Saturday, February 25 Classical Concert Melodious Music to Lift the Spirit 7:30pm $20/$10

Kaori Washiyama (violin) and Daniel Shulman (piano) will preform music that is deeply expressive across several eras. Washiyama, winner of the Lipitzer International Violin Competition, and Shulman, conductor and performer of chamber ensembles across the U.S. and Japan, will perform a variety of violin and piano pieces from Tartini Baroque to Bartok Romanian Dances. Mozart and Schubert will also be featured.

General admission tickets ($20/$10 for students) will be available at the door. As a community event, members’ discounts are not available.

Saturday, March 4, 3:00pm Conversations with Neighbors Helping the Hudson Valley: Where Are We Headed? Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 Academy members, $10 students

This community discussion will explore the current economic state of the region and those bent on improving it for all. Moderated by author David Black, the panel will include Columbia County Supervisor Sarah Sterling, Peter Taylor of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Pierce Sioussat of Bioforce USA. Advance purchase recommended. Purchase tickets here.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 Rob Fisch’s “Intentional Jazz Ensemble” celebrates "A Kind of Blue" 7:30pm

Join this talented quintet as they give tribute to Miles Davis’s 1959 recording Kind of Blue, indubitably a classic. Music critic Fred Kaplan says: “a huge hit—the best-selling jazz album of all time— and the spearhead of an artistic revolution. Everyone, even people who say they don’t like jazz, likes Kind of Blue. It’s cool, romantic, melancholic, and gorgeously melodic.”

Ticket sales to be announced.

April 22-May 7, 2017 Second Annual Members’ Art Show

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22 from 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Back by popular demand, this new show will feature works in all mediums by more than 40 Academy member artists.  More details soon.

May 20-June 18, 2017 ART from FARM to TABLE An invitational multimedia exhibit

An invitational gallery show featuring the work of accomplished regional artists. The theme includes depictions and interpretations in various media of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects, and animals; subjects found in an agricultural environment, which might (or might not!) end up on a table.

Friday, June 16, 2017 Twilight in the Garden Party 6:00-9:00pm

Friends and neighbors paired with delicious food and libations, all served up in a bucolic setting. That is the recipe for the annual Twilight in the Garden Party. Meet new friends and greet the old at this festive kick-off to the summer season. Sparkling beverages and a scrumptious light supper are served. Further details will be available soon.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 13th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour and Garden Market on the Green

Hidden Gardens celebrates the art of the garden with a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts.

The Garden Market on the Green 
is a lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market is to offer the rare, and the unexpected at affordable prices. Click here for information about Hidden Gardens 2016.

Stay tuned for new details of these popular events as they become available.