Tag Archives: “Expressions”

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd With its concert this weekend, Classical Pianists of the Future celebrated its 10th anniversary. "It's hard to believe. We didn't think we'd get beyond the first year," said Alvin H. Williams III, co-founder and co-executive director with Lance G. Hill, the area's pre-eminent piano technician/tuner. The well-attended performance Saturday evening (Oct. 29)  at Binghamton's United Presbyterian Church brought back two of the finest performers of the last decade for a gala program of duos and solos.

Anastasia Rizikov first performed here at the age...

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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd It’s said that youth is wasted on the young. Not in the case of pianist Gretchen Hull, who is both very young and musically mature. Hull, who taped a segment of Expressions Oct. 25 before a select audience in the state-of-the-art WSKG studio in Vestal, played piano with a technical virtuosity and expressiveness that belies her age. She’s a recent college grad, so she’s probably at least in her late teens or early 20s, but she looks about 16. Read more
A quick reminder that WSKG is taping new segments of the "Expressions" series (for airing later), on several Thursdays in October, and you can be part of the studio audience. This Thursday (Oct. 4) is the Dave Eggar Quartet; Oct. 18 is tenor Steve Nanni and pianist Pej Reitz; Oct. 25 is young pianist, Gretchen Hull. All are at WSKG studios on Gates Road in Vestal, generally starting with a reception (good food!) at 6:45 p.m.; taping begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit http://wskg.org/expressions-classical-series-2012 to RSVP. Although...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Think hard rock. Think heavy metal. Think of the most intrusive, aggressive music that you can imagine. Then go to the complete opposite of the spectrum, and you have Mignarda – a lute and voice duo that will be featured on WSKG’s Expressions program at 8 p.m.  Thursday, Oct. 20. I attended a taping and was treated to a front row seat, about 15 feet from the performers. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Suppose you invited four of the finest chamber musicians in the Finger Lakes into your living room to play a private house concert just for you. That’s what a few dozen people enjoyed last Thursday (Sept.23) in WSKG's Vestal studio, when the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble taped its upcoming appearance  on the stations's Expressions show. (more…)...
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