Monthly Archives: January, 2018

WCNY seeks New York elementary school teachers for FREE engineering professional development workshop

Published - January 31, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, invites teachers in grades 3-5 to be part of a free professional development workshop as part of the Teaching Engineering in New York project featuring education facilitators from New York City’s WNET. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at WCNY in Syracuse, NY. This workshop and accompanying Teaching Engineering in New York resources are designed to help teachers incorporate engineering concepts and skills into science lessons and address the new NYS science and Next Generation Science standards. Those interested should register by March 5 at

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February 4, 2018: High Strung

Published - January 29, 2018

“My goal would be trying to bring some light to the world, which is often a dark and violent place.”  – Leila Josefowicz   Today it’s the first of two episodes featuring the strings.  We’ll hear solos and concertos featuring the violin and viola.  (And there will be no viola jokes!)   “High Strung” José White:  Etude No. 6 Rachel Barton Pine, violin “Capricho Latino” Cedille 124 Robert Beaser:  Sonata for Violin and Piano Ann Miller, violin; Sonia Leong, piano “Perspectives on Light & Shadow” Independent Label Helen Stanley:  Concerto Romantico Karen Dreyfus, viola Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Valek, conductor “American Journeys” MMC

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January 28. 2018: Today’s Teachers – Performers

Published - January 22, 2018

“That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.”  – Maria Callas   A successful music teacher is one who can not only pass on the technical skills her students need to perform, but the professional experience they need to thrive. Here is music performed by women who are teaching the next generation of musicians.   “Today’s Teachers: Performers” Tobias Hume:  Death (from The First Part of Ayres) Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba “Play This Passionate” Virgin Classics Veritas 85801 Robert Starer:  Annapolis Suite for Brass &

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New ‘Connect NY’ episodes feature preventing sexual harassment, New York State’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

Published - January 17, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, premieres Season 4 of its “Connect New York” public affairs TV program at 9 p.m. Jan. 29 with “Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Way Forward.” For viewing information, visit The episodes will be available online at after the show airs on TV. “Connect New York” offers lively insightful discussion, information and analysis on timely topics that affect the residents across the Empire State. The show tackles those public affairs topics significant in the lives of New Yorkers across the state. Viewers will explore personal experiences, important conflicts and tough issues unfolding at the state

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January 21, 2018: The American West

Published - January 15, 2018

“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way – things that I had no words for.”  – Georgia O’Keeffe   Music and art reflect the world in ways that are impossible to describe with words.  On this episode, we hear music inspired by the American west, including several works inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.   “The American West” Roy Harris:  Symphony No. 3 Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor “Harris: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4” Naxos 559227 Aaron Copland:  Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor “Prairie

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Episode 3: The Times, They Are A’Changin’ – Anything But Ordinary

Published - January 15, 2018

Episode 3: The Times, They Are A’Changin’ – Anything But Ordinary On Part Two of this program, host Jon Fredric West examines the changes in the 50s and 60s. The upheaval in society was mirrored in the music, as we moved away from the art of the voice, to the raw emotion heard from folks like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

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Bid on incredible travel bargains with WCNY’s 23rd anniversary Travel Auction

Published - January 10, 2018

WCNY presents its 23rd annual Travel Auction beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 on WCNY-TV. The live auction also airs at 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20. For those without TV access, live streaming of the auction will be available at Viewers are invited to bid on hundreds of trips in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Belize, Central and South America. To see a list of inventory before the start of the auction, visit Travel Auction airs across WCNY’s television coverage area in the following counties: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson,

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January 14, 2018: Too Many Keyboards

Published - January 8, 2018

“There is nothing to playing the organ.  You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”  – Johann Sebastian Bach   The organ is a fascinating instrument.  Each one is different, and brings a unique sound and feeling to a performance.  This week, music for the organ composed and performed by women.   “Too Many Keyboards” George Frideric Handel:  Organ Concerto No. 10 Marie-Claire Alain, organ Paillard Chamber Orchestra; Jean-François Paillard, conductor “Handel: The Organ Concertos, Vol. 2” Boston Skyline 136 Herman Berlinski:  The Burning Bush Barbara Harbach, organ “Herman Berlinski” Naxos 559446 Libby Larsen:  Tambourines Ji-yoen

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‘Victoria, Season 2’ premieres Jan. 14 on WCNY-TV

Published - January 4, 2018

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents “Victoria, Season 2” Starring Jenna Coleman as the young queen, wife, and mother in an all-new season, premiering at 9 p.m. Jan. 14 on WCNY-TV. For viewing information, visit Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom—on “Victoria, Season 2,” airing in seven episodes created and scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin (The Fortune Hunter). “Victoria’s” new season sees the return of Nigel Lindsay (Rome) as Sir Robert Peel, the reforming British prime minister, at odds

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January 7, 2018: Elemental Music – Air

Published - January 1, 2018

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man.  The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”  – Chief Seattle   Today we hear music that evokes the air.  Sometimes bold, sometimes gentle, but always surrounding us.   “Elemental Music – Air” Stacy Garrop:  Thunderwalker CCPA Chamber Orchestra; Markand Thakar, conductor “Mythology Symphony” Cedille 160 Ursula Mamlok:  Breezes Spectrum Concerts Berlin “Ursula Mamlok, Volume 5” Bridge 9457 Margaret Brandman:  Undulations Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronsky, conductor “Sensations: Wind, Waves, Birds & Fire” Navona 6041 Lior Rosner:  Awake and Drea Katia Popov, violin Hollywood Bowl

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