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2012 Ulster County Arts and Music Week

Aug 4th, 2012 | By | Category: In Your Town

ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE HEIN ANNOUNCES 2012 ULSTER COUNTY ARTS AND MUSIC WEEK 

Events planned for August 4-11 throughout the County

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is pleased to announce the events for the 2012 Ulster County Arts and Music Week.  The Week will take place from August 4 – 11, and is scheduled to include a wide variety of activities throughout the County, from Wallkill, Ellenville and Woodstock to Highmount, New Paltz, and Phoenicia, with events in lots of places in between.

“While arts and music flourish year round in Ulster County, the Ulster County Arts & Music Week gives us an opportunity to show area residents and visitors how many amazing things happen in Ulster County at any given time,” said County Executive Hein.  “The 2012 Ulster County Arts and Music Week spectacular features over 60 different events throughout the County and offers something for every style and taste. Ulster County Arts & Music Week is one of many special events in Ulster County.  I invite everyone to enjoy these spectacular performances and excellent art exhibits and to remember – there is always something wonderful to do in Ulster County.”

“The Belleayre Music Festival is grateful to Ulster County Executive Mike Hein for hosting an annual week celebrating the arts in all its forms,” said Mel Litof, Executive Director, Belleayre Music Festival. “We are delighted to join so many other arts presenters in highlighting the multitude of choices available in Ulster County. Our Catskill Mountain Jazz Series, now in its 21st year has presented the greatest names in Jazz, including this year’s Pat Metheny Unity Band, and we are sure the County Executive’s efforts will help us have another successful one. ”

 

According to Barbara Bravo, Ceramic Artist and Coordinator of the Saugerties Artists Studio Tour, “Arts and music week is a wonderful opportunity for artists to reach out to the Ulster County community and share the richness of their experiences.

The highly anticipated Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, which includes world-class performances in multiple venues in Phoenicia and the surrounding areas, will start two days before the festival on Aug. 2 and have its main event – Madama Butterfly – on Aug. 4. On Aug. 11, visitors to the Belleayre Music Festival will have the opportunity to enjoy 19-time Grammy winner and Jazz legend, Pat Metheny and his Unity Band as the close out to the week-long Catskill Mountain Jazz Festival.

The Saugerties Artists Studio Tour will take place during Ulster County Arts and Music Week. Also, First Saturday at A.S.K. features two new exhibits during the month, including “Vincent Connelly,” distinguished artist, and “Eve,” The Woman’s Point of View Members Group Show.

The following is a detailed schedule of events to take place during this first week in August, with some continuing throughout the month. For further details, please visit the County’s websites: www.UlsterCountyNY.gov or http://UlsterCountyAlive.com.

