Monthly Archives: March, 2020



Lawrence Loh, Music Director–Symphoria

Published - March 30, 2020

Lawrence Loh, Music Director–Symphoria https://www.wcny.org/classicfm/classical-companion/ClassCompLohWeb.mp3 With all this extra time at home with his family, what do you think the conversation turns to in Maestro Lawrence Loh’s household?  Apparently, quite the discussion on the merits of various symphonies!  You’ll hear about that, and the music that touches his soul, in this episode of Classical Companion. Favorite Works Playlist Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring (full orchestra) Aaron Copland, conductor; London Symphony Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven Movement 1 from Symphony No. 7 Sir Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Sergei Rachmaninov Movement 3 from Symphonic Dances Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Gustav

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Cornelia Orth, Music Director – Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Published - March 30, 2020

Wednesday, March 25: Cornelia Orth, Music Director – Cayuga Chamber Orchestra https://www.wcny.org/classicfm/classical-companion/ClassCompOrthWeb.mp3 Cornelia Orth is the music director of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  She spoke to host Diane Jones about the music that brings her comfort in challenging times.  Enjoy this conversation, including a bit of music from her home in Switzerland. Favorite Works Playlist Alphorn Music from Switzerland: Duo Rauschhorn: Listen Now! Bach, Cello Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude Yo-Yo Ma, official video: Listen Now! Kruger Brothers: Beautiful Nothing: Listen Now! Antonello Venditti, Grazie Roma: Listen Now! Beethoven, Symphony No. 7: Movement 4: Listen Now!

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WCNY announces launch of ‘TV Classroom’ network with Mayor Ben Walsh, City of Syracuse, Superintendent Jaime Alicea, Syracuse City School District at WCNY’s Robert J. Daino Broadcast and Education Center

Published - March 30, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, announced the launch of its TV Classroom network at a press conference March 30 at WCNY. The network started airing at 8 a.m. March 30. The Syracuse City School District and WCNY partnered to create the service for students across Central New York, including the 30 percent in the Syracuse City School District who do not have internet access at home. The TV Classroom network will be aired from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on WCNY’s GLOBAL CONNECT channel (GLOBAL CONNECT is on 24.3 with an antenna, 1276 on Spectrum Digital, and

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WCNY to air special episode on coronavirus on ‘CONNECT NY’ March 30

Published - March 28, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will air “The Coronavirus Pandemic” on its “CONNECT NY” public affairs TV program at 9 p.m. March 30.   As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the Empire State, a panel of experts and community leaders provide a discussion on the most current news and data.   Panelists: Justin Fedor, President of the Onondaga County Medical Society Brittany Kmush,Assistant Professor at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University Rob Simpson, President & CEO, CenterStateCEO Mayor Ben Walsh, City of Syracuse   For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch. The show will be available on demand after it airs at wcny.org/connectny.   About

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S4-30: Patchwork Quilt, Part XIX

Published - March 28, 2020

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”  – Jane Swan   On this Patchwork Quilt episode, new music for old instruments, a work inspired by war, and another inspired by peace.  With performances from outstanding performers and composers.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XI Mark Janello:  Toccata-Rondo for Harpsichord Elaine Funaro, harpsichord “Uno, due, tre” Aliénor 1210 Jakub Ciupinski:  Edo Lullaby Anne Akiko Meyers, violin “Mirror in Mirror” Avie 2386 Alexandra Stréliski:  Overturn Alexandra Stréliski, piano “Inscape” Secret City Records 080 Edwin McLean:  Sonata for Three Harpsichords Elaine Funaro, Beverly Biggs, Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichords “Uno, due, tre” Aliénor

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WCNY’s ‘TV Classroom’ launches March 30 on WCNY’s GLOBAL CONNECT TV channel

Published - March 26, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, has partnered with the Syracuse City School District to create the TV Classroom network. The TV Classroom network will be aired from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on WCNY’s GLOBAL CONNECT channel (GLOBAL CONNECT is on 24.3 with an antenna, 1276 on Spectrum Digital, and 467 on FiOS), and will be simulcast from wcny.org and via a live stream on YouTube. The classes will also be published on demand at wcny.org/tvclassroom. With schools closed and many children without internet access, WCNY is committed to providing educational opportunities to audiences of all ages.

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Proposed actions to address state cash crunch

Published - March 25, 2020

Drastic measures are being considered in the Capitol to address an expected drop in state tax revenues and disruption in the government cash flow, according to multiple Assembly Democrats briefed Tuesday on issues under discussion for the state budget.

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Passover

Published - March 21, 2020

Passover  The holiday of Passover commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and escape from slavery. Join our Passover Seder as we celebrate with music inspired by this festival of freedom. Music Includes:

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WCNY to launch ‘Classical Companion’ on Classic FM

Published - March 20, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will showcase several of its arts and culture partners in a new “Classical Companion” program on its Classic FM radio station. The show aims to keep arts organizations across the region in the minds and ears of listeners and to provide the community with an oasis of calm during this challenging time. “I am pleased to facilitate these conversations, to share music and stories with these artists and with the Central New York audience on the air at WCNY,” said Diane Jones, Classic FM on-air host. “Music is powerful and can help

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S4-28: Four by Four, Part 2

Published - March 14, 2020

“We don’t have to fight things out.  The more we live with a piece, the more we begin to see it the same way.”  – Sharon Prater, Colorado Quartet   In many ways, a quartet is an ideally-sized ensemble – large enough to cover the wide timbral range of the musical, yet small enough to maintain an intimacy with the audience and an amazing communication among the members.  This week, performances from string quartets and piano quartets.   “Four by Four, Part 2”   Darren Sigesmund:  Kensington Ceilidh Ensemble Made in Canada “Mosaïque” Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service Caroline Shaw:  Blueprint

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March 12, 2020: NYS Baroque Panther and Rose

Published - March 12, 2020

NYS Baroque presents a concert of Medieval Italian music from the 14th century with “The Panther and The Rose.”  Artistic Director Deborah Fox spoke with mid-day host Diane Jones about the program, and gave us some insight into the instruments used in this performance.   More from NYS Baroque is available here.

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S4-27: At the Keyboard, Part 3

Published - March 7, 2020

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings.  The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”  – Wassily Kandinsky   The colors and emotions a talented pianist can pull from the instrument is amazing.  This episode features women at the keyboard in a variety of roles, from soloist to collaborative pianist. “At the Keyboard, Part 3”   Carl Vine:  Bagatelle #3 and #5 Lindsay Garritson, piano “Aphorisms” Independent Label Lili Boulanger:  Trois Morceaux pour Piano Charlotte Mueller, piano “Woman’s Work” MSR Classics 1160 W.

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