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Two Villa-Lobos compositions performed by Julia Sinclair

A 15-year-old classical guitarist from Madrid, in St. Lawrence county, will be traveling to California this weekend for the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Julia Sinclair will be competing against other exceptional under-18 guitarists from around the world in a contest that's well-known on the classical circuit.

Two Villa-Lobos compositions performed by Julia Sinclair:
Choro No.1 and Prelude No.2  Go to full article

Three songs performed by Stringfolks

Stringfolks were in the NCPR studios for a recording session recently. The musicians are (left to right) John & Bonnie Danis, Anita Figueras & Robert Best. In this set you will hear three tunes: In the Jailhouse Now, Jimmie Rodgers; Long Journey Home, traditional; and Hot Buttered Rum by Tommy Thompson.  Go to full article

Four songs performed by Althea Jean

Althea Jean were Barb Heller's live guests on the May 4, 2006 edition of String Fever. The band, from left to right, are: Jeremy Greene, drums; Claude Aldous, bass; Eliza Moore, fiddle; Everett Smith, banjo; Bill Casey, mandolin; Curt Stager, banjo; and David Garlock, guitar. In this set you will hear four tunes: Black Eyed Susie, traditional; Songbird by Christine McVie; If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett; and The Thrill is Gone, BB King.  Go to full article
The Biava Quartet
The Biava Quartet

String Quartet, Op. 74 #3, "The Rider," by Franz Joseph Haydn, performed by The Biava Quartet

The Church in the Hollow in Saranac NY hosts the Hill and Hollow Music series. One of this season's finest performances was by The Biava Quartet. In this live concert excerpt recorded March 26, 2006, we hear them perform the String Quartet, Op. 74 #3, "The Rider," by Franz Joseph Haydn.  Go to full article

Holiday Concert at Edwards Opera House

The evening of December 10, 2005, the historic Edwards Opera House was packed with holiday revelers to hear a great concert of the music of the season. This hour-long excerpt contains music by Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and the St. Lawrence University Laurentian Singers, directed by Barry Torres and accompanied by Barbara Phillips-Farley.  Go to full article

2005 Crane Candlelight Concert

The Annual Candlelight Concert from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam was presented in Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall on December 4, 2005. It featured the Crane Chorus, The Men's Ensemble, The Phoenix Club and Touring choir conducted by Adam Adler, Rebecca Reames and Heather Eyerly and The Crane Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Lanz. Tenor soloist was tenor Kirk Dougherty.  Go to full article

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason live at the Edwards Opera House

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason packed the historic Edwards Opera House for a concert on October 15, 2005. NCPR's Joel Hurd was plugged into the sound board and produced this taste of a great live show. Their first number, The Montague Procession, is a Scandanavian walking tune by David Kraner. After the first verse, Jay and Molly are joined by 15 young fiddlers from the Trillium Performing Arts Center in Watertown. The second tune is Tampa, written by NPR newsman Paul Brown, and the audience joins in for a surprisingly tuneful and enthusiastic singalong.  Go to full article

Song: Old Joe Clark by Grindstone Island square dance band

Old Joe Clark, the square dance staple, performed by Grindstone Island square dance band: Eliza Moore, fiddle and vocals; Judy Hunt, concertina; and Keith Hunt, fiddle and calling.  Go to full article

Songs: Freddie the Freeloader and Smoke on the Water performed by the McKenny Middle School 6th Grade Jazz Ensemble

Canton's McKenney Middle School 6th Grade Jazz Ensemble recorded a cd titled A Bang and a Whisper in music teacher Larry Baycura's classroom. Here are their renditions of the Miles Davis composition Freddie the Freeloader, and the Deep Purple hit Smoke on the Water.  Go to full article

Three Art Frackenpohl compositions

The secular music of Dr. Art Frackenpohl, professor emeritus of SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, has a worldwide reputation. But lovers of sacred music also treasure his many hymn and service music compositions and arrangements. Listen to some of his new work, recorded live at the Homecoming service at Waddington's First Presbyterian Church, August 7, 2005.

1: Alleluia Amen, Frackenpohl
2: Books of the Bible, Frackenpohl
3: God Made, Adam Bit, music, Frackenpohl; text unknown  Go to full article

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