“With over 260 hours of content from the WSKG music library, a listener could go almost 11 days without hearing a repeat.”
“With over 260 hours of content from the WSKG music library, a listener could go almost 11 days without hearing a repeat.”
Under state guidelines released last week, ticketed live music is not permitted inside bars, restaurants and clubs.
The Grammy-winning American cellist had a wide-ranging career that spanned Bach to new music written by Augusta Read Thomas. His colleagues also treasured him as a generous musical collaborator.
The New York Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It’s called Project 19.
Jamie Barton puts a bisexual spin on classical music.
The British conductor, harpsichordist and scholar helped reignite interest in works by composers like Monteverdi — but he also championed new works and wrote notable film scores of his own.
The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi’s Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.
Since August, 20 women have made allegations against the highly influential opera star via reports published by The Associated Press. A spokesperson for Domingo disputed the report.
Fifty years later, the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair is on the National Register of Historic Places. For some who were there, it’s a place of pilgrimage and memories.
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.
After a series of logistical and financial setbacks, the planned three-day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair has been canceled by its organizers.
In this defining interview, Andy Zax, producer of a massive new Woodstock box set, shares previously unheard recordings from the festival and the remarkable stories behind them.
Based on former New York prosecutor Mark Godsey’s book of the same title, the new opera draws on detailed interviews with exonerees to put America’s criminal justice system on trial.
New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
“When I was playing, you feel it when you’re playing, when you’re there, the fact that it’s 30,000 people, never give it a thought, but everything just quieted down just like somebody put a blanket on the place and they all listened.”
The Dentsu Aegis Network, which had been funding the ambitious, three-day 50th anniversary music festival with headliners including Jay-Z and Santana, says that the August event will not happen.
The young composer’s opera, which debuted at the Los Angeles Opera, was inspired by her own experience as a survivor of sexual assault.
African-Americans currently make up less than two percent of larger orchestra members in the United States. This lack of representation is a struggle for many groups, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Performances of the New York Metropolitan Opera are heard Saturday afternoons, during its season, on WSKG Classical.
Behind musical legends like Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles is one timeless genre that spans across lifetimes: gospel music.
Mark Twain really had a music box, but what music it played is a mystery. ‘
The founding members of the roots music band, Donna the Buffalo, Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, stopped by to talk about their new album ‘Dance in the Street’, the craft of songwriting, and touring. They perform Friday, January 25 at 10pm in Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin.
Photo credit: Donna the Buffalo
As Latin music was fading from popular culture, a blend of Caribbean rhythms going by the name salsa got a new generation dancing.
Emily Sprague performs three quiet, delicate songs in the NPR Music offices with help from members of New York’s Epoch collective.
The New York band’s punchy horn section, bluesy vocals and uniquely transformative harmonica solos instantly demand attention.
Studies suggest musicians are four times more likely than others to experience hearing loss due to their repeated exposure to loud, prolonged rehearsals and performances.
In 2016, Maggie Rogers was attending class at New York University when super producer Pharrell sat in on a master class to critique the students’ work. Pharrell was blown away by Rogers’ song “Alaska.”
Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, a screenwriter and hip-hop editor, says that Marvel comics gave him a common language with other kids after his family moved from Guyana to Brooklyn, New York, in the 1980s.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
The New York City Council voted last week to honor hip-hop greats the Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan with streets named after them. LeRoy McCarthy, who led the effort, says it’s long overdue.
Tom Barbash’s new novel is set in the famed Manhattan apartment house where Lennon spent the last year of his life — and where, in this telling, he befriends a washed-up talk show host and his son.
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has fired concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa for multiple alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.
Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson performs a multi-media concert at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda.
After a move to New York in the late ’60s, the clear-toned Fortune became a versatile fixture on the broad landscape of modern jazz.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump on Thursday. The legislation updates the way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated in the digital age.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music in New York without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
The nonprofit located in Brooklyn functions as performance space, record label and artist incubator. Despite its small size, it has a foundation with a $450,000 fund to develop new work.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Rochester Chamber Orchestra recently filed its papers to dissolve the organization.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – More details are emerging about upcoming funeral services for the late U.S. Senator John McCain.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Cooperstown, New York means one thing to baseball fans – the Hall of Fame, And another thing to opera fans – The Glimmerglass Festival, held every summer.
After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.
The Broome County Ethnic Festival has moved from the Veteran’s Memorial Arena to Northside Park in in Endicott’s Little Italy.
Listen to an intimate concert from one of our favorite folk bands.
Sheeran is being sued over supposed similarities between his song “Thinking Out Loud” and the indelible Marvin Gaye hit “Let’s Get It On.”
Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg remain vocal gatekeepers in an era of SoundCloud rappers and soundalike playlists.
The New York and London-hailing artists make a case for the similarities of their cities respective influence with video for “Praise The Lord (Da Shine).”
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.
Parquet Courts’ fifth album, Wide Awake! is a turning point for the band. The four guys based in New York made conscious attempts to push their music out of their habitual tendencies.
The band’s sophomore album, Rios de Norte y Sur, pays loving homage to a music born of the collision of indigenous, African and Spanish cultures in colonial Mexico.
