Saturday, January 28, 2017 Spencertown Revels Winter at its Warmest 5:30pm

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Revels Fundraiser. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Academy and then go to a delicious intimate dinner hosted in a private home. Buy your tickets now.

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January 15, 2017 Kids Need Music Benefit Concert 100 Years of Cole Porter 2:00 SOLD OUT 5:00pm Tickets still available

Join Lincoln Mayorga, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, and friends in a celebration of American songwriter and composer, Cole Porter to raise funds to purchase instruments to benefit children in the Hudson City School District. The school has not purchased new instruments for the band in 40 years. Every year there are 30-40 children in the intermediate school (grades 3-6) that want to be part of the orchestra but cannot due to lack of instruments. 100% of the ticket purchase and any additional donations will be used to purchase these instruments. Order tickets for the 5:00pm performance.
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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 2017.

Tickets available here.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 Grant and Twain A true story of friendship and courage Reading of a new play by Elizabeth Diggs 4:00pm

Benefit for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Tickets now available: General Admission: $20, Students: $10

At age 62, Ulysses Grant is bankrupted in a Wall Street swindle. His only hope to restore his honor and save his family is an offer to write his memoirs of the war.

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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. Tickets available here. Further details will be available soon.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 Music of Nat King Cole Teresa Broadwell Sextet 7:00 pm $10-$20

Teresa Broadwell, jazz vocalist, violinist, band leader and arranger, brings her jazz sextet to the Spencertown Academy for an evening devoted to the music of Nat King Cole. Cole’s repertoire included many of the most popular standards of his day, but in addition to his well known interpretations of the gems of his era, Broadwell and her group will be performing some of his rarely heard songs. Her band will feature Mike Novakowski on guitar, bassist Pete Toigo, legendary sax man Leo Russo, Michael Lamkin on piano, and drummer Cliff Brucker. Tickets available here.

Sunday, May 21 Uel Wade Music Scholarship Competition 3:00pm $10 admission

The Uel Wade Music Scholarship for high school students will present six supremely talented young musicians as finalists in the Concert/Competition at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Each will play 12-13 minutes of music. The admission fee of $10 goes directly into the fund, and up to $10,000 will be awarded. The instruments represented are: flute, alto sax, violin, cello, piano, and marimba/xylophone. They will be adjudicated by a panel of professional musicians, who will make their decisions immediately after the concert.
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Sunday, April 30 Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music Concert 4 Musicians, 7 Hands 2:00pm. Tickets available at the door: $20.00, Under 18 is free.

In its latest example of unique programming, BKO Chamber Music will present solo piano music for left hand alone, string trios, and a quartet that combines it all. BKO regulars Mitsuko Suzuki, violin; Ron Carbone, viola; Robert Reed, cello; and artistic director/pianist Uel Wade will perform.

Piano music for the left hand alone was created over the last 150 years. It arose from a variety of perspectives: technical development, injury, compositional challenge, and virtuoso display.
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