Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase is in its 26th year of encouraging the development of area youth through the arts. We invite young artists, ages 10-21, who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, or Schoharie county to audition for an opportunity to share their talents with Centre audiences. The performance […]
“You may come for the jazz: clarinet and horns and swingy rhythms, plus Billie Holliday and Duke Ellington classics. But you’ll stay for all the other ingredients in their mélange: fiddles and guitars, bouncy banjo-ukes, weepy country pedal steel, rock-and-roll electric guitar, jug-band kazoo and assorted percussion” —Huffington Post.
One hour Introduction to Harmony Singing workshop with the founders of the Bumper Jacksons!
This landmark project marries Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, with the Voxare Quartet’s ingenuity, musical prowess, and aesthetic sensibilities to create an unforgettable and unique experience.
“With rustic melodies made edgy through piquant harmonies, and in passages of turbulent mechanical chugging, the music neatly corresponded to Vertov’s jumpy barrage of images. The members of the quartet, seated in darkness to one side of the stage, played with precision and passion”—The New York Times.
“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.” Overflowing with emotion and sheer joy for playing, along with acute discipline and a tight sense of unity, it’s no wonder that the Alexander String Quartet has earned a place among the world’s premiere ensembles.