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – After over 35 years of entertaining public radio audiences, Host/Producer Mike Flynn is retiring. In a letter sent out earlier this month, Flynn announced production of The Folk Sampler will stop at the end of June.
In New York City, the streaming giant announced changes to its mobile app that the company hopes will lure even more users worldwide to its free tier.
Dorough spent two decades as a jazz player, singer, conductor and arranger in New York before being approached, at his advertising day job, to explain math to children via music.
Carlos do Carmo helped popularize fado, Portugal’s national music, and gave it a political edge when Portugal’s dictatorship fell in 1974. This past weekend, he brought fado to New York.
We hear from Choir Tour Director Tina Sipp about the 30 years of this performing group and its schools in Africa.
Composer/performer Annie Lewandowski joins us to talk about how she was inspired to set speeches by characters from Greek tragedy by a new translation of works by Euripides.
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
KBKabaret presents a Music and Comedy Festival on Sunday, August 13 from 1pm to 7pm at Traditions at the Glen, 4101 Watson Boulevard in Johnson City. Founder and comedy writer Bree Harvey joins us to talk about growing up watching television variety shows hosted by Carol Burnett, Sonny and Cher, and the Smothers Brothers, and how they inspired her to create KBKabaret. http://wskg.org/audio/bree.mp3
Photo credit: KBKabaret
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
Photo credit: Know Theatre
We visit Black Bear Winery in Chenango Forks, New York and talk with owners Mark and Sandy Stacey about what makes their winery special.
WSKG Public Media will again present the New York Metropolitan Opera’s 87th consecutive Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season. These live broadcasts commonly begin in early afternoon on WSKG Radio. It kicks off on December 2, 2017 with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Requiem and continues through the May 5 matinee of Roméo et Juliette. The broadcast season will once again be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Mary Jo Heath returns for her third season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 11th season as commentator for the broadcasts, which feature a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz. The Metropolitan Opera’s full 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres.
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
The Cornell Concert Series presents bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in concert on Friday, February 3 at 8pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus. We hear from Christian McBride about his family connections to the double bass and the unusual circumstances that led to this unique pairing. http://wskg.org/audio/mcbride.mp3
Photo credit: Cornell Concert Series
The PorchFest phenomenon started in Ithaca and has spread across the nation. The Binghamton Porchfest is celebrated this weekend around the West Side of Binghamton. The number of bands and porches has grown since its inaugural festival last year. It’s free, and audiences are invited to stroll around the neighborhood to listen to music from noon until 7pm. Booklets with a map and schedule are available to guide listeners to the 26 porches and at least 89 bands. Organizer Chris Bodnarczuk gives us more details. http://www.wskg.org/audio/porchmix.mp3
Photo credit: Patti Schwartz
SpoolMFG is presenting a set of showing of the art of Don Demauro, combined with the poems ‘Four Quartets’ by T.S. Eliot, and the Suites for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach played by cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek. Spool Mfg. is a contemporary art space committed to the existential, personal, social, and political dimensions of the contemporary moment. Spool Mfg. functions within a large 19th-century industrial site which accommodates exhibitions, installation, and performance at 140 Baldwin Street in Johnson City. http://www.wskg.org/audio/spoolmix.mp3
Photo credit: Inoyl via Flickr
Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center is presenting comedian Tommy Koenig in his one-man show ‘Baby Boom Baby’. The show charts the journey of the Baby Boom Generation through the sound-track of their life. Koenig is a veteran of National Lampoon and a Baby Boomer himself. His song parodies reflect the times that the generation was living through. http://wskg.org/audio/koenigmix.mp3
Photo Credit: Tommy Koenig
By day, she’s Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo a PhD student at Cornell University. By other time of day, she’s producer and nerdcore rapper Sammus. In her new single 1080p, she shows her fans that there is no distance between these two aspects of her life. There are a couple video game references sprinkled into the song, but the focus is on the rapper’s personal journey to good mental health. Sammus performs at the Sacred Root Kava Lounge in Ithaca on March 15th.
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol makes itself at home as the audience follows the play from room to room in the Phelps Mansion Museum, now decorated for Christmas. Chris Nickerson plays Ebeneezer Scrooge, along with Jan DeAngelo as Jacob Marley, Joe Bardales as Bob Cratchit, and Judy McMahon, Mickey Ray, Nick DeLucia as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Adam Ackerman and Matthew Beach will be featured as Tiny Tim. http://wskg.org/audio/phelpschristmasmix.mp3
Photo courtesy of Joshua B
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WSKG and local musician Jeff Stachyra partner to produce a musical/historical look at the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Told thru songs written by Jeff this hour long program details the demise of The Sultana, which went down in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination. Also included are historical and personal vignettes which chronicle the history of the disaster and Jeff’s own journey to put his album and this program together. Jeff is joined by The Sultana Band, The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, a ten piece orchestra and local actor Bill Gorman in this ambitious hour of history and music. https://youtu.be/MFV9qperaGo
For more information, please visit: facebook.com/thesultana
Crystal Sarakas speaks with Stephen Schweitzer about a new CD sampler of Binghamton musicians. Bill Snyder talks with conductor Marisa Crabb about the Downtown Singers’ annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah.