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2019 Performance Series

Sunday, May 26 @ 8:00 pm

May 26
Sunday, 8 PM
Flor de Toloache

Mariachi & More

Don’t miss our first concert of the 2019 season!
This Latin Grammy®-winning ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet. Their edgy take on traditional Mexican music has been featured as an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, at Coachella, and at legendary venues worldwide.

“Top-notch musicianship, mariachi swagger for days, and a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you’d hope for”–NPR Music.

$32 ($36 day of); $28 WKC Member ($32)
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June 8
Saturday, 8 PM
Joan Shelley with special guest Sam Moss


Singer/songwriter Joan Shelley’s warm, mellifluous voice and acoustic guitar evoke old-time country, ’60s folk, and Appalachian folk traditions. Her graceful melodies and poignant lyrics create timeless, quietly minimalist songs that attempt to express complex emotion and address difficult questions about life, love, lust, and existence itself.

With an opening set by special guest Sam Moss

$20 ($25 day of); $18 WKC Member ($22)
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June 22
Saturday, 8 PM
Sona Jobarteh

West African Kora Music

With her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies, world-renowned vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh presents West African musical traditions in an easily accessible way–”blending traditional music, blues and Afropop to impressive effect” (The Guardian).

The Kora, a 21-stringed African harp, is an important instrument in the traditions of the Manding peoples of West Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau). It belongs exclusively to griot families (hereditary musical families), and only those who are born into one of these families have the right to take up the instrument professionally.

$28 ($32 day of); $24 WKC Member ($28)
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July 6
Saturday, 8 PM
Mohsen Namjoo

Iranian fusion

Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a visionary artist who seamlessly blends classical Persian setar with electric guitar, bass, and drums, and fuses modern rock and blues vocal techniques with traditional Persian avaz (singing).

$32 ($36 day of); $28 WKC Member ($32)
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July 13
Saturday, 8 PM
Epic Outdoor Dance Party with the Ryan Scott Band


$15 ($18 day of); $12 WKC Member ($15)



August 10
Saturday, 8 PM
Sam Reider and the Human Hands


A “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) that breaks down any remainingboundaries between jazz, folk, bluegrass, and chamber music. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed an accordion-fronted “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”

$25 ($29 day of); $22 WKC Member ($26)
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August 17
Saturday, 8 PM
Town Mountain


Raw & soulful, with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves reviews for their hard-driving sound, original songwriting, and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances. “A fresh perspective on fast-fingered traditional bluegrass, with forays into rockabilly and old-school country”—Rolling Stone.

$32 ($36 day of); $28 WKC Member ($32)
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September 1
Sunday, Noon–6 PM
West Kortright Fair 2019

Music, food, and country fun

Co-sponsored by  Pure Catskills, The Daily Star

Join us for our Labor Day party extraordinaire! 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 (band names). Graze all day on fresh local fare and fabulous baked goods, shop for one-of-a-kind items from local artisans, peruse a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services (to benefit The WKC), bid on artwork in our gallery, and keep the kids entertained with lots of games and activities. Rain or shine. Pay-what-you-can. (Under 10 are free.)


September 21
Saturday, 7 PM
The Murphy Beds

Irish Folk Revival

“Beautiful, crystalline songs…taking what’s best of the classic Irish folk revival without falling into any of its clichés”—Huffington Post. The Murphy Beds (Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. Whatever the source–songs of Irish travelers, Arkansas spirituals, or their own compositions–O’Leary & Hamer’s arrangements feature the same carefully wrought interplay of voices and strings.

$17 ($20 day of); $15 WKC Member ($18)
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October 19
Saturday, 7 PM
Horszowski Trio

Chamber Music

Sponsored by WSKG Public Media

“The Horszowskis are power players. … Memorably monumental”—Los Angeles Times.
Jesse Mills (violin), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), Rieko Aizawa (piano)

$18 ($22 day of); $15 WKC Member ($18)
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This performance is part of the annual Weekend of Chamber Music in the Western Catskillsa collaboration between the West Kortright Centre and Friends of Music of Stamford, NY. The Horszowski Trio’s West Kortright Centre performance is followed by another world-class chamber music event the next day: Friends of Music presents Rachel Lee Priday (violin) and Marija Stroke (piano) on Sunday, October 20 at 3PM at the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street Stamford. Details at friendsmusic.org


Advance tickets can easily be purchased on our website westkc.org or by calling (607) 278-5454

New membership perk: no online ticketing fees!

Youth ticket pricing for all concerts: $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under

Advance ticketing closes 24 hours before show start time. We’re trying to reduce our paper use and will not have paper tickets for this year’s events. Your name will be on a list at the ticket booth.

Ticket booth opens one hour before the show; doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Bring a picnic to enjoy before the show or enjoy food from a local food vendor! (depending on availability)


New this year, the West Kortright Centre presents free family-oriented events:

The Songbird Sessions

donations welcome


July 14
Sunday 2 PM
Arm of the Sea Theater: The City That Drinks The Mountain Sky

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and by a grant from Delaware County Tourism & Development.

The epic tale of New York City’s water supply, presented in the elemental beauty of mask & puppet theatre. Youngsters and oldsters alike will enjoy plenty of visual punch and timely wit. Bring your own lawn seating. Rain (under a tent) or shine (open air). Picnickers welcome! Ty’s Taco-ria will be serving food, beginning at noon.


July 20
Saturday 3 PM
The Bright Siders

Family Music

This interactive & educational family-friendly music show presents music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience engagement.

This event is part of the WKC 2019 Songbird Sessions- a series of free family-oriented events, as well as A Day of Free Family Fun in East Meredith. Our neighbors at Hanford Mills Museum are also offering free admission to all families on this day! Visit hanfordmills.org for more information.




Sunday, May 26
8:00 pm
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West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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