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PERFORMANCE

The BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (36 Tinker Street, Woodstock) is one of the finest performance venues in the area. The superb acoustics and warm and intimate atmosphere attract a diverse array of exquisite musical talent.

Byrdcliffe tickets policy: we cannot hold tickets or reserve seats for anybody unless the tickets have been paid for. Please be aware that no refunds for any purchased tickets will be possible; all ticket sales are final!

2017/2018 UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

SALON STYLE – OPEN MIC NIGHT
On March 10, as part of the Annual Members’ Show Salon Style, Byrdcliffe’s Fourth Annual Open Mic Night will give member artists and other residents of the Hudson Valley community the opportunity to flaunt their talents beyond the visual. Singers, poets, banjo-players, comedians, story-tellers, actors, pontificators, and variants thereof are invited to take the mic. The Kleinert/James’ historic Steinway B will be rolled out for any who’d like to play. Participation is limited to 15 performers. Admission is free and open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: February 9 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Open Mic Night: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Salon Style


LILY ARBISSER AND LEO TREITLER
Lily Arbisser, soprano, and Leo Treitler, piano: Schumann, Weill, and Piazzolla.

Concert Date and Time: Postponed–check back for new date soon
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $15 general admission or $13 for Byrdcliffe members

lily arbisser and leo treitler
Photo credit: Lily Arbisser’s photo by Arielle Doneson.



2017 PAST PERFORMANCE

WINTER SOLSTICE 2017 with HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
On Saturday, December 16, Byrdcliffe’s Annual Winter Solstice Concert was held at the Woodstock Playhouse. Curated and hosted by New York folk star Happy Traum, the Solstice Concert featured favorite musicians singing a combination of holiday and American classics. It’s a concert to which everyone goes happy, and leaves happier. This year, Zach Djanikian, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Bruce Molsky, Geoff Muldaur, Eugene Ruffolo, John Sebastian, and others performed with Happy, a versatile, entertaining, and culturally edified musician who has been making records for over 50 years. Tickets are $67, $47, or $27, with proceeds from the event supporting Byrdcliffe’s ongoing work as a center for the arts in the Hudson Valley. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $67 / $47 / $27 (plus $3 handling charge)

wintersolstice
Photo credit: Steve Wolf.

We thank our annual Sponsors!

Markertek  Time Warner   Miller/Howard Investments

Village Green RealtyKate's Lazy Meadow   Rondout Savings Bank   Ulster Savings Bank


LOKASPARSA DANCE PROJECTS PRESENTS BONE CHORUS
On Sunday, November 5, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Lokasparśa Dance Projects with Circle of Friends for the Dying presented “Bone Chorus”, shaking out ideas about our mortality to expose what sifts down into raw experience. The choral soundscape and live vocals set the stage for moving explorations of community, solitude, commitment, joy, and the many faces of loss. Read more

Performance Date and Time: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: available at $25, $50 and $100 levels. Net proceeds benefit Circle of Friends for the Dying.

Bone Chorus


WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD’S AWARDS CELEBRATION
On Saturday, September 9, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild held its annual Awards Celebration, this year honoring Rich Conti, Kate Pierson, and Manny Bromberg. There were live performances by Kate Pierson, Gail Ann Dorsey, BETTY, and Susie Mosher. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Donations and Sponsorships: please donate online now!

awards celebration

HARLEM QUARTET (Maverick Young People’s Concerts)
The Harlem Quartet performed at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 12 as part of the Young People’s Concerts, long a Maverick tradition, which are designed for enjoyment by school-age children! Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 am; doors open at 10:30 am
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: free for all young people under 16, adults pay $5 each!

harlem quartet


NATALIE MERCHANT CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HER NEW 10-CD BOX SET
Natalie Merchant celebrated the release of her 10-CD box set The Natalie Merchant Collection with a free event at Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock on Saturday, July 1. The event, presented by The Golden Notebook, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and Radio Woodstock WDST, included an interview with Merchant, an audience Q&A, and a short performance. Following the event Merchant signed copies of the new box set – which were available for purchase. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: Free

natalie merchant


CHRIS MAXWELL with special guests AMBROSIA PARSLEY and JUSTIN TRACY
On Saturday, June 10, singer-songwriter and eclectic popster Chris Maxwell performed at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, with special guests Ambrosia Parsley and Justin Tracy. Rolling Stone magazine has called Maxwell’s music “an invigorating pop mishmash that’s earthy, literate, and melodic.” Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $15 general admission or $13 for Byrdcliffe members

chris maxwell


MARC BLACK: THE HISTORY OF THE 1950s AND 60s THROUGH POPULAR SONG
Favorite folk-rocker and socially conscious lyricist, Marc Black, brought his History of the 1950s and 60s through Popular Song to Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 pm. The program took concert-goers on a joyful trip through these historically defining decades with conversation, song, and a slide show. Black performed songs by artists that ranged from Gene Autry to George Harrison. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 general admission or $18 for Byrdcliffe members

marc black
Photo credit: Doug Goodman.


BYRD & IMAGE – OPEN MIC NIGHT
On January 28, as part of the Annual Members’ Show Byrd & Image, Byrdcliffe’s Third Annual Open Mic Night gave member artists and other residents of the Hudson Valley community the opportunity to flaunt their talents beyond the visual. Singers, poets, banjo-players, comedians, story-tellers, actors, pontificators, and variants thereof were invited to take the mic. The Kleinert/James’ historic Steinway B was rolled out for any who’d like to play. All were invited to take part, not just Byrdcliffe members. Byrdcliffe resident Marc Delgado, a singer-songwriter with a wry sense of humor and crowd-pleasing finesse, emceed the event. Admission is free and open to the public.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Free

marc delgado
Photo: Marc Delgado performs at the 2015 Open Mic; artwork by Eva van Rijn, Susan Togut, and Lucinda Abra.


JACK DEJOHNETTE: CONCERT FOR INNER PEACE
On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented jazz luminary Jack DeJohnette in a solo piano performance, “A Concert for Inner Peace”, at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. The concert proceeds benefit Family of Woodstock, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $25 or 75 (for first three rows) – SOLD OUT!!

jack dejohnette
Image credits: photo on left by William Semeraro; photo on right by Sandrine Lee.


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All 2017 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.