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duhks009_editThe Duhks (rhymes with shucks) make a splash landing at the Opera House this July. The Boston Globe is calling them “Canada’s premier neo-tradsters” because they borrow from multiple traditions to create their hypnotic sound. The Duhks are one of the Canadian neo-folk scene’s most influential roots acts, earning the band a Juno Award and Grammy nomination for their brand of neo-Celtic-Cajun-Folk fusion that merges world-beat, blues, urban-pop and old-time with “wild-eyed invention and spine-rattling groove.” They play at the Earlville Opera House on Sunday, July 12th at 8 pm.

Hailing from Winnipeg, the Duhks feature virtuoso fiddle and banjo licks apt to resonate with all fans of traditional music. Len Podolak, one of the band’s founders, leads with Appalachian-influenced clawhammer banjo. “Known for his charisma and giant smile, Leonard Podolak’s specialty is the 5-String, open back clawhammer banjo, the instrument he learned from his father Mitch, founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival…Leonard plays old time music on the banjo, but with so many influences in his playing that include Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Quebecois, Cajun, Zydeco, Old-Time Appalachian, Bluegrass and beyond. He clogs, hambones, sings, tells stories and nurtures a great time in whatever room (or field) he plays.” CKUA Radio

He is backed by innovative percussion from drummer Kevin Garcia, whose kit looks like something out of Dr. Seuss. Meanwhile, songbird Jessee Havey’s register dips and soars with gospel-tinged grace and soul. The band’s permanent new lineup now also includes Québécois multi-instrumentalist Colin Savoie-Levac on guitar and the Swedish fiddling phenom Anna Lindblad on violin.

Themes of lost love, trials and tribulations, and sweet salvation are all tackled. Last year, The Duhks released their first studio album since 2008, entitled Beyond the Blue. On it, “the band’s dynamic genre-in-a-blender approach feels as fresh as ever,” according to New Canadian Music’s Noah Siegel.

“A tasty blend of..folk traditions with hard-grooving world beats, country, bluegrass, jazz, and a healthy injection of catchy, soulful pop.” —Paste

“A tasty blend of..folk traditions with hard-grooving world beats, country, bluegrass, jazz, and a healthy injection of catchy, soulful pop.” —Paste

On stage, a compelling spirit of playfulness infuses their performance reflecting the Duhks’ spirit, energy and complete fearlessness to try new things. The Duhks received a Juno Nomination for their first CD, won a Juno for their second recording, and won a Grammy for their part in a Stephen Foster Compilation, all the while becoming darlings of the US acoustic music scene.

Don’t miss an evening with these exciting and virtuosic players on Sunday, July 12th, at 8pm. Admission is $25 for nonmembers, $23 for members, and students are discounted to $20. Premium pricing applies for the front-most four rows. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit our three Earlville Galleries with three new quilt exhibits and the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists showcasing everything from jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and hot coffee and tea.
For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

Never heard the Duhks’ music?  Go to the Listening Party at Good Nature Brewing in Hamilton on Sunday July 12 before the show!  From 5-7pm on Sunday evening prior to the show, Brandon “Freddie” Frederick and folks at GNB will be playing the The Duhks on their stereo and offering $1 off year-round drafts to ticket holders and EOH members. More Listening Parties are planned all summer!

 

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Summer15Symphor!a will kick off the Hamilton Village Concerts in the Park on Thursday, July 9th at 7:30 pm on the village green in Hamilton, New York. Before the concert, the Earlville Opera House will host an Instrument Zoo for children and families starting at 6:30pm on the green. Make your summer plans to include this beautiful evening in the historic setting of the village green of Hamilton!

Come early to enjoy a picnic in the park or Hamilton’s local restaurants! No tickets are necessary for these free events. Bring a blanket or lawn chair! This concert will go on rain or shine; the rain location is confirmed at the Colgate Field House on NYS Route 12B (on the Colgate University Campus).

