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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!

2018 UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

JAY COLLINS and THE NORTHERN RESISTANCE with special guest CHRIS BERGSON
Woodstock-area saxophone player, vocalist, flautist, and songwriter Jay Collins will perform with his band The Northern Resistance at the Byrdcliffe Barn, Saturday August 4, 2018. Blues guitarist and songwriter Chris Bergson will perform as a special guest of the band. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 general admission or $15 for Byrdcliffe members and students – please purchase your tickets online now!

Jay Collins
Photo credits: photo of Chris Bergson (second from left) by Christian-Albrecht Groddeck; photo of Jay Collins (on the right) by James Rice.


LILY ARBISSER AND LEO TREITLER
On Friday, August 24, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents an evening of classical song in its Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street. The soloist is Lily Arbisser, a soprano who has performed the title role in Handel’s Theodora, the role of Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, and as the soprano soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Ms. Arbisser will be accompanied on the Kleinert/James’s 1926 Steinway by pianist and musicological scholar Leo TreitlerRead more

Concert Date and Time: Friday, August 24, 2018, 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 – please purchase your tickets online now!

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


SITAR MAESTRO USTAD SHAFAAT KHAN
Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian Classical musician who has performed at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia, and Japan. In 2010, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival; he also shared a televised concert stage with Ray Charles in Germany. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar, and tabla. He is the son of Ustad Imrat Khan, known as one of the world’s greatest players of the surbahar.

Concert Date and Time: Friday, October 26, 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

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2018 PAST PERFORMANCE

RAMP ROMP: A BENEFIT CONCERT TO BUILD A RAMP FOR THE BYRDCLIFFE THEATER
When Byrdcliffe’s historic buildings were constructed from 1902-1903, founders Ralph and Jane Whitehead were thinking about spaces where artists could work in quiet solitude surrounded by mountain views: accessibility for people with disabilities was not, at the time, an acknowledged necessity. As the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild works toward the goal of making all of its spaces accessible, the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, used by regional theater groups throughout much of the year, is a major priority. Ramp Romp was an evening of music and comedy featuring Gilles Malkine and Mikhail Horowitz, Sandy Bell, and Paul McMahon. Proceeds from Ramp Romp will go towards building a wheelchair ramp at the Theater. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $30 general admission or $27 for Byrdcliffe members; $45 VIP seats (first 2 rows); group discount: $23 per person if you buy 4 tickets or more

ramp romp


SALON STYLE – OPEN MIC NIGHT
On March 3, as part of the Annual Members’ Show Salon Style, Byrdcliffe’s Fourth 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. Participation is limited to 15 performers. Admission is free and open to the public. Emceed by Sabrina Asch.

Exhibition Dates: February 9 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Open Mic Night: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 pm, emceed by Sabrina Asch
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

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All 2018 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.