WCNY adds Syracuse University’s Setnor Tuesday Concert Series to CLASSIC FM lineup
WCNY adds Syracuse University’s Setnor Tuesday Concert Series to CLASSIC FM lineupJanuary 06, 2003Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Already enjoyed by hundreds of Central New Yorkers, the classic sounds of the Setnor Tuesday Concert Series, sponsored by Syracuse University’s Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, will soon float across the airwaves to reach classical music lovers from Southern Canada to Ithaca and from the Finger Lakes to the Eastern Mohawk Valley.
CLASSIC-FM (WCNY-FM, Syracuse; WUNY-FM, Utica; and WJNY-FM, Watertown) has added the Setnor Tuesday Concert Series to the regular broadcast schedule. Selected concerts will be broadcast at 8 p.m. one Thursday a month, beginning on Jan. 30. The first concert will feature the critically acclaimed soprano Julianne Baird and the New York City-based Aulos Ensemble, which performed in SU’s Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College on Sept. 17, 2002. On Feb. 12, the broadcast will feature award-winning concert pianist Wei-Yi Yang, chair of the keyboard department in the Setnor School of Music. The series will continue on March 27 with a performance by the New York City-based Cassatt String Quartet, the featured artists at a Brahms Festival concert held during the fall semester. Additional concert broadcasts will be announced at a later date.
“CLASSIC FM is proud to highlight the rich musical culture of our region,” says Paul Dunn, CLASSIC FM station manager. “There are wonderful concerts in theaters and museums, on college campuses and in our schools. The Setnor Tuesday Concert Series is among the outstanding musical traditions in Central New York, and we are delighted to bring this series to our listening audience.”
The new partnership between CLASSIC FM and SU’s Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) marks an important step in VPA’s continuing efforts to share the rich cultural opportunities available to students with the surrounding communities.
“Both WCNY and the Setnor School of Music are dedicated to bringing the finest music to Central New York,” says Joseph Downing, associate dean and director of the Setnor School of Music. “This partnership provides a wonderful opportunity to share some of the great music-making that goes on in the Setnor Auditorium with CLASSIC FM listeners.”
The Setnor Tuesday Concert Series features a wide variety of musical traditions and artists at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Setnor Auditorium throughout the fall and spring semesters. The 2003 Spring Series will open on Jan. 21 with “The Fourth Wise Man,” an opera presented jointly with the Society for New Music. Tickets for that event are $15, $12 for students and senior citizens. The event is free for SU students.
The remaining concerts scheduled for the 2003 Spring Setnor Tuesday Concert Series will be free. Series highlights include performances by the Cassatt String Quartet (Feb. 4), the Kotchegna Dance Company from the Ivory Coast (Feb.11), the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet (Feb. 25) and classical guitarist Ken Meyer (March 4), as well as a variety of University ensembles