Music for Autumn

The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘All About Autumn”, with STMTA Youth Soloist Sophia Klin

‘Great Cities’ in Music at Binghamton University

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra will open its final season under the long-time direction of Professor Timothy Perry with “Great Music for Great Cities” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Osterhout Concert Theater at Binghamton University. The program celebrates in sound the life of four of the world’s greatest cities, New York, Paris, London and Rome, with music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Edward Elgar and Ottorino Respighi. Dr. Perry joins us to talk about the program and about the orchestra, which is mainly made up of non-music majors.  

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‘A Feast for the Ears’ Showcases a Variety of Musical Styles

Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Symphonic Smorgasbord II: A Feast for the Ears’. Dr. Perry has essentially created a ‘new’ symphony by selecting the first movement of Cesar Franck’s Symphony in d minor, the second movement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in e minor, the “Hunt” Scherzo from Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No.4, “Romantic”, and the fourth movement of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No.4 in e minor. He talks about the challenges to the students of playing in very different styles of symphonies all written at about the same time.  

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‘Venetian Traditions’ Presents Music for Multiple Choruses

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The Binghamton University Music Department presents ‘Venetian Traditions’, music for multiple choruses by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Salamone Rossi.  The new Director of Choral Activites, Bill Culverhouse joins us to talk about those traditions.  Also on the program is the first suite of ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’ by Ottorino Respighi led by orchestra conductor, Timothy Perry. http://wskg.org/audio/venetian.mp3

 

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The BCO Presents ‘Bach to the Future’

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The Binghamton Community Orchestra performs Bach transcriptions by Leopold Stokowski, Erich Leinsdorf, and Gustav Holst on Saturday, November 18 at 7pm. Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the program, as well as STMTA Youth Soloist Tayler Otis, who is soloist for Camille Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2. Then the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton joins the orchestra for a selection from Bach’s Cantata 80.  The concert ends with the Grand Oratorio ‘The Seasonings’ by the oddest of JS Bach 20-odd children, PDQ Bach. http://wskg.org/audio/bcobach.mp3

 

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John Covelli and Friends Perform at the Schorr Family Firehouse

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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage of the Goodwill Theatre presents pianist John Covelli to celebrate ten years of concerts there. Maestro Covelli performs music of Chopin, Griffes, Copland, and Kabelevsky, capping off the concert with Gershwin’s one-piano arrangement of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. He also welcomes pianist Pej Reitz, saxophonist April Lucas, flutists Jeanne Sperber and Nina Stutzman, tenor Steven Nanni, clarinetist Timothy Perry, cellists Hakan Hromek and, in a special recorded segment, Sara Sant’Ambrogio.  This special Saturday concert will be at 4pm on October 14. http://wskg.org/audio/Covelli1017.mp3

 

 

The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra Makes 'Magic!'

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The Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Perry presents ‘It’s Magic!’ on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm in the Osterhout Concert Theatre of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus.  The program includes ‘The Magic Fair’ by Carlos Surinach, ‘A Night on the Bare Mountain’ by Modest Mussorgsky in the orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ by Paul Dukas, as well as suites from the film scores from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by John Powell and the Harry Potter series by John Williams.

 

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The Binghamton Community Orchestra Speaks 'Franglais'

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The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Parlez-vous Franglais?’ Music Director Timothy Perry talks about this concert of music by French composers influenced by English music and English composers writing music with a French accent. The guest soloist is 17 year old alto saxophonist Andrew Tleon, who is the STMTA Competition Winner. Andrew talks about how he started playing the saxophone and the surprisingly large classical repertoire for the instrument. http://www.wskg.org/audio/tleon.mp3

 

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'The Mikado' Comes to Binghamton University

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The Binghamton University Music Department, in conjunction with the Summer Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan’s perennial favorite ‘The Mikado’ in two performances, February 10 at 7:30pm and February 12 at 1pm in the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus.  Timothy Perry leads the orchestra and tenor Steven Nanni directs.  We hear from the two sopranos sharing the role of the young Yum-Yum, who seems innocent, but she’s “very wide awake” in dealing with a frightening rival, as well as threats of decapitation and other more “stuffy” deaths. http://wskg.org/audio/0206mikado.mp3

 

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

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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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Film Scores are on the Program for the Binghamton Community Orchestra's Next Concert

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Film scores have been around as long as films.  Conductor Timothy Perry says that Camille Saint-Saens and Jacques Ibert wrote some of the earliest film scores.  The Binghamton Community Orchestra is presenting a concert of film score music by John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Wolfgang Erich Korngold, Howard Shore, and others in their next concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bco0216.mp3

 

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"Ho! Ho! Ho!" brings a festive start to December

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Organist Jonathan Biggers and friends present a varied program at United Presbyterian Church in Binghamton as part of the First Friday celebration. Biggers is joined by singers Stacey Geyer and Lindsay Brown, clarinetist Timothy Perry, pianists Pej Reitz and Christopher Bartlette, and the BU French Horn Quartet. http://wskg.org/audio/jonathanho.mp3

 

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Songs of Medieval life and love at the Osterhout Concert Theater

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Conductor Timothy Perry leads the Binghamton University Orchestra and Chorus in Carl Orff’s “Scenic Cantata” Carmina Burana this weekend. Choral conductor Bruce Borton and baritone soloist Thomas Goodheart talk about the history of the work and why it is so popular.  Other soloists are soprano Stacey Geyer and tenor Steven Nanni.  

 

The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra present a rare performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No.2

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Conductor Timothy Perry speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about a rare performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2, “Song of Praise” being performed by the Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra.  The chorus was prepared by Bruce Borton. It’s the first performance of this work in the area in over 30 years.  It was written to commemorate the 40oth anniversary of Gutenburg’s institution of the printing press. Timothy Perry:  “The texts in this case are drawn primarily from the Psalms.”  

 

 

 

 

 

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The Binghamton University Orchestra presents "From the New World"

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Conductors Heather Worden and Timothy Perry talk with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Binghamton University Orchestra’s concert “From the New World”.  Antonin Dvorak’ s final symphony took shape during his stay in the United States when he listened to Negro spirituals and Native American music. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1037708.mp3

 

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