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;…Find out more »
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)
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.
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.Find out more »
"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.
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Working primarily through small-scale painting Schoonebeek aims to elevate the mundane and celebrate the surreal nature of both personal and collective human experience.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
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.
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.Find out more »
An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.Find out more »
The 30th Anniversary of our Young People's Theater Arts Workshops and Shakespeare in the Valley!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 StarFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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