Monthly Archives: October, 2019


1-19: Jewish Women Composers

Published - October 28, 2019

1-19 Jewish Women Composers  An exploration of the impact Jewish women are having in the world of classical music including Meira Warshauer and selections from Judith Lang Zaimont’s Sacred Service. Music Includes: Alla Elana Cohen: Book of Prayers: volume 2, series 4, movement 1 Judith Lang Zaimont: Selections from Sacred Service for the Sabbath Evening Meira Warshauer: Bracha Joelle Wallach: From the Forest of Chimneys

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1-18: 19th Century Jewish Composers

Published - October 28, 2019

1-18 19th Century Jewish Composers  An exploration of Jewish composers from the 1800s, many of whom kept close ties throughout their lives.  Included will be the Hebrew Melodies by Joseph Joachim and music from Charles Valentin Alkan, the leading expert on Jewish music in Paris and one of the first composers to incorporate Jewish melodies into his music. Music Includes: Ferdinand Hiller: Gebet, op.46/1 Joseph Joachim: Hebrew Melodies Ignaz Moscheles: Divertimento à la Savoyarde Charles Valentin-Alkan: selections from 25 Preludes (Nos. 4, 5, 6, & 20) Charles Valentin-Alkan: Adagio from Cello Sonata

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S4-08: Spinning Spells

Published - October 26, 2019

“Ah, music.  A magic beyond all we do here.”  – J.K. Rowling   There is magic in music, and on this program, we feature works by women who are inspired by the magic of the world around them.   “Spinning Spells”   Joanne Shenandoah:  Skywoman Joanne Shenandoah, vocals Studio Orchestra; Tom Maguire, conductor “Skywoman” Silver Wave Records 941 Stacy Garrop:  The Lovely Sirens & Pandora Undone, from Mythology Symphony CCPA Symphony Orchestra; Alondra de la Parra, conductor “Mythology Symphony” Cedille 90000 160 Margaret Brandman:  Spirit Visions Margaret Brandman & Marcello Maio, piano “Sensations: Wind, Waves, Birds & Fire” Navona 6041 Ingrid Stölzel:  The Voice of

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October 25, 2019: Our Goodbye to Susan

Published - October 25, 2019

Ten years ago, The Capitol Pressroom began airing with Susan Arbetter at the helm. Today, after a decade filled with news, a few tears, and plenty of laughs, we said goodbye to our host as she moves on to a new fantastic opportunity at Spectrum. Then, we met the new host of the show, Dave Lombardo.

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October 25, 2019: CMSU – Rebel Ensemble

Published - October 25, 2019

    The Rebel Ensemble for the Baroque is coming to Utica, to open the new concert season with the Chamber Music Society of Utica.  Joining the ensemble will be Baroque dancers Thomas Baird and Paige Whitley-Bauguess.  Karen Marie Marmer and Jorg-Michael Schwarz, co-directors of the Rebel Ensemble, joined mid-day host Diane Jones to talk about the concert, how dancing is a natural pairing with these works, and about what makes Baroque instruments so different from modern ones. More information about the Chamber Music Society of Utica is available here. And you can find out more about the Rebel Ensemble

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October 21, 2019: Dracula, with Syracuse City Ballet

Published - October 21, 2019

  Halloween is just around the corner, and Syracuse City Ballet is bringing “Dracula” to the stage this weekend.  Artistic Director Kathleen Rathbun stopped into the studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the production, the talented resident dancers, and the “Imagination in Motion” campaign.   Find out more about Syracuse City Ballet here.

