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July 12, 2013

Area Arts News

The Daily Star

---- — Concerto to have upstate premier

The New York Summer Music Festival will present two concerts this weekend, including the upstate premiere of David Ludwig’s Double Concerto.

Scott Hartmann, trombone artist from Yale School of Music will perform his solo recital at 8 p.m. today, and visiting artists Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson will perform Ludwig’s Double Concerto at 3 p.m. Sunday. Both performances will be held at the Goodrich Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on the State University College at Oneonta. The programs are free and open to the public.

The NYSMF Chamber Orchestra will perform his Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with guest artists Laredo on violin and Robinson on cello, for whom the work was written. Laredo and Robinson perform regularly as international soloists and are on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The New York Summer Music Festival is a six-week intensive camp for musicians ages 11 to 25. Almost 500 students are enrolled each summer from all over the United States and abroad. They have the opportunity to study, take classes and perform in an array of large and small ensembles. NYSMF students, faculty and staff perform in more than 50 concerts per summer.

Honest Brook Fest to open Saturday

The Honest Brook Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary Summer Season will open at 8 p.m. Saturday with the Shanghai String Quartet performing a program of Beethoven, Bartok and Smetana. 

The concerts are held in a preserved dairy barn on Honest Brook Road in Meredith.

The Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. HBMF concerts continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with pianist Michael Cannon, and will resumeon at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, with the Jupiter String Quartet performing a program of Haydn, Britten and Dvorak. It will closes at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with the Laredo-Robinson Duo and guest pianist Chih-Yi Chen in a program of Beethoven, Ravel and Franck. 

Season subscriptions are available for $85. Single tickets are $25. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are admitted free.

For more information, visit, email, or call 746-3770. Reservations may be made by phone. 

Battle of the Bands to be Saturday

The second annual Andes Battle of the Bands will begin at noon Saturday at the Andes Fire Pavilion on Tremperskill Road. The event will be broadcasst on WIOX, with co-hosts Susan Dey and Jezz Harkin. The finalists will perform live on the air from 6 to 8 p.m.

Manhattan Transfer to perform

The Manhattan Transfer will takes the Belleayre Music Festival stage in Highmount at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The group has been performing jazz, pop and numerous other styles since the early 1970s. 

The group’s diverse repertoire helped the Manhattan Transfer win the Playboy and Downbeat “Best Jazz Vocal Group” category every year from 1980 to 1990. The ensemble was inducted into the Vocal Music Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

OCA holds auditions for young artists

Oneonta Concert Association will hold open auditions to select young area musicians to perform short pre-curtain sets for OCA’s 2013-14 season.

Auditions will be Saturday at the First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St.  in Oneonta. Interested artists, ages 21 and younger, are asked to call Hannah Lamont at 746-7261 to reserve an audition time slot. Auditioners will be expected to perform two contrasting pieces before a panel of judges.

OCA’s Young Artists Program, launched in 2012, showcases a different talented young area artist before each of OCA’s five season concerts. OCA concert dates are Sept. 27 and

Oct. 25 in 2013, and March 28, April 25 and May 23 in 2014. Concerts are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at various venues in Oneonta.

For more information, visit

Open house to feature duo 

Gilboa Museum will have an open house featuring music performed by Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, known as Magpie, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

With a career that has spanned 40 years, Magpie has traveled the globe, performing a variety of music, from traditional songs to vintage swing, blues and country to folk classics to contemporary and original compositions. The have lived in Schoharie County since 2008. The Museum is at 122 Stryker Road in Gilboa.

Music at the Mill set for Sunday

The Richmondville Historical Society will present Music at the Mill, with Hubb Shutts Rides Again, featuring Will Jaffe and Dennis Shaw, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The group will perform a blend of bluegrass, folk country, blues, standards and rock ’n’ roll at The Old Bunn Mill on High Street in Richmondville.

Ice cream and cool beverages will be served.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Richmonville Historical Society and The Bunn Mill Restoration Project.

For more information, contact Shaw at (518) 294-3265 or, or visit 

Community Band to perform Tuesday

The Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series will continues for its ninth season in Lakefront Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Cooperstown Community Band will celebrate its 152nd year of entertainment. The free concert will feature  patriotic and show tunes, marches and traditional band music. The band, under the direction of Julie Solomon, is a volunteer organization, made up of musicians ranging in age from 14 to older than 80. New members are welcome. 

For more information, contact CCB President Tim Williammee at or 293-8079, or visit

Arts in the Park starts in Cobleskill

Arts in the Park, presented by the Cobleskill Partnership Inc., began its summer season Thursday with a performance by Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers. 

Weekly concerts will be offered in the Cobleskill Veterans’ Memorial Centre Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Scheduled for the rest of the season are July 18, The McKrells with Brian Melick; July 25, Barnaby Bright; Aug. 1, Red Haired Strangers; Aug. 8, Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman; and Aug. 15,  Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter.


Jazz band reunion concert planned

A special band production by the Cooperstown High School Jazz Band will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown. The Jazz Band reunion will be showcased on the historic bandstand with Otsego Lake as its back drop. 

The Cooperstown Central High School Reunion Jazz Band is composed of musicians from 1975 up to today’s graduating alumni with special guest conductor Dan Martin, director of music at Laurens Central School. There will also be appearances by past CCHS band directors as well.

For more information, visit


Open mic set at Blue Deer Center

Blue Deer Center will have continue its monthly open mic in the Yurt from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

Admission is free. 

Blue Deer Center is at 1155 County Route 6, in Margaretville. For more information, call (845) 586-3225.