Monthly Archives: October, 2017

October 15, 2017: Women of Color: Leaders

Published - October 9, 2017

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne Maestra Xian Zhang says, “conducting is somehow an intimidating job to think about.  It is not only women who don’t go into this.  Not a lot of men think about becoming conductors either.”  On this episode, three women – conductors, artistic directors, educators – who are overcoming both racial and gender bias to succeed in their field.   “Women of Color: Leaders” Detlev Glanert:  Frenesia Xian Zhang, conductor Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra “Horizon 6” RCO 15001 Adriana Hölszky:  Floten des Lichts Kay George Roberts, conductor Renate Brosch,

Read More

WCNY presents season eight of ‘Cycle of Health’ Oct. 5

Published - October 3, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents season eight of its weekly health television program, “Cycle of Health.” The season premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, and airs weekly on WCNY-TV. For viewing information visit To watch each episode after it airs, visit “Cycle of Health” travels throughout the region to find stories of health and wellness, and cutting edge treatment for the mind and body. The new season focuses stories around the total self, looking at health from four perspectives: Lifestyle choices Nutrition and menu planning Mental health tops and hints Fitness training for the

Read More

October 8, 2017: Taking Their Places

Published - October 2, 2017

“I don’t think I’ve ever been taught something because I’m a girl, nor not taught because I’m a girl.  That’s because of people like Susan [Slaughter].”  – Karin Bliznik, Principal Trumpet, SLSO   Since the 1960s, professional orchestras have become steadily more gender balanced.  Nowadays, there is almost a 50/50 ratio of women to men behind the music stands.  And the technical agility of the ensembles overall has improved, not so much as a result of the increased presence of women, but rather because musicians are being judged on their performance instead of their gender.   “Taking Their Places” Benjamin Britten:  Dies Irae, from

Read More