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August 2017

Upon the Water

Garry Ianco, violin
Alexsander Dvornichenko, viola
Matthew Way, double bass
Charlie Powers, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Featuring Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major,  D. 667 "The Trout" and more.
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Carnival of the Animals, Jr.

Charlie Powers, cello
Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano
Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato, narrator

A menagerie of animals come alive in whimsical musical portraits by Camille Saint-Saëns and poetry by Ogden Nash. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Presented in partnership with the Crandall Public Library Children's Department.

July 2017

A Night at the Opera

José Adán Pérez, baritone
Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano
Michiyo Morikawa, piano

The stars of the off-Broadway hit ¡Figaro! (90210) present an evening of best-loved arias and duets from favorite operas. Featuring selections from The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte and more. 
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger

1927 silent thriller with live improvised soundtrack by pianist Cary Brown.
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

August 2016

Felix and Fanny: The Mendelssohns

Charlie Powers, cello
Anastasia Robinson, soprano
Sergiy Dvornichenko, clarinet
Christopher Bush, basset horn
Francesca Tortorello, piano
Carol Minor, piano

Program:
Felix Mendelssohn - Concert Piece No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 114
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel - Three Pieces for Four Hands
J.S. Bach - Sonata No. 1 for Viola da Gamba in G Major, BWV 1027
Felix Mendelssohn - Song without Words in D Major, Op. 109
Selected art songs by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free admission; donations appreciated

July 2016

Ukraine's Rising Stars

Featuring visiting artists from the Sonyachne Kolo Festival in Kharkiv, Ukraine:
Alexsandr Dvornichenko, viola/Artistic Director
Ruf Savchenko, violin
with
Sergiy Dvornichenko, clarinet
Anastasia Golenishcheva, cello
Ekaterina Gorkhover, violin

Program:
Beethoven - String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free admission; donations appreciated

Tuney Loons


Family-friendly vintage cartoons from the 1920s with improvised live soundtrack by pianist Cary Brown. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Presented in partnership with the Children's Department at Crandall Public Library.
Free admission; donations appreciated

Steamboat Bill, Jr.


Pianist Cary Brown will provide an improvised live soundtrack to the 1928 silent comedy starring Buster Keaton.

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free admission; donations appreciated

August 2015

Classical to Can Can!


Sahoko Sato, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano
Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato, Assistant Professor of French, Utica College

Join us in this exploration of the Parisian Belle Époque period (1871-1914) with a Summerland Music Society concert. Mezzo-soprano Sahoko Sato performs the melodies of French composers Fauré, Ravel, Satie, Duparc, and Hahn. Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato, Assistant Professor of French at Utica College, will provide insight into this period of vibrant achievements in visual art, science, music, dance, and literature with a multimedia presentation. Also featured are Debussy's Première Rhapsodie, and Petite Pièce for Clarinet and Piano performed by Christopher Bush and Carol Minor. A light reception follows the concert.

A free guided tour of Monet to Matisse: The Age of French Impressionism will be available with exhibition admission.

$15 MWPAI Members; $25 General Admission
Tickets are on sale by phone 315-797-0055 or follow the link below to purchase tickets online.

Song of Love: The Schumanns and Brahms


Anastasia Robinson, soprano
Charlie Powers, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano
with special guest Hillary Parker

The complicated relationship between three celebrated musicians of the Romantic era comes to life through their compositions and letters.

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

July 2015

New York Counterpoint: Andy Warhol and the Downtown Music Scene

Stephen Drury, piano
with Christopher Bush, clarinet
and guest speaker Erin Coe - Director, The Hyde Collection

Art and music collide in this exploration of music by groundbreaking composers who, like Andy Warhol, lived and worked in New York City during the second half of the 20th century. The program will include works of John Cage, Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Frederic Rzewski.

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Safety Last!

Cary Brown, piano

Experience this hilarious and influential 1923 silent film starring comedian Harold Lloyd with live, improvised piano accompaniment.

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

August 2014

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

An Evening of Words and Music
with award-winning author
Andrew Sean Greer
and
Charlie Powers, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Music of Elgar, Kreisler, Messiaen and Glass

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

July 2014

Music of the Belle Époque: Paris 1871-1914

Sahoko Sato, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano
Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato, Prof. of French, Utica College

Music of Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Duparc and Hahn

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

Cary Brown, piano

A unique opportunity to experience Chaplin's 1931 silent film with live, improvised piano accompaniment.

Free admission, donations accepted
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

August 2013

Summerland Movie Society presents Charlie Chaplin's The Kid


Pianist Cary Brown will provide live piano accompaniment for the classic silent film from 1921. Special prelude performance by Christopher Bush, clarinet and Carol Minor, piano.

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free admission, donations encouraged.

July 2013

Summerland Serenade


Jen Herman, viola
Sahoko Sato, mezzo-soprano
Christoper Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt")
Brahms: Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91
Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale
Favorites from the operatic and art song repertoire

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free concert, donations encouraged.

Old World/New World


Garry Ianco, violin
Charlie Powers, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Fauré: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120
Vivier: Piece for Violin and Clarinet
Joplin: The Easy Winners

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free concert, donations encouraged.

August 2012

Summerland Jazz

Dave Kain, guitar
Matt Garrison, saxophone
Lou Smaldone, bass
Eric Hamell, drums
with Christopher Bush, clarinet
and Carol Minor, piano

Original compositions by Dave Kain and Matt Garrison including world premieres of two classical/jazz crossover pieces.

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free concert, donations appreciated.

July 2012

Stars, Stripes and Schumann

Teiber String Trio
Regino Madrid, violin
Derek Smith, viola
Charlie Powers, cello
with Carol Minor, piano

Music Of Sousa, O'Connor, Schumann's Piano Quartet and the world premiere of a new work by composer David Noon.

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free concert, donations appreciated.

Summer Winds (and Strings)

Melissa Baker, flute
Nadav Lev, guitar
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Still: Summerland for Flute and Piano
Debussy: Reverie for Flute, Clarinet and Guitar
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fantasia for Guitar and Piano
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango (selections)
Saint-Saëns: Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet and Piano

Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
Free concert, donations appreciated.

June 2012

Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk, Samantha's Cafe

Summerland co-directors Carol Minor and Christopher Bush will be performing music for clarinet and piano as part of Art in the Public Eye's Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk.

August 2011

Trios and Tango

Charlie Powers, cello
Anastasia Robinson, soprano
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Franz Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Andre Previn: Vocalise
Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour, Op. 21, No. 1
Johannes Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 114

Tickets: $15 floor, $17.50 balcony, $10 students/seniors
Available at the door

July 2011

I Hate Music

Gabriela Diaz, violin
Hillary Parker, soprano
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

W.A. Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K.526
Leonard Bernstein: I Hate Music
Igor Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat
George Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Amy Beach: Ecstasy, Op. 19, No.2
Lawrence Dillon: GPS Lady (world premiere)

Tickets: $15 floor, $17.50 balcony, $10 students/seniors
Available at the door

July 2010

First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls


Marc Szammer, violin
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Music of Still, Beethoven, Piazzolla, Bach and Milhaud

First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls


Jameson Platte, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Carol Minor, piano

Music of Bach, Carter and Beethoven