Open Secret, inspired by the Tony Parsons book quoted above, is the intriguing project of keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and composer David Sancious and percussionist, composer Will Calhoun who will be performing the first show of a tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 10 at the Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock.
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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.
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 sprawling six-acre bluestone sculpture and museum is located in West Saugerties. Among the new plans on the horizon: establishing artist residencies.
Pedal-powered leaf-peepers will be treated to some art along the trail.
Hurley-based Osi Audu will be the focus of a rare one-person exhibit opening with a 3 p.m. talk and a 4 p.m. reception Saturday, October 20 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock.
“It’s a fundamental feminist act to make women aware of other women’s achievements,” said Evelyn McDonnell, editor of Women Who Rock, which profiles 104 key female “game changers” in the world of rock and associated genres. Contributors to the book include local music writers Holly George-Warren and Jana Martin, who will both read, along with McDonnell and former Flying Lizards member Vivien Goldman, at the Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock on Saturday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
A look at some of the can’t-miss films that might be lost in the shuffle.
Watching film footage of great jazz musicians in their youth — Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Woodstock’s own Ingrid Sertso and Karl Berger, and many more — is just one of the pleasures of the documentary Karl Berger — Music Mind, showing at the Woodstock Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at the Woodstock Playhouse.
Oct. 10-14: This year’s festival features nine world premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, a dozen East Coast premieres, and eight New York premieres among the 100 plus screenings and dozens of star-studded panel discussions and special events arrayed over five days, as well as special awards being presented to legendary theater and film visionary Julie Taymor and award-winning documentary director Matthew Heineman, known for his eye-opening work on healthcare and opioid addiction crises