Art & Music

“Madness in Vegetables” at Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

“Madness in Vegetables” at Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

The title “Madness in Vegetables” references a poem by Francis Jammes, a French writer born in 1868, who is best-known for his turn away from the Symbolist movement and toward inspiration drawn from the natural world and a rustic life far from Parisian literary circles. “Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019” shares Jammes’ interest in our otherworldly entanglements with vegetal life and the endless potential for imagination that is found in the darkness of the underbrush and lightness of the overstory.

Bard SummerScape 2019 celebrates Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Bard SummerScape 2019 celebrates Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Among the most anticipated summer pleasures of the mid-Hudson Valley is Bard SummerScape, which uses a celebration of a different particular composer each year as an excuse to unlock a treasure chest full of cultural delights that look both backwards and forwards in time. This SummerScape will focus on a composer best-remembered for his film scores: Erich Wolfgang Korngold. An Austrian Jew and child prodigy who was lauded as a genius by the likes of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss, John Williams credits Korngold’s score for King’s Row as his major influence for the Star Wars scores.