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S4-07: Strung Along

Published - October 19, 2019

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.”  – Pythagoras This week we hear performances from soloists and string ensembles.  You’ll recognize some of the names, but you’ll also hear a debut release, and the world premiere recording of a work merging classical and folk roots.   “Strung Along”   John Williams:  The Duel, from “The Adventures of Tintin” Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles; John Williams, conductor “Across the Stars” Deutsche Grammophon 4837068 Dmitri Shostakovich:  Andante, from Trio Op. 8, No. 1 Claremont Trio “Claremont Trio:

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October 19, 2019: B Sharp Musical Club

Published - October 18, 2019

  The B Sharp Musical Club is hosting its Scholarship Benefit Concert this weekend, and we had a preview of some of the music you’ll hear in the Classic FM studios.  Violinist/soprano Solene Le Van, pianist Sar-Shalom Strong, and Judy Marchione, president of the B Sharp Musical Club, joined mid-day host Diane Jones to talk about the concert, and gave us a taste of the incredible music in store this weekend.   Information about the concert and the B Sharp Musical Club is available here.

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October 17, 2019: Jeffrey Siegel, Keyboard Conversations

Published - October 17, 2019

    Jeffrey Siegel brings his Keyboard Conversations to Utica once again this weekend, for a program of “Mistresses and Masterpieces.”  Jeffrey spoke with mid-day host Diane Jones about the program, and the intimacy of these works. Learn about Jeffrey Siegel and Keyboard Conversations here.

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October 16, 2019: Irina Muresanu, Cayuga Chamber Orch

Published - October 16, 2019

    Violinist Irina Muresanu is coming to Central New York to perform with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  She spoke to mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, the music of Arvo Part and George Enescu, and performing with her former student. More about the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is available here. And Irina Muresanu’s website is available here.

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S4-06: Patchwork Quilt, Part XVI

Published - October 12, 2019

“We are all patchwork, and so shapeless and diverse in composition that each bit, each moment, plays its own game.”  – Michel de Montaigne Every couple of months I bring you a Patchwork Quilt episode.  This is music and performances by women with no special theme tying the works together – just beautiful music.   “Patchwork Quilt, Part XVI” Theodora Cormontan:  The Evening Sentiments Bonnie Jorgensen, piano “The Music of Theodora Cormontan” Independent Label Benjamin Godard:  Berceuse de Jocelyn Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Barbara Chapman, harp “Dream Sweet Dreams” Independent Label Louise Reichardt:  Sei Canzonie de Metastasio Amy Pfrimmer, soprano; Dreux

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October 11, 2019: Elina Vahala, Symphoria

Published - October 11, 2019

    Violinist Elina Vähälä returns to Syracuse for another appearance with Symphoria this weekend.  She stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about Bernstein’s “Serenade on Plato’s Symposium,” and told us a bit about her marvelous violin.   More about Symphoria is available here. And Elina Vähälä’s website is available here.

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October 9, 2019: Syracuse Opera – Cosi fan tutte

Published - October 9, 2019

    Syracuse Opera opens it’s season with Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.”  Director Robert Swedberg and Christian Capocaccia, artistic and music director with Syracuse Opera, stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat with mid-day host Diane Jones about the opera, and the importance of coming to these live performances.     Find out more about Syracuse Opera here.

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October 5 – 11, 2019: Telling Tales

Published - October 5, 2019

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words, and that which cannot remain silent.”  – Victor Hugo There’s something special about sitting around the table telling stories.  This week features works that tell tales.  Some are told without words, others are sung or even spoken with music.  From folk tales to statements on the modern world, these women are telling their stories through their music.  Let’s all sit around the table together to listen.   “Telling Tales” Patricia Morehead:  Night, from The Handmaid’s Tale Abraham Stokman & Phillip Morehead, pianos “Good News Falls Gently” Navona 5854 Mona Lyn Reese:  The Mitten

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October 3, 2019: Juilliard Quartet at SFCM

Published - October 3, 2019

    The Juilliard String Quartet is coming back to Syracuse for their 24th appearance with the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music.  Astrid Schween, cellist with the quartet, spoke to mid-day host Diane Jones about the concert, the long history of the Juilliard String Quartet, and the importance of teaching.   Find out about the 70th season of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music here.   And learn more about the Juilliard String Quartet here.

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