Ulster County Arts and Music Week Activities

  • The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice: Extraordinary yet affordable 4-day music event with world class performances in multiple venues in Phoenicia & the surrounding areas. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, in celebration of the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. Thursday, 8/2 – Sunday, 8/5. Centerpiece is Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Saturday, 8/4, 6 p.m. (On Trailways bus route) 586-3588; phoeniciavoicefest.com
  • A Song at Twilight: Noel Coward play set in 1966, with performances by Orson Bean, Paula Prentiss & Alley Mills. Thursday 8/2, Friday 8/3, Saturday 8/4, 8pm. $30; Sunday 8/5, 2pm. $25 & Saturday, 8/4, matinee 2pm. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St., Ellenville. 647-5511; shadowlandtheatre.org
  • Chicago:  Long-run musical based on play by Maurine Dallas Watkins presented by Woodstock Playhouse, Summer Stock theater at its best.  Thursday 8/2, Friday 8/3, Saturday 8/4, 8pm; Sunday 8/5, 2pm. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock. Tickets: 679-6900 Tue-Thu, 4pm-7pm or woodstockplayhouse.org
  • Catskill Mountain Jazz Series:  Ed Palermo’s Frank Zappa Little Big Band, NYC’s Hottest Tribute Jazz Band. 8pm. $26 general admission. At the Lodge, Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. 254-5600 ext. 1344; Friday, 8/3. belleayremusic.org; ticketmaster.com
  • Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic: The finale of PianoSummer Festival & Institute at New Paltz. Vladimir Feltsman, Conductor. Friday, 8/3, 8pm. McKenna Theatre, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. Tickets:  Box Office: 257-3880; newpaltz.edu/piano
  • Tom Chapin: Doors 8pm, Show 9pm. $25 general admission. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock 679-4406; Friday, 8/3. bearsvilletheater.com
  • Lovers: Drama by Brian Friel. Presented by Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Shandaken Theatrical Society, 10 Church St., Phoenicia. 688-227; Friday 8/3 & Saturday 8/4, 2pm. stsplayhouse.com
  • Family Art Making: Drawing & collage with scissors. All ages welcome with adult supervision. Saturday 8/4, Noon-3pm. Woodstock Artist’s Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-2940; woodstockart.org
  • Argentine Tango Workshops: With Julio Bassan & Josefina Scaglione. Saturday 8/4, 12:45pm-3:45pm. Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountain View Ave., Woodstock. 246-1122; woodstocktango.com
  • Concerts in the Green: Interface, Native Tongue Dance, Ras T Asheber, Justin Love, Jeremy Bernstein, The Red Lions. Saturday 8/4, 1pm-6pm. Village Green, Rt. 213 & Rock City Rd., Woodstock. 679-3224; woodstockchamber.com
  • World Pop OUTDOOR Dance Party: Woodstock Tango/La Rubia’s Latin-Swing. Saturday 8/4, 4pm-9pm. Pier 80, with pool party & buffet. 7 Wittenberg Rd., Bearsville. 246-1122; woodstocktango.com
  • Hudson Valley Youth Chorale at the Ulster County Fair:  Delightful performance by our very own youth chorale. Saturday 8/4, 4pm-5pm. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz. 338-6362; hvyc.org
  • “Snapshot Happy”:  Solo show of new paintings by our member Nicole Roggeman. Opening reception Saturday 8/4, 5pm-8pm. The Art Riot, LLC, 36 John St., Kingston. 331-2421; theartriot.org (under construction)
  • First Saturday at A.S.K.:  Two new exhibits. August features “Vincent Connelly”, distinguished artist, and “Eve”, The Woman’s Point of View Members Group Show.  Reception Saturday 8/4, 5pm-8pm, with wine, hors d’oeuvres, & art enthusiasts. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston.  338-0331; askforarts.org
  • Art Through a World History Perspective: Lecture & presentation by Dr. Thomas Mounkhall. Art works from Mexico, France & Iran. Saturday 8/4, 5-8pm. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. 338-0331
  • 10th Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Artists’ Reception:  Artists’ reception, music, light refreshments. Saturday 8/4, 5pm-7pm. Exhibit I, showing thru 8/26. Free.  Saugerties Historical Society/ The Kiersted House, 119 Main St., Saugerties. 246-7493; saugertiesarttour.com
  • “Journeys Near & Far”: Photography by Anita Defina-Hadley. Reception Saturday 8/4, 5pm-7pm. Duck Pond Gallery, Esopus Library, 128 Canal St., Port Ewen. 338-5580; esopuslibrary.org
  • Philip Hardy – Artist: Opening reception Saturday, 8/4, 6pm-9pm. One Mile Gallery, 475 Abeel St., Kingston. 917-715-2877; onemilegallery.com
  • “Double Life”:  Body of work by Kelli Connell, whose works have shown in numerous national solo & group exhibitions. Saturday 8/4, 8pm.  Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-9957; cpw.org
  • Hudson Valley Community Dances – English Dance: William Brearley calling (tentatively scheduled) with Tiddely Pom. $10. Saturday 8/4, Dance lessons 7pm, required for new dancers. Experienced dancers are welcome to help. Dance to 10:30pm. The Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem St., Port Ewen. 452-2483.View hudsonvalleydance.org for other dances.
