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Preview: Sarah Chang in Glens Falls

Internationally renowned violinist Sarah Chang performs the Barber Concerto with the Glens Falls Symphony on Sunday. Sarah Chang is one of the world's most remarkable prodigies. She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was eight years old. Chang told Todd Moe that the Barber Concerto has one of those "stay in your head" melodies, and she's delighted to be returning to Glens Falls this weekend.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny (at right) in his first TV spot of the 2012 season. Photo: Doheny campaign
Matt Doheny (at right) in his first TV spot of the 2012 season. Photo: Doheny campaign

NY21: Doheny goes live with first TV ad

Republican challenger Matt Doheny began airing his first TV spot yesterday, as he fights to unseat Democratic incumbent Bill Owens in November. The campaign for the 21st district House seat has been relatively quiet so far.

But both parties are expected to spend big on TV and radio ads in the final weeks of the race.  Go to full article
Wilhelmina Weber Furlong
Wilhelmina Weber Furlong

Family heirlooms as treasured art

Todd Moe talks with the curator of an extraordinary collection of art by Wilhelmina Weber Furlong. Clint Weber is producing a documentary on his great, great aunt who lived and painted on Golden Heart Farm, near Bolton Landing.  Go to full article
Darcie Deaville and David Lutken sing "Jolly Banker in the Lyric production of "Woody Sez." Photo: Wendy Muntz
Darcie Deaville and David Lutken sing "Jolly Banker in the Lyric production of "Woody Sez." Photo: Wendy Muntz

Theatre Review: "Woody Sez" at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival production of Woody Sez is running at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls through July 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

Pops and patriotic tunes in Glens Falls

The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will be in Crandall Park Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Fourth of July with lots of music, from patriotic to pops. The concert is free. Todd Moe spoke with GFSO music director Charles Peltz, who says the Summer Cruisin' concert will end with fireworks.  Go to full article

Preview: ATF's summer theatre season in Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's summer season in Glens Falls starts this week with A.R. Gurney's Black Tie. The show opens with a matinee on Wednesday afternoon. Todd Moe talks with ATF artistic director Mark Fleischer about the 18th season, which includes Gurney's comedy set on the shores of Lake George, an award-winning Broadway musical and a tribute to Woody Guthrie.  Go to full article
Maestro Charles Peltz
Maestro Charles Peltz

Fostering the next generation of musicians

Some of the best young musicians in the Glens Falls region will sit, side by side, with the pros at a concert this Sunday afternoon. They're being given the chance to learn and perform in a concert that will include music by Grieg and Strauss.

Todd Moe talks with maestro Charles Peltz about the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra's commitment to the next generation of performers, and Sunday afternoon's "Strings tell Stories Side by Side" concert at the Glens Falls High School auditorium (4 pm).  Go to full article
Lisa Miller (photo: Tony Hall)
Lisa Miller (photo: Tony Hall)

Glens Falls Orchestra hires new director

The new executive director of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will start her job early next month. Lisa Miller replaces Robert Rosoff, who will retire on Saturday. Miller's background is in marketing and corporate communications. She's also a member of Pro Musica, Albany's premier choral group. Before beginning her new role she'll spend the next couple of weeks at an orchestra management course in New York City.

The Glens Falls Orchestra has 55 musicians, a $300,000 budget and has operated in the black the last couple of years. But the recession has made it difficult for some orchestras to survive. The Syracuse Symphony filed for bankruptcy last spring. Todd Moe talks with Lisa Miller about some of the challenges and joys of leading the Glens Falls Symphony. For the last couple of years, she's worked with the orchestra's marketing committee.  Go to full article
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and Children's Chorus
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and Children's Chorus

Music for Christmas, Hanukkah, winter in Glens Falls on Sunday

NCPR is media sponsor for the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert on Sunday afternoon at the Glens Falls High School (4 pm). The concert features the symphony and children's chorus performing a variety of holiday favorites. Todd Moe talks with conductor Charles Peltz about how he programs a concert full of music for Christmas, Hanukkah and winter. Peltz says the concert theme is, "A Musical Gift for All".  Go to full article

Book art created especially for kids

The Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls has kicked off an exhibit of art created especially for children. Also on display are illustrated children's books. Todd Moe talks with associate curator Jayne Stokes about "Draw Me a Story," which includes children's book illustrations from more than 40 artists.  Go to full article

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