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Community Conversation
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 7:00pm

New Yorkers face some of the highest taxes in the country, and local governments across the state are struggling to make ends meet. One idea to address some of these issues is consolidation - but many communities have refused to consider the idea. What is consolidation? Can it really save the day?

Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion LIVE, Tuesday, May 7th at 7 p.m

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From the Top
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 8:00pm

From Athens Georgia, this week's From the Top features an unusually expressive teenage cellist performing Ravel's sacred masterpiece, "Kadish." We also meet a 17-year-old pianist, who has a strong case of synesthesia -- so strong, she can occasionally taste the music ... and a young guitarist performs one of the most famous of all Spanish guitar pieces by Francisco Tarrega.

From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.



Expressions: Classical Series
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:00pm
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 9:00pm

This May, listen Mondays at noon (with a rebroadcast at 9:00pm as part of By Special Invitation) to WSKG’s latest season of the Expressions: Classical Series.

On Monday, May 6, hear the Dave Eggar Quartet. Dave Eggar has performed throughout the United States and Asia, specializing in bothtraditional and innovative repertoire. Their recent release, The Yoga Sessions: Mozart, is an innovative fusion of Mozart and World Music created with yoga icon Derek Beres.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 12:00pm
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David Daniels and Natalie Dessay Star as Caesar and Cleopatra
In a New Production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Harry Bicket conducts David McVicar’s staging, which also stars Alice Coote, Patricia Bardon, and Christophe Dumaux

The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, starring countertenor David Daniels in the title role and soprano Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.  David McVicar’s popular staging, originally produced at the Glyndebourne Festival and having its Met premiere this season, incorporates many innovative elements into the story of Caesar and Cleopatra’s romance—including extensive choreography by Andrew George. Other principal stars of the opera include mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of the Roman youth Sesto; mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as his mother, the widow Cornelia; countertenor Christophe Dumaux as Tolomeo, Cleopatra’s scheming brother and co-ruler; Italian baritone Guido Loconsolo in his network debut as the Tolomeo’s henchman Achilla, and Moroccan countertenor Rachid Ben Abdeslam in his network debut as Cleopatra’s servant Nireno.

Off the Page
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 7:00pm
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Wit and wisdom from India for all ages: Dr. Ashok Malhotra, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta, shares his collection of Grandpa Chopra's Stories for Life's Nourishment.

Binghamton Philharmonic
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 9:00pm

From the Anderson Center, Music Director José-Luis Novo conducts performances of Respighi's Fountains of Rome, Elgar's In the South (Alassio) and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6.

Community Conversation
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 7:00pm

Tornado outbreaks, superstorms, drought and torrential flooding... The damages from natural disasters in 2012 totaled in the billions of dollars. If these kind of events are the "new norm," how do we adapt to reduce the loss of property and life? Hear a discussion on Climate Change: The New Norm?

Tri-Cities Opera Operalogue
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 9:00pm
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The Tri-Cities Opera’s last mainstage opera of the season is the double-bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Listen for a preview of the operas presented by Music and Associate Artistic Director John Mario Di Costanzo and members of the cast.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 7:00pm

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some people violent, and others aren’t? Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? What would it take for an ordinary person to become violent? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we’re all capable of violence.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:00pm
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The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial. Deborah Voigt returns in the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, in a cast that also includes Mark Delavan in his company role debut as her father Wotan, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as his formidable wife Fricka, the goddess of marriage; Martina Serafin in her Met debut as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as her twin, Siegmund; and Hans-Peter König as Sieglinde’s brutal husband, Hunding. Die Walküre will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at noon on Saturday, April 13. The two remaining operas in the cycle will be broadcast on April 20 at 11 a.m. ET (Siegfried), and May 11 at 11 a.m. ET (Götterdämmerung).

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