Celebration of the founder of the Binghamton Philharmonic Delays


The latest wave of COVID-19 cases in the region is causing a change in plans for a large celebration the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra had planned.

Executive Director Dr Paul Ciennewah said the Wallenberg Festival on January 29 is to honor founder Fritz Wallenberg with musicians from the Philharmonic, Binghamton Community Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra all performing on one stage in an epic performance at the Forum Theater. The concert had to be postponed due to COVID concerns and Dr Ciennewah says he hopes the event can be rescheduled later in the spring.

A fundraiser celebrating the Wallenberg legacy will still be held at the Kilmer Mansion on January 26. This event will feature some of the greatest recordings of the Binghamton Symphony and Choral Society under the direction of Fritz Wallenberg himself on cutting-edge MacIntosh audio equipment. (made in Binghamton).

Binghamton Philharmonic Photo of Kilmer Mansion

Dr Ceinnewah is also a guest on the weekly local public affairs show, Close-up on the south row.

He will discuss his arrival in Binghamton to take over as executive director of the local philharmonic just as the pandemic struck in April 2020 and how he faced the challenges of being a steward of the local cultural treasure for such a time. difficult.

Ceinnewah, an accomplished musician himself with an upcoming harpsichord recital, says he thinks there is now an even greater appreciation for what the Binghamton area has than even other larger areas do. not in the form of stellar performing arts like the Binghamton Philharmonic, Binghamton Youth Symphony, Community Orchestra, Tri Cities Opera, Goodwill Theater and other organizations.

You can find out more about Dr. Ceinnewah’s Binghamton Philharmonic at Close-up on the south row Saturdays at 6:04 am on News Radio 1290 WNBF, WNBF.com and 92.1 FM and on the WNBF podcast.

You can find out more about the Binghamton Philharmonic and upcoming performances and fundraisers (tickets are still available for the Mac and Cheese event in February) at www.binghamtonphilharmonic.org.

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