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?

The Tesla Quartet Performs in Stamford

The Friends of Music of Stamford, New York welcome the Tesla Quartet.  We hear from quartet founder Ross Snyder about the program, founding the quartet, and how he began studying violin because a trumpet was too heavy for a three-year-old. http://wskg.org/audio/tesla2.mp3

 

Photo credit: Tesla Quartet

Uli Speth leads his first concert with the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble

In its 16th year, the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble welcomes its new music director, violinist Uli Speth. The ensemble performs music by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Dvorak, and Johann Strauss, Jr in two performances: Sunday, January 31 in the Okun Theatre on the SUNY Delhi campus, and Sunday, February 7 in the Anderson Theatre on the Hartwick College campus.  Both performances are at 3pm. http://wskg.org/audio/ulildye012516.mp3

Olga Krayterman

WSKG and the Classical Pianists of the Future proudly present an Expressions recital featuring Olga Krayterman. Olga is a Belarussian-born American pianist and an accomplished performer of solo and chamber repertoire. In addition to garnering the 2013 Young Artist Prize of the National Federation of Music Clubs, she has also been awarded first prizes at the Concours International de Piano du Moulin d’Andé in France, the Stravinsky Competition, the Southeastern Piano Festival in South Carolina, and a prize at the Thousand Island International Piano Competition. Having begun her piano study in her native Belarus, Olga continued her musical education in Cincinnati after immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1995. Olga has earned her Doctorate in Piano Performance and Literature with a Minor in Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she also completed her Master’s and her Bachelor’s with High Distinction.

January 15, 2015 | Jersey Boys; Theatron Productions; Haydn's Seven Last Words

Theatron Productions presents their first performance, a cabaret of show tunes from musicals that weren’t big hits. Crystal Sarakas speaks with a cast member of the touring company of the musical Jersey Boys. Conductor Gerald Wolfe talks about the winter concert of the Ithaca Community Chorus that features Haydn’s Seven Last Words. Binghamton University professor Paul Schleuse has written a book about music from the early days of the printing press.  We hear part one of Bill Snyder’s interview with him.

Clarinetist Timothy Perry and friends present music of the "Incurable Romantics"

Clarinetist Timothy Perry speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the concert Incurable Romantics in the Watters Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus.  He and pianist Pej Reitz are joined by organist Jonathan Biggers, bassoonist Martha Weber and clarinetist Sarah Chandler for a program of works by Brahms, Piazzolla, Richard Strauss, Ponchielli, Cavallini, and Verdi/Lovreglio. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036364.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Tim Swinson via Flickr.  

Three concerts at the Star Theatre in Cherry Valley

Violinist Katherine Hannauer and Jane Sapinski from Cherry Valley Artworks speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the three concerts coming up at the Star Theatre. Cherry Valley Artworks presents the Fenimore String Quartet, One-Two-Trio, and Ensembles Large and Small — all members of the Glimmerglass Opera orchestra.