RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET
In a Performance of Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, March 28, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

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

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts. Marius Petipa and Ivan Vsevolojsky wrote the story of the ballet. It was based on Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood".

The Russian National Ballet has been bringing timeless ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company used their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet, focusing on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works which continue to enlighten, inspire, and entertain audience across the continent.


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BEEP
Windmill Theatre, Australia

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
@ 3:45 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020
@ 4:30 pm

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

A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little. In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone like it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, band…down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast and the village’s daily routine? Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? When Beep runs into trouble, will Mort and the other villagers be able to help her? With Windmill Theatre’s trademark design, gentle music and puppetry, BEEP tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town. Director Sam Haren says: “…this story is about community, family, friendship and what happens when someone new comes to town.” For Grades PreK through 3rd.

Founded in Adelaide, Australia in 2002, Windmill Theatre Co. is a leading producer of quality theatrical work for children, teens and families. Over the last 16 years Windmill has entertained more than 650,000 young people. BEEP features Windmill’s trademark inventive design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry in a quirky and fun tale of unexpected friendship and finding one’s place in the world.


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ABBEY ROAD
by The Beatles

Scott Petito,
Music Director

Saturday, May 9, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

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

One of the most important albums of the last 60 years and the biggest selling Beatle record of all time.

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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ACADEMY OF FORTEPIANO PERFORMANCE

Resident Artist Concert

Saturday, May 23, 2020
@ 8:00pm

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

The renowned faculty of the Academy of Fortepiano Performance present a rich and diverse program of music played on historical pianos from the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum, Steven E. Greenstein collection. The sound world of Mozart, Beethoven and other are brought to life as music is performed on the instruments of their time.

Featuring faculty members Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, Yi-heng Yang (fortepiano) and Cynthia Roberts (violin). Special guest fortepianists are First and Second Place Prizewinners of the Sfzp International Fortepiano Competition.

Audrey Axinn is a sensitive and vibrant performer who has played solo and collaborative recitals at many venues throughout North America and Europe. She is currently residence faculty at Tianjin Juilliard School, Tianjin, China.

Maria van Epenhuysen Rose, a native of the Netherlands, is a brilliant performer on historical pianos, covering a wide range of repertoire. She also holds a PhD in musicology from New York University and has published many articles on piano performance practice.

Yi-heng Yang is a ardent proponent of using historical instruments to bring the literature of the piano to life. She teaches at Juilliard and Mannes and has recently released recordings of the music of Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Cynthia Roberts is one of America’s leading baroque violinists and has appeared as soloist, leader and recitalist throughout North America, Europe and Asia.


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THE DOUBLE DISTRESS

A Dramatick Evening in London circa 1700

FEATURING THE LABYRINTH BAROQUE ENSEMBLE

Saturday, June 13, 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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GARTH FAGAN DANCE
50th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

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

Known around the world for his groundbreaking choreography of Broadway’s The Lion King, Garth Fagan is acknowledged as one of the most dynamic artists working in the field today.


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OMNY TAIKO DRUMMERS

Saturday, July 4, 2020
@ 6:30 pm

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

This performance is FREE!

This is a very popular performance and seats fill up quickly. We highly recommend that you reserve your seats in advance: click Buy Tickets to reserve your seats today!

Come experience the powerful vibrations of Grammy Award Winner Koji Nakamura and OMNY Taiko’s traditional Japanese Taiko drumming. Taiko drumming is a spiritual art. The sound of the Taiko drum is as pure and fundamental as the heartbeat and therefore has the power to cleanse ourselves and our surroundings. Percussion instruments are often the first to be adopted by a culture – it is thought that Taiko drumming may go back as far as 2,000 years! OMNY Taiko’s members come from very diverse backgrounds, but all have a passion for sharing the beauty of Taiko with the world. As OMNY sounds like the prefix “omni” which means “all”, their motto is “We all play as one to unite the hearts of all.


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NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE:
Soul Music

Saturday, July 18, 2020
@ 7:00 pm

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

National Dance Institute returns to Catskill Region this summer to conduct a two-week dance intensive for local children. This year's theme celebrates the legendary performers and musicians who merged gospel and rhythm & blues to create SOUL MUSIC, a genre of music that inspired a generation and became the soundtrack of a social revolution. The program will culminate in a joyful performance featuring local students, with special guest dancers from NDI's Celebration Team in New York City. Colorful banners created over the many years of our collaboration will provide a backdrop for the performance. This is a high energy event that draws large crowds every year!


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TIME FOR THREE

Saturday, August 8, 2020
@ 8:00pm

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

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world.

The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members — Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass — carry a passion for improvisation, composition, and arrangements, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.

To date, the group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series, to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to residencies at the Kennedy Center, to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. Recent Highlights include Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, sold-out concerts with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime time hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” Time for Three traveled throughout Europe as a highlight act of the 2016 NOTP (Night of The Proms) tour.

Tf3’s high-energy performances are free of conventional practices, drawing instead from the members’ unique musical backgrounds. The trio also performs its own arrangements of traditional repertoire and Ranaan Meyer provides original compositions to complement the trio’s offerings.


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Saturday, August 15, 2020
@ 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 16, 2020
@ 2:00 pm

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

The magic returns to the Orpheum Theatre this summer with CMF’s spectacular production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which premiered during the summer of 2019. This unique production, conceived by former Metropolitan Opera ballerina Victoria Rinaldi, transports the audience to an enchanted wood to witness what hilarity unfolds, when fairies meddle with the love lives of mortals. All ends well with a triple wedding and gala ballet. Dancers from the country’s most elite dance programs join with students of CMF’s Orpheum Dance Program and don gossamer fairy wings in this midsummer comedic ballet. Actors, under the direction of theatre artist Zach Gibson, provide comedic scenes and narration from Shakespeare’s play. The acting melds beautifully with the charming choreography by Margo Sappington and Victoria Rinaldi, and the Mendelssohn score is sumptuous, creating an evening that is a perfect combination of spoken word and dance.


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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 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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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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