Nov 15, 2013 — Note: This conversation first aired February 21, 2005. We share it again upon news of the composer's death an age 85 this week.
You probably don't hear his music everyday, but Robert Washburn is a cherished resident of the North Country, and a household name among many musicians, band directors, teachers and composers. He's received numerous awards, and his music has been performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the White House. In addition to his work as composer and teacher, Washburn is a specialist in the musics of Africa and Asia, and he and his wife, Beverly, have made a number of field trips to North Africa and the Middle East.
In 1980, Washburn was commissioned to write music for the opening ceremonies of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. He joined Todd Moe in the studio to talk about his life in music. Go to full article
Oct 11, 2013 — For 35 years, Art Sennett taught ceramics at SUNY Potsdam. He inspired generations of students to work with clay and create art. And he made a lot of his own pottery from raw materials he found in the North Country. Now, Art's retired. He spends his summers in Potsdam, and winters on an island off the coast of Georgia, where he teaches art classes. Go to full article
Sep 13, 2013 — The music of the Civil War era is more than marches and bugle calls. Baritone Lonel Woods and pianist Julie Miller will perform songs from the Civil War at the Meeting House... Go to full article
May 23, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo and his cabinet are hitting the road to push his proposal to create tax-free zones for businesses that set up shop on or near public college campuses in... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Apr 18, 2013 — The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform music of Japan, Cuba, Spain and Latin America in a concert Saturday night in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — A SUNY Potsdam theater student was among six college students on stage during the Oscars last Sunday night. ChaRon Brabham, from Brooklyn, was one of the winners of The...Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Feb 20, 2013 — Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will bring a stellar band to Potsdam, NY on February 22, 2013 as part of the Community Performance Series. She talked to Joel Hurd about the... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — Community Performance Series in Potsdam presents a weekend of music and dance with two world reknowned ensembles. The Turtle Island Quartet will join with Luna Negra Dance... Go to full article
Albany, NY, Dec 18, 2012 — North Country Assemblywoman Addie Russell says she's talked with State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimphor about preserving separate presidents at the SUNY... Go to full article