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August 9, 2013

Area Arts News

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---- — Galumpha performance set at EOH

The Earlville Opera House will present Galumpha at 7 p.m. today. Combining acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment, presenters said in a media release.

Galumpha is a a mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, and award-winning choreography. 

Admission is $10 and $8 for EOH members and students are discounted to $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. The art galleries, Artisan’s Gift Shop f and the EOH Arts Café are open during the performances. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call (315) 691-3550 or visit The Opera House is at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville.

Keyboardists to  be featured

Keyboard wizardry is in the spotlight when the Belleayre Music Festival will present the Bill Charlap Trio today, and Kenny Barron’s 70th Birthday Celebration with his Platinum Quintet on Saturday. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

The final two shows of this season’s Catskill Mountain Jazz Series will showcase the talents of two of jazz’s pre-eminent piano masters.

Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.

Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington.

Barron will mark his 70th birthday with accompaniment by a “who’s who” of the some of the most accomplished players on today’s jazz scene, including Miles Okazaki, Marcus Strickland, Lee Pearson and Linda Oh.

In 2005, Barron was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists’ Association and was a finalist in the 2001 Jazz Par International Jazz Award.

Tickets for the Belleayre Jazz Club show are $26 for general admission. Tickets for Kenny Barron’s Platinum Quintet range from $26 to $66.

Old Time Band, blueberries to be featured

The Old Time Band in Bainbridge will bringing the third concert of the Season to the Village Park at 7 p.m. today.

Many summertime favorites are on the play list along with marches, circus music and more.

The members of First Baptist Church will be on hand with blueberry treats and ice cream.

Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair. In the case of rain, the event will be in the Town Hall Theatre. 

For more information, call 967-7228.

Artimus Pyle to headline benefit

Artimus Pyle Band will headline “Rock in the Park 2013” to benefit Chenango County Toys For Tots on Saturday  at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge.

Pyle is 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and one of the last surviving members of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd. Pyle joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974, and is one of the only members to have survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed three of the original band members, including Ronnie Van Zant. The Artimus Pyle Band is described as a tribute to early Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ronnie Van Zant. 

Also performing for the second year in a row will be local band Woodshed Prophets. New to the line-up this year is another local band, Tumbleweed Highway.

Tickets are being sold in advance at Snips & Snails Children’s Consignment on Main Street in Bainbridge. They can also be purchased online at

Organizers are adding more activities this year, including crafters and vendors. The will also be a Chinese and silent auction.

For more information, visit, or call Jason Hall at 972-6526.

Teachers to perform today

The Leatherstocking Jazz Band, composed of teachers from the area, will performing at the Cyr Center in Stamford at 7 p.m. today. 

Park to turn into performance venue

More than 20 dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians will transform the beautiful creek side Ballantine Park on Lower Main Street in Andes, into landscapes of movement and sound on Andes Community Day from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in honor of the park itself, the community of Andes and the population of artists of Upstate New York.

Conceived and curated by David Capps of Andes, Pooh Kaye of South Worcester and Gloria McLean of Andes, the event will mobilize a wide variety of movement and sound artists in a “choreographed” sequence of locations moving through the striking variety of environments of the park. The audience will follow the performances, strolling with the event starting at the open, airy north end and ending at the more peaceful, intimate south end. Designed to last one hour, the event will include physical theater, contact improvisation, choreographed dances, and a large dose of spontaneous problem solving by renowned professional artists who have come together in celebration of performance-making inspired by the treasured outdoor site.

Variety show set for Saturday

“Chester Arthur and Friends,” a local, presidential-themed variety show, will be staged on Saturday at the Fly Creek Historical Society. This ensemble show is full of live music, odd skits, historical oratory, dance, abstract performance art and puppetry. The 44 presidents will be roasted, celebrated, lampooned and venerated. The show is fit for all ages, but politically thin-skinned folks and wee children. The show will starts at 7 p.m., and runs about 90 minutes. 

Tickets will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be provided by the Fly Creek Area Historical Society after the show. The Society is at 210 Cemetery Road in Fly Creek.

Final concert in series set

The Patti Van Tassel Trio will performing in the gazebo at Heritage Park at 7 p.m. This is the last of the Worcester Historical Society’s summer concerts.

Jazz vocalist to perform at Otesaga

Jazz vocalist Hilary Kole will return to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown.

Performing with Kole will be John Hart on guitar, Adam Birnbaum on piano, Paul Gill on bass, and Aaron Kimmel on drums. Flutist Linda Chesis will join the band to perform “Sentimentale” from Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio.

