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2016 PERFORMANCE

WINTER SOLSTICE 2016 with HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
With a sold-out and then-some show many years running, Byrdcliffe’s annual Winter Solstice tradition continued this holiday season. Happy Traum & Friends performed on Saturday, December 17, 8:00 pm at the Woodstock Playhouse. Every year, Happy brings in the region’s best-known musicians to play in the spirit of community and creativity. This year’s performers were: Pat Alger, Darol Anger and Emy Phelps, Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Eugene Ruffolo, and John Sebastian. Proceeds from the event support the ongoing work of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild as a center for the arts in the Hudson Valley. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $67 / $47 / $27

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Photo credit: Steve Wolf.


MARC DELGADO IN CONCERT, WITH SPECIAL GUEST SANDY BELL
On October 29, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented Woodstock rock-and-roller Marc Delgado, whose music, lyrics, and poetry somehow say it all. They are all about people—real ones, dead ones, motel dwellers, the world-weary–and places, with no shortage of lobbies and long roads. Delgado’s performance included his early songs, stripped down versions of the Wounded Knee catalogue, and new music from his upcoming record, Wildwood Road. Opening for Marc Delgado was special guest, songwriter Sandy Bell, who played hauntingly beautiful songs from her record When I Leave Ohio. Read more

Concert Date and Time: October 29, 2016, 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 and $18 for Byrdcliffe members

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Photo credits: photo of Marc Delgado by Alexander Vincent Yerks; photo of Sandy Bell by Rachel Brennecke aka Bon Jane.


AFTERNOON CONCERT WITH NANCY ALLEN LUNDY, SOPRANO, AND DOUGLAS JAY MARTIN, PIANO
Songs by John Cage, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, and Samuel Barber. For the third year running, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present a free concert to its members and those of Maverick Concerts–Byrdcliffe’s collaborative partner in both music and visual art. This concert series is curated by the incomparable Alexander Platt, Music Director of Maverick Concerts. Read more

Concert Date and Time: October 8, 2016, 4:00 pm – reception to follow
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: free to Byrdcliffe and Maverick members – please call 845.679.2079 or email events@woodstockguild.org to let us know if you plan to attend this free concert. Seats are given first to members of Byrdcliffe and Maverick Concerts; if space remains, the event will be opened up to the general community.

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Photo credit: Douglas Jay Martin photo by Lance Evans.


SYLVIA TYSON AND SCARLET RIVERA IN CONCERT
On September 24, Byrdcliffe presented Sylvia Tyson of the famed folk group Ian & Sylvia, and Scarlet Rivera, who made her mark in the rock and roll world as violinist for Bob Dylan’s band. The duo performed at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in downtown Woodstock, where musical performances are combined with a regionally renowned exhibition program. Sylvia Tyson and Scarlet Rivera performed a songbook from the days of Ian and Sylvia, as well as Tyson’s solo treasures. Tyson’s fine voice and legendary songs combined with Rivera’s incomparable violin work made for an unforgettable evening of folk music. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $25 for not-yet members and $23 for Byrdcliffe members

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Photo credit: Sylvia Tyson photo by Lisa Macintosh.


JAZZ FORCE JACK DEJOHNETTE IN CONCERT AT THE BYRDCLIFFE BARN
Jack DeJohnette—drummer, pianist, composer, musicianship defined—has a resume that most musicians would be glad to claim as their own. He has made a career of both solo performance and intensive collaboration: “I like that cooperative spirit,” he notes, “I look for that.” As both a drummer and pianist, he has collaborated with the best-respected names in jazz, from John Coltrane and Miles Davis to Keith Jarrett, with whom he has been working for over 30 years. On August 13, 2016, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presented Jack DeJohnette on piano (performing in the dark as a Catskills thunderstorm caused a widespread power outage) at the historic Byrdcliffe Barn, built in 1902. Mr. DeJohnette donated the performance to the organization in support of its rich programming including exhibitions, artist residencies, and classes in ceramics, dance, jewelry, textiles, and writing. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $50 (includes one beverage)

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Photo credit: Jim Brock.


HAPPY TRAUM, COMING OF AGE IN THE GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLK REVIVAL AND THE WOODSTOCK SCENE (1954-1971)
On June 18 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Happy Traum gave the audience a combination of song and narrative, aided by vintage photos and music clips related to his participation in the New York folk revival, including the legendary 1961 “Folk Riot” in which musicians protested for the right to perform in Washington Square Park. Traum’s eloquent memories of the history he helped to make were part of the performance; the audience also enjoyed the music for which Happy Traum is beloved. Performance at 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20, $18 for Byrdcliffe members. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 for not-yet members and $18 for Byrdcliffe members – SOLD OUT!

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IN CONCERT: AN EVENING WITH JOHN SIMON
On May 14, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts presented the exceptional musicianship of John Simon, a pianist, songwriter, producer, and man of story. In his performance, one in which music meets memoir, Simon tickled the ivories and the audience’s funny bone with his original songs and drew from his manuscript, Truth, Lies, and Hearsay, tales from his life in and out of rock and roll. Bass player Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel accompanied Simon as he played the K/J’s historic 1926 Steinway piano. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 for not-yet members and $18 for Byrdcliffe members

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Photo credit: Kevin Yatarola. John Simon at Joe’s Pub, New York, 2013.


UNUM SUMUS – OPEN MIC NIGHT
On January 30, as part of its Members’ Show UNUM SUMUS, Byrdcliffe’s Second Annual Open Mic Night gave Byrdcliffe’s membership and other area residents the opportunity to flaunt their talents. Singers, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors, pontificators, and more were invited to take the mic. The Kleinert/James’s 1926 Steinway B was rolled on stage for any who liked to tickle its ivories. Byrdcliffe’s first Open Mic, held in January of 2015, brought together singer-songwriters, an operatic vocalist, poets, novelists, essayists, and a phenomenal magician who took the audience on a tour of the supernatural. Byrdcliffe resident Marc Delgado, a musician with a wry sense of humor and crowd-pleasing finesse, emceed the event last year and did so again the second time around. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8:00 pm
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Free

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


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All 2016 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.