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March 2018

Annual Membership Gathering

Sunday, March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenane Farms, 196 County Highway 10
Meridale, NY 13806 United States
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$25

Please join us for mid-winter drinks, food, conversation, and the all-important business of being a member of The West Kortright Centre!

WKC Members only!

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May 2018

LADAMA

Sunday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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(Latinx contemporary music)
Blending Pan-American traditional music with soul, R&B, and pop, the group creates a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures with sound and story.
Their recently released album hit #1 on both the iTunes & Amazon Latin charts.

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June 2018

Community Celebration of Martha’s Retirement

Saturday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Let the Great Retirement Rumpus Begin!
Join us in celebrating Martha Van Burek & her 31 years as our glorious Executive Director!

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Saturday, June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $30

“A powerhouse country, blues, gospel and honky tonk”—Wall Street Journal.

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Choir! Choir! Choir!

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience. They take a non-traditional approach...the audience is the choir! Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love, offering the proven benefits and good feelings that singing can bring, with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
“Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact”—The New Yorker.

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WKC Summer Solstice Party at Wayside Cider

Thursday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wayside Cider, 55 Redden Lane
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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Join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Wayside Cider in Andes, home of small batch, Catskills-made fine mountain cider!
Featuring a taco dinner on the outdoor grill, live music by The Package, and a cash bar.

Reservations appreciated. $25 (dinner & music)

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Sam Baker

Saturday, June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Sparse, literary songs from the highly acclaimed Texas troubadour.

"Simultaneously beautiful and broken…Sam Baker is an artist worth waiting for"—NPR All Things Considered.
"The Bard of the Workaday World"—Wall Street Journal.

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July 2018

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs Concert

Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Considered one of the most significant creator/performers of the past fifty years and a pioneer of “extended vocal technique,” “site-specific,” and “interdisciplinary” performance, Monk’s groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument has expanded the boundaries of musical composition by creating landscapes of sound. 

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Gala Dance Under the Stars with Ginkgoa

Saturday, July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Outdoor dance party with a live vintage swing-infused electronic band!

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Saturday, July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking.

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August 2018

Shakespeare in the Valley: Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us to celebrate the talents of youth and William Shakespeare at the 31st Annual WKC Shakespeare in the Valley!
Performance & Picnic: Friday 8/3 & Saturday 8/4

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Science Around the House with The Dirtmeister

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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As the name suggests, this show takes a wild and wacky look at some of the science that takes place in and around the home. Using some “Dirt Cheap” materials such as coffee cans, soda bottles, mixing bowls, and even a toilet plunger, The Dirtmeister leads the audience on an exploration of the science behind gravity, air pressure, and sound. All experiments are 100% safe and participants are encouraged to try them at home!
This event is a fundraiser for The WKC. Admission is by donation. (Suggested donation $5–$10+ per person)

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Vieux Farka Touré

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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One of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists plays a blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock.

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September 2018

West Kortright Fair 2018

Sunday, September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Centre’s 13th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.

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The Seldom Scene (bluegrass)

Saturday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $38

The iconic Grammy nominated, Smithsonian Folkways and Rounder Records recording bluegrass band comes to The WKC valley!

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October 2018

Eva Salina & Peter Stan (traditional Balkan Romani music)

Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Balkan Romani (gypsy) music.
“Poised, lustrous”—New York Times
"Darkly glorious”—Pop Matters

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Alexander String Quartet

Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $17

“The Alexander Quartet is destined for greatness,” says the Guardian (U.K.); their concerts make you “live through the music and rejoice with the performers in risks successfully taken.”

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Blake Fleming Trio

Sunday, October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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We'll close out our 2018 season with a trio of talented jazz players. In between songs, they'll share insights about their techniques and creative process and welcome questions at the end of the show. $10 ($13 day of), $7 WKC Member ($10 day of); $5 under 19 Tickets are available online (at the bottom of this page) until 3pm on Saturday, October 27, and at the ticket booth, starting at 2PM on Sunday. Blake Fleming is a percussionist known for…

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