  • Catskill Mountain Jazz Series:  Celebration of Lionel Hampton featuring Jason Marsalis & Dianne Schuur. Two-time Grammy winner, jazz singer Schuur, & percussionist Marsalis, youngest of the Marsalis brothers, lead an all-star 12-piece jazz ensemble. Saturday 8/4, 8pm. $25 (lawn), $36, $46, $56. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. 254-5600 ext. 1344; belleayremusic.org; ticketmaster.com
  • “IRUKA & July 13, 1987”: Choreographer Kota Yamazaki explores ying & yang & violence in spellbinding pieces, heavily influenced by butho. Saturday 8/4, 8pm. $15. Mount Tremper Arts Festival, 647 South Plank Rd., Mt. Tremper. 688-9893; mmounttremperarts.org
  • After the War Was Over: Exhibition explores the emergence of Woodstock from a small town into a thriving, growing community. Saturday 8/4 & Sunday, 8/5, 1pm-5pm. Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Dr., Woodstock. 679-2254; historical societyofwoodstock.org
  • Opus 40: The First 20 Years:  Priceless photos from Opus 40’s early days, curated by Tad Richards. Thursday 8/2 – Thursday 8/9, 11am-5:30pm. Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd., Saugerties. 246-3400; opus40.org
  • Woodstock Shakespeare Festival – Measure for Measure: Friday 8/3, Saturday 8/4 & Sunday 8/5, 5pm. (Additional performances Aug. 3 thru Sept. 2) Blankets, chairs, picnics welcome.  Performances on an Elizabethan Stage. Free admission; $5 suggested donation. Bird-on-a-Cliff Theatre, Comeau Drive, Woodtock. 247-4007; bird-on-a-cliff.org
  • Chagall in High Falls: Exhibit of photographs of Chagall & his family in High Falls, art catalogues from around the world, facsimiles of personal documents.  Also on exhibit “Who was Virginia?”. Thru Oct. 28. Museum & Exhibit open Sat – Sun, 11am-5pm. $8/Adults, $3/Children. D&H Canal Museum Chapel, 23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls. 564-5613; chagallinhighfalls.com; canalmuseum.org
  • DM Weil Gallery:  Free admission & free prints for first time visitors during Ulster County Arts & Music Week.  Also, 50% off prints & giclees, 25% off all commissioned pieces, 10% off all originals, Aug. 4-11. 10am-6pm. DM Weil Gallery, 208 Bruynswick Rd., New Paltz. 255-3336; dmweil.com
  • Angeloch: Paintings by the late WSA co-founder, Robert Angeloch. Exhibit thru 9/1. Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-3pm. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rt. 212, Woodstock. 679-2338; woodstockschoolofart.org
  • Angela Bacon-Kidwell: Traces of Existence: Solo photo exhibit (8/3 thru 8/20). Friday – Monday, noon-5pm. Galerie BMG/ Contemporary Photography, 12 Tannery Brook Rd., Woodstock. 679-0027; galeriebmg.com
  • Beautiful Garbage: Art made from or inspired by gargbage. Portia Munson, curator. (thru 8/12). Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-2079; woodstockguild.org
  • Doubles, Dualities and Doppelgangers: Photo exhibit of & by twins (8/3 thru 9/9). Part of CPW’s ongoing 35th Anniversary event from summer 2012-summer 2013. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-9957; cpw.org
  • Genesis Gallery:  16th Anniversary celebration, with demonstrations in stone carving, homemade treats, very special prices. Saturday, 8/4 through Saturday, 8/11. Genesis Gallery, 26 Harmati Lane, Shady. 679-4542; genesis-gallery.com
  • Maverick’s Young People’s Concert:  Aug. 4 – Elizabeth Mitchell & Family, 11am. Aug. 11 – John Klibonoff, piano, 11am.  $5/pp, under age 16 free. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd., Woodstock. 679-8217; maverickconcerts.org/scjedule.html#August
  • Kingston Museum of Contemporary Arts: Mimi Graminski, Claire Sherwood, & Lindsay Stern. Open Saturdays, noon-4pm. KMOCA 103 Abeel St., Kingston. kmocagallery@gmail.com; Kmoca.com
  • The Artists Way Cluster:  Discussions held on 1st & 3rd Sundays. 11am-1pm. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. 338-0331; askforarts.org
  • Free Gallery Tour with Kevin Cook: Sunday, 8/5, 2pm-3pm. Samual Dorsky Museum of Art, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz. 257-3844; newpaltz.edu/museum
  • Amernet String Quartet: Pre-concert talk with Russell Pratt & Musicians, Sunday, 8/5, 3pm. Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 Russell Platt: “Transport to Summer” for soprano & sting sextet (2010). Tchaikovsky: “Souvenier  de Florence” for string sextet, Op 70. Sunday, 8/5, 4pm. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd., Woodstock. 679-8217; maverickconcerts.org
  • A Tribute to Peter Schickele: Local resident, national treasure, and American composer & performer. Six choirs & a 9-foot concert grand, with Justin Kolb, pianist, and Douglas Martin, director. Sunday, 8/5, 4:30pm. Festival Stage, Parish Field, Phoenicia. Rain or Shine (tent cover). $15, $25 V.I.P. 586-3588; phoeniciavoicefest.com
  • Swing Dance Class: Taught by Linda & Chester Freedman. Monday, 8/6, 6-9pm. Ask for Arts, 97 Broadway, Kingston. Registration for classes & info: 338-0331; askforarts.org
