamela South, soprano; Dana Krueger, mezzo; Frank Kelley, tenor; Peter Schickele, bass; Newton Wayland, cond.; Greater Hoople Area Off-Season Philharmonic; Okay Chorale, Telarc 80239  

Chris Younghoon Kim Leads the Binghamton Philharmonic

The Binghamton Philharmonic welcomes Music Director finalist Chris Younghoon Kim to lead the orchestra in Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No.7, Aaron Copland’s ‘Quiet City’, and Ernst Bacon’s ‘Remembering Ansel Adams — A Mountain Threnody’.

Tenor Gerald Grahame Presents a Recital

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SUNY Broome present tenor Gerald Grahame in recital in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre on Friday, September 22 at 7:30.  Gerry joins us to talk about putting together his first recital in a long time.  He is joined by pianist Margaret Reitz, soprano Brenda Dawe, and baritone Randolph Messing

 

Photo credit: Gerald Grahame

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Opens Its Season

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra opens its season with an augmented ensemble to perform the Leonore Overture No.3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Symphony No.1 by Johannes Brahms, and two concerto excerpts with winners of the Lee Strebel Concerto Competition: violinist Gioia Gedicks playing the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor and Benjamin Doane playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No.1 in a minor. Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth joins us to talk about what to expect in the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/corneliacco.mp3

 

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Matthew Kraemer Leads the Binghamton Philharmonic

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The Binghamton Philharmonic opens its season with the first of the music director finalists, Matthew Kraemer.  He leads the orchestra in music by Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  He talks about the music on the concert and his background. The soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is Tessa Lark, who is also a gifted bluegrass fiddler, so there may be a very interesting encore. http://wskg.org/audio/kraemer.mp3

 

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Horseheads and Hector Will Hear Music for Violin and Piano

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Horseheads native, pianist Benjamin Pawlak and violinist Maria Beltavski perform two concerts including music by Beethoven and Ravel in Horseheads and Hector.  They join us via Skype to talk about the music, how they met, the six years of planning this collaboration, and where they are headed next. http://wskg.org/audio/pawlakbelt.mp3

 

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The Geneva Music Festival Opens this Week

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The Geneva Music Festival opens this week.  Geoffrey Herd, the director and also one of the performers, talks about the wide-ranging music being performed in the festival, and about the rather wide-ranging venues for them. http://wskg.org/audio/genevagoeff.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cavani String Quartet for the Geneva Music Festival

Classical Expressions: Alexei Aceto

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Ithaca pianist Alexei Aceto plays music by Franz Schubert, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn. He tells a little about each piece and about his experiences studying and performing. http://wskg.org/audio/ExpAlexei.mp3

 

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The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Closes its Season

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The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble ends its season with music of Bach and Mendelssohn, and with the premiere of a new work by Mark J. Connor, as well as a new work, a waltz, by one of the orchestra members.  Music Director Uli Speth joins us to talk about the orchestra’s past season and about the website where you can find more information. http://wskg.org/audio/ldye0604.mp3

 

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Cornelia Laemmli Orth Leads the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in a Grand Finale

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The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra welcomes baritone Nathan Gunn as soloist for their final concert of the season.  Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth tells us about the program of music by Ravel, Mozart, Mascagni, Rossini, Copland, and a medley of American songs arranged by Mr. Gunn’s wife, collaborative pianist Julie Jordan Gunn. http://wskg.org/audio/laemmli.mp3

 

Photo credit: Sandra Powers for Nathan Gunn

The Binghamton Community Orchestra Welcomes the Susquehanna String Band

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The Binghamton Community Orchestra continues its season of musical globe-trotting with an exploration of the British Isles in ‘A Celtic Celebration.’ They are joined by the Susquehanna String Band for an evening of music from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.  Conductor Dr. Timothy Perry talks about the program and the history of the Community Orchestra

 

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Danish Violinist Julie Eskar Performs with OSFL

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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes Danish violinst Julie Eskar, performing Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in d minor. Although written in 1853, it remained virtually unknown until 1937.  Julie Eskar tells this fascinating story involving seances and copyright battles, and talks about her career as a concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician. http://wskg.org/audio/eskar.mp3

 

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The BPO Plays Stravinsky and Brahms this Weekend

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The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra has two concerts coming up. On Saturday Maestro Daniel Hege leads the orchestra in a suite from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet ‘The Firebird’, the overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute’, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Andrew Russo.  Then next Thursday he leads the orchestra in a Star Wars concert, appropriately on May the Fourth. http://wskg.org/audio/firebird.mp3

The Ithaca Community Orchestra Presents its Spring Concert

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The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 22. Incoming conductor Madeline Schatz-Harris speaks with us about the program, led by her, James Mick, and Brian Diller, featuring music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Peter Warlock, and Antonin Dvorak, and about the decision to leave Hawaii for Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/madeline.mp3

 

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Stamford Friends of Music Present Pianist Steven Lin

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The Friends of Music of Stamford present pianist Steven Lin.  Steven Lin is familiar to Public Radio listeners from his appearances on From the Top and Performance Today. He talks about his program of two sonatas by Beethoven, a selection of Gershwin’s song arrangements, and Liszt’s ‘Reminiscences of Don Juan’. http://wskg.org/audio/stevenlin.mp3

 

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Bruce Borton Leads his Last Binghamton University Chorus Concert

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The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra presents a concert of the ‘Missa in Angustiis’ by Franz Joseph Haydn, known as the ‘Lord Nelson Mass’, and two works by Gabriel Faure, the ‘Requiem’ and the ‘Cantique de Jean Racine.’ This is Professor Bruce Borton’s last concert with the ensemble before retirement. He tells us about the works on the program and why he choose them. http://wskg.org/audio/lordnelson.mp3

Pianist Alexei Aceto Performs in Binghamton

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Classical Pianists of the Future has found their next performer right in our area.  Seventeen year old Alexei Aceto is a native of Ithaca and a student of Charis Dimaras of Ithaca College. He is performing at United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street in Binghamton. He talks with us about his favorite composers and about being an ambassador for classical music to students his own age. http://wskg.org/audio/alexei.mp3

 

Photo credit: Alexei Aceto

Harmony Bridge Brings Music to Seniors

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Harmony Bridge is a new program that takes music to seniors who are unable to attend concerts.  We hear from Michael Levine who came up with the program and Yvonne Allen from the Horseheads schools music department, where the program is turning into a huge success. Senior facilities interested in presenting music to their clients can email yallen@horseheadsdistrict.com. http://wskg.org/audio/harmonybridge.mp3

 

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The Binghamton Philharmonic Performs 'Unlimited Wonders'

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The Binghamton Philharmonic, led by Maestro Daniel Hege, presents ‘Unlimited Wonders’ on Saturday, March 18 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. The concert begins with a premiere by local composer Santino DeAngelo, ‘Into the Twilight Zone.’ Also on the program, the Chamber Symphony for Strings by Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz Schubert’s Mass in G featuring the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton led by Bruce Borton, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante featuring soloists from the orchestra, Uli Speth, violin; Hakan Tayga Hromek, cello; John Lathwell, oboe; Lynn Hileman bassoon. Maestro Hege and Santino DeAngelo join us to talk about the concert and presenting a new music work. http://wskg.org/audio/wonders.mp3

 

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Jonathan Fenwick is the Featured Soloist with the OSFL

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2016 Doreen B. Hertzog Concerto/Aria Competition Winner Jonathan Fenwick is the violin soloist with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes  led by Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada in their concert on Sunday, March 5 in the Clemens Center in Elmira. The Ithaca native will be playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3. He speaks with us from his dorm room at the Oberlin Conservatory. Also on the program are  George Gershwin’s An American in Paris performed by the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Junior String Ensemble, Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2  the YOSFL performing side by side with OSFL, Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra  with narrator Ed Williams, and two choral works by Johannes Brahms performed by the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes, Schicksalslied  and Nänie. http://wskg.org/audio/fenwick.mp3

 

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Tenor Michael Calmes Performs in Two Concerts

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Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church welcomes Boston-based tenor Michael Calmes in concert with Trinity’s organist Timothy Smith for two concerts. The First Friday concert at 7pm is ‘Broadway to Hollywood’ with soprano Christina Taylor, and then on Sunday at 7pm they present ‘Canzona’ with arias, art songs, and sacred works.  Michael Calmes talks about the programs and how his family’s dairy cows helped him learn to sing. http://wskg.org/audio/calmes.mp3

