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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd [caption id="attachment_42908" align="alignright" width="300"] J.W. Wells faces his doom at the end of "The Sorcerer."[/caption] The Summer Savoyards' The Sorcerer created magic last night (Friday, July 14)  in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall at Binghamton University. One of Gilbert & Sullivan's lesser-known comic operas, presented here as a "staged concert," didn't skimp on much. It featured the full-length score and script, but minimal sets and costumes. The show is full of humor and pathos, timely...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Is there a more beautiful sound than the harmonies of a professional choir singing sacred songs for Christmas? What if they are accompanied by Paul Sweeny on guitar, Barbara Kauffman on recorders, Peter Browne on the organ, and directed by Bruce Borton? Having just heard the first of two performances of “Lessons & Carols for Christmas, East to West,” as sung by the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, I think the answer has to be “no.” If you’ve never been to a Lessons and Carols service...
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At its annual meeting on Sept. 9, the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) Board of Directors elected new officers for 2013-2015.  They are:
  • President - James Rollo, Jim Rollo State Farm
  • Vice President - Suzanne DiLella, M & T Bank
  • Secretary - Georgia Burbidge, IBM
  • Treasurer - Thomas Chase, IBM
In addition, the board approved the appointment of the following new directors to three-year terms:
  • Susan M. Appe, Ph.D. Binghamton University
  • Gregory Keeler, WSKG Public Broadcasting
  • Edward R. Quon, Citizens Bank
The board also paid tribute to outgoing president Fred Xlander of Frederick R....
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As you probably know, the Broome County Arts Council is presenting NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg in an appearance here on Nov. 3. “An Artful Evening … with NPR’s Susan Stamberg” at the Riverwalk Hotel & Conference Center, 225 Water St., Binghamton, will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by Stamberg’s speech, “Why The Arts Are Important.” WSKG, the local NPR affiliate, is BCAC’s media partner in this event. Recently, WSKG’s Gregory Keeler interviewed Stamberg about her career...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco

The Summer Savoyards opened their 51st season Thursday (July 14)  at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center with, surely, something for everyone. With its colorful costumes, stage lighting, sets and music, this performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" will please the most diehard G&S fans while, perhaps, make believers out of those with no previous exposure to the English duo's satires with their very unique place in musical evolution.

"Patience" was G&S's take on the excesses of the aesthetic movement. The pace for this...

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