Bob Berkman, a native Clevelander, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at that city’s Case Western Reserve University, where he also studied piano with Jeanette Cherubini and composition with Bernard Frum.
There is perhaps no issue more important to the future of Buffalo and Western New York than education. WNED/WBFO’s Focus on Education initiative is a two year reporting and outreach project that will examine the many challenges facing schools today. From the poor graduation rate in Buffalo to the controversy over Common Core Learning Standards throughout Western New York, our comprehensive coverage will inform and engage the community as it looks for the best solutions for students.
We will also examine the many efforts underway to improve education in Buffalo and Western New York, including programs such as Promise Neighborhood and Say Yes to Education.
This exciting initiative is funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen! – a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis.Focus on Education stories.
Brahms, Mozart, Debussy - three of the greatest composers for the clarinet are on the program when BPO Principal John Fullam joins clarinetist Myra Engle, her sister, mezzo soprano Elisabeth Engle,and pianist John Mitton. It's Sunday, January 12th, at 3:00 pm, at St. Matthias Church, 374 Main Street in East Aurora.
The Metropolitan Opera, now in its 129th season, is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976. Maestro Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses.