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2015 PERFORMANCE

WINTER SOLSTICE 2015
Byrdcliffe’s wonderful annual Winter Solstice tradition continued this holiday season with a performance by Happy Traum & Friends on Saturday, December 19, 8:00 pm at the Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock. This year’s line-up included: Happy Traum, John Sebastian, Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Eugene Ruffolo, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines and their band. Plus some “surprise guests”! 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 19, 2015, 8:00 pm
Location: Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $67 // $47 // $27
All ticket sales are handled by the Woodstock Playhouse! If you prefer to purchase tickets by phone or in person, please call the Woodstock Playhouse box office at 845.679.6900.

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MUSICALE: SOL SONATA with RAPHAEL GARRITANO & MARLAN BARRY
On December 12, the Sol Sonata musicale was hosted by a Byrdcliffe supporter who lives just minutes outside of Woodstock in a stunning Arts & Crafts-style home. The musicale’s theme is Early Music—with, however, a touch of James Taylor. The guitar-cello duo Sol Sonata, with Raphael Garritano and Marlan Barry, performed music from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, including Celtic and Gypsy melodies; some modern tunes filled the evening as well. The performance was preceded by cocktails, with dinner after. All proceeds support future arts programming at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Location: A beautiful private Woodstock home; address to be given to ticket holders
Tickets: $65 – space is limited to 40

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HAND/MADE: THE DIGITAL AGE AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Taking the Byrdcliffe Art Colony’s anti-industrial underpinning as its point of departure, the exhibit examines how, in today’s deeply digitized culture, many artists strive to create work that incorporates elements of the handmade or homegrown. Three free performances accompany this exhibition. Curated by Nancy Azara with Katie Cercone and Emily Harris, consultants. Read more

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 18, 2015
Performance: A Thousand Times Thy Light, Sunday, September 6, 5:00 pm, outside the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Read more
Performance: A Roaming Performance, Saturday, October 17, 12:00 pm, starts at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Read more
Performance: In the Making, Sunday, October 18, 12:00 pm, inside the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Read more
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Maria Hupfield, In the Making.


AKIKO KAMIGAWARA and HIROKO SAKURAZAWA
An evening of chamber music with two great Japanese musicians, Akiko Kamigawara (violin) and Hiroko Sakurazawa (piano). Program included work by F.M. Veracini, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Toru Takemitsu, and Sergei Prokofiev. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 ($18 for Byrdcliffe members)

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Photos: Akiko Kamigawara: Alexander Friedman; Hiroko Sakurazawa: Izu Photography.


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 supporter’s home, followed by a lively night of music at the Byrdcliffe Theater at 8:00 pm by world-class opera singers Nancy Ellen Lundy, Maria Todaro and Louis Otey, the latter two founders of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. Following the opera performance there was a brief live art auction and a champagne and dessert reception. Opera attire, however you interpret that, was strongly suggested. We hope you enjoyed a festive evening of song and celebration. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 5:30 pm, with opera performance starting at 8:00 pm
Location: Dinner at private homes (location TBA); Opera and Champagne reception at Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $175 for event ticket, $600 for Benefactor Sponsorship (includes 4 tickets) and $1,000 for Patron Sponsorship (includes 8 tickets)!

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ALF-SCAN: A CONCERT FOR DIGITIZING THE ALF EVERS PHOTO AND DOCUMENT COLLECTION
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented a concert at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 29, 8:00 pm to raise money for the software and equipment that will be used to scan the multitude of documents and visual images contained in the Alf Evers archive. Read more

Performers: Amy Fradon, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, Jules Shear, Marc Black, Tom Pacheco (with Brian Hollander), Ed Sanders, Mikhail Horowitz, Gilles Malkine, Michael Veitch, Julie Last and others.