Symphor!a will be presenting seven summer concerts in July with the first on the Hamilton Village green on July 9th and the last in Rome, NY on July 25th.   Lawrence Loh, who officially joins Symphoria as music director in September after serving most recently as resident conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra says, “Whether you’re a fan of well-known classical composers, Broadway show tunes, great choral works or creative collaborations, this season will surprise the community with all we have to offer. Our extraordinary musicians will perform something for everyone to enjoy.” More information about Symphor!a is at http://www.experiencesymphoria.org/

20140710_183457 zoo crBefore the concert at 6:30pm…EOH is growing audiences for Symphony music and new musicians! The Earlville Opera House will be hosting an INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO for children and families during the hour before the concert starts starting at 6:30pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to meet the wild instruments and the daring musicians who tame them!

The Hamilton Concerts Committee will have liner notes for the concert online at http://hamiltonconcerts.com/ with thanks to Jennifer Meyers (they’ll be posted soon on this site).

Liner notes are also online on the Earlville Opera House website at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/PubData/EOH.001/PDFs/Symphoria%202015%20Program%20Notes.pdf

EOH GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS SERIES WORKSHOP:

This sample board shows some of the different techniques of marbling with Golden Artists Colors paints

This sample board shows some of the different techniques of marbling with Golden Artists Colors paints

The Earlville Opera House presents this summer’s GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS SERIES WORKSHOPS. These classes are taught with Golden Artist Colors paints and expertise!  Sam Golden started local company in 1980; they now sell their products around the world. Their mission has been to work with artists to produce excellent high quality acrylics and art materials that meet developing needs in the field.

“Marbleizing Paper and Fabric” will be on Tuesday, July 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The process of hand marbling paper was a closely guarded secret, and even today, marbling can be frustrating to learn.  Thinned paints are floated on a thickened medium, manipulated to create patterns, and then the pattern is transferred to a prepared paper, cloth or other substrate.

Some marble prints hanging to dry on a clothes line.

The class will show you how to prepare your materials, balance colors, and create intricate patterns.  Supplies, substrates and Golden Artist Colors Acrylics provided with the fee for marbleizing paper.  If you wish to work on fabric, please contact us so that the easy prep of your fabric can be done before the class.  The techniques are the same after the fabric is prepped.

Michael Townsend is an artist and employee of Golden Artist Colors, Inc. He has been with Golden over 20 years, working in the Quality Control, Research & Development, Custom Product Development, and Technical Support Departments. Michael has a BA of Studio Arts from Mansfield University, where he studied printmaking, silk-screening, sculpture and painting.

Michael has experience in mural painting, spraying, marbling, substrate preparation, varnishing and many other artist applications. In his own work he enjoys painting everything from abstracts to landscapes, using everything from paint and brushes, to airbrushes and digital tools. Michael enjoys demonstrating and teaching other artists how to use methods and materials in their own artwork.

The tuition for the workshop is  $50 and includes $10 materials fee – all materials provided for working with paper. Scholarships are available for teens to take this class.

Advance registration is required for all workshops so that we can have your materials ready for the class.  These classes will be at the Earlville Opera House at 18 East Main St., Earlville, NY 13332

To register or for more info call 315-691-3550.

Or fill in this online form, enter $50 tuition amount on the first line, then fill in “Marbleizing” class in the message box at the bottom

For more information, visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com .

The possibilities and palettes are endless!

The possibilities and palettes are endless!

Link to Golden: http://www.goldenpaints.com/

The next class with Mike Townsend of Golden Artist Colors is Creating Painted Floor Cloths on Tues 8/11The evening class will meet from 6 to 9 pm.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

Mark you calendars…getting ready to tune up our 1893 Chickering Baby Grand here at EOH for a marvelous Stephen Sondheim production!

