Monthly Archives: September, 2020





S5-04: Elemental Music: Earth

Published - September 26, 2020

“The earth has music, for those who listen.”  – William Shakespeare   Despite our differences, we are all of one world, and this blue-green planet that we call home inspired the works you’ll hear today.  This week, it is Earth Music.   Earth Music Tina Davidson:  The Blue Curve of the Earth Hilary Hahn, violin Corey Smyth, piano “Retrospective” Deutsche Grammophon 4798295 John Ireland:  Earth’s Call April Fredrick, soprano Mark Bebbington, piano “Earth’s Call” Somm 0137 Jennifer Margaret Barker:  Earthtones Jorge Aguirre, violin; Scott Jackson, marimba “Nyvaigs” CRI 862 Judith Shatin:  Piping the Earth Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Joel Eric Suben,

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Independence Party ‘not taking sides’ in battle for state Senate

Published - September 25, 2020

In past years, New York’s Independence Party would throw its weight behind Republican efforts to maintain control of the state Senate. This year, though, the third party’s chairman doesn’t think that the chamber is up for grabs, noting he can “only deal in reality.” “We’re not taking sides at this point,” Independence Party Chair Frank MacKay said Friday on The Capitol Pressroom.

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S5-03: In the Fall

Published - September 19, 2020

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne   The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting cooler.  Autumn is in the air.  It’s a time that has inspired composers and performers for centuries, so this week we listen to music of the autumn season.   In the Fall Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  October (Autumn Song), from The Seasons, Op. 37b Khatia Buntiashvili, piano “Motherland” Sony 88883734622 Antonio Vivaldi:  Autumn, from The Four Seasons Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin/conductor Trondheim Soloists “Vivaldi: Le quatro stagioni” Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 259-2 Stephen Goss:  The Autumn Song

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WCNY to host three virtual screening events Oct. 7, 21

Published - September 17, 2020

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will host three virtual screenings and discussion events in October on Zoom and OVEE. The events are free and open to the public. Driving While Black Screening and Discussion 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 Register at wcny.org/events Explore the role of the automobile in the lives of African Americans in the early 20th century with the new PBS documentary based on a decade of research by acclaimed African American historian, Dr. Gretchen Sorin. The film draws on a rich archive of materials, including photographs, advertisements, road signs, maps, letters, legal

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S5-02: Black and White

Published - September 12, 2020

“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” – Maria Cristina Mena   Unlike a wind instrumentalist or string player who are most often focused on a single line, keyboardists have a near-orchestra under their hands, with lines, harmonies, chord progressions, occasionally playing something completely different with each hand simultaneously.  So today, we’ll hear from women playing piano, organ, and harpsichord, bringing all their skills to these black and white keys.   Black and White   William Susman:  Prologue and Action No. 9, from Quiet Rhythms Erika Tazawa, piano “Rhythm of

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Connect NY: New York’s Big Bet

Published - September 10, 2020

Discover what kind of impact the shutdown of COVID-19 has had on casinos and explores the future of sports betting as the push to legalize mobile sports wagering in the state heats up.

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S5-01: One Life: Rebecca Clarke

Published - September 5, 2020

“[It was] my one little whiff of success.” – Rebecca Clarke   A difficult childhood and an abusive father didn’t deter Rebecca Clarke from a career as a violist, and her compositions have become a significant part of the standard viola repertoire.  Yet her music was largely forgotten by the time of her death.  This week, a look at her life, and the rediscover of her music. One Life: Rebecca Clarke Passacaglia on an Old English Tune Kenneth Martinson, viola Christopher Taylor, piano “Rebecca Clarke: String Chamber Music” Centaur 2847 Lullaby No. 1 Paul Coletti, viola; Leslie Howard, piano “English

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