Monthly Archives: June 2016

shakers image1Join Treehouse Shakers, an award-winning dance and theater company, with their newest work, Under the Tangle, performed live at the Earlville Opera House Saturday July 16 at 7 PM. Choreographed and directed by Emily Bunning, Under the Tangle takes family audiences on a theatrical journey that is filled with surprise, wonder and discovery.

Visually vibrant, Under the Tangle is the original performance about an adolescent girl who becomes ensnared in a labyrinth after the sudden loss of her parents. Recommended for ages 5 and up, this visual and artistic adventure exposes emotions of loneliness, hope, and accomplishment, as a metaphor for adolescence. Under the Tangle is a performance must-see to be enjoyed and delighted by the adventurer in us all.

In addition to the live performance of Under the Tangle, the Earlville Opera House is pleased to partner with the Earlville Free Library on two free workshops! Workshop 1, a painting workshop with art teacher Margaret Fetzko will be held Friday, July 8 from 2 pm to 3 pm, with Workshop 2, a poetry-storytelling workshop led by Summer Reading Coordinator Angelica Chapman, on Friday, July 15 from 2 pm to 3 pm.

The Treehouse Shakers perform Saturday July 16th at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 to the general public, $10 for members, and $8 for students and children (under 18). The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit

This event 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.

The Hamilton Arts in the Park Series returns for another season of talented musicians, ranging from jazz gems to country roots. Kicking off the season’s stellar lineup is Billy Eli on July 14th at 7 PM.

BillyEliBilly Eli is a Texas songwriter who performs in support of autism research and care. His songs pack an enormous emotional punch with image filled lyrics presented with guts and blood and the earnestness of a man colored by the brush of time. He brings a decidedly southern voice to the series with his high energy, country roots repertoire.

For more than a decade, Arts in the Park has provided area residents with an opportunity to enjoy free live music and participate in the arts community in the heart of downtown Hamilton. This season’s offerings focus around the theme of “Conversations through Music,” and run the gamut from roots to jazz, and bluesy Americana to indie folk.

Coming Thursday July 21st is Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, brining a rare level of joy and virtuosity to the folk, blues, and jazz music they perform, followed up by Robinson & Rohe on July 28th, a dynamic songwriting duo presenting beloved classics as well as original works.

Continuing into August, Arts in the Park will feature the Flying Song Garden on 8/4, a non-profit music performance project working to bring song and festivity to communities in hardship, and local gem and folk singer-songwriter Ellen Fagan on 8/11.

Hamilton Arts in the Park is presented by the Village of Hamilton and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House. The Village of Hamilton is grateful for funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. For more in depth information about the artists or the Village Series visit our event calendar on the EOH website at or call us at (315) 691- 3550.

TMCK_Official_Photo Grammy-nominated folk duo the Milk Carton Kids continue their whirlwind tour with a stop at the Earlville Opera House on Tuesday July 12 at 8 PM, sponsored by WAER FM 88.3.

The Milk Carton Kids released their third album, Monterey, in 2015 to rave reviews and garnered their second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best American Roots Performance” for their song, “The City of Our Lady.” A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids. Following their 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album for their previous release, The Ash & Clay, The Milk Carton Kids won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2014. Their featured performances and interviews in T Bone Burnett & the Coen Brothers’ concert documentary, Another Day/Another Time, brought the band its widest audience and their 55-city North American tour last year sold out months in advance.

Cultural purveyors from Garrison Keillor to T Bone Burnett to Billy Bragg have hailed the duo’s importance among a group of new folk bands, both expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them. Yet while some of the band’s many accolades reference a specific genre, the duo quickly transcends those tags with clear inflections of jazz, classical, even the dark lyricism of modern “alternative.” This past year, The Milk Carton Kids were asked to pay tribute to Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris — Cash on the Joe Henry-produced remake of “Bitter Tears,” and Harris with their standing ovation performance at the tribute concert “The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris,” among luminaries including Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Alison Kraus, Iron & Wine, and Harris herself. If Cash and Harris taught us that American music is meant to be taken at its expansive word, without confines or borders, The Milk Carton Kids appear to have taken the lesson to heart.