 

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Flutist Jeanne Sperber Celebrates the American Melting Pot

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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage presents flutist Jeanne Sperber and friends for ‘America the Beautiful Melting Pot’, a concert including music by Elmira-born composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Paul Schoenfield, Katherine Hoover, and the North American premiere of a work by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.  Pej Reitz is the pianist, along with cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek, and tenor Steven Nanni. http://wskg.org/audio/sperber.mp3

 

Photo credit: Jeanne Sperber

The Binghamton Community Orchestra Speaks 'Franglais'

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The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Parlez-vous Franglais?’ Music Director Timothy Perry talks about this concert of music by French composers influenced by English music and English composers writing music with a French accent. The guest soloist is 17 year old alto saxophonist Andrew Tleon, who is the STMTA Competition Winner. Andrew talks about how he started playing the saxophone and the surprisingly large classical repertoire for the instrument. http://www.wskg.org/audio/tleon.mp3

 

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The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Presents their Winter Concerts

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The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concerts in two locations, on January 29 at 3pm in the Anderson Theatre on the Hartwick Colleg campus, then February 5 at 3pm in the United Ministry Church in Delhi.  Music Director Uli Speth talks about the music on the program, the support the parents give these young musicians, and keeping in touch with graduates of the ensemble. http://wskg.org/audio/ldye0129.mp3

 

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Tenor Timothy Fallon Performs Liszt, Schubert, and Beach in Binghamton

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Tenor Timothy Fallon and pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz are presenting a recital at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton on Saturday, November 26 at 7:30.  The program includes music by Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, and Amy Beach. The recital is part of a series of concerts culminating in their debut at Wigmore Hall in London in January. The Bis recording label has just released their recording of songs by Liszt. http://wskg.org/audio/timfallon.mp3

 

Photo credit: Timothy Fallon

Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman Play Piano Four-Hands

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Classical Pianists of the Future are putting together two of their most popular performers in an evening consisting of a short solo program from each of them, followed by music for piano four-hands, including Franz Schubert’s Fantaisie in F, Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnol, Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun in Ravel’s arrangement, and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman talk about the excitement of collaborating at the same piano, and the challenges of practicing when the other is not there.   The program is on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm in the United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/1026piano.mp3

 

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The Binghamton Philharmonic Opens its Season with 'Blockbusters!'

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The Binghamton Philharmonic presents ‘Blockbusters!’, the first concert of the season, on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Forum on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton. Guest conductor leads the orchestra in the overture to Gioachino Rossini’s opera William Tell, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, “Eroica”, and the Violin Concerto No.1 by Max Bruch, with violin soloist Angelo Xiang Yu.  We hear from the soloist and Maestro Hege about the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bpo100116.mp3

 

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A Concert Presents Old and New Piano Trios

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The Binghamton University Music Department presents ‘Piano Trio: Old Meets New’ on Sunday, September 25 in the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University Campus. Violinist Uli Speth, cellist, Zachary Sweet, and pianist Joel Harder perform piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, Amy Beach, Paul Schoenfield, and Binghamton University composition professor Daniel Davis. http://wskg.org/audio/ulizach.mp3

 

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An Ithaca College Pianist Headlines the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Concert this Weekend

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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes pianist Benjamin Pawlak as soloist in Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1. Ben is a native of Horseheads and is currently a senior at Ithaca College and also plays viola.  He tells us about growing up and having to decide between the two,  and how he and Maestro Shimada decided on the Liszt for this week’s concert.  The program also includes ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst and the ‘Star Wars Overture’ by John Williams.

