A New Season for a New Orchestra

The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra begins its second season with a program of music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Gluck, and J.S. Bach.  Conductor and recorder player Jeff Wahl joins us to talk about the program, the soloists, and why trumpet concertos are so short.

The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra Presents its First Concert

The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra presents its first concert on Sunday, August 20 at 6pm in the Jewish Community Center in Vestal, featuring music by Vivaldi, Telemann, and J.S. Bach. Founder and recorder soloist Jeff Wahl joins us with harpsichordist John Isenberg and principal violinist Sophia Warner. http://wskg.org/audio/wahlbaroque.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton Baroque Orchestra

'South Pacific' Comes to the Cider Mill Playhouse

The Cider Mill Playhouse welcomes Jan DeAngelo Productions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific’ in a concert staging.  Although they have been married and have performed together for many years, Jan and Shannon DeAngelo have never played opposite each other. They have chosen this classic musical to do just that.  They talk about the perils of that, and this beloved score, which is one hit song after another, and tells a story that addresses serious themes of love against a backdrop of war. http://wskg.org/audio/southpacific.mp3

 

Photo credit: Studio 271 Productions for Jan DeAngelo Productions

'Man of La Mancha' is a Musical whose Freshness Never Fades

Half-Light Theatre present Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh’s timeless musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.  The novel ‘Don Quixote’ was written over 400 years ago, but the themes addressed in the novel are, in their comic way, timeless.  Similarly, the musical, which premiered in 1964, preserves the contrast of dark and light between the clumsy adventures of Don Quixote and the difficult life of Cervantes. http://wskg.org/audio/manchamix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Half-Light Theatre

"There and Back Again" presents early and contemporary music for recorder

Recorder player Jeff Wahl is presenting There and Back Again on Friday, November 20th at 7:00pm in United Presbyterian Church on Chenango St. in downtown Binghamton. Along with tenor Tony Villecco, cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek, and keyboardist John Isenberg, they present early music for recorder, as well as modern works.  Jeff demonstrates his new recorder, which duplicates the range and power of the modern flute. http://wskg.org/audio/jeffwahl.mp3

 

 

 

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