Monthly Archives: December, 2017

December 31, 2017: To Ring In the New Year

Published - December 25, 2017

“We wait for the new year to appear to us like the hopeful sun bringing aspiring light to an eager world.”  – Munia Khan     On this New Year’s Eve, we look back at women in music throughout the ages.  From Medieval to Modern, here is music by women over the centuries:   “To Ring In the New Year” Kassia:  I Edessa VocaMe “Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer” Christophorus 77308 Hildegard of Bingen:  Ave generosa Oxford Camerata: Jeremy Summerly, conductor “Heavenly Revelations” Naxos 550998 Blanche of Castile:  Amours, u trop tart me sui pris Andrea Folan, soprano; Elizabeth Conversation

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WCNY invites the community to celebrate the holidays with special TV and radio programming

Published - December 20, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, invites the community to celebrate the holidays with special programs on TV and radio. For TV viewing information visit To listen to Classic FM on WCNY Radio: 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica/Rome and 90.9 in Watertown. For more shows and details, visit Featured shows on TV Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. “Christmas at Belmont” Dec. 23 9 p.m. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon 10 p.m. Crane Candlelight Concert: Laude Dec. 24 Noon | Making a New American Nutcracker 1 p.m. | Christmas in Norway with the

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December 24, 2017: On Christmas Eve

Published - December 18, 2017

“Certainly this song I’ve seen, this song I’ve heard sun as I lay this Yule day alone in my longing.” Als I Lay on Yoolis Night (Anonymous)     An hour of music written for the Christmas season…   “On Christmas Eve” Samuel Barber:  Die Natali Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor Naxos 559133 Pietro Antonio Locatelli:  Concerto No. 8 “Christmas Concerto” Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon, conductor Analekta 9811 Johann Melchior Molter:  Concerto Pastorale in G Major La Pietà; Angèle Dubeau, conductor Analekta 8730 Anonymous:  Als I Lay on Yoolis Night Anonymous 4 Valley Entertainment 15024   Run time:  58:30 Feminine Fusion highlights

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WCNY’s ‘SciTech Now’ features segment ‘Blue Green Algae blooms and Central New York Drinking Water’

Published - December 14, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, explores algae blooms in Skaneateles Lake, on its “SciTech Now” weekly television program. The feature airs at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28 on WCNY-TV. For viewing information, visit The feature will be available online at Potable water is one of the most essential resources to humanity – but often taken for granted by the public. But for one Central New York community, their drinking water – with a reputation for being “pristine” – is now front and center in the community conversation due to a recent, toxic algal bloom. The bloom erupted

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December 17, 2017: Seasonal Music – Winter

Published - December 11, 2017

In winter all the singing is in the tops of the trees White-Eyes, a poem by Mary Oliver We are approaching the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.  On this episode, a variety of both music and poetry, all courtesy of talented women.   “Seasonal Music: Winter” Claude Debussy:  Snow is Falling, from Children’s Corner Larissa Dedova, piano Centaur 3094 I’lana Sandra Cotton:  Music for Midwinter Max Lifchitz, piano North/South Recordings 1043 Lars-Erik Larsson:  A Winter’s Tale New York Scandia Symphony; Dorritt Matson, conductor Centaur 2607 Dominick Argento:  Winter Barbara Bonney, soprano; André Previn, piano London 455511 Daniel Crozier:  Winter Aubade

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Targeted tax hikes may be coming to New York

Published - December 11, 2017

If you come out a winner under the GOP tax overhaul, you may be asked to step up and help the state’s losers. That’s what Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told WCNY’s Susan Arbetter on Friday’s WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom” radio show. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie speaking with WCNY’s Susan Arbetter.

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WCNY accepting nominations for ‘Women Who Make America Awards’

Published - December 8, 2017

WCNY is accepting nominations for its Women Who Make America Awards in each of the 19 counties in its viewing area: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates. Nominations are due by Jan. 12. The awards first started in collaboration with the PBS documentary “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Since then, WCNY has continued the Makers Awards as a way to celebrate the achievements of Central New York women and inspire others to follow their examples. Nominees must be 18 or older and should be women who

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‘Central New York Christmas’ Released From the WCNY Vault

Published - December 5, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, opens its vault monthly with classic WCNY-produced programs. Each show is 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, and to see monthly Vault features, visit   From the WCNY Vault Lineup   Released in the Vault

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December 10, 2017: Women of Color – Performers, Part 2

Published - December 4, 2017

“Music does not discriminate.” – Chi-chi Nwanoku Women have made tremendous strides in the Classical music world.  Nearly 50% of professional orchestra musicians are women nowadays.  Yet only about 4.5% – both men and women – are musicians of color.  This episode of Feminine Fusion showcases some of the talented women of color performing today.   “Women of Color: Performers, Part 2” Michael Brown:  Echoes of Byzantium Elena Urioste, violin; Michael Brown, piano “Echoes” Bis 2284 J.S. Bach:  Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004 (excerpts) Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola “J.S. Bach: Partitas” EDI Records 829757673820 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson:  Lamentations: A Black Folk Song

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