Monthly Archives: February, 2019


WCNY to host series of free screenings in Syracuse, Ithaca, Utica

Published - February 28, 2019

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster presents a series of free event screenings in March and April. Women, War & Peace Season 2 March 18 at 7 p.m. WCNY Broadcast and Education Center 415 W. Fayette St. Syracuse, NY 13204 Join WCNY for a free screening of one of the episodes of “Women, War & Peace Season 2.” A discussion with the producer and award-winning documentarian, Abigail E. Disney, follows the preview. Members of Central New York’s Women Transcending Boundaries will discuss their efforts in a post 9/11 world. The Women, War & Peace National Community Engagement Initiative

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WCNY to air WCNY/The Post-Standard, Syracuse.com Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. March 2

Published - February 28, 2019

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster will present the live WCNY/The Post-Standard, Syracuse.com Spelling Bee on WCNY-TV at 2 p.m. March 2. For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch. Hundreds of students competed in local bees to participate in this year’s WCNY/The Post-Standard /Syracuse.com Spelling Bee. Nearly 175 of the top spellers advanced to the regional level written test. Watch 35 students compete in the live oral bee, hoping to become a local champion to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in late May. The Spelling Bee is judged by Mark Murphy and Tom

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February 28, 2019: Gregory Wood, cellist

Published - February 28, 2019

  Detente is coming to Syracuse!  Cellist Gregory Wood, flutist Martha Grener, and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong present “Detente: Musical Peace between the US and Russia” at CMM In Recital Live!  Greg Wood came to the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the program, and delighted us with a live performance of two movements from Marc Mellits’ “Book of Ruth”     Information about CMM In Recital Live can be found here.

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Feb 23 – Mar 1, 2019: Patchwork Quilt, Part XIII

Published - February 23, 2019

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.”  – Robert Reynolds   Time for another Patchwork Quilt episode.  No special theme or thread to tie these works together – just music being made by talented women.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XIII   Francesco Asenjo Barbieri:  Lo que está de dios Shudong Braamse, soprano; Teresa Ancaya, piano “Sueños de España” Navona 6211 Claude Debussy:  Sonata for Cello and Piano Wu Han, piano; David Finckel, cello “David Finckel, Wu Han: Bach, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Britten” ArtistLed Carlo Antonio Campioni:  Sonata in G Minor The Vivaldi Project “Discovering the

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February 22, 2019: Duo Sonidos

Published - February 22, 2019

  Duo Sonidos is giving a concert at Unity Hall this weekend for the release of their new CD, Wild Dance.  Mid-day host Diane Jones had the chance to speak to Duo Sonidos (Adam Levin and Will Knuth) about the concert, and to share a bit of music from their CD.  Adam and Will just learned yesterday that their CD debuted at #16 on the Billboard Classical Music chart!     Find out more about Duo Sonidos on their website.

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Feb 16-22, 2019: Leading the Way, Part 2

Published - February 16, 2019

“I’ve been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment.  As for conducting an orchestra, that’s a job where I don’t think sex plays much part.”  – Nadia Boulanger   The conductor’s podium is still struggling with the preconceived notion that a conductor should be a man.  The women on today’s program are turning that notion on its head.  Here are some marvelous performances from women Leading the Way from the podium.   Leading the Way, Part 2 Charles Gounod:  Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust) Speranza Scappucci, conductor Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Saimir Pirgu,

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February 15, 2019: Cellist Julie Albers, Symphoria

Published - February 15, 2019

  Cellist Julie Albers returns to Syracuse, joining Symphoria for this weekend’s performance of the Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major – a work she says is her favorite.  She joined mid-day host Diane Jones to talk about the upcoming concert, why she took up the cello, and how she fell in love with her instrument.   More about Julie Albers on her website, here. Information about Symphoria is available here.

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Feb 9-15, 2019: Sing!

Published - February 9, 2019

“One of the most blissful spiritual surrenders for me is in singing.”  – Ilona Domnich Whether it’s opera or art song, there’s something special about the sound of a single voice.  This week, we’ll hear performances from several women at different stages in their careers, performing a wide variety of works.   Sing!   Stephen Sondheim:  The Glamorous Life, from A Little Night Music Renee Fleming, soprano BBC Concert Orchestra; Rob Fisher, conductor “Broadway” Decca 4834215 Antonio Vivaldi:  Se mai senti spirarti sul volto, from Catone in Utica Cecilia Bartoli, soprano Ensemble Matheus; Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor “Cecilia Bartoli: Antonio Vivaldi” Decca 4834475

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February 7, 2019: Silverwood Clarinet Choir

Published - February 7, 2019

      The Silverwood Clarinet Choir is presenting a concert this weekend in cooperation with CMM.  Kathy and Ken Freer, two of the founding members of the choir (and the artistic director and business manager, respectively) came to the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, including the work that inspired the title of the concert, the Chalumeaux Suite by Jukka Linkola.  We also learned more about the people who perform in this ensemble. Learn more about the Silverwood Clarinet Choir here. And about CMM here.  

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Feb 2-8, 2019: Black and White

Published - February 2, 2019

“Rather than talking about the lack of female trumpeters in the 19th century, we should upgrade the women who played instruments and developed the art of piano playing.”  – Lisa Karin Meling   In the 19th century, every gentle lady was expected to play the piano with some proficiency.  There is a tremendous depth to the piano repertoire, and women have stepped out of the parlor and onto the concert stage with incredible performances.  We’ll hear several talented women on this episode, in solo and concert works.   Black and White   Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in C Minor, Op. 23, No.

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