Saturday, June 2, 2018 Rachelle Garniez: Songs, Streams, NYC Dreams 7:30pm $20 general admission $10 students

Genre-fluid native New Yorker Rachelle Garniez is known as a certified free spirit. She is at home in many worlds, from busking on street corners to performing on stages around the globe. Rachelle has released 6 albums of original material; her influences range from Tin Pan Alley classics to klezmer, roots and Latin flavors. Her story songs have been described as “romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious.” (The New York Times). See Rachelle Garniez videos on YouTube: Just Because You Can, Jean Claude van Damme, and Flat Back. Tickets now available. Order tickets now.
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Sunday May 27, 2018 Bend the Knotted Oak 3:00pm, Admission is $25/under age18 free.Tickets available at the door

Bend the Knotted Oak, the chamber music group,will present “Music From Revolutionary Russia.” The quartet is led by pianist Uel Wade and features Mitsuko Suzuki (violin: Albany Symphony), Ronald Carbone (viola: St. Luke’s Orchestra; principal: American Ballet Theater), and Robert Reed (cello: Detroit Symphony; CUNY Assoc. Professor).

A BKO musical evening has been described as including “the smell, the taste, the culture out of which the works of art have come.” This side of the experience is supplied informally, and often with humor, by Wade’s pre-music commentary.
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May 26-June 17, 2018 Woodlands and Wetlands Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 4:00-6:00pm

Six artists, using different media and themes of Flora, Fauna, Water have stunningly and thoughtfully paid artistic homage to the living environments of Woodlands and Wetlands. Featured artists: Jacqueline Altman, James Coe, George Dirolf, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Roger McKee, and Burdette Parks.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Conversations with Neighbors What It's Worth: An Insider's Look at Today's Antique Market 2:00pm $20/$10 students

The distinguished panel will include Rupert Fennell of Stair Gallery, private consultant and appraiser Barbara Deisroth, and Daniel Farrell who is a consulting producer for Antiques Roadshow. Author Mary A. Nelen will moderate the discussion and tea and sweets will be enjoyed by all. Admission is $20 general admission, $15 for members, and $10 students. Order tickets now.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Intentional Jazz performs: A Jazz Timeline 7:30pm, $20/$10 students.

In recent years, Rob Fisch has brought several jazz groups to the Spencertown Academy. This year, he brings to life a celebration of a historical timeline of jazz with special guests Peg Delaney on piano, Bill Delaney on upright bass and drummer Gene Garone. With selections dating back from the 1910s through generations, “Intentional Jazz” will highlight well-known selections and genres including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock, “free jazz”, and contemporary jazz as well as original compositions. The group will pay homage to the likes of Ray Henderson (Bye Bye Blackbird), Johnny Green (Body and Soul), Rogers and Hart, Gershwin, Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and more. Purchase tickets now.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Portrait of an Artist 5:00pm Featuring a benefit performance by Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas All Event Tickets: $100, Raffle Tickets $25 each

This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country. The proceeds from the event will exclusively benefit the current fundraising campaign to restore the Academy building. The portrait will be raffled off at the end of the evening at the cocktail reception following the performance. Advances reservations are required. Tickets now available.

April 21-May 13, 2018 Third Annual Members’ Art Show Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Back by popular demand, and bigger than ever, we are pleased to present our Third Annual members’ Art Show. This show will feature works in all mediums by over 50 Academy artists. We hope that you will visit the Gallery to see current works from our talented community.

April 10-May 15, 2018 Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs Six consecutive Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Course fee: $250. Members: $200 members.

Everyone has a unique life. A Memoir shapes the experience of that life into a personal narrative using words and images that resonate beyond the personal to the universal. The true story of one’s life reveals us to ourselves and connects us to each other. A personal or family memoir is a treasured legacy that often resonates for a wider audience one has never met. The goal of the workshop is for members to help each other shape a true story of 30-60 pages or more. Limited to 10 participants. Click here to register. Registration required by April 7.
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