Monthly Archives: September, 2021

September 30, 2021: Annie Laver – Malmgren Concert Series

Published - September 30, 2021

  The Malmgren Concert Series kicks off this weekend and next with two concerts at Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.  University Organist Annie Laver stopped by the FM Studios to talk about these concerts and the guest artists who are not only performing, but working with the SU students. Learn more about this series and Hendricks Chapel here.

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September 29, 2021: Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas, Clinton Symphony

Published - September 29, 2021

  Octavio Más-Arocas is the new Music Director for the Clinton Symphony Orchestra.  He joined mid-day host Diane Jones to chat about the new season, this weekend’s concert, and some of the things he learned from his mentors (including Kurt Masur and David Zinmann!) The Clinton Symphony Orchestra website can be found here.

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S06 Ep04: Music of Faith, Part 2

Published - September 25, 2021

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” – Frederick Delius   Faith is a very personal thing.  The fact is, we are all living in and experiencing the very same world.  And faith is the framework that we look through to put that world in perspective.  This week, music of faith written or performed by women over the centuries, and in particular, since we have just marked the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, to highlight several works from Jewish composers.   Music of Faith, Part 2   J.S. Bach:  Ave Maria Jessye Norman, soprano Lyon

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September 24, 2021: Tai Murray, violin (Symphoria)

Published - September 24, 2021

  Violinist Tai Murray is the guest artist for “A New Beginning,” the opening concert of the Symphoria MasterWorks series for 2021-22.  Tai joined mid-day host Diane Jones to chat about the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, and the importance of listening. The website for Symphoria is available here.

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S06 Ep03: Silver and Gold

Published - September 18, 2021

“Gold and silver and sunshine is rising up.”   – Noel Gallagher   There is always something exciting about the glint of sun reflecting off of the gold and silver of the instruments moving across the field as a marching band performs.  This week, we’ll hear performances from women who play brass and silver instruments.  There are solo performances, and ensembles – even a concerto.   Silver and Gold: Jeremiah Clarke:  Trumpet Voluntary Suite Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet Kåre Nortdstoga, organ “Magical Memories for Trumpet and Organ” LAWO 1216 Theodoor Verhey:  Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 43 Joséphine Olech, flute Odense Symphony

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September 17, 2021: Cornelia Orth, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Published - September 17, 2021

  The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is ready to kick off it’s 45th season of music.  Maestra Cornelia Orth, Music Director of CCO Ithaca, joined mid-day host Diane Jones to chat about the upcoming season, and the wide array of music in store. The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra website is available here.

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September 15, 2021: Aldo Katton, Syracuse City Ballet

Published - September 15, 2021

  Aldo Kattón from the Syracuse City Ballet stopped by the Classic FM studios to chat about the upcoming production of Peter and the Wolf.  He also talked about the excitement of the entire troupe to perform live again, and gave us a few hints about what’s coming up this season. Aldo was recently named Interim Artistic Director of the Syracuse City Ballet.  Congratulations! The Syracuse City Ballet website is available here.

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S06 Ep02: In Memoriam

Published - September 11, 2021

“Where words fail, music speaks.”  – Hans Christian Andersen   It’s been twenty years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.  I don’t know about you, but I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news.  Overwhelming events cry out for some sort of release, some way to process them.  For composers and musicians, that is often manifested in finding music within them to express what words alone cannot convey.  We will hear some of those works on this episode.   In Memoriam:   Howard Goodall, poem by Wendy Cope: 

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September 9, 2021: Jeffrey Siegel, Keyboard Conversations

Published - September 9, 2021

    Jeffrey Siegel returns to Utica for a new season of Keyboard Conversations.  This weekend is “The Glorious Music of Chopin.” Jeffrey spoke with mid-day host Diane Jones about the program, and why he chose them to provide reflection and respite from a turbulent year. Learn about Jeffrey Siegel and Keyboard Conversations here.

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S06 Ep01: Summer Days

Published - September 4, 2021

“Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, all soft and still and fair”  – Emily Bronte   Summer is winding down, and as we get ready for the fall to arrive, let’s hear music and performances from women marking these final summer days.  Familiar works, new releases – it’s time to soak up the last of the sun. Summer Days:   Mira J. Spektor:  White Road of Summer and Indian Summer Maeve Högland, soprano; Jean-Paul Björlan, piano “Summer & Winter Songs” Navona 6236 Aaron Alter:  The First Day of Summer Iwona Glinka, flute Yaroslav Tokarev, violin; Iias Sdoukos, viola; Renato Ripo, cello “Teth”

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