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 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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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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