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Public invited to WCNY-FM’s Nov. 14 ‘Live at Noon’ performance

On Nov. 14, WCNY-FM will welcome a live audience to the first “Live at Noon” show recorded and broadcast from its new radio performance studio at its new Broadcast and Education Center, located at 415 W. Fayette St., in Syracuse.

Tenor Jon English, a Syracuse University voice professor and WCNY-FM host, will perform selections from “Stone Seeking Warmth,” a classical music piece written by local composer Christopher Creswell, a Syracuse University alumnus from Cazenovia. English and Creswell will join host Bill Baker for the broadcast.

“Stone Seeking Warmth” is based on the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn. Creswell’s work was commissioned be the prestigious Jerome Fund of the American Composers Forum.

The world premiere of “Stone Seeking Warmth” will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Art’s Setnor Auditorium. English will perform with the Syracuse University Symphony, led by James Tapia.

Bill Baker’s “Live at Noon” is a live music and interview series that’s aired on WCNY-FM since 2003. The show has featured, local, regional, national and international classical music performers, who join Baker in-studio for brief performances and conversations.

The “Live at Noon” performance is free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. is required to attend. Future “Live at Noon” events also will be open to the public. To learn more about WCNY-FM, visit

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