Moss Island Sounds

Putting It Together - Poster

Moss Island and The Earlville Opera House present

Putting It Together
Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim

Friday, July 24 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 25 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 26 – 3:00 PM

$17, $15 Member, $12 Student

Tickets available online and via The Earlville Opera House

http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com
315-691-3550
18 East Main, Earlville, NY 13332

Janet Engle * Kathleen Krumbach
John MurphyNicholas Williams * Chris Bord

Director – Pat Stone
Music Director and Choreographer – Christine Krumbach
Pianist – Mary Sugar
Stage Manager – Sarah Bord
Lighting – Susan Bord

Putting It Together was first presented in 1992.  Sondheim had long resisted putting together another revue, following his 1976 hit Side by Side by Sondheim.  This is the 1993 Manhattan Theatre Club version, which marked Julie Andrews’ return to the NYC stage after more than 30 years absent.

The action takes place at an all-night, black-tie party in a penthouse…

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July 11th – August 29th, 2015

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Regional Quilt Artist Norma Lamb’s The Road Less Traveled. Her quilts were featured last summer. All quilts are welcome for the show whether contemporary or traditional.

Local quilters please drop off your quilts to exhibit at the upcoming Regional Quilt Celebration show at the Earlville Opera from July 11th – August 29th. Last year’s quilt show at the EOH galleries had over 700 visitors!

The Regional Quilt Celebration show will be in the EOH West Gallery at the same time that the annual “Contemporary Art Quilts” exhibition runs in the East Gallery. The dates for all three exhibits are from July 11 – August 29 with Openings on SATURDAY, JULY 18th from Noon to 3 pm to coincide with the Earlville Community Days Celebration.

All quilts must be received on or by July 3rd for hanging. Please bring them in a protective bag with a label on your quilt and bag to keep them safe in the drop off and return process.

Please call if you have any questions. Quilts should be labeled and an exhibition form should accompany your quilt so that it can be safely returned to you. The forms may be filled in at the EOH gallery office at the time of drop off or downloaded from www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or if you would like one to be mailed, call the EOH at 315-691-3550.

Current EOH hours for dropping off quilts are Tuesdays – Fridays 10-5, and Saturdays 12-3. The Earlville Opera House Art Center is located at 18 East Main Street at the intersection with NYS Route 12B

Quilt loan form: direct link

http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/PubData/EOH.001/PDFs/regional%20quilt%20loan%2015.pdf

Kathie Webster's Adirondack Chairs

Kathie Webster’s Adirondack Chairs

Led by the writing talents of Graham Sharp and Charles Humphrey, the Rangers produce songs that remain bluegrass in feel and execution, but tackle a wide range of themes and cultural side roads...AllMusic Review

Led by the writing talents of Graham Sharp and Charles Humphrey, the Rangers produce songs that remain bluegrass in feel and execution, but tackle a wide range of themes and cultural side roads…AllMusic Review

When it comes to bluegrass, few acts can seamlessly merge old-timey instrumentation and soaring harmonies with modern sensibilities like the Steep Canyon Rangers. Though the devilishly talented sextet rose to prominence thanks in part to its affiliation with actor and comedian Steve Martin, these days the Steeps are widely known for fearlessly setting the vanguard for what bluegrass should be in modern times. Join them at the Earlville Opera House on Sunday, June 28th at 8pm.

Since setting the music world ablaze with 2011’s Rare Bird Alert, the Rangers have played A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Carnegie Hall. They netted the International Bluegrass Association’s award for Entertainer of the Year (in 2011, with Steve Martin), and even a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for 2012’s Nobody Knows You. Their 2011 collaboration with Martin was nominated for the same award.

The band releases their upcoming new album “Radio” in August.  They are releasing the title track now in a premiere on Speakeasy. Link to preview it at Radio by Steeps.  “Led by bright fiddle and tight, interlocking harmony vocals, the track is a wide-eyed tribute to the magic of discovering music over the airwaves, with sly references to other songs salted into the lyrics.”

“Though the tune is steeped in the bluegrass that has made the sextet an in-demand live draw, banjo player and singer Sharp says the album has a wider range. “‘Radio’ travels the dial from top to bottom,” he says “The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass.”

