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April 26, 2013

Area Arts Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Tickets on sale for blue-rock concert

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will bring their style of power blues-rock to Brewery Ommegang at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Cost will be $35 for tickets and $10 for camping in advance or $40 for tickets and $20 for camping the day of the show.

Tickets can be bought online at or by calling (888) 512-SHOW.

Student artwork to be featured

A multitude of student artwork will canvas the storefronts for April’s downtown Norwich’s Fourth Friday event.

The students of the Holy Family school will display up to 120 pieces of work in the storefronts and inside the Artists’ Palette at The Jill Kraft Gallery today through May 21. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m today with light refreshments and live music by American Composer Don Baragiano. The musician is known for using an Arab Minor Scale (hijaz) and ancient Middle Eastern rhythms “to weave a cosmic tapestry of incredible original music,” a media release said. The show is free and open to the public.

The show is part of the Fourth Friday art event that has been taking place since January. Fourth Friday encompasses up to a dozen merchants that let area artists show their work in their storefront windows month after month. 

For more information, call Kraft at 244-1445.

CSO to close season Saturday

The Catskill Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert of the season, the Hans and Edith Wilk Memorial Concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hunt Union Ballroom at the State University College at Oneonta.

The evening will include Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Dvorak’s “String Serenade,” and Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”

CSO concertmaster Michael Emery will perform as the featured guest artist. Emery has performed with the Schenectady Symphony, Santa Monica Chamber Philharmonia and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. “The Four Seasons,” a set of four violin concertos, will include narration by Rayna Schneider.

Single tickets are $30. Free tickets are available for students and up to two adult chaperones per student order. This offer is also valid for unaccompanied high school and college students.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 436-2670.

Jazz ‘Project’ to perform Monday

The Hewitt Pantaleoni Memorial Concert Series at the State University College at Oneonta will continue Monday with a concert by the Jazz Composers & Improvisors Project. The program, sponsored by the Catskill Conservatory, in association with the college’s Music Department, and the Public Events Committee, will be held at 8 p.m., in The Little Theatre of Alumni Hall on the SUNY Oneonta campus. It is a free, walk-in event, open to all members of the community, without the need for tickets or reservations.   

The Jazz Composers & Improvisors Project was created seven years ago by bassist/composer John Davey to bring together a range of jazz musician/composers throughout central New York, and to collaborate on each other’s music. This year’s concert brings together guitarist/composer Ken McGloin and percussionist/composer Dean Sharp, both from Kingston. Both McGloin and Sharp are featured on Davey’s soon-to-be released CD “Open Range.”

Barnstormers to be in Sidney

The Barnstormers will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sidney United Methodist Church at 12 Liberty St.

The Barnstormers are a male choral group that has traveled throughout the Northeast for more than 60 years, performing oldies, pop, show and patriotic tunes. Call 369-76661 or visit to sing with the Barnstormers.

Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken.

Center to host Front Porch Harmony

Front Porch Harmony will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chase/Terrace Heights Community Center in New Berlin as part of the New Berlin Art Forum 2012-13 Performing Arts Series. Front Porch Harmony is a blend of Americana, gospel, country, folk and original music performed by Donna Taylor and Renee Collum, both of New Berlin.

SUCO Concert Choir to perform

Just back from a concert tour of Mohawk Valley high schools, the SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir will present its annual spring concert Tuesday in the Hunt Union Ballroom at the State University College at Oneonta. The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Robert Barstow, the choir will perform a program including “Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras” from the “German Requiem” by Brahms in tribute to victims of the recent Boston Marathon tragedy. Other selections include the double-chorus “Haste thee nymph” from Handel’s “L’Allegro”; the Mozart aria and chorus “Laudamus te” from his “Vespers K.339,” featuring soprano Jillian Massey as soloist; and selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” featuring Joshua Baker as Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.

These will be complemented by “John the Revelator” an upbeat gospel blues tune; “Shut de Do” a Caribbean folksong featuring Kathleen Saverino on conga and Bobbie Van Beusichem, Taylor Clark, Shannon Leisner, Tara Resch, Kelsey Saunder , Megan Palmer, Rebecca Daley, Matt Gariepy, William Napier, and Josh Lanza as soloists.

Another highlight of the program will be the debut of Lanza’s arrangement of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” by his recently formed rock ensemble “The Fun Four,” in which Lanza is on keyboard and vocals assisted by John Barnas on bass, John Resch on electric guitar and Dan Ainspan on drums.


Opry Night set in Bainbridge

Opry Night will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre with the Spinney Brothers. The Spinney Brothers, which includes Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Darryl Hebb, hail from the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. The group plays traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music.

Satirical political songs to be featured

The next Middleburgh Library concert will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, featuring political satire singer Roy Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s “decidedly lefty” original songs are about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans, ignorance, war and greed, according to a media release.

In 12 albums over 20 years and on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and social justice, hte r elease said.  Zimmerman’s stage show “Live From theStarving Ear” is 90 minutes of original satirical songs, many of them
co-written with his wife, Melanie Harby.

Zimmerman founded and wrote all the material  for the comedy folk quartet The Foremen, who recorded four albums, two of them for Warner/ Reprise Records. The Foremen were featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and many other syndicated talk radio shows. 

 Ensemble auditions to be scheduled 

Sing A Song Of Broadway & Co., an independent Oneonta-based production company, is auditioning young singer and actors for the chorus/ ensemble for  ages 14 and older, as well as a small junior ensemble for ages 12 and older, for the musical, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.” Performances ,with the permission of Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc., will take place June 28 and 29 in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Oneonta. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a song from the show, or another well-known musical, and bring a list of any experience in singing, dancing or  acting. Enthusiastic and cooperative beginners are welcome.

Call Jeannie or Greg Langdon at 287-8669 to arrange for an individual audition time.

A parent’s presence is requested at auditions for junior ensemble members.


Arts event to help fight hunger 

Five years after the onset of the financial crisis, hunger remains high in the U.S. and in central New York, organizers of a benefit concert said in a media  elease. TheEarlville Opera House and Treasures of the Heart of NY are joining forces to get the word out about hunger in the community. The opening  oncert of the EOH Summer Season on May 4 will be a joint benefit to raise awareness while celebrating arts and music. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. with music from Tumbleweed Highway, Rabbit in the Rye, Pamme Swan and Caitlin Grossjung. Donations will benefit Madison, Hamilton and Earlville food cupboards.

Tickets, at $8 for adults and $5 for students or youths, are on sale and can be reserved by calling (315) 691-3550 or visiting www.earlvilleoperahouse.
com. Seating is reserved with premium seating in front rows.