The first session is Miss Pam’s Jamboree, starting on Friday, June 21, and continuing on the third Friday of July and August, from 10:30-11:30 AM. This interactive musical exploration class is geared towards children ages one to six, but all ages are welcome and intergenerational participation is highly encouraged. At Miss Pam’s Jamboree, caregivers and children joyfully participate by singing and dancing together to American and World Folk Music and instrumental selections from all musical genres. Each class includes hands-on play with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, tambourines, drums, a variety of other hand percussion, and creative movement props.
For the past 32 years, the West Kortright Centre’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops have been a popular summer resource for local teenagers, as well as a destination for students from other states and countries. Registration is open for aspiring actors, musicians, costume designers, and techies to participate in a variety of theater workshops. Need-based scholarships are available; pre-registration is required. For more information, visit westkc.org or call (607) 278-5454. The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Car-pooling is encouraged and facilitated.
Both days 11 AM to 6 PM
Grand Entry 12 PM Indian time.
Native American dancing, drumming, craft vendors, food vendors, storytelling and much more.
On Sunday, June 30, from 11AM to 4PM, The West Kortright Centre will hold its twenty-eighth annual Landscape and Garden Tour fundraiser, featuring outstanding properties in the Stamford-Gilboa area.
On Saturday, June 29, starting at noon, modern-day troubadour “Story Laurie” McIntosh weaves her magic with an enchanting blend of stories, songs, and improv. Sing-alongs, tales both tall and true, and crafted-on-the-spot songs are hallmarks of Laurie’s performance. Kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun. This event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, or in the WKC auditorium in the case of rain. Bring your own picnic & optional lawn seating.
On Sunday, June 23, from 10am-1pm, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright returns to the West Kortright Centre to teach another session of 2018’s sold-out class “Singing with your Heart, Soul, and Body”—a three-hour workshop that focuses on vocal health and self-care. Using a combination of both traditional and non-traditional vocal warm-ups and work-outs, participants learn to relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. This class is for singers and non-singers alike. All ages and levels of ability are welcome.
The cost is $40/$35 (WKC member); pre-registration is required.
The West Kortright Centre presents world-renowned vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh for an evening of contemporary West African music on Saturday, June 22, at 8 PM. This kora player, guitarist, vocalist, composer, traditionalist, and innovator.
blends traditional music, blues, and Afropop in an easily accessible way with her captivating voice, strong rhythms, and catchy melodies. She’ll perform for the first time in our part of the world with acclaimed African musicians Andi McLean (bass, vocals), Mouhamadou Sarr (percussion, vocals), Derek Johnson (acoustic guitar), and Westley Joseph (drums, vocals).
Join author/drummer/educator Blake Fleming for The Art of Rhythm—a fun-filled, eye-opening, and educational workshop at the West Kortright Centre on Saturday, June 22, 1-4PM.
All instruments, ages, and levels of ability are welcome; pre-registration is required ($40/WKC Member; $45/non-member).
On Sunday, June 16, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the 3rd performance of their 33rd season, the Attacca Quartet. This internationally acclaimed group is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. Amy Schroeder (violin), Keiko Tokunaga (violin), Nathan Schram (viola), and Andrew Yee (cello) will play works by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Caroline Shaw (b. 1982), and Franz Schubert (1797-1828).
Saturday Evening, June 15, at the Pine Hill Community Center
287 Main Street, Pine Hill, NY 12465
A Benefit for the Pine Hill Community Center
Tickets: $30 Limited Seating
Doors Open 7:00pm Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets at: pinehillcommunitycenter.org
“Eric and Leigh Gibson, might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and instrumentally, the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste.” —Pop Matters
The West Kortright Centre presents an opening reception for Jim Sullivan: Fire Paintings & House Dresses on Saturday, June 8 from 5:30-7PM. This gallery event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by Brewery Ommegang. This show can be viewed during regular business hours, during performances and other events, and by appointment through July 1.
The West Kortright Centre’s 44th performance season launches on Sunday, May 26, with an art opening at 5:30pm, followed by an 8PM concert byLatin Grammy Award–winner Flor de Toloache, New York City’s first and only all-woman mariachi band. Their edgy take on traditional Mexican music has been featured as an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, at Coachella, & at legendary venues worldwide.
Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Claremont Trio. Emily Bruskin (violin), Andrea Lam (piano), and Julia Bruskin (cello) will play Haydn’s Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25 “Gypsy”, Schumann’s Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 6, and Dvorak’s Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky”.
The West Kortright Centre will hold auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2019 starting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 19. Now in its 28th year, the Young Artists Showcase project encourages the artistic development of future generations. Children and young adults ages 10-21 who attend school or whose primary residence is in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, or Schoharie County are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform for five minutes prior to scheduled concerts by world-class musicians from around the globe.
