Potsdam, NY, Nov 08, 2012 — One of the finest woodwind quintets in the world will give a concert this weekend in Potsdam. Community Performance Series will host the CALEFAX Reed Quintet on Sunday night(7:30) in the Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.
The Amsterdam-based quintet launches its U.S. tour in Potsdam with a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations, as well as pieces by Ravel and Grieg. Todd Moe spoke with saxophonist Raaf Hekkema, who says the group began playing music together 25 years ago, while still in high school. An ensemble member will give a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 Sunday nightGo to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 03, 2011 — She won the first "Best Actress" Emmy Award, garnered a Tony Award and was a broadcasting pioneer. Gertrude Berg is credited with inventing the first television sitcom in 1949. She was principal writer and star of "The Goldbergs", a popular radio and TV show in the 1940's and 50's. Todd Moe talks with filmmaker Aviva Kempner, whose work investigates non-stereotypical images of Jews in history and celebrates the under known stories of Jewish heroes. Kempner says Berg was the Oprah of her day, but many of her contributions to show business have been forgotten. Aviva Kempner will host a screening of the documentary film "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg," at St. Lawrence University tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of Hepburn Hall. Free admission.Go to full article