The classical music event of the season is certainly the premiere performance of the newly reconstituted Woodstock Symphony Orchestra, a change of name which acknowledges the expansion of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra into a larger ensemble which can perform works from the symphonic repertoire.
Friday, Nov. 2: Mere months after former Sonic Youth bassist and songwriter Kim Gordon led her experimental noise duo Body/Head to the backroom theater at BSP, Sonic Youth’s guitarist, principal songwriter and nominal frontman does the same.
Eula was not at all shy about letting it be known, quite loudly, whether he loved or hated something, aesthetically speaking.
Sunday, Oct. 28: Smith and Belson were legendary experimental filmmakers who met in Berkeley in the late 1940s, and together developed remarkable independent bodies of work in film, painting and recorded sound. Influenced by hermeticism, alchemy and the occult, they were both devotees of Kandinsky’s principles of Non-Objective painting and carried these interests into films. Both were pioneering figures in the development of light shows and psychedelic art.
Opening on Saturday, October 27: Virginia Haggard was an accomplished and interesting woman in her own right who spoke several languages. She was the well-educated daughter of a diplomat and an aspiring artist herself.
Sunday, October 27: The benefit will feature readings and performances by Melissa Auf der Maur, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Aaron Dessner, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Brandon Stosuy, Yelena Yemchuk and Jack Walls.
Tuesday-Saturday through October 28: “If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything,” Fox said. “There’s an analogy with music: If you practice scales as a musician, after a while it’s playing you.”
The Tenth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will return to the Bearsville Theater complex and other venues around the town over the weekend of October 26-28, bringing an almost magical communion with wood and wires to the region that breathes music and reveres the finest instruments.
The Tidewater Center for the arts, sciences and local history, which would incorporate an aquatic classroom for river education; staging areas for citizen-science projects; a meeting hall and performance space; public access for tidewater fishing; a waterworks playground, and finally a kayak launch and way station for local travelers.
The sprawling six-acre bluestone sculpture and museum is located in West Saugerties. Among the new plans on the horizon: establishing artist residencies.