Beautiful Music to Welcome a New Year

Pianist John Covelli presents his annual tradition of a New Year’s Eve concert. He joins us to talk about this year’s concert, ‘Memories.”  

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Know Theatre Marks 25 Year with 'Music and Magic'

Know Theatre of Binghamton celebrates 25 years with a special performance featuring magic by Alexander Boyce and music by Santino DeAngelo performed by John Covelli.  Artistic Director Tim Gleason tells about the program and the history of the theatre group. http://wskg.org/audio/musicmagic.mp3

 

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Pianist John Covelli Welcomes Liam Teague Back

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage of the Goodwill Theatre presents an encore of the pairing of pianist John Covelli and “the Paganini of the Steel Pan”, Liam Teague.  John Covelli speaks about meeting Liam Teague and their first joint concert in 2015 and how popular demand brought them back together. http://wskg.org/audio/covelliteague.mp3

 

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John Covelli Presents 'Beautiful Music for a Happy New Year'

Pianist John Covelli has been presenting a New Year’s Eve Concert for twenty years.  This year the hour-long 7pm concert at St. Patrick’s Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton features short works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Debussy, and Ravel.  Of course no program by Mr. Covelli would be complete without some Chopin, Gershwin, and Gottschalk. For more information, call 607-729-3364. http://wskg.org/audio/1229covelli.mp3

 

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Music by Copland and Gershwin Highlights the Next BPO Concert

Conductor Daniel Hege leads the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra in ‘Our Town’, a concert of music by Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Pianist John Covelli is the soloist for Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’.  Also on the program is Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’, along with Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ and a suite from his score for the film ‘Our Town’.  Historian Roger Luther will also be at the concert with photographs of Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/ourtownbpo.mp3

 

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

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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Ancient Roman pantomime finds a new voice

Pantomime was hugely popular in ancient Rome, but virtually nothing is known about them, other than that they were entertainments performed by one dancer accompanied by chorus and vocal soloists. Composer Santino DeAngelo has researched this lost art and created his own short pantomime based on the myth of Narcissus.  Narcissus premieres on Thursday, January 21 at the Tri-Cities Opera Center as part of A Walk on the Wild Side.  The program also includes selections from recent operas sung by artists from Tri-Cities Opera.  WSKG will broadcast Narcissus this coming spring as a WSKG Arts Presents special. Composer Santino DeAngelo, dramaturg Marty Murray, and director Austin Tooley talk about reviving this lost art. http://wskg.org/audio/narcissus2016.mp3

 

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Pianist John Covelli collaborates with the Dave Eggar Quartet

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

 

Pianist John Covelli collaborates with steelpanist Liam Teague

Pianist John Covelli and steelpanist Liam Teague collaborate in a concert at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.  Hailed as the “Paganini of the Steelpan,” Liam Teague currently serves as the Head of Steelpan Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University.  

 

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John Covelli presents his annual New Year's Eve concert

Pianist John Covelli speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about this year’s New Year’s Eve concert at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton. Covelli has been playing his New Year’s Eve concerto for 18 years as part of First Night activities, and continued after First Night was discontinued.  St. Patrick’s church is at 9 Leroy St. in Binghamton

Photograph courtesy Randy Cummings.