Summer in the Arts

Theatre, dance, concerts, exhibitions and workshops... All areas of the arts come to life in the Great Western Catskills with our vibrant arts communities!

SUMMER 2016 ARTS EVENTS:

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The Ballroom Thieves/Roxbury Arts Group

-- MUSIC & CONCERTS --

July 9 / Ji (Honest Brook Music Festival)
8:00pm at 1885 Honest Brook Rd, Delhi NY 13753 ($25/concert or $85/season)
Young pianist returns to thrill with virtuosic program.

July 14 / Concerts in the Park: The Spectacular Average Boys (Roxbury Arts Group)
7:00pm at Veterans Memorial Park, Stamford NY (free/donation)
Combining folk and Americana with the alternative rock influences of kids raised on MTV in the 90's.

July 16 / Emeline Michel (West Kortright Centre)
8:00pm at West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($11 - $26)
Internationally acclaimed Haitian singer/songwriter fuses pop, jazz, blues and R&B.

July 16 / Horszowski Trio (Honest Brook Music Festival)
8:00pm at 1885 Honest Brook Rd, Delhi NY 13753 ($25/concert or $85/season)
Trio of violin, cello and piano presents a repertoire spanning from traditional to contemporary.

July 17 / The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble (Friends of Music in Stamford)
3:00pm at Stamford United Methodist Church, Stamford NY 12167 (suggested $6 - $12)
"Love Songs of the American Songbook" performed by unparalleled professional jazz ensemble.

July 23 / SpillianFest (Spillian)
4:00pm at Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Height Rd, Fleischmanns NY 12430 ($7.50 - $15)
Southern BBQ and smoking hot blues. Music will be recorded and broadcast live at WIOX community radio.

July 28 / Essential Thursdays: De|Coda (Roxbury Arts Group)
7:30pm at Old School Baptist Church, Roxbury NY ($17 - $19)
A chamber ensemble of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs and passionate art advocates.

July 31 / Amphion String Quartet (Honest Brook Music Festival)
4:00pm at 1885 Honest Brook Rd, Delhi NY 13753 ($25/concert or $85/season)
Young, award-winning quartet performs gripping, virtuoso music.

August 7 / Matthew Lipman & Henry Kramer (Honest Brook Music Festival)
4:00pm at 1885 Honest Brook Rd, Delhi NY 13753 ($25/concert or $85/season)
Critically acclaimed musicians Lipman (viola) and Kramer (piano) perform.

August 12 / Hot Club of Cowtown (West Kortright Centre)
7:30pm at West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($11 - $24)
Internationally renowned trio blends Western swing with hot jazz.

August 20 / Alash Ensemble (West Kortright Centre)
8:00pm at West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($11 - $24)
Tuvan throat singing.

August 21 / The Bacheler Consort (Friends of Music in Stamford)
3:00pm at Stamford United Methodist Church, Stamford NY 12167 (suggested $6 - $12)
A mixed Renaissance consort featuring treble viol, flute, lute, bandora, guest singers and more.

August 27 / The Ballroom Thieves (Roxbury Arts Group)
7:30pm at Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury NY ($17 - $19)
A melange of acoustic styles, blending folk with modern hymnals and blues grit with harmonies.

 

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Vincent Romaniello/Roxbury Arts Group

-- VISUAL ARTS --

July 16 / For Art's Sake, a silent auction (Roxbury Arts Group)
3pm at Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury NY ($10)
Annual exhibition and auction to benefit RAG and participating artists. Works from over 60 local, national and international artists. Preview week July 9-15.

July 15 - August 27 / Lisa Jacobson (West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY
Works of abstract painter Lisa Jacobson. Opening reception July 15 at 5-7pm.

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Evolution/Franklin Stage Company

-- THEATER --

July 8 / Sleeping Beauty (Franklin Stage Company)
8:00pm at Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
David Gonzalez performs a rhyming adaptation of the fairy tale, accompanied by Daniel Kelly at piano.

July 13-31 / We 3 - An Adaptation of Three Sisters (Franklin Stage Company)
Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 5:00pm at Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
Three actresses portray the three sisters and other characters in Chekhov's classic.

July 29-30 / Shakespeare in the Valley (West Kortright Centre)
6:00pm at West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($5 - $12)
Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while watching fully staged production of "All's Well That Ends Well" by Young People's Theater Arts Workshop.

August 5-7 / The Ophelia Project (Franklin Stage Company)
Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
Soprano Cree Carrico explores Ophelia's madness in one-woman part opera, part play production.

August 12-14 / King Lear (Franklin Stage Company)
Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
Rehearsed reading of Shakespeare's tragedy with veteran actors and young performers.

August 26-28 / The Merchant of Venice (Franklin Stage Company
Franklin Stage Company, Frankin NY (free/donation)
Innovative two-hander adaption, two strangers discover Shakespeare's play.

August 30 / So Please You (Franklin Stage Company)
7:00pm at Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
A family-friendly tragi-comedy about a servant from Shakespeare's play "As You Like It".

September 2-4 / Evolution (Franklin Stage Company)
Franklin Stage Company, Franklin NY (free/donation)
A moving one-woman play about two sisters and their mother.

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Technical Theater/West Kortright Centre

-- WORKSHOPS & FAMILY --

June 18, July 16, August 6, September 3 / Free Family Saturdays (Hanford Mills Museum)
Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith NY (free)
Hands-on activities, guided tours and demonstrations.

July 5-9 / Rock'n Pop Theater Camp (ages 8-13) (Roxbury Arts Group)
First Presbyterian Church, Stamford NY ($200.00)
Renowned singer/songwriter and educator Nancy Tarr Wager introduces children to theater. A performance to conclude camp.

July 5-29 / Shakespeare 2016 Theater Workshop (ages 13-19) (West Kortright Centre)
Presbyterian Church, East Meredith NY and West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($370 - $420)
Extremely creative 4-week annual Shakespeare workshop, culminating in fully staged productions on July 29 and 30.

July 11-15 / Theater Games (ages 6-9) (West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY
Group improvisation and creative play to learn acting skills. Performance for family and friends.

July 19-22 / Introduction to Acting (ages 9-12) West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($170 - $190)
Character development, stagecraft, movement, improvisation. Full dress performances July 29 and 30.

July 19-29 / Technical Theater (ages 12-19) (West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($150 - $170)
Behind the scenes theater skills: set design, lighting, props, sound to run two fully staged shows July 29 and 30.

July 19-29 / Costume Design (ages 12-19) (West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($170 - $190)
Hands-on workshop in design, production and backstage dressing for Shakespeare productions on July 29 and 30.

July 11-15 / Summer Youth Theater Workshop (Open Eye Theater)
Open Eye Theater, Margaretville NY ("pay what you can")
Learning expression through movement, music and voice. Performance for family and friends.

Aug 11, 18, 25, Sept 1 / East MeetsWest (West Kortright Centre)
West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($15/session)
Theatrical exploration through improvisation imagination, movement and music. Ages 19+.

August 27-28 / Double Vision: Plein Air Painting (West Kortright Centre)
10:00am-4:00pm at West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY ($80 - $100)
Outdoor painting workshop led by Lisbeth Firmin and Richard Kathmann.