Event Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $25 ($22 for Byrdcliffe members)

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KATE PIERSON: LIVE AT BYRDCLIFFE
On Friday, August 28, Kate Pierson performed her Woodstock premiere concert of ‘Guitars and Microphones’ in the Byrdcliffe Barn. Local resident, Kate Pierson of the B52’s lent her voice and incredible talent in support of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s efforts to expand the existing Ceramics Studio. We thank the many event sponsors and everybody that joined us for this once-in-a-lifetime intimate evening with the world famous singer/songwriter. Read more

Hear a great WAMC radio interview with Kate Pierson, Monica Coleman and Joe Donahue!

Event Date: Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:30 pm (meet & greet with Kate and cocktail reception at 6:30 pm)
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $75 for general admission ticket; $150 for concert ticket and access to an exclusive meet & greet and cocktail reception with Kate Pierson

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ELISHA ABAS
The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, with its historic Steinway grand piano, seems custom-made for classical Salons of the kind in which Israeli pianist Elisha Abas specializes. Great-grandson of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, mentored by Rubinstein, and having performed with the likes of Zubin Mehta and Isaac Stern, he has played concert halls in Israel, Russia, Germany, and the United States, with piano concertos by Brahms and Mozart, and much of the Chopin repertoire, among his signatures. The program includes works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, and Scriabin.

Event Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:30 pm (doors open at 8:00 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 ($18 for Byrdcliffe members)

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GILLES MALKINE AND MIKHAIL HOROWITZ, “FILLED TO THE GUILD”
A performance to benefit Byrdcliffe’s arts programming.

On May 30, 2015, starting at 6:00 pm, the season’s first musicale, “Filled to the Guild,” starred one of the Hudson Valley’s most beloved music-comic legends. The unlawful act of Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine, now spanning 26 years, includes music, poetry, comedy, parody, satire, songs, theatrical skits, and, as they point out, “repeated cries for help.” Horowitz and Malkine have recorded three albums and a DVD, Too Small to Fail, and have appeared on a dozen anthology CDs. Their hundreds of gigs include appearances at the Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival, and Robert Bly’s Great Mother Festival; they also say they’ve performed at “scads of colleges and universities, clubs, conferences, New Age funny farms, orthodox Jewish rodeos, Irish-Bengali wakes, and burials at sea.”

The event was hosted by a Byrdcliffe supporter who lives just minutes outside of Woodstock in a stunning Arts & Crafts-style home, with expansive gardens and artwork by well-known members of the historic Woodstock Art Colony. The performance was preceded by cocktails, with dinner after. All proceeds support future arts programming at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 pm
Location: A beautiful private Woodstock home; address given to ticket holders
Tickets: $75, includes dinner and performance

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MAYUMI TSUCHIDA
Virtuoso pianist Mayumi Tsuchida, 23, performed on Saturday April 18 at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, including selections from J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartok, and Claude Debussy, in addition to her signature piece: Robert Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Opus 17. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 ($18 for Byrdcliffe members) – please purchase your tickets at the door!

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LUCAS HANDWERKER – THE HIDDEN
Mentalist Lucas Handwerker returned to the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on March 14 to debut his new performance, The Hidden, showcasing the strength and breadth of the mind. The mind’s full potential lies dormant, locked away, like a gem within a safe. Lucas Handwerker was here to offer the key. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:45 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 ($18 for Byrdcliffe members)

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OVERLOOK/HOMEWARD and DON FREEMAN’S ART HOUSE
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, in partnership with interdisciplinary performer Hélène Lesterlin of Studio Reynard, presents a short-term exhibition highlighting artworks created at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony between 1903 and 1918 and important archival material from the collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock, providing the visual context for the premiere of Overlook, a solo performance by Lesterlin. This weekend of Woodstock history will open on Friday evening with a free screening of Don Freeman’s lush documentary film, Art House. Read more

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Free Screening of Art House: Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Reception and Premiere Performance of Overlook: Saturday, February 28, 7:30 – 9:30 pm (Performance begins at 8:00 pm)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Exhibition and film screening free to the public // Reception and Performance cost: $20 ($18 for Byrdcliffe members)

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All 2015 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.