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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March 30, 2020: Call to make gun stores an essential business

Published - March 30, 2020

In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Sen. Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda), says “the Constitution is not nullified in the face of a pandemic” and the Governor should adjust his Executive Order to include gun and sporting stores as an essential business. We heard from the Senator when he joins the show.

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March 30, 2020: Realtor operations during coronavirus

Published - March 30, 2020

Realtors are looking to have more flexibility to work outside the home during this social distancing time. Jennifer Stevenson, a North Country realtor and President of the New York State Association of Realtors, discussed their need for flexibility.

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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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