Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Nobuyuki Tsujii
Friday, September 14
8 - 9:30 pm
The beloved Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii possesses an arresting technique and a natural gift for pianistic color. He returns with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to open the 2018/19 season with an innovative orchestration of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, in which virtuoso showmanship mingles with the intimacy of the composer’s solo music. Orpheus further explores the spiritual ecstasy of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; and the sensitive, introspective artistry of Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 is expanded into a radiant chamber symphony by Christopher Theofanidis, one of today’s most vivid orchestral composers.
Mike Krisukas & Friends:
More Zen Music
Composer and performer Mike Krisukas will be reuniting with former band members for another great evening of their unique blending of Jazz, World, Popular and Classic genres.
Krisukas is an accomplished performer and has also composed full scores for ballets, original theatre productions, and orchestral pieces.
This group of accomplished musicians brings an original music journey to the stage in every performance, challenging and invigorating audiences while leaving them thinking long after the show.
- Mike Krisukas – guitar
- Shelagh Maloney – violin
- Pete Fluck – sax and harmonica
- Doug Hawk – vocals
- Dave Smith – sax and flute
- Chase Morrison – cello
Riverside Festival of the Arts
Presented by the
Art Community of Easton (ACE)
Riverside Festival of the Arts Easton features: art, live music, Freddy's Theatre, spoken word, dance, open mic on stage, free workshops/demos, children's interactive art, food trucks, libations, competitions, and free admission. Two days of sensory fun! The only ‘keep it free’ festival in the valley offering free workshops, music and demos. All ages with most all areas 100% accessible to all.
The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson's albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For The LYNNeS, songs are what matter the most, and their debut album “Heartbreak Song for the Radio” pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies.
, Artistic and Executive Director of the Performance Series at the
Williams Center for the Arts
, previews the upcoming 2018-19 season of the longtime
artistic hub. Upcoming Williams Center events include the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Follies, The Hot Sardines, and Amirah Sackett.
Paul Willistein of the
Lehigh Valley Press
views this thriller s
hot from the point-of-view of
and computer screens
State Representative Steve Samuelson
discusses protecting seniors from fraud and scams. Rep. Samuelson serves the 135th Legislative District (Northampton County) and is the Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
Around 2 pm, the members of the
California Guitar Trio
join Dave for a live interview and in-studio performance. They will be performing at various venues in New Jersey in the coming week.
Then at 3 pm, Dave's guest for
'My 3 Songs'
, one of WDIY's regular classical hosts.
Dave Fry presents archived sets from
the Red Clay Ramblers
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
Three Women & The Truth
('95); plus Livingston Taylor, Michael Smith, Gamble Rogers and Guy Clark. Our featured CD is "Wings" from
At 3 pm, Bill Dautremont-Smith will be talking with
, guitarist, composer and arranger, and founding member of Lehigh Valley musical icon
Zen for Primates
. You hear them every day performing Mike's theme for The Blend on WDIY!
They will be talking about what has become an annual event celebrating The Music of Zen in the Rodale Room of Miller Symphony Hall taking place this coming Friday, Sept 14. Mike will tell us about the musicians performing this year, both the new and various musicians who were part of Zen over the decades, as well as the other musical activities currently keeping him occupied.
Laurie Siebert welcomes guest
Joseph Goldfeder, CFP
Vice President at Valley National Financial Advisors, to discuss the topic of
"Retirement Plan Checkup.”
Phone lines will be open during the program for questions at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted early at
The three candidates for the open seat in Pennsylvania’s newly-created
7th Congressional District
appear in their first political debate of the campaign season. The one-hour discussion moderated by Alan Jennings includes
Republican Marty Nothstein, Democrat Susan Wild,
Libertarian Tim Silfies.
Jennings promises to stay true to the title of the program, saying, “Anyone interested in a rumble will be disappointed. The show is called ‘Discourse’ for a reason: we are interested in reasoned discussions on the tough issues of our time. I will not allow personal attacks or anything that doesn’t contribute to informing the 7th District’s voters on how the candidates view the issues they are likely to confront when they show up for work in January.”
Bill Fox continues the month-long Special Focus on
from Belgium. The Featured CD at Midnight will be disc two from
"Creatures from the Inner"
on Neu Harmony Records.
You will also hear new music by
Wilkes-Barre psych rock/psych folk band
Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife
perform a Rooftop Session, recorded on the Cigar Factory roof in Allentown. Matt and Shamus also dig into recent submissions from regional bands and spotlight a few of their favorites including L.M.I., We’re from Antarctica, and Steel City Ruins.
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith will include a feature on the music of American pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and musical explorer
, who passed away at age 92 on Sept.1.
Weston was a pioneer in working with musicians and incorporating influences from around the globe, particularly all parts of Africa, into his jazz, stressing the African roots of jazz and bringing visibility to those musics. We'll listen to a few of his pieces, including with his African Rhythms band and his solo piano work.
Listen in as Ray Lesiter kicks off WDIY's new
Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening
with the new Blue Moon Cruising playing selections from rock & roll's first decade.
Listeners: submit your
song lists to
WDIY's Facebook page
for a chance to have them featured on the show!
Early Rock & Roll Saturday Evening
. where host Neil Hever features The Rolling Stones, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Desmond Dekker, The Specials, The Clash, The Left Banke, Talking Heads, and more.
There will be a special focus on
in the 70s set with Shelly. The set will trace the lineage of how Eric got to "All By Myself" from The Choir to Cyrus Erie all the way through the Raspberries prior to going solo.
Hidden Charms leads into the modern alternative and indie rock of
Good Clean Fun
--a great way to spend a Saturday on WDIY.