2011performance

2011 PERFORMANCE

CATSKILL 45s NEW YEARS EVE DANCE PARTY
Concert date and time: Saturday, December 31, 9:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock

On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2011, the Catskill 45s performed a special dance party concert at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts to welcome in 2012 and help raise funds for Byrdcliffe’s programming. The party started at 9:00 pm.

Tickets were $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

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WINTER SOLSTICE 2011 WITH HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
Concert Date and time: Friday, December 16, 2011, 8:00 pm
LocationWoodstock Playhouse

Byrdcliffe presented its annual Winter Solstice Concert with Happy Traum & Friends, a benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild on Friday, December 16, 2011, 8:00 pm, at the newly renovated Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. This year, Happy was joined byCindy Cashdollar, John Sebastian, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines.

Tickets: SOLD OUT!

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Photos courtesy of Nancy Donskoj.

ESOPUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – THE SOLDIER’S TALE
Concert Date and time: Friday, October 28, 2011, 8:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Esopus Chamber Orchestra presented The Soldier’s Tale at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. A Benefit for the Esopus Chamber Orchestra, joined by actors David Little, Audrey Rapoport, George Tsontakis and dancer Celina Schroer. The evening included a sampling of sweet and savory fare from the Saugerties Farmer’s Market, Hudson Valley artisinal cheeses from the Pampered Cow, and wine donated by Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits.

CONCERT FOR FLOOD RELIEF FEATURING THE CATSKILL 45s
Concert Date and time: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 484 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock

Byrdcliffe, in collaboration with The Catskill 45s, presented a dance party to benefit flood victims of Hurricane Irene. The Catskill 45s played a rare live show – a flood relief fundraiser at the Byrdcliffe Barn on Saturday October 15. The not quite superstar line-up of local musicians featured Robert Burke Warren, Josh Roy Brown, Mark Lerner, Tony Fletcher and Nancy Howell trading lead vocals, guitars and keyboards, with Lukas Lerner on drums. The group came together in 2009 to play a 45th birthday party, performing only hit songs from the host’s birth year, 1964. The massive success of that event was repeated in 2010 and 2011, at which the 45s played sets drawing from 1965 and 1966 respectively.

After Hurricane Irene tore through band members’ hamlets of Mount Tremper, Oliverea and Phoenicia, destroying the homes of friends and neighbors, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Catskill 45s decided to pool resources and raise funds for indispensable local charities. All profits from the concert on October 15 were given to The Phoenicia Rotary Club.

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THE WORLD BEYOND THE WOODS CONCERT SERIES FEATURING MIKE & RUTHY
Concert Date and time: Friday, July 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and The Woodstock Music Shop presented The World Beyond the Woods Concert Series at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts featuring Mike & Ruthy. Sponsored in part by WDST Radio Woodstock 100.1.

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WOODSTOCK BEAT 2011 – JULY 4TH WEEKEND – 20TH ANNUAL CONCERT
BYRDCLIFFE and the Woodstock Chimes Fund presented the Woodstock Beat 2011, a Benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Concert Date and Time: Saturday, July 2, 2011, 8:00 pm
LocationMaverick Concert Hall
The Canadian Brass and NEXUS Percussion at the Maverick Concert Hall

The world renowned, award winning group, Canadian Brass performed selections from their recently released top selling CD, “Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America”, on Saturday, July 2, 2011, 8:00 pm at the Maverick Concert Hall. Celebrating the Fourth of July weekend with the great standards of American music, the stage was shared by the outstanding ensemble, NEXUS Percussion.

Read an article on the Woodstock Beat by Paul Smart in the Almanac Weekly (June 30, 2011)!

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Photos courtesy of Steven Cambron.

BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
A Benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild at the BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Concert Date and Time: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

In recognition of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, Byrdcliffe hosted the Third Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration, Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Happy Traum returned to host this very special benefit concert featuring an eclectic mix of the area’s best musicians. Tracy BonhamKate TaylorCarl NewmanTim MooreMike & Ruthy, Jason Sarubbi and Sean Schenker of The TrappsDoug YoelAlex Caton and Pete WinneConnor KennedyKelleigh McKenzieKyle EspositoRobin Ludwig and Matt Stauffer joined forces performing a collection of Bob Dylan tunes.

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Photos courtesy of Nancy Donskoj.

PEGGY SEEGER AND PETE SEEGER IN CONCERT
A Benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Concert Date and Time: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 8:00 pm

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented a very special benefit concert featuring Peggy Seeger and Pete Seeger, on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 8:00 pm at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Proceeds of the event support the ongoing work of Byrdcliffe as a center for the arts and a community for artists in the Hudson Valley. Golden Circle tickets, priced at $100 for seats in the first four rows also included an after show reception with the artists.

This was the only time Peggy and Pete Seeger performed together during Peggy’s 2011 US tour and provided a rare opportunity to see them in the intimate setting of the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. “I’ve chosen my March/April tour venues so that I can see old friends and so that I can play a concert with my brother Pete.” said Peggy, “And … what better place to hold that concert than Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, the iconic organization that has hosted and sponsored folk music for decades?”

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Photos courtesy of Jeremy Powitz, Center for Photography Woodstock.