Monthly Archives: December, 2021

S06 Ep17: Turning of the Year, Part 2

Published - December 25, 2021

“We wait for the new year to appear to us like the hopeful sun bringing aspiring light to an eager world.”  – Munia Khan   The calendar turns every year, and so do the cycles and seasons  of nature.  This week music inspired by nature and the cycles and elements that are constant only in their changing.  These things touch the artists’ heart, inspiring awe and creativity.   The Turning of the Year, Part 2 Juli Nunlist:  Spell of Creation Vox Future; Andrew Shenton, conductor “Voices of Earth & Air, Vol. II” Navona 6221 Persis Parshall Vehar:  From the Mountain Top David Keuhn,

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S06 Ep16: Holiday Music

Published - December 18, 2021

“Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine” – Christina Rossetti   Holidays are filled with shared traditions and shared experiences.  This Christmas holiday, we can share an hour of music together, composed and performed by talented women.   Holiday Music:   Jennifer Higdon (text by Christina Rossetti):  Love Came Down Maureen McKay, soprano; Stacey Shames, harp Essential Voices USA; Judith Clurman, director “Essential Voices USA” Sono Luminus 70003 June Collin (text by James Morgan):  The Quiet Heart King’s Singers “Christmas Carols with the King’s Singers” Signum Classics 683 Conrad Susa:  Christmas Garland Philovox Ensemble of Boston; Jennifer

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December 17, 2021: Sean O’Loughlin, Symphoria

Published - December 17, 2021

\   Symphoria is back in the Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse for their Holiday Pops Concert!  Principal Pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin joined us to talk about the concert, their guests, and the excitement of returning to the OnCenter!   Find out about Symphoria at their website.

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December 15, 2021: Barry Torres, Schola Cantorum

Published - December 15, 2021

  Barry Torres, director of Schola Cantorum of Syracuse, chatted with us about the upcoming holiday concert by Schola Cantorum of Syracuse.  Find out about the wonderful music and connections in this amazing group.   More about Schola Cantorum of Syracuse at their website.

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S06 Ep15: Snow Falling

Published - December 11, 2021

“The merry sleigh-bells with soothing power Shed gladness on the evening hour.” – Susanna Moodie, “The Sleigh-Bells”   If you live in the north, you know that winter is definitely here.  Snow is crunching underfoot, and the cold takes your breath away.  The winter landscape looks as though it came straight out of an Andrew Wyeth painting.  In honor of the winter season we have works written by women, performed by women, and conducted by women.   Snow Falling:   Sylvia Woods:  Winter Bells Sylvia Woods, harp “3 Harps for Christmas” Tonmeister 1226 Rebecca Dale:  Winter Voces8 “Winter” Decca Classics 4830968

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December 10, 2021: Julie Pretzat, Syracuse Vocal Ensemble

Published - December 10, 2021

  After a 2-year hiatus, the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble is presenting a live concert!  It’s “A Global Feast of Carols,” and SVE artistic director Julie Pretzat stopped into the studios to tell us all about the concert, the joys of returning to live performance, and the challenges of singing while masked!   More about the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble is available here.

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December 9, 2021: Ballad of the Brown King, Syracuse Opera

Published - December 9, 2021

  Syracuse Opera brings “The Ballad of the Brown King” to life this weekend!  This Christmas cantata, composed by Margaret Bonds with text by Langston Hughes, brings influences of European, Jazz, Calypso, gospel music, and blues to this telling of the tale of the African king, Balthazar.  Christian Capocaccia, General and Artistic Director of Syracuse Opera, and Sonya Hines, radio announcer and journalist, stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat about this exciting production in the heart of Syracuse.   More about this and the entire Syracuse Opera season available here.

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S06 Ep14: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXX

Published - December 4, 2021

“I think music in itself is healing.  It’s an explosive expression of humanity.  It’s something we are all touched by.  No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”  – Billy Joel   The days are getting colder, so what better time to add to our Patchwork Quilt.  This episode will catch your attention with the variety of works you’ll hear.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XXX   Missy Mazzoli:  You Are The Dust Emily D’Angelo, soprano die freie orchestre Berlin; Jarko Riihimäki, conductor “enargeia” Deutsche Grammophon Pamela Sklar:  Two Journeys 8 Strings and a Whistle “…and nothing remains the same…” Ravello

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December 3, 2021: Chris Cresswell, 315 Ensemble

Published - December 3, 2021

  The 315 Ensemble is preparing for it’s relaunch – and it’s first concert in the US!  Chris Cresswell, composer and founder of the 315 Ensemble, came to the studios to talk about the concert, the music, and how he brings traditional instruments and technology together.   Information about this production at The 315 Ensemble available at their website.

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December 1, 2021: Sister Act

Published - December 1, 2021

    The Red House returns to live performances with “Sister Act,” the hit broadway musical based on the 1996 film.  We were fortunate to have Temar Underwood, Artistic Director of The Red House, along with Joanie Anderson, who plays Delores van Cartier in Sister Act, in the studios to talk about the opening production.  We had a great time and lots of laughs!   Information about this production at The Red House website.

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