AUNTS returns with an experiment in choreography, art, and collective living that culminates in live performance. camp2 brings together artists from assorted disciplines to work autonomously alongside each other to create an immersive dance/performance/party—a dynamic whole no more or less important than its individual parts.
EAST MEREDITH) For each of the last 29 years, the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith has presented one of the world’s great dance bands outdoors on a summer’s night. This year’s Gala Dance Under the Stars will take place on Saturday, July 21, featuring Ginkgoa, a French/American “electro-swing” band. Ginkgoa’s vintage swing-infused electronic music blends influences, languages, eras, and styles to create irresistibly danceable songs.
Stamford) On Sunday, July 15, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble. Four of the most talented young jazz musicians in the world will celebrate tunes by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and others. The current lineup of the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble features Martin Jaffe (bass), Evan Atwell-Harris (tenor saxophone), Addison Frei (piano), and Cameron MacIntosh (drums).
The second event of the “Besides The Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railway Station” summer series of presentations will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Jonathan Palmer, the Greene County Historical Society’s Vedder Research Library Archivist. Mr Palmer’s “19th Century Transportation” is sure to enlighten attendees as to the efforts it takes to ensure conservation of historical artifacts and to the importance of the railways in our region in the late 1800s.
(EAST MEREDITH) The West Kortright Centre will host a Franklin Method wellness workshop on Saturday, July 14th, from 10am-1pm. The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Using anatomical understanding and awareness along with simple exercises, participants can create lasting positive change in both body and mind.
Join MTHS on Friday, July 13th, at 7:00 pm in the Ulster & Delaware Train Station. George Harding, great-great grandson of the original owner of the Hotel Kaaterskill has generously donated approximately 50 photographs of the Hotel Kaaterskill, its grounds and out-buildings. The photos were apparently taken in preparation for the sale of the property. George and Bob have been making a careful study of the photos which include interior views of the billiard room, bowling alley, kitchen, theater, a guest room and other surprises. Included is the only photo we’ve ever seen of the wood frame hotel laundry.
Iconic composer/singer/director/choreographer Meredith Monk returns to the West Kortright Centre for her 11th performance at the venue since 1979. On Saturday, July 7, starting at 7:30pm, Meredith Monk takes the stage with four members of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble—Katie Geissinger, Allison Sniffin,Allison Easter, and Ellen Fisher—for an evening of music from her newest work, Cellular Songs.
Mr. Duda will take a look at the history of post cards and post card collecting with a focus on railroad cards almost all from the Catskills region.
(EAST MEREDITH) On Saturday, June 23, highly acclaimed Texas troubadour Sam Baker performs at the West Kortright Centre at 8PM. One of the most captivating songwriters in America, Baker’s sparse, literary ballads give voice to emotions both tender and bitter, personal and universal, drawn from the details of everyday life.
(EAST MEREDITH) A group photography show opens at the West Kortright Centre on Friday, June 22nd, with a reception from 5-7PM. This event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided by Brewery Ommegang and The WKC. The exhibit runs through July 24th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment during regular office hours.
Stamford) Sunday, June 17, at 3pm, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents WindSync, a prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized for dramatic, highly thematic, fully memorized concert presentations that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire. Garrett Hudson (flute), Emily Tsai (oboe), Julian Hernandez (clarinet), Kara LaMoure (bassoon), and Anni Hochhalter (French horn) take a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music.
Dancer, choreographer, and curator Mina Nishimura plays match-maker to three groups of artists and the bucolic grounds of Mount Tremper Arts. In this oddly perfect marriage, MTA’s unique spirit and environment feed inspiration to the artists, who in turn activate and nurture the space.
Witness their mutual affection in Julie Mayo’s absurd yet thoughtful use of body, language, and space; Athena Kokoronis + Laurel Atwell’s use of intuition as a driving force to say where the structure and the frames of art and life appear, overlap, and are removed; and BOOM BAT GESTURE’s vivid energy and fearlessly experimental and mischievous spirit.
(EAST MEREDITH) On Saturday, June 16, at 8pm, the West Kortright Centre presents YouTube sensation Choir! Choir! Choir!—a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach to choir directing; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. At this experiential and participatory event, they will be leading the audience-choir in an original arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which is especially fitting, given The Centre’s repurposed church venue.
Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Formosa Quartet. Formed in 2002, this string ensemble is committed to championing Taiwanese music, as well as exploring diverse and adventurous mediums. Members Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), and Deborah Pae (cello) hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory. They have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians and performed in major venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
he West Kortright Centre will hold auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018 starting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20. Now in its 27th year, the Young Artists Showcase project encourages the artistic development of future generations. Children and young adults ages 10-21 who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Schoharie counties are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform for five minutes prior to scheduled concerts by world-class musicians from around the globe.
Where does music come from? This darkly comic opera, a collaboration between composer Nick Hallett and filmmaker Josh Thorson, looks at the nature of inspiration, originality, and illusion to attempt an answer to this question. Through the cautionary tale of a fictional composer’s social media behavior, To Music investigates the creative process and its distractions—a portrait of the artist on Facebook.
The Pine Hill library invites you to join us for our Fish Frenzy, come fishing (catch and release) with us at Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill) from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday, May 19th 2018. Bring your own fishing pole or borrow one at the library, bait will be provided. Call for more information 845 254 4222
Explore Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks, two Woodstock Land Conservancy Preserves. Hike with Catskill Geology Prof. Robert Titus in the picturesque hidden Sloan Gorge canyon (1.5 miles). Explore an interpreted trail of distinctive Catskill geological features. If there is enough time and interest, an optional hike to Snake Rocks Preserve (1.5 miles) will be coordinated by MTHS VP Adrienne Larys. Snake Rocks is an enchanting mountain top bluestone quarry with panoramic views of the Catskills. Meet at the MTHS Visitors’ Center at 8:30 a.m. for carpooling, or meet at the Sloan Gorge parking area at 9:30 a.m. (2195 Stoll Road, Woodstock). Parking is very limited at both Preserves and carpooling is encouraged. No dogs on these hikes at the request of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Rating: Moderate — rough ground with a few steep sections and rock scrambles.
From April through December, the Friends of Music of Stamford, NY present a monthly chamber music concert on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13.
The first concert of the 2018 season will be the Argus Quartet on Sunday, April 15, starting at 3PM, featuringClara Kim (violin), Jason Issokson (violin), Dana Kelley (viola), and Joann Whang (cello). This acclaimed ensemble will play Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Opus 12; Augusta Read Thomas’s CHI for string quartet (2017), Josquin des Prez’s – Josquiniana (arranged by Charles Wuorinen), and Witold Lutoslawski’s String Quartet.
Join Moe Lemire, New York State licensed guide, on Saturday, April 14th for a hike to explore the old Colgate Family Homestead. Walk around Colgate Lake during this easy 3 mile round trip excursion. Meet at the MTHS 2nd parking lot (KRT) at 9:00 a.m. and return around 1:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser event for MTHS - $10 suggested donation.
MTHS does not require membership for hike participation however, we encourage you to join as a member or make a donation to the MTHS to support our work. We do request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave your name, phone number, and # in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site http://www.mths.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.
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Come see Kaaterskill Falls in all her glory from the winter perspective. See how the waterfall and surrounding land become a winter spectacular.
Livingston Manor, NY The public is invited to “Wings”, an exhibition of oil paintings by Helena Clare Pittman at Morgan Outdoors, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30pm.
On Sunday, November 19, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents Ensemble Chaconne: European Masters in 18th Century London. Join the ensemble for a vivid, historically informed performance of music heard in the royal courts, salons, and great country houses of 18thcentury England. The concert will showcase the English guitar (popular in 18th century London but rarely heard today), with baroque flute, viola da gamba, and baroque lute. Repertoire will include masterpieces by Handel and Vivaldi, favorites of Londoners during the first half of the century, and selections by other great European composers who settled in London later: J. C. Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel (the last great viola da gamba virtuoso), famed oboist Johann Christian Fischer, and illustrious violinist Felice de Giardini, among others.
The Friends of the Phoenicia Library announced today that they will present a screening of the film Man on Wire and a post-screening Q&A with Philippe Petit, universal poet laureate of the high wire, on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Phoenicia Playhouse in Phoenicia, NY. The event will benefit the Phoenicia Library.
Mohonk Consultations invites you to a day-long conference as we explore how local leaders, landowners, land managers, and land-use planners can work across political boundaries and property lines to preserve and restore connections in nature. Speakers will share innovative planning tools and approaches, as well as successful case studies from the Hudson Valley that are protecting habitat and landscape connectivity. Through Q&A and discussions, participants will have an opportunity to examine the barriers and opportunities for preserving landscape connections in their own work, whether at the site-scale or across municipalities.