This season will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the last Romantic, with an exploration of his chamber music and of the rich trove of Central European music at the dawn of the 20th century. They will also renew their commitment to American music with new and recent repertoire, from the cutting-edge work of young composers to America’s master of the string quartet, Elliott Carter.
Alexander Platt, Music Director of Maverick, joins us to tell us more.
The Woodstock Writers Festival is a collection of writers and their readers who meet for the weekend in Woodstock, NY from April 3-6th. It is the 4th annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on fiction, biography, journalism and a look at the writing of memoir.
Among the writers who will be on hand are Steven Tobolowsky, Jennifer Clement, Domenica Ruta, MK Asante, J. Michael Lennon and Henry Bushkin. To tell us more we welcome Festival Organizer Martha Frankel and festival headliners Abigail Thomas, Kitty Sheehan and James Howard Kunstler.
The Paul Green Rock Academy is a performance based, interactive music school, built on a method honed over the past 17 years. They believe that the best way to teach most anything, and especially music, is with a hands on approach. Their entire school is dedicated to getting kids playing music in an as authentic way as possible.
Paul Green, founder of The School of Rock, opened The Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, NY about a year ago. On April 8th and 9th the Paul Green Rock Academy will perform at The Bearsville Theatre with special guest, Jon Anderson – playing the music of Yes.
Performing Arts of Woodstock is a not-for-profit year-round local theater organization presenting new and established plays since 1964. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, PAW is the oldest, continuously running theater organization in the history of Woodstock!
Their production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten runs through this weekend.
We are joined now by Nicola Sheara, the director of A Moon for the Misbegotten, and Kimberly Kay, who play Josie Hogan in the show.
Maverick Concerts, America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival and winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, thrives on the love of great music and the spirit of its unique site in the unspoiled woods. The rustic 1916 concert hall is ideally suited to chamber music and the intimacy of live performance.
This is Maverick’s 98th Season and they are focusing on the great 20th century British Composer, Benjamin Britten, who spent the summer of 1939 in Woodstock.
Maverick Concerts Music Director, Alexander Platt, and Publicity Director, Mary Fairchild join us to tell us more.
In addition to their legendary year-round program these summer camps for children ages 5-18 are an incredible opportunity for experienced music students and beginners alike. Their camps offer specialized opportunities and incorporate writing, performance and production.
This summer they're offering Rock Strings with Tracy Bonham, Making a Rock Album with Marco Benevento, Analog Recording with Aaron Freeman, Percussion camp with Jason Bowman, and Songwriting with Gail Ann Dorsey.
It is the 4th annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on spirituality, comedy writing, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll and discussions on poetry, the short story, and a look at the writing of memoir.
Among the writers who will be on hand are Cheryl Strayed, Lydia Davis, Philippe Petit, James Lasdun, Abigail Thomas, Ann Hood, Christa Parravani and many more.