Saturday, February 9, 2019 “An Evening of Jazz Classics” Presented by Lincoln Mayorga & Rob Fisch 7:30pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

The Spencertown Academy presents An Evening of Jazz Classics with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet). The program will include favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and many more. Fisch explains that, “this core genre is the primary basis for jazz re-interpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music”. He goes on, “many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, I just call it great music.” Also appearing with the group are Capital District jazz favorites Rich Syracuse on bass and Gene Garone on drums. Tickets now available.

Sunday, February 3 Conversations with Neighbors Reinventing Rockwell: An afternoon with Pops Peterson 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Through his acclaimed artwork, Stockbridge denizen, Pops Peterson, boldly imagines Norman Rockwell Paintings through a modern-day lens, rethinking the iconic Four Freedoms. Tickets now available.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Beginning Needle Felting Workshop 2019 with Martha Belardo of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts 1:00-4:00pm. $65

Back by popular demand! Escape the winter doldrums & create your own treasure with a master crafter. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. $65 fee includes all materials, refreshments, too! Register today.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Revels 2019 5:30pm

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Spencertown Revels Fundraiser. Guests support the Academy while enjoying an evening of great food and friends at this moveable feast. We start the evening at the festively decorated Academy for conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then move on to delicious intimate dinners hosted by friends of the Academy in private homes throughout the area. If you would like to volunteer to host a dinner or have any questions about the event, please contact gro.y1550451380medac1550451380anwot1550451380recne1550451380ps@of1550451380ni1550451380 or call 518-392-3693. Purchase tickets now.

Saturday, January 12 “Lee’s 88 Keys” A film about the life and music of pianist Lee Shaw, Albany, NY's Queen of Jazz 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Susan Robbins, the producer of “Lee’s 88 Keys”, will introduce the film and give a short talk on her work with Lee Shaw.The movie will be preceded by a performance of Lee’s music by Wayne Hawkins, a versatile pianist and keyboardist. Order tickets today.
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Friday-Sunday, November 23-25, Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018 Handmade Holiday 2018: Craft As Gift Show 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high quality sale that features jewelry, handmade apparel, quilts, children’s toys, cutting boards, baskets, ceramics, tin sconces, paper crafts, birdhouses, soaps and lotions, holiday ornaments and an array of delectable edibles made by dozens of Columbia, Ulster, and Berkshire area artisans. See the full list of vendors.
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Sunday, November 11, 2018 Kids Need Music Benefit Concert 2018 ¡La Guitarra Fiesta! Guitar performance by Maria Zemantauski 1:00pm. Tickets $25

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Maria Zemantauski, presents a program of classics and stunning originals. Embracing the classical and flamenco repertoire for her foundation, she takes her audience on a musical journey inspired by her flair for experimentation and pure love of the instrument. Join us for an evening of passion, fire and grace. Purchase tickets now.
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Saturday October 20, 2018 Maureen Kelley Stewart Everything's Coming up Roses 7:30pm, Tickets $20 Students $10

Maureen Kelley Stewart, Tom Stewart & Don Rebic present an overview of the works of legendary 20th Century American composer Jule Styne from his distinguished career writing for Hollywood films, Broadway theater and his hugely popular Great American Songbook hits. He wrote hit songs for Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing,  Ethel Merman, Doris Day,Judy Holliday, Barbra Streisand, and Jimmy Durante among many other stars. Tickets are now available.  Continue reading…

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