Monthly Archives: April, 2022


S06 Ep35: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXXII

Published - April 30, 2022

“Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.”  – Frank Zappa   Like a patchwork quilt, today’s program comes from many different sources and ideas, all woven into form by the women who create the music.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XXXII Eleanor Alberga:  Jamaican Medley Maria Thompson Corley, piano “Soulscapes 2” MSR Classics 1744 Karl Kohn:  Soliloquy IV Rachel Rudich, flute “Encounters: Complete Works for Flute” Bridge 9566 Rain Worthington:  Dreaming Through Fog Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra; Stanislav Vavrinek, conductor “Passsages Through Time:  The Music of Rain Worthington” Navona 6398 Mary Lou Williams: 

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April 29, 2022: Vonsattel Quartet, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Published - April 29, 2022

  This weekend, the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music host the Vonsattel String Quartet.  Violinist Sarah Crocker Vonsattel spoke to host Bruce Paulsen to tell us more about what’s in store for this concert.   Information about the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music is available here.

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April 28, 2022: Ken and Kathy Freer, Silverwood Clarinets

Published - April 28, 2022

  Next week the Silverwood Clarinet Choir is the featured performer for Civic Morning Musicals “First Mondays” concert series.  Kathy Freer, Artistic Director and founder of the Silverwood Clarinet Choir, along with manager Ken Freer, stopped into the studios to talk about this concert with music spanning 400 years.  The choir will also welcome guest conductor and soloist Allan Kolsky from Symphoria.   More about Civic Morning Musicals can be found here.   And the Silverwood Clarinet Choir website is here.

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April 27, 2022: Syracuse Opera and Tri Cities Opera

Published - April 27, 2022

  Syracuse Opera and Tri-Cities Opera are joining forces for the upcoming production of Rossini’s “Cinderella.”  Christian Capocaccia and John Rozzoni stopped into the Classic FM studios to talk about the production, and about the incredible benefits of their new collaboration.   More on Syracuse Opera is available here.   And Tri-Cities Opera here.

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S06 Ep34: Breath and Sound, Part 2

Published - April 23, 2022

  “The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music?  Not the flute. The flutplayer!”  – Rumi   There is an undeniable connection between breath and sound when you think of wind instrumentalists.  This week we’ll listen to performances from women whose music literally takes their breath away to a new place and sound.   Breath and Sound, Part 2 Claude Debussy:  Clair de lune Nicole Esposito, flute Çağatay Akyol, harp “Dancing in Dreams” MSR Classics 1790 August Eberhard Müller:  Flute Concerto No. 5, Op. 19 (excerpt) Tatjana Ruhland, flute Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra; Timo Handschuh, conductor “August Eberhard Müller:

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S06 Ep34: Breath and Sound, Part 2

Published - April 23, 2022

“The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music?  Not the flute. The flutplayer!”  – Rumi   There is an undeniable connection between breath and sound when you think of wind instrumentalists.  This week we’ll listen to performances from women whose music literally takes their breath away to a new place and sound.   Breath and Sound, Part 2 Claude Debussy:  Clair de lune Nicole Esposito, flute Çağatay Akyol, harp “Dancing in Dreams” MSR Classics 1790 August Eberhard Müller:  Flute Concerto No. 5, Op. 19 (excerpt) Tatjana Ruhland, flute Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra; Timo Handschuh, conductor “August Eberhard Müller: Flute

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April 22, 2022: Greg Wood, Civic Morning Musicals

Published - April 22, 2022

  Coming up this weekend a program of “Great String Trios and Duos,” part of the Sunday’s Live! series with Civic Morning Musicals.  Cellist Gregory Wood stopped into the Classic FM studios to talk about the program, and about his collaboration with violinist Jeeyoung Park and violist William Fort-Smith.  And we took a listen to just some of the music on the program.   More about Civic Morning Musicals can be found here.  

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S06 Ep33: One Life – Joanne Shenandoah

Published - April 16, 2022

  “Music is a healing force – all living spirits sing.”  – Joanne Shenandoah   Joanne Shenandoah’s music crossed a wide array of styles, but were always firmly rooted in her Iroquois heritage.  This week we share her music, her life, her words, and her legacy.   One Life:  Joanne Shenandoah   Tekalihwa Kwha Joanne Shenandoah “Matriarch: An Iroquois Celebration of Womanhood” Silver Wave Records Iroquois Social Songs Joanne Shenandoah “Joanne Shenandoah” Canyon Records Peacemaker’s Journey (excerpts) Joanne Shenandoah “Peacemaker’s Journey” Silver Wave Records Dance of the North Joanne Shenandoah “Peace and Power” Silver Wave Records Skywoman (excerpts) Joanne Shenandoah

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Q+A with Reading Buddies

Published - April 11, 2022

Hi parents! This week’s article is going to be a bit different. Instead of writing a list of cool things to do with your children, I’m going to take you behind the scenes of, “The Reading League’s Reading Buddies.” “Reading Buddies” follows the adventures of Dusty, Dott, and Alphabott, as Dusty practices letter recognition, phonics, and more!  Toni Ann Walsh, Executive Producer of “Reading Buddies,” has worked for the Reading League since May 2019, as the Chief Marketing and Development Officer. The Reading League is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness of reading literacy. Interview Charlotte Hansen: For someone

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S06 Ep32: Even More Prize Winners

Published - April 9, 2022

“Don’t do work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Awards season is here, so it’s a good opportunity to take a look back at the 2021 Grammy awards and take note of some of the women whose contributions were honored.   Even More Prize Winners   Luna Pearl Woolf:  Deep in the Water, Too Deep for Tears, (from Après moi, le déluge) Matt Haimovitz, cello Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor “Fire and Flood” Pentatone 186803 Lili Boulanger:  Reflets and Attente Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano “Clairières” Avie 2414

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Having Fun Isn’t Hard: Celebrating Our Favorite Aardvark!

Published - April 4, 2022

Hello, parents! Charlotte here! I hope you’re all doing well! I was in Philadelphia this past week for my annual vacation, and now I’m back from touring the, “City of Brotherly Love,” to talk about this week’s topic! Arthur! As a child I grew up watching “Arthur” on PBS. I learned a lot about going to the library and how much fun it could be. I traveled all over the world without ever leaving my room. I marveled at Buster’s adventures across the globe, and learned all about poetry from Jack Prelutsky when he visited the Elwood City library. The

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S06 Ep31: Too Many Keyboards, Part 2

Published - April 2, 2022

“There is nothing to playing the organ.  You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”  – Johann Sebastian Bach   The organ is a fascinating instrument.  Each one is different, and brings a unique sound and feeling to a performance.  This week, music for the organ composed and performed by women.   Too Many Keyboards, Part 2 Libby Larsen:  Tambourines Ji-yoen Choi, organ “Laureate Series – Organ” Naxos 555367 George Frideric Handel:  Organ Concerto No. 10 Marie-Claire Alain, organ Paillard Chamber Orchestra; Jean-François Paillard, conductor “Handel: The Organ Concertos, Vol. 2” Boston Skyline 136 Herman

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