Shakespeare send-up to perform
Smithy Center for the Arts’ Glimmer Globe Theatre production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will do an encore run at The Oneonta Theatre today and Saturday.
Directed by Danielle Newell and starring Steve Dillon, Michael Henrici and Jake Wansor, the first run in July and reprise in August “were met with glowing reviews and countless requests for an encore engagement,” according to a media release. Performances will start at 8 p.m. both nights.
The Oneonta Theatre is at 47 Chestnut St. For tickets and information, visit the Smithy at 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown, call 547-8671 or go to smithyarts.org.
CSO to present ‘Opera to Broadway’
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra of Oneonta presents its third concert of the 2013-14 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in State University College at Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom. The concert “Opera to Broadway,” will feature tenor Jon Fredric West and soprano Johana Arnold.
West and Arnold will sing solos and duets from the opera and Broadway repertoire. Performances will include West with “Vesti la giubba” and “Intermezzo” from “Pagliacci,” and Arnold with “What a Movie” from “Trouble in Tahiti” and “O mio babbino caro” from “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini. The two artists will join for “Make Believe” from “Show Boat,” “A Man and a Woman” from “110 in the Shade,” and “Strange Music” from “Song of Norway.”
Tickets are $30 and are available at the door, by calling 436-2670 or at www.catskillsymphony.net. Tickets are free for children and their accompanying adults.
Charles Eubanks to play at Gallery
Pianist Charles Eubanks will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gallery at 128 Main St. in Stamford.
Born in 1948 in Detroit, Eubanks joined his first band at 11, and grew to become recognized as one of the world’s most respected pianists, according to a media release. He was a studio musician for Motown Records from 1963 to 1968. He has toured over his 50-year career, performing with numerous well-known artists.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. to tour The Gallery. The cost is $12. For more information, call 652-4030.
Concert in the Parlor set
The next Concert in the Parlor will be performed at Robert (Jack) and Donna Gosselink’s home in Cobleskill at 205 Grandview Drive, the last house on Grandview Drive on the left past the hospital in Cobleskill.
The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday and will include after-concert refreshments, and a chance to met and visit with the artists and the hosts for this gathering. Admission is by advance sale at $10 per person. Because of limited seating, advance reservations are required. Reserve a seat by sending a check made out to “Concerts in the Parlor” to Robert Gosselink at 205 Grandview Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Attendees should include their email address or phone number on the check to receive confirmation of the reservation, since there will be no printed tickets.
The concert will present the premier performance in Cobleskill of the Leonata String Quartet: Leo Milman on violin, Natasha Milman on violin; Christopher Howard on viola; and Linda Magill on cello. They will perform the “Passacaglia” by G. F. Handel and the “American String Quartet” by Antonin Dvorak.
There is limited seating of 50. This venue is handicapped-accessible.
Foothills to host singer/songwriter
Award-winning singer/songwriter Kiya Heartwood will perform a solo show in the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center’s upstairs theater at 7 p.m. today. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a happy hour.
Singer-songwriter Heartwood is a member of the Austin rock band Pie Tramps, with bassist Christa Hillhouse of 4 Non-Blondes and Australian drummer Clinno Bugger. She was was also half of the folk duo Wishing Chair and the lead singer and songwriter for the Arista rock band Stealin Horses.
For more information on Heartwood, visit www.kiyaheartwood.com.
Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call Foothills’ box office at 431-2080 for advance tickets.
Wind ensemble to present concert
The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Rabeler, will present its fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in Oneonta’s First United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public with donations accepted and with support from the Future for Oneonta Foundation.
Presenters said the program includes favorites from the opera, Broadway, and concert band traditions that appeal to a wide variety of tastes. In honor of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, both born in 1813, the ensemble will present Verdi’s Overture to the opera “La Forza del Destino” and Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from “Lohengrin.”
Also on the program are Selections from “Les Miserables,” Charles Ives’ “Variations on America,” Eric Whitacre’s “Ghost Train,” Robert W. Smith’s “Into the Storm,” Philip Sparke’s “The Bandwagon,” and “Colonel Bogey on Parade,” a selection of marches and counter marches written and arranged by Kenneth J. Alford.
The Ensemble, based in Oneonta, is a volunteer organization consisting of regional music teachers and experienced wind musicians. The group rehearses at Oneonta High School and has been led by Rabeler since 2002.
For more information, call 432-7085 or visit www.catskillwinds.com.
Juilliard alumni to perform
The eighth concert of the Friends of Music’s 27th Season will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. A trio featuring David Han Marks on violin, Adrian Daurov on cello and Sung-ah Han on piano will perform at the Cyr Center in Stamford.
Friends of Music knows Han through her work at the Career Services Office at the Juilliard School. Many of the student performers that have performed in Stamford through her efforts. Now that she is no longer working for the school, she is able to bring two Juilliard alumni with her.
Marks, originally from Chicago, and Adrian Daurov, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, have earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. Both have performed extensively at major venues worldwide.
Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concert. Suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors and students. There is no charge for those younger than 13.
‘Swamp Photos’ on display at CWC
Photographs of the beauty and mystery of wetlands by Stone Ridge artist and photographer Ruth Wetzel are on view weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the end of December at the Catskill Watershed Corp. office at 905 Main St., Margaretville.
“Swamp Photos” is a collection of 14 color digital images of what Wetzel described in a media release as “ever changing ecosystems, unique combinations of land and water.”
Wetzel has been a working artist for more than 20 years. She studied design at State University College at Buffalo and designed textiles before receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Additional study was at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, at Bard College and at SUNY New Paltz, where she has exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
Wetzel’s work has also been shown at galleries and museums throughout the East and across New York. This year her work was included in a group show in Okayama, Japan. Images of the artist’s work can be viewed at www.swampphotos.com and www.ruthwetzel.com.
Community art show planned
Springbrook will have its inaugural community art show, “Gifts Unwrapped — Celebrating Diversity through Creative Expression,” and invites artists of all ages to submit work for the show.
The exhibition will run from Dec. 5 through Dec. 13 at the organization’s campus at 5588 State Highway 7 in Oneonta, the former St. Mary’s School. The show is free and open to the public. There will be a special opening reception for Gifts Unwrapped as part of Springbrook’s Holiday Open House from 4 to 6 p.m.
Artists may submit work in the following categories: Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Ceramics (other 3-dimensional art). Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 28. There may be only one entry per artist. Schools may submit work on behalf of students. There is no artwork size limit; however, Springbrook asks artists to be considerate of space limitations when choosing a piece for submission and to select content appropriate for a general audience. Size, content and appropriateness will be taken into account during the selection process.
Pieces will not be accepted for drop-off without an online entry form on file. Drop-off hours are 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Log on to http://springbrookny.org/index.php/news/connect-with-us/gifts-unwrapped-artshow/ for more details and entry forms. Call Springbrook at 286-7171, ext. 370, for more information.