Monthly Archives: December, 2023


December 8, 2023: Messiah with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Published - December 8, 2023

  We had three wonderful guests today – Grant Cooper, Acting Music Director; Steven Stull, baritone; and Sarah Chandler, Managing Director with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  They gave us some wonderful insight into what makes this performance of Handel’s Messiah unique, as well as sharing the joy of the music that keeps it fresh and exciting time and time again.   Learn more about the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and this concert season here.

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December 7, 2023: Victor Vallo, Auburn Chamber Orchestra

Published - December 7, 2023

  Dr. Victor Vallo, music director for the Auburn Chamber Orchestra, stopped by the studios to tell us about the “Sounds of the Season” concert coming up this weekend!  Joining the orchestra is the Genesee Street Voices, and rumor has it there may even be a sing-along!   More about the concert and the Auburn Chamber Orchestra is available here.

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Strathmore Speaker Series – Author Adam Goodheart on “The Last Island: Death, Discovery, and the Most Elusive Tribe on Earth”

Published - December 7, 2023

The Strathmore Speaker Series and Onondaga Free Library‘s November 2023 event featured New York Times bestselling author Adam Goodheart, discussing his latest book, The Last Island: Death, Discovery, and the Most Elusive Tribe on Earth. The book tells the story of North Sentinel Island, home to a tribe believed to be the most isolated human community on earth. The Sentinelese people want to be left alone and will shoot deadly arrows at anyone who tries to come ashore. As the web of modernity draws ever closer, the island represents the last chapter in the Age of Discovery–the final holdout in

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CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 37 – Celebrate the Holidays!

Published - December 7, 2023

(#37, 12/7/23) In this month’s CNY Latino Podcast, the founders and producers of the show, Marisol Hernandez and Hugo Acosta, talk about aspects of all holiday festivities, from Halloween and Thanksgiving, through current Christmas and New Years events…plus a few ethnic post-New Year celebrations that occur in our Culture. We also play some classic Christmas songs very well-known and popular in our culture, and we will hear some Holiday Greetings from local Latinx celebrities and leaders of the Central New York community. En este episodio, los fundadores y productores de este Podcast MARISOL HERNÁNDEZ y HUGO ACOSTA, estarán hablando sobre

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S08 Ep14: In The Spotlight

Published - December 2, 2023

“She plays like she is.  She’s person of genuine warmth, genuine feeling, genuine expression.  There’s nothing fake.”  – Maestro Paavo Jarvi (about violinist Janine Jansen)   It takes courage to step into the spotlight and perform as a soloist.  These performances show the best of these women, who deserve a place in the spotlight.   “In The Spotlight” Domenico Galli:  Sonata No. 5 Elinor Frey, baroque cello “La Voce del Violoncello” Passacaille 993 García Abril:  Immensity, from Six Partitas Hilary Hahn, violin “García Abril: Partitas (6) para Violin solo” Decca 4834832 Valentin Silvestrov:  The Messenger, for piano solo Hélène Grimaud, piano

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December 1, 2023: St. Stephen’s Festival of Music

Published - December 1, 2023

  St. Stephen’s Church Festival of Music presents another free concert in their series this weekend, featuring Bach’s “Magnificat” side by side with Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.” Festival Artistic Director Gregory Sheppard and Music Director David Ross joined Diane Jones in the Classic FM studios to talk about the music, the performers, and give us a bit of history behind the Hughes play.    

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Built to Serve – Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services

Published - December 1, 2023

December is synonymous with the red kettles and ringing bells of the Salvation Army. In this edition of Built to Serve, host Major Charles Roberts visits with two key members of his own team…Andrew Sabbaghzadeh, Director of Development for the Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services, and Advisory Board member Mike Kelly, who is the son of a Salvation Army officer/pastor. They talk about critical issues facing their organization, along with the great successes of the dozens of programs and services they provide. Want to be a bell-ringer this season? Click here to sign up! For more information about the local

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