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A Tribute to
JONI MITCHELL

Scott Petito,
Music Director

Saturday, August 29, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

“one of the greatest songwriters ever”
—Rolling Stone

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century".

Scott Petito is an award winning composer, producer and engineer. He is a gifted bassist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed on hundreds of recordings in many musical styles. Scott has become particularly well known for his work in the folk and jazz genres, working with such musicians as; James Taylor, Pete Seeger, The Band, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron and Dave Brubeck.


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TAPESTRY
The Carole King Songbook

Featuring Suzanne O. Davis

Saturday, September 5, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

You will feel the Earth Move under your feet with this show.

This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. You will be transported back to the iconic image of her multiple Grammy winning album of 1971. The concert performance will also bring to life many hits from the Broadway musical smash, ‘Beautiful’

The Tapestry show performs all the music from the Tapestry album, and also features many songs that Carole King and her husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote in the 1960’s. They proved to be one of the most successful song writing teams in pop music history, composing more than 400 songs recorded by over 1,000 artists. These artists include: The Drifters, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Donnie Osmond, Aretha Franklin, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, and the list goes on...

Some of the Hit songs you will hear:
I Feel The Earth Move Sweet Seasons Tapestry It's Going To Take Some Time Pleasant Valley Sunday Only Love Is Real Smackwater Jack  One Fine Day It's Too Late Way Over Yonder Been To Canaan Up On The Roof Chains You've Got a Friend Beautiful  Go Away Little Girl Where You Lead Home Again Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Locomotion Natural Woman I’m Into Something Good


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THE DOUBLE DISTRESS

A Dramatick Evening in London circa 1700

FEATURING THE LABYRINTH BAROQUE ENSEMBLE

Saturday, September 5, 2020
@ 8:00pm

Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter

Back by popular demand, Labyrinth Baroque presents a staged story-in-a-story – a dramatic evening set in a night at the theater in turn-of-the-eighteenth-century London. The characters vie for affection and applause in a world where orange-sellers in the aisles carry flirtatious messages between box seats and into the wings. Featuring songs and instrumental numbers by Henry Purcell and John Eccles, and accompanied by lutes, baroque violins, recorders, and triple harp.
Now in its fourth summer at the Catskill Mountain Foundation, Labyrinth Baroque delights audiences with its mixture of florid virtuosity and comedy, solidly grounded on authoritative scholarship and a thorough command of historical performance practice. Led by Richard Kolb (Music Director) and Tracy Cowart (Stage Director), the ensemble brings to life the ravishing beauty and wry wit of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century chamber music on period instruments.


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WE WILL DANCE AGAIN

A Production of the Orpheum Dance Program

A VIRTUAL PRODUCTION TO BE RELEASED ONLINE

Saturday, September 12, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Tickets are FREE, but pre-registration is requested. Donations to the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Orpheum Dance Program are welcome.

Click on Buy Tickets to register. Instructions for accessing the live stream will be sent to registered participants the morning of the event.

As the Catskills reawaken amidst the ongoing pandemic, Victoria Rinaldi, director of the Orpheum Dance Program, continues to evolve the dance program. Ms. Rinaldi is now online, teaching her students from the Community Dance Class, and coaching her private students in home or private studio spaces including the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Red Barn in Hunter. With schools closed and performances cancelled, We Will Dance Again is the wish of all dancers. To support these dancers and to bring an exciting performance to our audience from the Catskills and beyond, the Catskill Mountain Foundation has commissioned a 30 minute film to be released in September. Dance solos and duets will be performed and videotaped at the Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center in Tannersville under strict social distancing requirements. Small, socially-distant community ballet student groups will dance with professional dancers outdoors, performing the final scene of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Alumni of the Orpheum Dance Program, as well as professional dancers, will perform their own choreographed contemporary dances. Sam Meredith, who is a professional videographer among his many other professional talents, will record and edit all performances into one spectacular night of dance.

Participating Professional Dancers Will Include:

Anabel Katsnelson and Carlos Gonzalez from American Ballet Theater will perform the Act II pas de deux from Swan Lake.

Nikita Boris and Eli Gruska will perform Grand Pas Classique. Nikita was the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Nutcracker in 2015 and 2016, and danced the role of Hermia last year in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nikita is now a member of the Cincinnati Ballet.

Dawn Gierling Milatin of New York Theater Ballet returns to dance the role of Titania with Marko Micov of Milwaukee Ballet as her Oberon. They will be joined by students from the Orpheum Dance Program, who will appear in the finale of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


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Treasure Hunt
No Strings Marionette Company

Thursday, October 15, 2020
@ 4:00 pm

Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter

All aboard this swashbuckling hunt for treasure, where Jim is lured out to sea in search of adventure and excitement. Little does he realize the unusual experience about to unfold. Jim sets sail aboard the Golden Nugget with Captain Timbershin. A wild ocean storm throws Jim overboard, where his underwater odyssey begins.

With an enchanted kiss from Jewel, a young mermaid, Jim is able to breathe under water.

In no time, this dry-lander is faced with peculiar difficulties. These include a giant clam, a fish that swallows him whole, an electric eel and an angry octopus guarding his treasure. Jewel and Jim encounter King Neptune and discover that his domain, and all its underwater inhabitants are threatened by pollution poured into the water from above. Jim must find what is lost and convince his people to take better care of their lakes and oceans so that creatures above and below the water can live in harmony.

Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have toured America together for over sixteen years. Their traveling stage transforms any space into an intimate theater, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike.

With puppeteers in full view, the audience sees how the puppets are brought to life. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic. Shows begin with an interactive song featuring audience members, and finish with demonstrations sparked by the audiences' curious questions.


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A Tribute to
THE BAND
The Brown Album

Scott Petito,
Music Director

Saturday, November 21, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

An important album in the melding of folk, blues and rock and the beginning of the “Woodstock” sound.

Scott Petito is an award winning composer, producer and engineer. He is a gifted bassist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed on hundreds of recordings in many musical styles. Scott has become particularly well known for his work in the folk and jazz genres, working with such musicians as; James Taylor, Pete Seeger, The Band, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron and Dave Brubeck.


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"Great Music for Harp, Flute and String Orchestra"

Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra

Robert Manno, conductor
Jacqueline Kerrod, Harp
Sato Moughalian, Flute

Saturday, November 28, 2020
@ 8:00pm

Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter

The Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra returns for their traditional Thanksgiving Holiday Concert at the Doctorow Center for the Arts.

The program includes:

Vaughn Williams: Variants on Dives and Lazarus for Strings & Harp
Elgar: Sospiri for Strings& Harp
Debussy: Danses Sacree et Profane for Harp & String Orchestra
Robert Manno: Petit Voyage en Nostalgie for Flute, Harp & String Orchestra (Premiere of Orchestra Version)
Howard Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp & String Orchestra
Jacqueline Kerrod: New Work for Harp & String Orchestra (Premiere)
Sibelius: Elegie for Strings from King Christian Suite
Vaughn Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis for Two String Orchestras

Since 2000 the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of composer and conductor Robert Manno, has earned accolades and national attention through the many broadcasts of its live performances from the Windham Chamber Music Festival and Catskill Mountain Foundation over American Public Media’s Performance Today. The orchestra is comprised of the finest musicians from the New York area and includes current and former members of the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, NYC Opera Orchestra, NYC Ballet Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other esteemed New York area ensembles.

Robert Manno is Co-Director of the Windham Chamber Music Festival, an award-winning composer, and an acclaimed conductor whose many performances from the Windham Festival and the Catskill Mountain Foundation have been featured nationally on Performance Today. The Atlanta Audio Society has described him as “a composer of serious music of considerable depth and spiritual beauty.”

Described as “exceptionally virtuosic and sensitive”, harpist Jacqueline Kerrod is perfectly at home across multiple genres. She has performed in some of the major venues in the US and Europe, is a member of the American Modern Ensemble (AME) and also is a member of the pop duo Addi & Jacq who recently won Battle of the Boroughs and were crowned “Best Emerging Band” in NYC by NPR-WNYC. As a native South African, she is passionate about commissioning and performing music written by South African composers.

Flutist Sato Moughalian has a multi-faceted career, performing as a chamber musician, solo and orchestral player, and is active in the New York new music and freelance community. She joined Quintet of the Americas in 1999, is a core member of American Modern Ensemble, has appeared as guest with numerous groups, and has toured on five continents. She serves as solo flute of Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Français de New York, and the Colonial Symphony. She has performed as guest principal flute with groups including American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony, and the Orquestra Sinfonico do Estado São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Moughalian is a member of MAYA and is Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble.


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THE NUTCRACKER

FOUR PERFORMANCES:

Friday, December 11, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 12, 2020
@ 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 12, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 13, 2020
@ 2:00 pm

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

The Catskill Mountain Foundation, in cooperation with former Metropolitan Opera ballerina Victoria Rinaldi, choreographer Margo Sappington and Eugene Petrov, Artistic Director of Petrov Ballet, presents the world’s favorite ballet, The Nutcracker!

The CMF Nutcracker, now in its sixth year, has become a holiday favorite of residents of the surrounding Catskills and Hudson Valley. Featuring ballet stars of the future, this spectacular production has become one of the finest professional Nutcrackers in upstate New York.
In this special holiday production, Petrov Ballet, along with select guest artists, will dazzle in the major dance roles. Victoria Rinaldi works with the community to stage the party, battle, angels and Mother Ginger.

The Nutcracker is the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against a Mouse King. According to folklore, nutcrackers represent power and strength and bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The story of The Nutcracker is a dream about good triumphing evil through the goodness of heart of a young child. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted by E.T.A. Hoffman’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”.


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