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West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
607-278-5454

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May 2017

Opening Acts Auditions: Young Artists Showcase 2017

Sunday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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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 or reading would be limited to five minutes prior to a professional production. Applications will be considered in any of the following categories: dramatic scenes;…

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$180 - $210

Fiction 39

Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This popular Fiction Writing workshop welcomes writers of all ages and experience levels.
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
May 24, 31, June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19
(No class on June 7th)

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Gallery Opening: Christine Alexander, Lanny Harrison, & Lenny Failla

Friday, May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Collage & Paintings by Christine Alexander, Lanny Harrison, and Lenny Failla.
Receptions sponsored by Brewery Ommegang

Opening reception, Friday, May 26, 5–7 PM
Exhibit runs through July 8.

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$11 - $24

The Ebony Hillbillies

Saturday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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As one of the last black string bands in the U.S.—currently based in the concrete hills of NYC—the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that many forget was a key element in the genesis of all the music we cherish as uniquely American—jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock and roll and country.

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June 2017
$12 - $28

The Gibson Brothers

Sunday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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"Bluegrass superstars" (New York Times)
Winners of numerous International Bluegrass Music Awards, including entertainer of the year, song of the year and album of the year.

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July 2017
$370 - $420

Shakespeare 2017

Wednesday, July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This extremely creative four week ensemble acting workshop will culminate in two fully staged productions on July 28 and 29 following the 6 PM Introduction to Acting performance and picnic dinner.

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$90 - $110

Theater Games 2017

Monday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Teamwork, self-confidence, storytelling, body awareness, and a sense of adventure are developed as children learn to take to the stage and transform it using their bodies, voices, and imaginations. The workshop concludes with a performance for family and friends.

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Gallery Opening: Erik Schoonebeek

Friday, July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Working primarily through small-scale painting Schoonebeek aims to elevate the mundane and celebrate the surreal nature of both personal and collective human experience.

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$11 - $26

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Los TexManiacs

Saturday, July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty, oh-so-dance-able TexManiacs groove!

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$150 - $170

Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2017

Tuesday, July 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Tuesdays–Fridays, July 18–28, 11 AM–3 PM
Interested in working behind the scenes?
This workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on July 28 & 29.
Ages 12-19

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Introduction to Acting 2017 (FULL)

Tuesday, July 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Please contact caitlyn@westkc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

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$170 - $190

Costume Design 2017

Tuesday, July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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2017 YOUNG PEOPLES' THEATER ARTS WORKSHOPS:
COSTUME DESIGN (two week workshop)
TUESDAYS–FRIDAYS, JULY 18–28
Ages 12–19; Pre-registration required
An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions on July 28th & 29th.

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$11 - $27

DakhaBrakha

Saturday, July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B. This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites.

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$11 - $17

JP Harris & Chance McCoy

Sunday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Picnic & Performance)

Friday, July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Friday & Saturday shows!
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The 30th Anniversary of our Young People's Theater Arts Workshops and Shakespeare in the Valley!

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August 2017
$11 - $26

Daymé Arocena

Sunday, August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Dayme is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music. Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness – Dayme channels the elements in service to her audience and culture.

“Ms. Arocena unites cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots”—New York Times.

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$11 - $24

Racines

Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This French Music supergroup draws its inspiration from the music of southwest Louisiana and pays tribute to its pioneers with classic Cajun, Creole, zydeco, and swamp blues songs.

Each band member is an acclaimed musician in his own right; seeing them perform together as Racines is a rare treat!

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$55 - $100

Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & Williamsburg Paints

Students ages 13 and up will benefit from the considerable skills of two well-known artists who live and paint in these hills. Participants of all levels (no prior painting experience necessary) will work outside, painting the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre and The Centre itself.

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September 2017

West Kortright Fair 2017

Sunday, September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us for our 12th Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!

Music, food, and country fun fair

Sponsored by CADE, Pure Catskills, Townsquare Media, and The Daily Star

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$11 - $24

The Rahim AlHaj Trio

Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj perfectly blends traditional and modern music with breathtaking skill and emotion. Joined by santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf, this 2-time Grammy nominee translates the haunting sorrow, joy, angst, passion, and determination that he has experienced and witnessed in his lifelong struggle against injustice — as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and today as an American citizen—into soulful and passionate music.

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