Dec 12, 2013 — Holiday favorites and local choirs will be featured in the Orchestra of Northern New York's annual holiday concert this weekend. ONNY will perform its "Holiday Festival" in Potsdam on Friday night, Watertown on Saturday night and at the Massena high school auditorium on Sunday afternoon. Sunday's concert is presented by Massena Music Friends and will feature the high school choir with the Orchestra. Todd Moe spoke with ONNY music director Ken Andrews. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 20, 2013 — You probably don't hear his music everyday, but Bob Washburn was a cherished resident of the North Country, and a household name among many musicians, band directors teachers and composers.
Washburn, who died last week at 85 in Ogdensburg, received numerous awards, and his music was performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the White House for the President and Mrs. Kennedy.
Washburn was a former Dean and a Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In 1980, he was commissioned to write music for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
As a remembrance, we share some of Bob Washburn's memories of being a student at Crane in the 1940s and writing music for the Olympics. He told Todd Moe that Olympics officials decided to tap a team of local composers at SUNY Potsdam to write new music for the games. Go to full article
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... 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