By George Basler Tri-Cities Opera has a proud history, and it's a wonderful achievement that the company offers three classic operas each season, Susan Ashbaker said. But the new general director of the Binghamton-based opera company wants to do more. As TCO prepares open its 66th season this weekend with a production of the Verdi standard Rigoletto, one of Ashbaker’s goals is expanding the company's repertoire to include newer works as well as the timeless classics. Balancing the new with the old can be tricky, she acknowledged. However, she thinks...Read more
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd So what if PBS has The Three Tenors. We’ve got The Tenor, The Baritone and The Fabulous Piano Accompanist. In a stellar concert Saturday evening at the Anderson Center at Binghamton University, Tri-Cities Opera artists Mario Eun Hwan Bae (tenor) and Robert Heep-Young Oh (baritone) treated their audience to an evening of romantic Korean classical songs. (more…)...Read more
Reviewed by Sarah Kuras Last Saturday (March 10), the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Timothy Perry, again gave a wonderful performance at BU's Anderson Center. These two groups, which last worked together in 2009, left me breathless. It is hard to describe the company's dancing with just words, so please, bear with me as I try to take you with me through this performance. (more…)...Read more
Binghamton University Women’s Chorus and Harpur Chorale offered a spring concert of “Choral Florals,” songs themed around flowers and clouds, birds and bees, and springtime love.