  • The Grandmothers of Invention: Wednesday, 8/8, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $25/Advance, $30 day of. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-4406; bearsvilletheater.com
  • Figure Drawing with Live Model:  James Martin, instructor. Thursday, 8/9, 6pm-9pm. $20; $50/3 sessions (Thursday classes). Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. 338-0331; askforarts.org
  • “Is This Place Great or What”:  Brian Ulrich’s photographs portray contemporary consumer culture; shown in major US museum collections. Thursday, 8/9, 7pm. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock.
  • Woodstock Tango Thursday: Group classes for beginners & intermediate, followed by Practica. Thursday, 8/9, 7:30pm. New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rt. 212, Saugerties. 246-1122; woodstocktango.com
  • 10th Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Gallery Show & Artists’ Reception:  Art, light refreshments. Friday, 8/10, 5pm-7pm. Exhibit II showing thru 9/9. Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd., Saugerties. 246-7493; saugertiesarttour.com
  • Slideluck Potshow Woodstock II: Community potluck dinner of culinary delights & full evening program of curated digital slideshows featuring juried visionary works of photographers  from around the world. Friday, 8/10, 6pm-10pm. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-9957; cpw.org
  • Conductive Fabric Workshop:  Presented by Upstate Recycle. Friday, 8/10, 6:30pm-9:30pm. The Art Riot LLC, 36 John St., Kingston. 331-2421; theartriot.org (under construction)
  • “Elegy for Graveyards”:  Collaborative composer & sound artist Kohji Setoh performs solo works. Friday, 8/10, 7pm. Mount Tremper Arts Festival, 647 South Plank Rd., Mt. Tremper. 688-9893; mounttremperarts.org
  • Catskill Mountain Jazz Series:  Stefon Harris & Blackout: Jazz for the “Here & Now.” Vibraphonist/composer Harris is a 3-time Grammy nominee. $26 general admission. Friday, 8/10 at the Lodge, Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. 254-5600 ext. 1344; belleayremusic.org; ticketmaster.com
  • The Fred J. Johnston Story: This new exhibit was created to celebrate the 200th birthday of the c. 1812 John Sudam House which was rescued from demolition in 1938 by Fred J. Johnston. Friday, 8/10 & Saturday, 8/11, 11am-4pm. Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, 63 Main St., Kingston. 339-0720; fohk.org
  • Pritzker Studio & Gallery:  Open studio for gallery artists. Friday, 8/10 & Saturday, 8/11,  1pm-6pm. Pritzker Studio & Gallery, 257 South Riverside Rd., Highland. 691-5506; pritzkerstudio.com
  • SHOUT! The Mod Musical:  Five gals come of age in the liberating ‘60’s. PG-13. Friday, 8/10 through Friday, 8/31, Thu, Fri, Sat, 8pm, $30; Sun, 2pm, $25. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St., Ellenville. 647-5511; shadowlandtheatre.org
  • “The Liminal Portrait”: Woodstock photographer Richard Edelman’s series of work.  Reception 5pm-7pm.  Thru 10/8. Gallery: Fri-Mon, noon-5pm. Galerie BMG, 12 Tannery Brook Rd., Woodstock. 679-0027
  • 10th Anniversary Party Season Kick Off Fund Raiser: Catered dinner, cabaret, champagne, dessert. Saturday, 8/11, 4pm. Suggested donation $50. Byrdcliffe Theatre, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock. 810-0123; woodstockfringe.org
  • Book Reading by Ken Johnson: Saturday, 8/11, 5pm. $10/$5, members. Woodstock Artist’s Association & Museum, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-2940; woodstockart.org
  • “Self Made Man, Man Made Land”:  Ursula Eagly’s project with 2 dancers & a musician; a collaborative creation. Saturday, 8/11, 8pm. $15. Mount Tremper Arts Festival, 647 South Plank Rd., Mt. Tremper. 688-9893
  • Pousette-Dart Band: Saturday, 8/11, Doors 8pm, Show 9pm. $25 General Admission. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 679-4406; bearsvilletheater.com
  • Carver Blancard Presents: Phoenicia Saturday Night: Saturday, 8/11, 8pm. (Also Oct. 7) Shandaken Theatrical Society, 10 Church St., Phoenicia. 688-2277; stsplayhouse.com
  • Catskill Mountain Jazz Series: Pat Metheny Unity Band: 19-time Grammy Winner, with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez & Ben Williams. Metheny is critically acclaimed as “the most outstanding jazz guitarist of his generation.” Saturday, 8/11, 8pm. $25 (lawn), $36, $46, $56, $66, super premium $99. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. 254-5600 ext. 1344; belleayremusic.org; ticketmaster.com
  • The Sweet Clementines:  Indy Folk Rock. Saturday, 8/11, 10pm. Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, 4 So. Chestnut St., New Paltz. 255-8636; bacchus462@aol.com; bacchusnewpaltz.com
  • 10th Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour: Self-guided tours throughout the Town of Saugerties, featuring 40 artists working in a variety of media & styles. Saturday, 8/11 & Sunday, 8/12. Artists’ studios open 10am-6pm. Free.  For Tour Maps: 246-7493; saugertiesarttour.com
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