Produced by Jerry Douglas, “Radio” is the band’s ninth studio album and the follow-up to the Steep Canyon Rangers’ 2013 release “Tell the Ones I Love.” Wall Street Journal

The Steeps:  Woody Platt – Guitar, Lead Vocals;  Mike Guggino – Mandolin, Vocals; Charles Humphrey – Bass, Vocals; Graham Sharp – Banjo, Vocals; Nicky Sanders – Fiddle, Vocals and Michael Ashworth – Percussion

You Tubes:

Long Shot

Have Mercy

Knob Creek

The band is known for their "“Hunger” showcases those famous, tight bluegrass three-part harmonies, and “Graveyard Fields,” an instrumental whirlwind of speed and technique, explodes with sawing strings and precise finger-picking." Emma Schkloven

The band is known for “tight bluegrass three-part harmonies, and  instrumental whirlwinds of speed and technique” that “explodes with sawing strings and precise finger-picking.”

Their latest project, released in March of this year, is the single Test of Time, featuring both Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. All proceeds from Test of Time will benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation.

Join us for an evening with these exciting and virtuosic players on Sunday, June 28th, at 8pm. Admission is $35 for nonmembers, $33 for members, and students are discounted to $30. Premium pricing applies for the front-most four rows. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit the Earlville Galleries and our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists showcasing everything from jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and hot coffee and tea.

For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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Stand and Deliver:

“Two of the important developments in the first half decade of the 21st century are the greater influence of other cultures in the popular mix and the new generation of independent artists who possess the creativitiy and freedom to incorporate those sounds in unique, attractive ways. One of the leaders in this progression of popular music is Martha Redbone…” Chris Rizik, SoulTracks.com

Martha Redbone brings her rocking, soulful blues and charismatic vocals to the Earlville Opera House on Saturday, June 13th at 8 pm. Redbone has been a leader in a “new generation of independent artists who possess the creativity and freedom” to incorporate their heritage into the progression of popular music. Her rock and R&B influences integrate “a strong undercurrent of Redbone’s Native American heritage.” 1 Her latest project, Garden of Love, with verses penned by 18th century English poet William Blake set to haunting Appalachian string band melodies was the Vox Pop winner of the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Concept Album. The Martha Redbone Roots Project is generously sponsored by Seven Oaks Clubhouse Restaurant and media sponsor WAER FM 88.3.

Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets. The Martha Redbone Roots Project will be a quartet for this performance and includes Aaron Whitby, piano with Alan Burroughs, guitar and vocals, and Charlie Burnham, violin, harmonica.

“Martha Redbone’s music chronicles the crossroads of the American experience,” offers Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR. “Born in Kentucky and of Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American descent, Redbone combines folk, Appalachian, soul and Native tradition in a group of settings of poetry by William Blake – a startling idea, perhaps, but one that brims with potency and freshness.”

Independent Music Award-winner Redbone makes both a departure and a return to roots with this project, trading the wilder electric blues she’s become known for the subtle power of this culture- and continent-crossing exploration. Join us for an evening with Miss Redbone and her band on Saturday, June 13th, at 8 pm. Admission is $20 for nonmembers, $18 for members, and students are discounted to $15. Premium pricing applies for the front-most four rows.

“A truly hypnotic and eloquent roots Americana exploration. The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake beautifully and unexpectedly matches two powerful voices; two centuries, continents, and cultures apart. The mastermind is Martha Redbone, an Independent Music Award winner renowned for blending Native American vibes from her Cherokee and Choctaw background with R&B grooves, blues and dashes of Appalachian folk.” ALL MUSIC

The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit the three Earlville Galleries featuring Tina Dillman, Anne Cofer and Sheila Smith exhibits and our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists showcasing everything from jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and hot coffee and tea.

For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

Take A Listen:

You Tubes for Martha Redbone from Garden of Love

On Another’s Sorrow

The Garden of Love

How Sweet I Roamed https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=WRNK-_nIDvw

From more rocking days in 2007 Divine Cool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87arUslg8OM#t=39 

Martha Redbone Roots Project is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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