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2014 PERFORMANCE

WINTER SOLSTICE 2014 with HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
Byrdcliffe’s wonderful annual Winter Solstice tradition continued this holiday season with a performance by Happy Traum & Friends on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. This year’s line-up included John Sebastian, Amy Helm, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Mike + Ruthy, Byron Isaacs, Eugene Ruffolo, Ben Vita, and April Traum. 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.
Event Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 pm (please note that the concert is not on a Friday this year!!)
Location: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $65 // $45 // $25

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SIDD by NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT
A modern adaptation of Siddhartha. Set in a modern major city, Sidd leaves the cozy comfort of the “burbs” in order to find the true meaning of happiness in the Big City. The only thing stopping him: The People. The ultimate Goal of SIDD is to create a foundation of a script so that other artists and companies can continue to expand upon it. Sidd encounters many different people, in many different places, at many different moments in order to find happiness and understand pain…
Performance Dates and Times: Saturday, September 27, 8:00 pm and Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $15

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BYRDCLIFFE NIGHT AT THE OPERA
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented: Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera – a gala evening that started with a scrumptious dinner at 5:30 pm at a Byrdcliffe board members’s home, followed by a lively night of music at the Byrdcliffe Theater at 8:00 pm with Maria Todaro and Louis Otey, founders of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. The program included duets and arias by Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Vivaldi. Following the performance there were an auction and a champagne and dessert reception. Opera attire, however you interpreted that, was strongly suggested. We were happy to see close to 100 people for a festive evening of song and celebration.
Event Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 pm, with opera performance starting at 8:00 pm
Location: Dinner at private homes; Opera and Champagne reception at Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $150 // Sponsorships: $500 – $1,000

The Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera was proudly sponsored by:
-Susan and Stuart Auchincloss
-Bruce and Linda Bodner
-Frances Halsband and Robert Kliment
-Katharine L. McKenna
-Abigail Sturges and G. Daniel Perry
-Ann Weigel and Atilla Ilkson
-Sylvia Leonard Wolf and Leonard Levitan

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BYRDCLIFFE FAMILY DAY with BARI KORAL and the PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Bari Koral, Paul Green Rock Academy, and Woodstock Meats co-sponsored a late-afternoon and evening of pop and rock with young and less-young music lovers in mind. Bari Koral, the Paul Green Rock Academy and the Five Points Band all performed that day at White Pines and the Byrdcliffe Barn, with a free sandwich buffet and an aikido demonstration between performances. Read more
Performance Date and Times: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 4:30 and 7:30 pm
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road and Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $12 for Bari Koral; $18 for Paul Green Rock Academy / $25 for both (kids under 12 free)

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ROSWELL RUDD TRIO
Back by popular demand, world class jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd performed at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 26. Rudd’s performance packed the house again this year. The July 26 concert marked the world premiere of Rudd’s Kerhonkson Trio, neighbors and musical explorers, consisting in addition to Rudd of Heather Masse, vocals, and Rolf Sturm, guitar.
Performance Date and Time: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Read an article about Roswell Rudd and his performance at the Kleinert/James in the July Chronogram issue!

Tickets: $20 general admission / $18 for Byrdcliffe members!

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AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL SONG WITH LEO TREITLER, LILY ARBISSER AND HAI-TING CHINN
On Friday, June 6, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented an evening of classical vocals in its Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, in the heart of Woodstock. This lush performance included rarely heard duets by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) for soprano and alto with piano accompaniment, as well as a selection of duets from the operas: The Coronation of Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.
Performance Date and Time: Friday, June 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $25 general admission / $23 for Byrdcliffe members

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ARTBARN PERFORMS “THIS IS A GHOST HOUSE” AT BYRDCLIFFE ART COLONY
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, ARTBARN presented This is a Ghost House. A new piece inspired by the notorious hoarders of Harlem, the Collyer brothers, This is a Ghost House explores the psychology of labyrinths and the lengths we’ll go to hide from ourselves. Read more
Performance Date and Time: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: White Pines, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $25 (includes performance and food)

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LINDA ENDURES AS BOB DYLAN ON HIS 73rd BIRTHDAY
Linda Mary Montano lip synced to Bob Dylan’s greatest hits for 7 hours from a 14 foot lift, outside Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on 34 Tinker Street in Woodstock. Linda Mary Montano is a performance artist who has been interested in the ability of art to address life issues and make them more understandable and bearable. Curated by Alan Baer. Read more
Performance Date and Time: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 12:00 – 7:00 pm (Rain Date: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:00 – 7:00 pm)
Location: Outside BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Price: Free

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Images on left and right: Video stills from Linda Loves Bob, Ione’s Dream Festival, 2008, Alternative Book Store, Kingston, NY; Video Editing: Tobe Carey; Camera: Diane Teramana // Photo of Montano in the middle, courtesy of Annie Sprinkle.

PEDJA MUZIJEVIC
Renowned classical pianist Pedja Muzijevic gave a free performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s many-layered masterwork, Pictures at an Exhibition, and John Cage’s In a Landscape on January 18 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. The performance, generously sponsored by Byrdcliffe board members Henry T. Ford (Chairman) and Paul Washington (Treasurer), began at 6:30 pm, immediately following the opening reception for the exhibition Bolton Brown: Strength and SolitudeRead more
Concert Date and Time: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Price: Free

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All 2014 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.