Saturday, March 9, 2019 Kevin McKrell with Brian Melick 8:00pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Celtic folk songwriting legend and Saratoga local Kevin McKrell joined by drummer and percussionist Brian Melick. Kevin is a masterful entertainer and musician who has played festival stages, concert halls, and clubs around the globe, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Given Kevin’s background and with St Patrick’s Day only a week away, the concert is certain to have more than a wee bit of an Irish/Celtic theme.

Tickets are now available. Listen to the song “Greenfields of France” on YouTube.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Conversations with Neighbors Talkin' Trees: A Conversation between an Arborist and a Landscape Architect 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Tom Ingersoll, a certified arborist from Berkshire County, will present an illustrated talk about tree selection, pruning, and planting techniques and share his holistic approach to tree care from an arborist’s perspective. Following the presentation, landscape architect David Dew Bruner will moderate a discussion with Ingersoll about the current environmental pressures on trees and the state of arboriculture in the tri-state region.

Tickets are available.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 Ana Egge and Alec Spiegelman 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

We are please to welcome these talented performers for another concert in our Roots Series. “Every once in a while I hear a voice whose sheer beauty stops me in my tracks. Such was the case the first time I heard Ana Egge,” raves Folkworks.org. Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “[Ana] can write and sing rings around” her contemporaries. See Ana here. Tickets available now.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 The Lustre Kings 7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video.

Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy and an event organizer for Albany Swing Dancing.

Ticket are now available.

April 13-May 5, 2019 4th Annual Members’ Art Show Deadline for Entries: March 8, 2019

Back by popular demand, our Back by popular demand, we are pleased to present our Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show. This show will feature works in all mediums and is open to all Academy member artists. For Submission Guidelines click here.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 The Chapin Sisters 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.”

See The Chapin Sisters here. Tickets are now available.

May 4- June 1, 2019 - Five Saturdays Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan 10am-1pm, $265, registration to be announced

Jamie Cat Callan, author of nine books and creator of The Writer’s Toolbox, brings her famous N.Y.U. workshop, “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain” to Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Jamie has worked with thousands of new and experienced writers as a mentor, guide, editor and muse. No matter what stage of writing you’re in, Jamie will help you unlock the key to your own unique literary style, tune in to your creative voice and move you closer to discovering the themes that will take you through a lifetime of creative exploration.

May 18- June 16, 2019 Annual Botanical Gallery Show Gardens of Delight

Details to follow.

Saturday, May 26, 2019 The 16-and-Under Crowd: Music by Teenage Prodigies Bend the Knottted Oak Chamber Music 3:00-5:00pm, For tickets contact Uel Wade: 518.392.4697: $25, 18 and under free

Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.

For tickets, contact Uel Wade at: (518) 392-4697
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