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Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews.   Photo:  ONNY
Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews. Photo: ONNY

Orchestra of Northern New York celebrates silver anniversary season

The Orchestra of Northern New York kicks off its 25th season this weekend in Potsdam and Watertown. The orchestra will perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony along with the combined choirs of the Potsdam Community Chorus and the Northern Choral Society. For many, the piece is among Beethoven's greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.

Todd Moe talks with music director and conductor Kenneth Andrews about 25 years of making music and conducting Beethoven. Andrews has led the Orchestra of Northern New York since it first began in 1988.

Saturday night's concert is in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Concert Hall at 7:30, and Sunday's concert is at 3:30 at Watertown's First Presbyterian Church. Tickets: 315-267-2277  Go to full article
ONNY Conductor Ken Andrews in action. Photo: ONNY
ONNY Conductor Ken Andrews in action. Photo: ONNY

Preview: Orchestra of Northern New York's spring concert in Potsdam

NCPR is media sponsor for the Orchestra of Northern New York's spring concert this Saturday night (7:30) at Hosmer Hall in Potsdam. Todd Moe spoke with ONNY Music Director/Conductor Ken Andrews, who says the concert will include "Circle of Faith" featuring Native American drummers and dancers, and Beethoven's uplifting Symphony No. 7.  Go to full article
Gilles Vonsattel
Gilles Vonsattel

Classical music along the St. Lawrence River

The Thousand Islands Playhouse, in Gananoque, Ontario is hosting a series of recitals and conversations with musicians on Tuesday nights (8 pm) this summer. It's an opportunity to listen to classical music as the sun sets over the St. Lawrence River. Todd Moe spoke with pianist Gilles Vonsattel about his favorite music and composers. Vonsattel is a rising star in the classical piano world and has performed solo recitals and chamber concerts from San Francisco to Warsaw. He's preparing for a recital on August 31st in Gananoque that will include music by Beethoven and Debussy.  Go to full article
Pat McKeown with her Mom, Ruth Lucas, age 95, and granddaughter, Phoebe Rose McKeown
Pat McKeown with her Mom, Ruth Lucas, age 95, and granddaughter, Phoebe Rose McKeown

Remembering Beethoven

The lives of mothers and daughters don't follow neat scripts, and looking back it can be hard to remember the very words, or each turn of plot. But a great soundtrack helps to sustain both the tension, and the release. Our commentator Pat McKeown is a former newspaper editor, news director at NCPR, and North Country representative for Gov. Mario Cuomo. She is currently completing her career back in education where she began over 40 years ago.  Go to full article
Paul Wyse
Paul Wyse

Preview: All Beethoven for Spring

NCPR is media sponsor for the Orchestra of Northern New York Spring concert. It's Saturday night (7:30) in SUNY-Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The concert will feature internationally known pianist Paul Wyse, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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