The public is invited to join a Senior Stroll on Wednesday, May 15thth at 3:00pm at the Parksville Rail Trail in Parksville, NY. This group outing is the first in a monthly series aimed at engaging folks age 60 and up to come out and enjoy several beautiful beginner trails in Sullivan County. The experienced trip leader is Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor.
On Sunday, April 14, at 3 pm, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the first concert of its 2019 performance series, The American Brass Quintet. Kevin Cobb (trumpet), Louis Hanzlik (trumpet), Eric Reed (horn), Michael Powell (trombone), and John D. Rojak (bass trombone) will play Victor Ewald’s Quintet No. 2 in E-Flat, Op. 6; Philip Lasser’s Common Heroes, Uncommon Land, Dan Coleman’s Daybreak, Thomas Stoltzer’s Three Fantasias in Church Modes, and Eric Ewazen’s Frost Fire.
Hanford Mills Museum in the Catskills’ East Meredith will hold the 30th anniversary Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The popular winter event celebrates an activity that was essential before mechanical refrigeration. People would cut ice from frozen ponds and rivers and then store it in ice houses. In the warmer months, the ice would be used to keep food and agricultural products cold. “Ice was viewed as a winter crop by area farmers,” explains Hanford Mills executive director Liz Callahan.
STAMFORD, NY) On Sunday, November 18, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents The Art of Song, a collaboration between conductor and pianist Thomas Muraco and soprano Amber Evans. These two talented artists emphasize the unique relationship of poetry and music in all aspects of the vocal repertoire. Their Friends of Music performance features songs by Wolfagang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, John Ireland, Frank Bridge, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, and Peggy Glanville-Hicks.
Livingston Manor, NY On Sunday, November 11th, at 3:00pm, the public is invited to a presentation by noted author Ed Van Put, together with his wife Judy, on artists who fished the Catskills and the art found in fly-fishing. The program will be held at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor.
(EAST MEREDITH) On Sunday, October 28, starting at 3PM, the West Kortright Centre closes out its 2018 season with a jazz performance by the Blake Fleming Trio, followed by a closing reception for the annual WKC gallery fundraising exhibition from 5-6pm. The exhibit features a multimedia collection of work created by local artists Charlie Bremer, Karin Bremer, Marie Cummings, Caitlyn Davey, Jehed Diamond, Cindy Dunne, Bobbi Goldman, Lanny Harrison, Annie Hayes, Alan Herman, Liz Hoheusle, John Jackson, Editha Mesina, Alex Sader, Rod Sauquillo, David Sundberg, Kamilla Talbot, David J. Turan, and Corneel Verlaan. The artwork is available for purchase by silent bidding, ending during the reception.
Sure to capture the attention of rail fans, railroad archeologists and historians alike, the final 2018 event of the “Besides The Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railway Station” series of presentations will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Rick Brooks, whose firm has surveyed many historical railroad beds in NYS and is an avid rail fan himself, gave a presentation at the Museum in 2014 on the History of the Fenwick Lumber Company which had been located on the southwest side of Hunter Mountain.
Sun. Oct. 21 at 1:00pm: Walk in the Headwaters at Mongaup State Park. The walk begins under a canopy of maple and birch and meanders to a hidden pond and shaded grotto of hemlock and white pine (raindate Sun. Oct. 28)
(EAST MEREDITH) On Sunday, October 14, starting at 3PM, the West Kortright Centre celebrates empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music with a concert by Eva Salina and Peter Stan. In their collaboration, Eva Salina (vocals) & Peter Stan (accordion) pick up and continue an interrupted legacy, amplifying voices of past generations of Romani women with dynamic, intimate performances in which mournful contemplation nestles among songs of riotous joy.
Sunday, Oct. 14th at 1:00 - 3:30pm "Field Trip to First Growth Forest" Hike up a nearby Catskill trail to first growth forest near the summit! Moderate difficulty uphill. 3 miles roundtrip. Leave from Morgan Outdoors at 1:00pm. Hike limited to 12 people, so register early at 845 439 5507 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kudish, Professor Emeritus at Paul Smith's College, is the foremost authority on the Catskill forests, and author of the recently reprinted “The Catskill Forest, A History”.
Livingston Manor, NY On October 13 and 14th, there will be two public programs, one indoors and one outdoors, focused on the Catskill forest with Dr. Michael Kudish:. Saturday, October 13th at 4:30pm, the public is invited to "First Growth Forest in Our Backyard", an introduction with Dr. Kudish, at Morgan Outdoors.
In Oleanna, playwright David Mamet locks a man and a woman alone together in an office where, depending on your point of view, an act of sexual harassment does or does not occur. Conflicts of sex, power, and political correctness are unleashed but never resolved. The audience is left to debate about what they have witnessed and to decide whether it veered into the realm of sexual harassment. Arguments are sure to follow.
(Jefferson/Gilboa/Harpersfield Area) On Sunday, September 30th, from 11AM to 4PM, the West Kortright Centre will hold its second annual Barn Tour fundraiser, showcasing a variety of agricultural architecture in Delaware and Schoharie counties.