Monthly Archives: November, 2017


December 3, 2017: Patchwork Quilt, Part 6

Published - November 27, 2017

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode.  Here is a sampling of some of the music by women that has recently arrived in our studios.   “Patchwork Quilt, Part 6” Einojuhani Rautavaara:  Fantasia, for violin and orchestra Anne Akiko Meyers, violin Philharmonia Orchestra; Kristjan Järvi, conductor “Fantasia” Avie 2585 Claude Debussy:  Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano Jennifer Showalter, clarinet; Joel Clifft, piano “European Adventure” Jennifer Showalter 1001 Mona Lyn Reese:  The Mitten Mona Lyn Reese, narrator Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronsky, conductor “The Mitten” Navona 6132 Caroline Shaw:  Valencia Jasper

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Katko on Tax Reform

Published - November 20, 2017

Rep. John Katko (NY 24th District) spoke to WCNY Connected’s Jim Aroune about his vote for the House Tax Reform Bill Congressman John Katko (NY 24th District) responded to criticism from Governor Cuomo and New York leaders about his vote in favor of the House Tax Reform Bill. Republican Congressman John Katko (NY 24th District) spoke with WCNY Connected about the newly passed House Tax Reform bill and his vote in favor of it.

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November 26, 2017: One Voice

Published - November 20, 2017

“The soft contralto notes of a woman’s voice are born in the immediate region of the heart.” – Alfred de Musset There is a wonderful richness to the contralto voice.  This week, we’ll hear performances from four marvelous contraltos, recorded over the last six decades.   “One Voice” Johannes Brahms:  Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano Marian Anderson, contralto William Primrose, viola; Franz Rupp, piano “Alto Rhapsody” Pearl 9069 Sir Lennox Berkeley:  Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila Kathleen Ferrier, contralto Hallé Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli, conductor “Kathleen Ferrier and Friends” Pearl 229 Sergei Prokofiev:  The Field of Death (from “Alexander

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WCNY 2018 Regional Spelling Bee

Published - November 17, 2017

Join us February 10th at 2 p.m. for the 2018 Regional Spelling Bee. Presented by WCNY, The Post Standard, Syracuse.com & Prevention Network

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November 19, 2017: O, Canada!

Published - November 13, 2017

“Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts.” – Steve Miller This week, we travel north to hear music from some talented Canadian composers and performers.   “O, Canada!” Larysa Kuzmenko:  Melancholy Waltz (from Suite of Dances) Susan Hoeppner, flute; Lydia Wong, piano “Canadian Flute Masterpieces” Centrediscs 23116 Violet Archer:  Concerto No.1  for Piano and Orchestra Christina Petrowska Quillico, piano Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor “3 Concerti” Centrediscs 15610 Philip Glass:  String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima) Angèle Dubeau and members of La Pietà “Philip Glass: Portrait” Analekta 8727 Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto for Cello in

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November 12, 2017: One Life: Amy Cheney Beach

Published - November 6, 2017

“It has happened more than once that a composition has come to me, ready-made as it were, between the demands of other work” – Mrs. H.H.A. (Amy) Beach   This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Amy Beach.  On this episode of Feminine Fusion, we’ll learn about her life, and hear works from orchestra to opera.   “One Life: Amy Cheney Beach” Amy Beach:  Graduale from Mass in E-flat Major Stow Festival Orchestra and Chorus; Barbara Jones, director “Grand Mass in E-flat Major” Albany 179 Beach:  Symphony in E Minor, “Gaelic” Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor “William Grant

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From the WCNY Vault features classic WCNY-produced programs

Published - November 2, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, is opening its vault monthly with classic WCNY-produced programs. Each classic will be broadcast on TV, and then available anytime, anywhere with WCNY Passport, a WCNY member benefit featuring exclusive PBS and WCNY content. WCNY Passport starts at just $5 per month and gives viewers access to more than 1,500 programs via devices including Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, a computer, tablet, or smartphone anytime, anywhere. To sign-up for WCNY Passport visit wcny.org/passport, and to see monthly Vault features, visit wcny.org/vault. From the WCNY Vault Lineup Released: September Launch Month A Trip

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