 

Photo credit: Benjamin Pawlak

Music for Saxophone and Piano at the Phelps Mansion

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The Phelps Mansion Museum presents the Solaris Duo on Sunday, September 11 at 3pm in the Ballroom of the Museum.  Saxophonist Joel Diegert and pianist Mariam Vardzelashvili will present a mix of 19th century and contemporary works.  Diegert is a native of Vestal and a graduate of Ithaca College. Vardzelashvili,  was born in the nation of Georgia,studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory until the age of 20, she then she moved to the States to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  They are currently based in Vienna where they also perform with other ensembles. http://wskg.org/audio/diegert.mp3

 

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The Summer Heats Up for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

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It’s a busy couple of weeks for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival with the Jasper String Quartet, Bach and Sons, and lutenist Hopkinson Smith. We hear from Artistic Director and flutist Linda Chesis, who speaks with us via Skype.  If you’re in Cooperstown around 1pm today, you can hear the Jasper String Quartet perform downtown! http://wskg.org/audio/cooperstownmusa.mp3

 

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Pianist Drew Petersen Performs in Binghamton

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Classical Pianists of the Future are presenting a concert by twenty-two year old Juilliard student Drew Petersen at United Presbyterian Church on Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton.  The program includes music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Schumann. http://wskg.org/audio/petersen.mp3

 

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A Program of 'Glorious Sextets' Comes to Oneonta

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The Oneonta Concert Association presents an ensemble from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Led by cellist David Finckel, they perform sextets by Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvorak, and Johannes Brahms in the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta. http://wskg.org/audio/finckel.mp3

 

 

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Maestro Jose-Luis Novo Bids Farewell to Binghamton with Beethoven and Brahms

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Maestro Jose-Luis Novo has led the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003.  His last concert is coming up on Saturday, April 16 in the Forum in Binghamton. The orchestra is joined by the Binghamton University Chorus, prepared by Bruce Borton.  The program includes ‘The Song of the Fates’ by Johannes Brahms and ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 in d minor comprises the second half. http://wskg.org/audio/novo041616.mp3

 

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Soprano Victoria Returns to Binghamton for a Recital

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The Phelps Mansion Museum presents soprano Victoria Cannizzo and pianist Jane Steele in recital on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm. The program includes music by Ravel, Poulenc, Barber, Copland, Liszt, and the ‘Four Last Songs’ of Richard Strauss. Ms. Cannizzo is familiar to opera audiences from her performances with Tri-Cities Opera in ‘La Traviata’, ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, and ‘Il Trovatore’. http://wskg.org/audio/cannizzo.mp3

 

Photo credit: Angel Zdimal for the Phelps Mansion Museum

Pianist John Covelli and Friends Present a 'Crazy Quilt' of Music

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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage presents pianist John Covelli in a wide-ranging concert with cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek, flutist Nina Stutzman, clarinetist Timothy Perry, countertenor Steven Nanni, and pianist Pej Reitz.  The concert features music by Henry Cowell, Franz Liszt, Frederick Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Maurice Ravel. http://wskg.org/audio/crazyquilt.mp3

 

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Two pianists and two percussionists make up the ensemble Yarn/Wire

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The ensemble Yarn/Wire presents two events with the Binghamton University Music Department. A lecture/demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at 6pm, with a concert on Friday, January 29 at 4pm. Both events are in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. Composition professor Daniel Davis talks about the ensemble and their music. http://wskg.org/audio/yarnwire.mp3

Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" highlights the next BPO concert

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The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting an all-Baroque concert on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm in the Forum in downtown Binghamton.   The program highlights the soloists of the orchestra with a different violinist play the solo part of each of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Maestro Jose-Luis Novo talks about this unusual concert.  

 

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Oneonta Concert Association presents pianist Gleb Ivanov

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Pianist Gleb Ivanov performs a concert of music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Liszt as part of the Oneonta Concert Association season. Mr. Ivanov comes from a family of musicians, and began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at the age of eight. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2005. After moving to the United States Mr. Ivanov earned his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. http://wskg.org/audio/ivanovoca.mp3

 

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Pianist John Covelli collaborates with the Dave Eggar Quartet

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Pianist John Covelli first met cellist Dave Eggar and his quartet when they performed for WSKG’s Expressions.  Each member has a multifaceted career outside of the quartet, so it took a long time to arrange this concert.  It features music by Busoni, Chopin, Corigliano, Gershwin, Paganini, and Robert Schumann.  The concert takes place on Sunday, June 28th at 2pm in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1040121.mp3

 

Roman Rabinovich to Perform with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

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WSKG’s Sarah Gager speaks with pianist Roman Rabinovich about his paintings, and how he maintains his piano skills while on tour. He will be performing February 12 at 8PM, at the Anderson Center of the Performing Arts with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1031863.mp3

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