Alan Chartock

President and CEO

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program for almost twelve years, higlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and the Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:37 am.

During his long tenure at WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Alan Chartock has interviewed interesting people of every stripe. From Governors, Senators and top lawmakers, to newsmakers including World War II heroes and former UN weapons inspectors. Dr. Chartock has also had the chance for in-depth chats with artists, musicians, actors and directors...authors...you name it! 

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Lorin Maazel

Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. Maestro Maazel recently completed his seventh and final season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues, now in his fourth season, as the inaugural Music Director of the spectacular, Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia" and as the founder and Artistic Director of new festival, the Castleton Festival, launched to exceptional acclaim in 2009.

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Arts & Culture
9:15 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Emily Rowe

Stu Rosner

BSO principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. Prior to joining the BSO, Ms. Rowe held titled positions with the orchestras of Fort Wayne, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  

Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Congressional (Candidate) Corner Bob Dieterich

It’s almost time for Americans to choose their representatives for the next Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal spending must be curtailed.

Politics
8:36 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1231

Jim Odato
Times Union

Host Alan Chartock is joined by James Odato, who covers New York state government for the Albany Times Union and writes an influential weekly column. They discuss the spat over the New York State Archives and the debate over whether lawmakers should receive a pay raise.

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Food and Wine

The Hall of Springs offers a seasonal restaurant during the classical performance series here at SPAC in the summer. The Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival is SPAC’s largest fundraiser and the fastest growing food and wine festival in the northeast. This year’s festival is just over a month from now - September 7, 8 & 9th. We are joined by Capital Region restaurateur, caterer, and hospitality expert extraordinaire - Angelo Mazzone of Mazzone Hospitality and Shelia Burke, the Wine Director for Mazzone Hospitality.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - The Tang Teaching Museum

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October of 2000. There is always a lot going on at The Tang – for instance - in July they opened Dance/Draw – an exhibition that explores how developments in visual art and dance began, and how they have shaped the art of today. It will be on display through December 30th. Ian Berry is out guest - he is the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator at The Tang.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Johannes Moser

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Johannes Moser is a German-Canadian cellist who has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras and will be making his SPAC debut this weekend with two performances.

Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Saratoga Polo

We welcome Jim Rossi, co-owner of Saratoga Polo Club - and he gives us a lesson on the sport of kings.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Next Wednesday marks the SPAC conducting debut of Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director designate. Nezet-Seguin also conducts an Italian Opera Night Aug. 9, and a program titled “Masterpieces Past and Present" on Aug. 10.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri August 3, 2012

SPAC - Cirque de la Symphonie

Christine Van Loo
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Cirque de la Symphonie brings the art and athleticism of cirque to the concert music hall. Tonight, Cirque le la Symphonie performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC as part of the CDPHP Family Night Series. We are joined now by Executive Director and Producer Bill Allen, and performers Christine Van Loo and Dariusz Wronski.

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