Monthly Archives: April, 2023

S07 Ep35: Twos and Threes, Part 2

Published - April 29, 2023

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.”  – Pythagoras There is a connection and subtlety that comes from just two or three musicians playing together.  This episode share music of duos and trios, women playing together with a communication nearly impossible in large ensembles.   “Twos and Threes, Part 2”   Astor Piazzolla:  Ave Maria Trio Con Abbandono “Trio Con Abbandono” Kaleidos Musikeditionen 6318 Patrick Roux:  Soledad Duo Similia “Cantabile” Analekta 29810 Giacomo Setaccioli:  Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31 Cristina Mateo Sáez, clarinet; Vivian Fan, piano “Grand Duos” Soundset

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April 28, 2023: Ben Dettleback and Ernest Muzquiz, Symphoria

Published - April 28, 2023

This weekend, Symphoria brings some of their own musicians to the front of the orchestra.  Principal trombone Ben Dettleback and percussionist Ernest Muzquiz came to the studios to talk about the works they’re playing (and that Ernest wrote!), as well as telling us what a typical week is for an orchestra musician.   More about Symphoria is available on their website.

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CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 20

Published - April 26, 2023

(#20, 4/29/23) This edition of CNY Latino Podcast features Hugo Acosta offering his opinion (and learning) of how to adapt to the upcoming heat, after of being in so much cold in this past Winter. Also, Marisol Hernandez shares an interview with the ‘Flowers group,’ an impressive theatrical team elevating the Latino Culture in many unique and uncommon ways. Este episodio Hugo Acosta comparte su opinión (y lo que ha aprendido) de como adaptarse al calor que viene, después de pasar por tanto frio en este Invierno pasado…también Marisol Hernandez compartirá una entrevista con el grupo ‘Flores’, como un equipo

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Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky – Episode 11

Published - April 25, 2023

Microplastic particles are present in our bodies. Where do they come from and are they harmful? Plus, a new treatment for painful endometriosis, and what confirmed volcanic activity on Venus tells us about the “second rock from the Sun.” All that and more in this month’s episode of Science Today with Dr. Rich Kopecky.    

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Innovate to Educate, Episode 8 – Syracuse City Schools Montessori Program

Published - April 25, 2023

What is Montessori Education and is it a fit for your child? The Syracuse City School District’s Montessori School at LeMoyne was the first public Montessori program in the Syracuse area, serving students from Pre-K through 5th Grade. In this episode of Innovate to Educate, host Jody Manning speaks with Kate Johnson of the Montessori School, plus parent Syeisha Byrd and students Navarro Pringle and Xavier Pringle.    

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April 24, 2023: Christian Capocaccia & Robert Mellon, Syracuse Opera

Published - April 24, 2023

The studio was filled with laughter when Maestro Christian Capocaccia (Artistic Director – Syracuse Opera) and Robert Mellon (“Figaro”) came in to talk about this week’s performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”  They gave some insight into putting this fast-paced masterpiece together, with laughter and tenderness from every performer.  They also shared their favorite lines uttered by Figaro himself!     More about Syracuse Opera on their website.

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S07 Ep34: One Life: Jacqueline du Pre

Published - April 22, 2023

“To watch du Pré play the cello was to observe music being sculpted from its primal matter.”  – Dale Debakcsy Jacqueline du Pré was  an incredible talent, whose career was cut short by illness.  Yet her work and impact is still heard today.  We’ll examine the life and music of cellist Jacqueline du Pré.   “One Life: Jacqueline du Pré” (all performances by Jacqueline du Pré with other artists as noted) G. F. Handel: Sonata in G minor, Mvt. 1 “Jacqueline du Pré – The early BBC recordings 1961-1965” Warner Classics 5862362 J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 – Prelude & Minuets “Jacqueline du Pré –

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April 21, 2023: Michelle Merrill, Symphoria

Published - April 21, 2023

Michelle Merrill is the guest conductor this weekend with two Spark concerts by Symphoria.  Michelle stopped into the studios during a break in rehearsals to talk about the concert, and about her career as a conductor.   More about Symphoria is available here. And more about Michelle Merrill on her website.

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April 20, 2023: Victor Vallo, Music Director – Auburn Chamber Orch.

Published - April 20, 2023

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra wraps up their 2022-23 season with “The Magic of Movies and Musicals.”  Music Director Victor Vallo came to the studios to tell us about the concerts, the orchestra, and give us some insight into the orchestra and the musicians.  He also talked about his first season with the orchestra, and what is in store for next year.   Information about the Auburn Chamber Orchestra is available here.

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April 19, 2023: Sarah Chandler, clarinet – CCO Ithaca

Published - April 19, 2023

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra continues it’s season with the next chamber music series, Eastern Bloc, coming up this weekend.  Clarinetist and CCO Managing Director Sarah Chandler spoke to Diane Jones about the concert, the joys of playing in chamber groups with her fellow orchestra musicians, and even gave us a hint of what’s to come next season.     More about the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is available on their website.

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Syracuse (On)Stage, Episode 6 – “Tender Rain”

Published - April 18, 2023

Syracuse Stage is proud to present the world premiere of “Tender Rain,” by Kyle Bass. He is joined by Tracy Dorman, Emmy Award-winning Costume Designer, to discuss this highly anticipated new play by our Resident Playwright. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!  

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Celebrate Earth Month with WCNY!

Published - April 17, 2023

On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans gathered on college campuses and in city squares to celebrate the first Earth Day. Some came to spread the word, others came to learn, but all were a part of the largest organized demonstration in American history. In celebration of Earth Day, we’re excited to feature special programming throughout the month that explores climate change from a diversity of perspectives, as well as its impact on the country and planet. NATURE: Niagara Falls The area around Niagara Falls is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Emmy

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S07 Ep33: Music of Faith, Part 3

Published - April 15, 2023

“People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song.”  – 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz   Faith inspires a wide array of music.  This episode features music of faith composed by women, and performed in convents and in concert.   “Music of Faith, Part 3” Lili Boulanger:  Pie Jesu Janet Price, soprano Hugh Bean & Trevor Connor, violins; John Cooling, viola; Alan Dalziel, cello Sidonie Goossens, harp; Simon Preston, organ “Boulanger/Fauré” Ingaglio 703 Hildegard of Bingen: O Ecclesia Anonymous 4 “11,000 Virgins” Harmonia Mundi 970200 Sulpitia

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CNY Latino Podcast, Episode 19

Published - April 12, 2023

(#19, 4/15/23) In this edition of CNY Latino Podcast, Hugo Acosta has a conversation with Ilan Estban, an expert in language concentrated with the interactions between ‘English’ and ‘Spanish.’ Also, Marisol Hernandez presents an interesting interview with The Moran Group about their projects to make the Latino culture strong. Este episodio Hugo Acosta tiene una conversación con Ilan Estban, un experto en lenguaje concentrado en las interacciones entre ‘inglés’ y ‘español’…también Marisol Hernandez presentará una interesante entrevista con The Moran Group sobre sus proyectos para fortalecer la cultura latina.

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