Saturday, July 18, 1PM
Co-sponsored in conjunction with Oneonta World of Learning
Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell are among today’s finest family-focused musicians. These long-time friends–both critically acclaimed artists in their own right–revel in the joy of making music together. They created a collaborative album, Turn, Turn, Turn (2013), along with Mitchell’s family/band, You Are My Flower, and are thrilled to reunite for this special show. Dan Zanes is a Grammy Award-winning performer that People magazine calls the “crown prince of contemporary kids’ music.” Elizabeth Mitchell, a Grammy-nominated Smithsonian Folkways artist, records and performs with her extended family band You Are My Flower– which includes her eleven year old daughter, Storey, and rising star, Simi Stone–to create what NPR calls “some of the most uplifting kids music out there.”
$15; $12 WKC & OWL members; Children under 3 are free
This concert is preceded by a Song-Gathering & Music-Making Workshop with Dan Zanes for ages 5-12
(10AM-noon, separate registration needed) and followed by a meet and greet with the musicians!
“[Zanes is] the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate”––Time magazine.
“Elizabeth Mitchell has bridged the gap between independent rock and post cradle kiddo-core—Gorgeously lucid” —Chicago Reader.
Dan Zanes’ workshop and performance is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through
a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This is our 40th Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!
The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.
The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.
Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thompson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]