VOICES Chorus Honors Ithaca Organizations

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The VOICES Multicultural Chorus of Ithaca presents ‘Building Community Through Song’. Artistic Director Lorrene Adams joins us to talk about planning a concert around the many community organizations being honored in this concert. http://wskg.org/audio/lorrene0428.mp3

 

Photo credit: Ithaca Community Choruses

Ithaca

In 1794, Simeon DeWitt received 1,400 acres located along the southern banks of Cayuga Lake from his father-in-law. DeWitt divided the land into lots and in 1807 he named the new community Ithaca. Ithaca incorporated as a village and became the county seat in 1817. https://youtu.be/6yVimUgsNlY

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development. Links:
Path Through History: http://paththroughhistory.iloveny.com/
WSKG’s Path Through History: http://www.wskg.org/pth

The Finger Lakes Finns celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius

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Singer Riikka Paasikivi and pianist Marja Kaisla talk with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Jean Sibelius memorial concert in Ithaca. More information here. Riikaa Paasikivi and Marja Kaisla perform songs by Jean Sibelius and other Finnish composers in this concert. Never having met before, the rehearsals will be especially exciting. Marja: “Well, we will not be able to rehearse together until a couple of days before the concert, but that’s always a lot of fun because all the energy and enthusiasm will heightened by the short rehearsal time”

 

 

Photography Courtesy of Archer10 via Flickr

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek  is one of the Ithaca’s closest vineyards, which makes it an excellent first stop on your way to the Finger Lakes region.  Its friendly staff and summer concert series are the perfect excuse to enjoy their vistas filled with pictures ponds and vines.  Bill Snyder spoke with owner Roger Battistella who insists that his venture was formed by chance, but not the wine.