Monthly Archives: January, 2022

S06 Ep22: Winter Light

Published - January 29, 2022

“To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.” – Wendell Berry The days have been growing longer, but now is the time we truly start to feel that return to light.  Today, works by women about light.  We also share some of the composers thoughts about their works along the way.   Winter Light Lori Laitman: Equations of the Light Sari Gruber, soprano; Robert McPherson, tenor; Lori Laitman, piano “Becoming a Redwood” Albany 865 Hilary Tann: Light from the Cliffs Max Lifschitz, piano “American Women Composers” NorthSouth 1043 Jennifer Higdon: Light Refracted Lark Quartet Blair

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S06 Ep21: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXXI

Published - January 22, 2022

“Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” – Robert G. Ingersoll Let’s add yet another block to our Patchwork Quilt of great music by women.  This week, some new releases, including a debut CD.   Patchwork Quilt, Part XXI   Julianna Hall:  Sarah Albritton and Nellie Mae Rowe, from Cameos (text by Molly Fillmore) Molly Fillmore, soprano; Elvia Puccinelli, piano “Bold Beauty” Blue Griffin Recordings 559 Fredric Chopin:  Ballade No. 4, Op. 52 Elzbieta Bilicka, piano “Lights & Shadows” Centaur 3876 Danaë Xantha Vlasse:  Nepenthe Lili

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January 21, 2022: Natasha Paremski, Symphoria

Published - January 21, 2022

  Pianist Natasha Paremski is back in Syracuse to perform with Symphoria once again!  This time, she brings back-to-back Gershwin, performing both rhapsodies with the orchestra.  Natasha took some time out from her rehearsal to chat with us about the program, and the importance of sharing music with our children. Information about Symphoria can be found here. And more about Natasha is available at her website.

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WCNY Local Content Report: A Look Back At 2021

Published - January 21, 2022

  Download WCNY’s Local Content Report looking back at the 2021 year and all the TV, Education, Community Engagement, Radio, and Membership activities and projects created and achieved.      

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January 20, 2022: Sar-Shalom Strong, B Sharp Musical Club

Published - January 20, 2022

  The B Sharp Musical Club presents “Piano Collaborations: 2, 4, 6, 8, hands that make the music great!” coming up this weekend.  B Sharp members present music for two pianos – an opportunity that doesn’t happen often.  Sar-Shalom Strong stopped into the studios to talk about the program, the joys and challenges of coordinating both performers and instruments, and give us a bit of history about B Sharp. More about the B Sharp Musical Club at their website.

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A Wild Idea: The Birth of the APA

Published - January 18, 2022

WCNY presents “A Wild Idea—The Birth of the APA” live virtual screening and discussion event New York’s Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and Great Smokies National Parks combined. It is one of the largest unbroken deciduous forests on earth, with a thousand miles of streams and rivers, hundreds of lakes, and lofty peaks. Amazingly, most of the land within the park is privately owned, and 85 million people live within a day’s drive. Yet the Adirondacks remain largely undeveloped. How did that happen? Join us in exploring the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency 50

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S06 Ep20: High Strung, Part 4

Published - January 15, 2022

“In music you can find your own niche. You can do what you want to do. There is really no job description. You have to find your own way, and that’s fun.” – Hilary Hahn Feeling a bit high strung?  This week, that’s a good thing.  We’ll hear performances across the years from women playing violin and viola. High Strung, Part 4   Henryk Wieniawski:  Scherzo-Tarantella Ida Haendel, violin Adela Kotowska, piano “Ida Haendel: Works for Violin and Piano” Decca 455488 J.S. Bach:  Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056 Viktoria Mullova, violin Mullova Ensemble “J.S. Bach Violin Concertos” Phillips 446675 Josef

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S06 Ep19: One Life: Henriette Bosmans

Published - January 8, 2022

“Without music, life is unnecessary” – Henriëtte Bosmans A friend recently handed me a CD of music from a Dutch composer whose name was completely unfamiliar.  Her music, and her life story, drew me in.  This week, a look at the life and music of composer Henriëtte Bosmans. One Life: Henriëtte Bosmans En Espagne, from Trois Impressions Jean Decroos, cello; Danièle Dechenne, piano “Aspects of Chamber Music from the Netherlands, Vol. 1” Radio Netherlands Cello Sonata Leah Plave, cello; Dan Sato, piano “Impressions: The Rediscovery of Henriëtte Bosmans” Independent Poème for Cello & Orchestra Dmitri Ferschtman, cello Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra; Ed Spanjaard, conductor

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S06 Ep18: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Published - January 1, 2022

“New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.”  – Munia Khan   The calendar is taking another turn, so this is a great time to look back over some of the accomplishments and accolades for women in classical music over the past year, and look forward to what is coming in the new year.  Though we still have a ways to go, the strides we have taken so far are heartening.   Looking Back, Looking Forward:   Rodgers and Hammerstein:  Hello, Young Lovers (from The King and I) Renee Fleming, soprano Orchestra of the Welsh National

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