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WCNY’s Classic FM to broadcast past Symphoria performances in lieu of cancelled season

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, will partner with Symphoria, the Orchestra of Central New York, to broadcast previous Symphoria performances on the Classic FM radio station, as part of Classic FM’s symphony series. Each show will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m., with an encore Saturdays at 6 p.m. The programs will continue airing until public gatherings are permitted. Classic FM is available on 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica/Rome and 90.9 in Watertown, the North Country region, and Kingston area, or online at, and via the TuneIn App.

“Classic FM is pleased to be able to partner with Symphoria to give Classical music lovers access to this valuable cultural resource,” said John Craddock, WCNY senior director of radio operations. “We are in a particularly trying time for performing arts organizations, but it’s a time when we need them most. We will keep that spirit alive on the radio until we can once again gather for live performances.”

April 14 at 8 p.m. and April 18 at 6 p.m. on Classic FM

Franz Schubert—Rosamunde: Overture (10:45)

Performed on Jan. 26, 2019 at Crouse Hinds Concert Theater.

Lawrence Loh conducted.

Franz Josef Haydn—Cello Concerto No. 2, Hob. VIIb:2, D major

Performed on Feb. 15, 2019 at Crouse Hinds Concert Theater.

Lawrence Loh conducted with Julie Albers on cello.

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Johannes Brahms—Symphony No. 4, op. 98, E minor

Performed on Sept. 21, 2019 at Crouse Hinds Theater.

Lawrence Loh conducted.

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Allegro giocoso
  4. Allegro energico e passionate

April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 25 at 6 p.m. on Classic FM

Lowell Liebermann—Concerto for Flute, Op. 39

Performed March 9, 2019 at Crouse Hinds Concert Theater.

Lawrence Loh conducted with Xue Sue on flute.

  1. Moderato
  2. Molto adagio
  3. Presto

Anton Bruckner–Symphony No. 5 (Romantic) E-flat major

Performed March 30, 2019 at Crouse Hinds Theater.

Lawrence Loh conducted.

  1. Bewegt, night zu schenll
  2. Andante quasi allegretto
  3. Scherzo: Bewegt
  4. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell

About Classic FM

WCNY-FM, or Classic FM, is Central New York’s only classical music radio station that provides listeners with live, locally hosted classical music programs. The station features concerts from around the world six nights per week, with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and other companies on the weekends, as well as archival programs from the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and specialty Broadway, Italian-American music, jazz, and bluegrass programs.

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