Kole began her professional career at the Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace that stage. 

Concert tickets are available online at, by phone through Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, or at the door, as available. Tickets are $25 for adults, or $15 for students ages 6 to 18. The Otesaga is at 60 Lake St. 

Teddy Bears’ Picnic concert set

The Oneonta Community Concert Band, directed by Rene Prins, will present its 11th annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will take place in the upper pavilion of Wilber Park. It will be held be rain or shine. Participants may bring a teddy bears along.

The music for this year’s concert will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” the “Sir Lancelot Overture,” and the “Mother Hubbard March” by John Phillip Sousa, a medley of children’s songs. Marilyn Roper, piccolo soloist, will then play “The Wood-bird Polka.” “The Debutante Waltz” and “The Musicians’ Strike” will be next on the program. “The National High School Band March” will be followed by another overture, “The Honor Student Overture.” “County Fair,” “An American Rhapsody,” and the “Children’s March” (another march based on children’s tunes) will round out the concert.

A child in the audience will win a free teddy bear. 

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 432-7977. 

Auditions set for ‘Our Town’

The Out of the Woodwork Players will have auditions for “Our Town” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre. 

Scheduled to begin OWP’s 25th anniversary performance season, the play will be presented Oct. 18, 19 and 20 in the theater at 15 N. Main St.

Centering on the life stories of the Gibbs family, including Dr. and Mrs. with children George and Rebecca, and editor Webb’s family which includes parents, daughter Emily and son, Wally, the play stresses the importance of treasuring life’s experiences.

Some roles may be filled with an actor for the younger version and another for that character when grown. Cameo and crowd scene roles for performers of varying ages are available. The role of Mrs. Soames and the narrator have been cast.

For more information, or to schedule a different audition date, contact production director Trish Guokas at 693-1041 or email

‘Summer Works 2013’ to open Aug. 16

American Renaissance Theater Company will present  “SummerWorks 2013” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, at the Cooperstown Theatre Festival at 7163 State Highway 80 in the town of Springfield. 

The performance will include one-man-shows and plays-in-development, written by award-winning playwrights visiting from Manhattan. 

For more information, email or call us 547-8671.


‘Rhythms of Asia’ to be presented

Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will present “Rhythms of Asia,” directed by Jessica Gould, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at  Depot Lane Theater and Saturday at the Schoharie Free Library.

Admission  is $5 per person or $15 per family. Admission proceeds on Saturday will benefit Schoharie Recovery. All other proceeds and donations to benefit the free Summer Youth Cultural & Performing Arts Program at Depot Lane Theater.

The Summer Youth Program at Depot Lane is sponsored by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association and made possible, in part, with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by Greene County Council on the Arts.


Historical group to have art show

he Roseboom Historical Association will hold an art show Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16, 17 and 18. The show will be at the RHA building on state Route 165 in Roseboom.

There will be an opening reception Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Hours on Saturday and Sunday will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Mary Lou Ganio at 242-1369.


Reading of Williams’ play set for Aug. 17

A reading of Tennessee Williams’ “The Two-Character Play” at Skene Memorial Library at 1017 Main St. in Fleischmanns at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

In this funny, startling and autobiographical fantasy, which Williams called his “…most beautiful play since Streetcar,” a brother and sister find themselves the only two remaining players left in a touring road show. Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association are Richard Genaro and Mindy Pfeffer. Carol Fox Prescott directs.

Admission is free, and the play is appropriate for adults. For more information, email or call (845) 254-4581. 


Pianist to perform at luncheon

On Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Belvedere Cabaret, at 41 Genesee St. in Greene, will present an “Elegant Piano Luncheon,” featuring the lyrical jazz sounds of pianist JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski. 

A soloist, as well as an accompanist, Chmielowski’s professional experience included more than 12 years as jazz pianist for internationally renowned musician Al Gallodoro as well as having roots in piano rock, folk rock, reggae, international music and blues. She is part of the contemporary duo Party of Two and singer/songwriter group Polish Moses, as well as being manager and publicist for both groups. 

She has performed at West Kortright Centre, Saratoga ‘s Caffè Lena, The Corning Jazz Festival, and the Night Eagle, the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre, numerous live radio performances on WSKG and WAMC, Dancing on the Air with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, as well as club gigs and concert series in the Oneonta, Southern Tier and the Capital Region. 

Tickets are $30, which includes a luncheon. Call 656-5858, or 221-2460 for menu details and reservations.