Coming up in 2023…
We are thrilled to announce our first concert of the season which will take place on Saturday May 13 with Yasmin Williams.
One of the top 10 of the best performers at Newport Folk Festival in 2021 according to RollingStone and named one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world by Guitar World in 2022, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Yasmin Williams has a compositional style that incorporates tapped harmonics, bowing, percussive strikes, alternative tunings, and even tap shoes. Her “radiant sound and adventitious origins have made her a key figure in a diverse dawn for the solo guitar” —The New York Times.
Tickets will go on sale soon so watch this space, in the meantime take a look at her videos and website below:
The Nude Party will be playing at WKC on Saturday May 27.
A septet formed at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina playing electro-pop and stripped down country. The Nude Party has performed with Orville Peck, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. They have given concerts at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees and Newport Folk Festival. Their Communal Catskills studio is not far from the West Kortright Centre and we are excited to have them perform here as the last concert on their new album tour.
TICKETS: We are transitioning to a new ticketing software that will streamline and make the ticket purchasing experience better for everyone. We want to make sure the system is fully up to date and working before we go live to avoid unnecessary confusion. We expect ticket sales to launch on or around March 1, keep an eye out for more updates in upcoming newsletters and social media posts.
The West Kortright Centre is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. This grant will support the project Waking Song led by local artist Jesse Wilson. Waking Song will be a collaboration involving area students with the aim to create a sonic and visual transformation of a section of the Catskill Scenic trail between Stamford and Hobart in the fall of 2023. This grant is one of 262 Challenge America awards totaling $2.62 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with the West Kortright Centre and artist Jesse Wilson strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”
For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
We will share more information about the project via our newsletter and website as it unfolds.
in the Western Catskills
Set in a bucolic rural valley in the northwestern Catskill Mountains of New York State, The West Kortright Centre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in arts programming, featuring a diverse blend of world-class concerts, workshops, art exhibits, and community events.
Now a historic landmark, our elegantly renovated 1850s church provides a unique, intimate and acoustically excellent space to absorb the finest cultural programming, as well as offering a showcase for local young people, and a variety of workshops for all ages. Click here to learn about upcoming events.