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Holiday music with Barb and Danny

Barb Heller and Danny Gotham help kick off the Christmas weekend with music.  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

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

Blessings & Beats: Passover Hip-Hop Style

Tonight is the second night of the Jewish holiday, Passover. Jews around the world will sit down for a ritual dinner called a "seder". They'll retell the biblical story of the Jewish slaves' exodus from Egypt. A Montreal-based music producer has recast the Passover seder for the hip-hop generation. Socalled - alias Josh Dolgin - used rappers, Yiddish and klezmer samples, and funky beats to make "The SoCalled Seder - A Hip Hop Haggadah". The CD cover shows a matzah on a record turntable. The songs include "the 10 Plagues", all four cups of wine, and L.M.P.G. - Let My People Go. David Sommerstein spoke with SoCalled about the surprising similarities between Passover and Hip-Hop.  Go to full article

Holiday Musical Favorite has North Country Connection

The Holidays are filled with lots of traditions, including the playing of songs about snow, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, sleigh rides and spirituality. You hear these songs played over and over on the radio, TV, the grocery store and just about everywhere music is performed. A perennial favorite, I'll Be Home for Christmas, was written by a St. Lawrence University alum. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Holiday Music Saturday in Edwards

Music of the holiday season will fill the Edwards Opera House Saturday night (7 o'clock). Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, will share her love of music and the season in a concert with the St. Lawrence University Laurentian Singers, Hollis Easter on flute and smallpipes and John Danis on guitar. Martha told Todd Moe the concert will include Celtic harp and voice, traditional carols, jazzy holiday delights, and original music.  Go to full article

Holiday Train Stocks Food Banks

It's not your typical train. It's decorated with thousands of twinkling lights. And at each stop, local residents will be treated to concerts with musicians performing on a boxcar stage. It's the Holiday Train - with a mission of helping cash-strapped food banks -- on track for several stops in the US and Canada. Canadian Pacific Railway sponsors the annual train ride. The train will be in the Eastern Adirondacks tonight, with stops in Ticonderoga, Port Henry and Plattsburgh. Michel Spinard called us from the train yesterday evening. He spoke to Gregory Warner.  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm share Holiday music in the NCPR studio
Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm share Holiday music in the NCPR studio

Music: Celebrating the Holidays with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm brought holiday cheer to the NCPR last December. Martha, aka the Adirondack Harper, has a cd of holiday music called "For The Love Of A Baby". We'll listen again.  Go to full article
2 of the 10 bronze bells in Gunnison Chapel (above). Elizabeth Teczar, head bell ringer, at the carrillon in the chapel belfry (below).
2 of the 10 bronze bells in Gunnison Chapel (above). Elizabeth Teczar, head bell ringer, at the carrillon in the chapel belfry (below).

Hitting a High Note: SLU's Musical Tower

Bells have a long and distinguished past. Today the music of the carillon rings from belfries around the world, especially during the Holidays. You'll find them in city halls, churches and on college campuses. For nearly 80 years, music from a set of bells in St. Lawrence University's chapel has been a weekday tradition. The Bacheller Memorial Chimes in Gunnison Chapel are played, by hand, five days a week and for special occasions. Todd Moe visited the school's belltower for an up-close concert.  Go to full article
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba

Preview: Holiday Brass

The Potsdam Brass Quintet and Laura Toland, organist and choral director at the First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, will give a concert Friday night (7:30) featuring arrangements by Arthur Frackenpohl and other Holiday favorites. We preview the concert with members of the quintet.  Go to full article

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