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Members of the Frontier Saxophone Quartet listen back to a track at  their UpNorth Music session.
Members of the Frontier Saxophone Quartet listen back to a track at their UpNorth Music session.

About the Frontier Saxophone Quartet

Composed of music educators from Northern New York and Quebec, this classically-trained quartet recorded contemporary compostions discovered on travels abroad. One piece from Finland, another from France, and finally, one from Holland.  Go to full article

A passion for bringing classical music to young people

Tenor Nathan Granner and Flamenco guitarist Beau Bledsoe are stepping out of the music box and taking classical music to new audiences. Todd Moe previews their Saturday night (8 pm) concert at the Lewis County Historical Society in Lowville.  Go to full article

Renowned conductor dies in Brushton

One of the top orchestra conductors of the 1940s and 50s died Tuesday in Brushton, in Franklin County, when he and his wife were caught in an early morning house fire. Siegfried Landau founded the Brooklyn Philharmonia in 1954. Irene Landau was a dancer who studied under Martha Graham. The couple had retired to the North Country. Maurice Edwards is the historian for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with Landau when he was conductor there. He remained life-long friends with the couple and visited them at their Brushton home. Jonathan Brown asked him how Landau will be remembered.  Go to full article

Preview: ONNY's Baroque weekend

The Orchestra of Northern New York presents Baroque music this weekend in Lowville and Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with ONNY Board president Betsy Northrop about the concerts, entitled Baroque Voices.  Go to full article
Pianist Jeremy Denk
Pianist Jeremy Denk

Preview: Orpheus ensemble in Potsdam

Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam hosts the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with pianist Jeremy Denk, tonight (7:30 pm). The Grammy award-winning ensemble has been entertaining audiences on four continents for more than 30 years. Managing director and violinist Ronnie Bausch told Todd Moe that Orpheus is renowned for its unique approach to music -- 30 musicians and no conductor.  Go to full article
A ghostly view of Dark Island's Singer Castle. (photo: Allan Smith)
A ghostly view of Dark Island's Singer Castle. (photo: Allan Smith)

Musical Halloween treat

Organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, who divides her time between Canton and Washington D.C., gave a pipe organ recital of music for Halloween recently. The program included Bach's creepy composition Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.  Go to full article
ONNY Conductor Kenneth Andrews
ONNY Conductor Kenneth Andrews

ONNY opens 19th Season

The Orchestra of Northern New York opens its 19th season Saturday night (7:30) in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will feature the music of Copland, Shostakovich and Williams, and soloists from the Eastman School and the Paris Conservatory of Music. Todd Moe talks with orchestra board president Betsy Northrop about the new season of music.  Go to full article

David Amram: music, poetry, life

Composer, conductor and musician David Amram has been called "the Renaissance man of American music". Amram and Jack Kerouac collaborated on the first-ever jazz poetry reading in New York City in 1957. Amram has composed over 100 orchestral and chamber works, written two operas, and has worked with Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Odetta, Arthur Miller and Tito Puente. Amram visited SUNY Potsdam this week to talk with students about music, literature and community. He spoke with Todd Moe about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, his career, music, misconceptions about the Beat Generation and using the internet to share his art.  Go to full article

Preview: ONNY's Summer Pops Concert

The Orchestra of Northern New York will perform its annual summer pops concert tonight at 7:30 at SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The concert will celebrate Canada Day, the 4th of July and Potsdam's bicentennial. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
Julia Sinclair
Julia Sinclair

Madrid Teen Heads to Int'l Guitar Contest

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. Julia and her mother stopped by NCPR recently for a chat. She told Todd Moe that, although she's been around music all her life, she's been playing classical guitar for just a few years.  Go to full article

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