1st Hour: George Brooks
2nd Hour: Katherine Aelias Trio live from the studio
George Brooks: Barnes Hall concert from April 3
Crossing Borders LIVE 9th Annual Youth Series
Live from the Carriage House Hayloft
What they say...
It was such a pleasure to play at Crossing Borders. Everything about my experience was positive. The crew, the venue and Greg were all a treat. Thanks so much for making it happen. I really do look forward to working with you all again in this and other capacities.
Crossing Borders is a gem for the Ithaca community. Its a totally unique program that shares incredibly fascinating and intense music to an audience that might not otherwise have opportunity to hear such different stuff. Whether driving around on a weekend night out, or relaxing at home, or being right there in the live audience, the music Crossing Borders provides is always captivating.
Dear Denice,I had such a great time performing in Ithaca and presenting the workshop 'just do it'. Crossing Borders provided a very nurturing ground for my music. Great sound combined with a beautiful ambience gave us a save space to go into deep musical realms. Thanks for broadcasting this intimate experience and making it available to a broader audience.
More people need to know of your huge contribution to the cultural and musical life of this community. There are performers from every part of the musical spectrum coming to our little town because of you and your show. And the show is free on the radio--what an incredible thing! Your commitment to bringing music that is off the beaten track and artists who defy category really broadens and enriches us all. I am honored to have been a performer on Crossing Borders and I look forward to another opportunity in the future. Thanks for the great music and engaging interviews, Denice, week after week--you really are one of the folks who walks the talk! Very best to you.
We found the experience of playing on Crossing Borders to be fun, the staff was supportive and professional, the audience was appreciative and attentive and the host..of course..is awesome! We have also enjoyed both attending and listening to many excellent, high quality shows by other wonderful artists and feel very strongly that the show is in fact an asset to the community and it's support of the arts (and simply for excellent quality entertainment)
Crossing Borders is a unique entity in a culturally progressive region well known for it's musical richness. Denice does an amazing job of featuring musicians from around the world (literally!) and around the corner, frequently collaborating with each other and making history in the process. My experiences as a guest host have been some of the most satisfying gigs ever!
-Nate Silas Richardson
Crossing Borders is a real community treasure. I can think of no other local radio offering that has the capacity to forge common ground, understanding and just plain good vibes. Producer Denice Karamardian has done a stellar job bringing our local, national and international communities together; something sorely needed in this day and age of rabid politics, endless war and fractured human relationships.
-Tish Pearlman, Host/Producer "Out of Bounds" radio show
Crossing Borders is an amazing series with such a groovy eclectic mix of music (and musicians). I applaud you and the rest of the crew for bringing these musicians into our homes. Having said that, it probably is an incredible amount of work holding it together and I really admire you for all that you have done with it.
Thank-you as always so much for bringing some of the most inspiring music I've ever heard to town!
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Crossing Borders LIVE presents Journey West LIVE Concert!
Crossing Borders LIVE multicultural radio program presents Journey West in concert on Friday November 22, 2013 beginning at 8:00pm at the Carriage House Hayloft, 305 Stewart Avenue Ithaca NY. Journey West is “a musical program chronicling the migration of melody through an interactive aural and visual lecture and performance.” The music begins in the Middle East, detailing important styles, melodic passages and Middle Eastern themes and then moving on to Eastern and Western Europe, ending this musical journey in the United States. The group performs with a slideshow in the background detailing regional and cultural information about the melodic music unfurling. Tickets cost $15 at the door. The concert will be recorded for a future broadcast. Crossing Borders LIVE broadcasts Sundays on WRFI, 88.1 Ithaca.
Journey West consists of Max Buckholtz on violin, Nikolai Ruskin on percussion, oud, and nay, Mark Wienand on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Dara Anissi on guitar and mandolin, and Chad Lieberman on bass and accordion. Beginning at age ten, Max Buckholtz toured England, the Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and The Former Soviet Union under Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy of world peace through music. Max is also involved in music education. He self publishes ethnic string scores through the online database newdaymusicscores.com to expose multiculturalism to children. Nikolai Ruskin specializes in Middle-Eastern music and began studying music at the age of 22. Arabic, Turkish and Persian traditional music are of particular interest to him. He performs frequently throughout Ithaca with Gadje, an original Gypsy Rock band. Mark Wienand grew up in Ithaca and has been playing saxophone for almost thirty years. He is a professor of music at the collegiate level and for middle school students, and holds a BM and MM in Classical Saxophone Performance. Mark also plays with Thousands of One and performs in benefit concerts frequently throughout the community. Dara Anissi, born in Tehran, Iran, began playing guitar when he was five and has been playing for thirty-five years. He performs in a middle-eastern-influenced rock band and believes that “music is the unifying force of the world.” Last but not least, Chad Lieberman grew up in Miami Florida and later studied electronic music and music composition at our very own Ithaca College. He was inspired by Cuban salsa and other innovative music from the University of Miami.
"Journey West presented an extremely engaging and informative performance …… The audience, ranging from townspeople to students with widely divergent musical backgrounds, was uniformly and greatly moved and energized by what they heard. I would give my highest recommendation to any organization interested in presenting a lively, virtuosic and entertaining evening of music." --Ben Aldridge, Lecturer in Music - SUNY Oneonta For more information visit www.journeywestmusic.com.