This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Maria Riccio Bryce who discusses her musical production Home Again which deals with her hometown of Amsterdam, NY. The production can be seen February 21-23 at Amsterdam High School. Proceeds benefit Amsterdam Free Library. [Read more…] about Musical Highlights Amsterdam History
The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA), has announced “Romantics to Ragtime: A Celebration of Song, Poetry and Art,” a concert set for Saturday, February 15th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The concert, exploring the culture of the 1820s-1920s, features the music of Stephen Foster, Amy Beach and Scott Joplin, and Spirituals. [Read more…] about Romantics to Ragtime Concert at Ten Broeck
The Seward House Museum has announced Parlor Music Concert: A Musical Journey Through the 19th Century, with tenor soloist Pablo Willey-Bustos, on Sunday, November 24th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
From the setting of the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Willey-Bustos’s performance will transport listeners across the musical landscape of the 19th century. A reception with the artists follows the performance. [Read more…] about Parlor Concert: A 19th Century Musical Journey
The Buffalo History Museum is set to welcome Tyler Bagwell, local folk singer and writer, on Wednesday, November 6th, at 6 pm, for “Low Bridge, Everybody Down: Buffalo’s Story in Song.”
The program is a history of Buffalo from 1812-1912 told through the battle dirges, lake shanties, murder ballads, canal hollers, underground railroad songs, and courting tunes of that period. [Read more…] about A Folk Singer & Writer Interprets Buffalo’s History
The NYS Writers Institute is set to welcome filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola for the Albany premiere of a restored and re-edited The Cotton Club, and a conversation with Writers Institute founder William Kennedy, who co-wrote the film’s original screenplay.
The film is set around Cotton Club, a popular New York City nightclub in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue. Coppola’s restored and re-edited film adds 30 minutes of footage not in the original release, including several high-energy musical and dance numbers, and an expansion of the black characters’ stories and performances. Coppola spent half a million dollars of his own money re-editing it.
Evan Pritchard, best-selling Native American author and musician, is set to lead an illustrated lecture on the development of local Native American music from lithophonics to shakers, drums and flutes, on Saturday, July 27th, at noon, at the Historical Society of Woodstock. This event is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Native American Music History Program in Woodstock
An old fashioned 1930s Lost Catskill Farm Hoedown has been set for Saturday, July 27th, from 5 to 9 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.
Back in the 1930s, neighbors, family and friends shared good times socializing and dancing to live music during warm summer evenings. The Museum is inviting everyone to join with them to recreate those times at an old fashioned 1930s country hoedown. [Read more…] about Time and the Valleys Museum Hoedown July 27th
Accomplished Woodstock personalities Happy Traum, Barbara Pickhardt, Gilles Malkine, Rennie Cantine and Michael Birnbaum are set to share their astute, moving and often hilarious experiences of the Woodstock music scene in a panel discussion, “The Impact of Music on Woodstock Culture,” moderated by town historian Richard Heppner, on July 13 at 12 pm. [Read more…] about Impact of Music on Woodstock Culture Discussion Saturday
On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States of America.
The Schoharie County Historical Society will celebrate the 230th Anniversary of that inauguration with a special performance by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, on Saturday, June 15 at 7 pm at the Schoharie Presbyterian Church. [Read more…] about Musicians of Ma’alwyck Performance in Schoharie
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced the return of the Putman Porch Music series for its fifth year starting on Thursday, June 6th at 6 pm. This series invites local musicians to spend an evening on the historic Putman Canal Store porch. Putman’s store building is located at Yankee Hill Lock on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing, 553 Queen Anne Road. [Read more…] about 5th Annual Music Series at Schoharie Crossing