Monthly Archives: June, 2019


June 29-July 5: Looking Toward Home

Published - June 29, 2019

“There’s no place like home.” – Dorothy Gale We’ve gone around the globe, and now it’s time to come home, to hear music by women living and working in the US.   “Looking Toward Home” Loretta K. Notareschi:  Form’d of Joy and Mirth William Harned, piano “Form’d of Joy and Mirth” DisegniMusic.com Jennifer Higdon:  Harp Concerto Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Ward Stare, conductor “American Rapture” Azica 71327 Vivian Adelberg Rudow:  Rebecca’s Suite Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano “Sunbursts: Solo piano works by 7 American women” Leonarda 345 Edie Hill:  This Floating World Linda Chatterton, flute “Diverse Voices: American Music for Flute”

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June 22-28: Looking West

Published - June 22, 2019

“Playing lifts you out of yourself into a delirious place.” Jacqueline du Pré We’ve traveled north, south, and east.  Now let’s head west, to Europe, and the rich array of classical music coming from Europe.   “Looking West”   Mozart:  Deh vieni, non tardar (from Marriage of Figaro) Edita Gruberová, soprano Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor “Bastien & Bastienne” Sony Classical 45855 Judith Bingham:  Water Lilies Joyful Company of Singers: Peter Broadbent, conductor “A Garland for Linda” Angel/EMI 56961 Franz Schubert:  Impromptu No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 90 Maria João Pires, piano “Pires/Schubert” Deutsche Grammophon 457550 Bruce Dessner:  Haven Katia &

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June 20, 2019: Lindsay Groves, Sally in Our Alley

Published - June 20, 2019

  Four talented musicians are gathering next Wednesday for a concert at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society.  Lindsay Groves, cello, stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about that concert, along with the tales of how all these artists got to know each other.  Performing with Lindsay will be Jonathan Hwang, violin; Hilda Collins, piano; and Arthur Lewis, tenor.

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June 17, 2019: Greg Sheppard, Arts at Park

Published - June 17, 2019

The Arts at Park series is presenting a concert by bass Gregory Sheppard, with Sar-Shalom Strong at the piano.  Greg, Sar, and Arts at Park music director Bob Allen stopped by the WCNY studios to talk with mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, and even shared some of their most memorable performance moments. Find out more about Arts at Park here.  

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June 15-21: Looking East, Part 2

Published - June 15, 2019

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius   We are continuing our trek around the world with works and performances by women from Asia   “Looking East, Part 2”   Nicolo Paganini:  Caprice No. 23 in E-flat Major Midori, violin “Paganini: 24 Caprices” Sony Classical 44944 Detlev Glanert:  Frenesia Xian Zhang, conductor Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra “Horizon 6” RCO 15001 Gabriel Fauré :  Ballade in F# minor Yuja Wang, piano “Ravel” Deutsche Grammophon 4794954 John Tavener:  To a Child Dancing in the Wind (selections) Patricia Rozario, soprano Kathryn Lukas, flute; Stephen Tees, viola; Helen Tunstall, harp “Tavener” Collins 14282

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June 14, 2019: No Strings Attached

Published - June 14, 2019

WCNY is presenting a Concert in the Courtyard, and No Strings Attached will be performing!  The quartet stopped into the studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, how the group came together, and the importance of music in our lives. The No Strings Attached Facebook page is available here.  

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June 8-14: Looking South

Published - June 8, 2019

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people.  It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers   We are continuing our trek around the world with works and performances from women in the Southern Hemisphere.   “Looking South” Gaetano Donizetti:  S’avanza Enrico! (from Lucia di Lammermoor) Pretty Yende, soprano Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi”; Giacomo Sagripanti, conductor “Dreams” Sony Classical 88985430152 Alice Terzian:  Tres Piezas Siberian State Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Lande, conductor “Off The Edge” Navona 6088 Astor Piazzolla: Tres Movimentos Sinfonicos, Buenos Aires Janjo Mosalini, bandonéon Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra; Gisele Ben-Dor “The Soul

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June 6, 2019: Todd Wilson and Wojciech Wojtasiewicz

Published - June 6, 2019

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrating the rescue, restoration and relocation of their 1927 E.M. Skinner Organ, Op. 669, with two concerts this weekend.  Mid-day host Diane Jones was fortunate to have guest organists Todd Wilson and Dr. Wojciech Wojtasiewicz in the studio, along with Frank Schultz, organist at the Basilica, and Ben Merchant of Kerner & Merchant, who did the restoration.  We talked about the restoration, the concerts, and the many activities of everyone in the room. Information about the organ is available here.

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June 5, 2019: CSMF – Celestial Sphere

Published - June 5, 2019

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues as percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum presents a concert titled “Celestial Sphere” this weekend.  Mid-day host Diane Jones spoke to Ian and festival director, flutist Linda Chesis, about the concert, the scarcity of repertoire for percussion, and how they approach playing two such different instruments together. Learn more about the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival here.

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June 1-7: Looking North

Published - June 1, 2019

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   This week, we’re setting off together on a trip around the world.  We’ll be heading to all points on the compass to hear music by women all over the globe.  We’ll start by heading North, with music composed and performed by women from Canada. “Looking North”   Erik Satie:  Choses vue a droite et a gauche Chantal Juillet, violin; Pascal Rogé, piano “Satie: The 4 Handed Piano” London/Decca 455401 J.S. Bach:  Aria, from Cantata No. 32: Liebster, Jesu, mein Verlangen Lois Marshall, soprano Bach Aria Group; Brian Priestman, conductor Boston Recordings

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