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By Barb Van Atta My son and I attended the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton's fabulous "American Masters" concert last Sunday (Oct. 20) at United Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian) in Binghamton. What a wonderful performance, focusing on four 20th century composers near and dear to our hearts: Norman Dello Joio, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen and Aaron Copland! The ambitious mix of full choral and ensemble pieces, conducted by Bruce Borton, reminded us yet again of the depth and breadth of vocal talent in this community. I wish...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd The Miró Quartet is named for the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose works are some of the greatest of the 20th century. The foursome honored its name Sunday (March 27) with a Binghamton Philharmonic-sponsored chamber concert at the Anderson Center of mostly classic works and one that promised to be really “out there” but turned out surprisingly romantic. (more…)...
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The Binghamton University Symphony, under direction of Timothy Perry and student conductors Heather Worden and Zachary Nobile Kampler, presented a program Dec. 4 of music by American composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Morton Gould, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Spanning a period of just 25 years (1935 to 1955), the pieces showed influences of the American West, African-American jazz and Latin rhythms. The concert showcased a number of instruments from the 78-member orchestra.

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