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December 21, 2012

Arts Briefs

Brass to feature at annual show

The Catskill Conservatory will perform the 15th edition of “A Hometown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Church at the corner of Main and Institute streets in Franklin.

Featured performers will be members of the Catskill Brass — Ben Aldridge and Carleton Clay on trumpets, Gregory Williams on horn, Donald Robertson Jr. on trombone and Michael DePauw on tuba. Joining them will be soprano Mary-Anne Ross, keyboardists Charles Schneider and Rob Hunt, as well as bass player Tom Wetmore.

For more details, call 436-3419.

OCA to host free holiday concert

The Oneonta Concert Association will present pianist Richard Fountain in an hourlong holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

Fountain will play works by J.S. Bach, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and others. The musician has a new solo album, “American Ivory,” featuring piano works by American composers Copland, Samuel Barber, Edward MacDowell and new compositions by Gary D. Belshaw.

Admission is free, with contributions accepted by the Oneonta Concert Association. For more details, go to

Fenimore exhibit moving to NYC

Fenimore Art Museum’s exhibition “Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed” will travel to the American Folk Art Museum in New York City following its closing Dec. 31. The exhibit opens Jan. 24 in New York City.

The show has garnered praise as a “rewarding retrospective,” according to Lee Rosenbaum in the Wall Street Journal. It includes more than 45 oil paintings spanning Prior’s career from 1824 to 1856.

The Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 State Route 80 in Cooperstown. Other exhibitions at the museum — “Internal Landscapes: The Paintings of G. C. Myers,” “To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art,” “A Lineage of Iroquois Artistry,” “On The Home Front: New York in the Civil War” and “Around the Year,” pieces by Tasha Tudor — also will close Dec. 31.

For more information, call 547-1420 or go to

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