The Milk Carton Kids perform Tuesday July 12th at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM, with Good Nature Brewing pouring their delicious craft beers on the patio from 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 to the general public, $18 for members, and $10 for students and children (under 18), with premiums applying in the first four rows of seating. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit


The Earlville Opera House is thrilled to welcome international guitar masters Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb to its stage on Saturday July 9th at 8 PM, sponsored by WAER FM 88.3.

Having previously visited the EOH in 2015 for a popular songwriters’ workshop, the guitar masters return to wow audiences with their unique musical chemistry. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets and beautiful vocal harmonies, giving them a wide appeal.

Influenced by Jazz, Bluegrass, Western and Popular music, their guitar style is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. The Duo has toured extensively in the USA and in Europe, and they have a rapidly growing fan base.

Loren and Mark’s live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is their world-class guitar playing. This is guitar playing like you’ve never seen before!

Loren & Mark perform Saturday July 9th at 8:00 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 to the general public, $18 for members, and $10 for students and children (under 18), with premiums applying in the first four rows of seating. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit


Instrument petting zoo

The Earlville Opera House needs you and wild your instrument for the EOH Instrument Zoo at 6:30 pm on Thursday July 7th! The Instrument Zoo will be a family activity to expand children’s understanding for your instrument before the evening performance at 7:30 pm of the symphony concert by Symphoria.

Details: You will maintain complete control of your instrument. You are encouraged to demonstrate its use. If you are moved to allow someone to handle it – it is your own choice. The most we ask is to allow the children to “pet” or touch the instrument. If the animal is too dangerous we ask its handler to keep it from “biting” anyone.

We ask for you to arrive with your wild instrument on the Hamilton Village green around 6:15 pm to help set up the Zoo at the Gazebo before the performance of Symphoria at 7:30 pm. The entire “zoo session” is scheduled for 30-45 minutes (depending on the number of children who attend). A “Zookeeper” will be on hand for crowd control and assistance to our instrument handlers.

We hope that you’ll be able to participate in this Earlville Opera House event for youth and families in our community! For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit

Call for submissionsCall for Artists:  Deadline Extended to August 21, 2016!

The Earlville Galleries invite artist proposals for solo exhibitions in our Arts Cafe Gallery.  The Earlville Opera House Art Galleries are an integral part of the multi-arts programming of the Earlville Opera House and are funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.  The galleries are open from Tuesday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from noon to 3pm or may be viewed by appointment.  The galleries are also open for all performances in the EOH Arts Cafe or in the historic theater.  Whenever possible, the galleries serve as a tool for arts education.

The Earlville Galleries annually present 12-13 solo exhibitions of regional and national contemporary visual artists in all media.  The Galleries also feature four annual group shows highlighting the talents of regional artists as well as an annual exhibition of contemporary quilt artists that show their work nationally.

Artists may submit digital images of recent work for review for the 2017 exhibition schedule for the Arts Cafe only.  All media and styles are considered, as are installations and proposals by curators.  High quality work by professional and emerging artists who live part-time or full-time in the Central New York region is given priority.

Next Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2016. Please review our submissions guidelines (available here) for your entry to be competitive.


The Earlville Opera House is thrilled to welcome two-time Grammy-winning bluegrass master Tim O’Brien to its stage Friday June 24, 2016 at 8 PM.

It has been four years since O’Brien’s last solo recording, but between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy winning recording with Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester, and the rebooting of Hot Rize, he’s barely had time to breathe. Still, somewhere in O’Brien’s vivid imagination, the seeds of his newest album, Pompadour, began to sprout, and the fruits of his recent wanderings, music making and worldly observations have blossomed into eleven exquisitely varied, true-to-life and above all musical tracks.

In 2014, O’Brien won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Earls of Leicester and previously in 2005 won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for Fiddler’s Green. In 1993 and 2006, O’Brien was honored with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year award. His band Hot Rize was the IBMA’s first Entertainer of the Year in 1990. O’Brien was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Wall Street Journal has characterized O’Brien’s work as “classic-sounding material stamped with his own perceptive personality.”

Tim O’Brien performs Friday June 24 at 8:00 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35 to the general public, $32 for members, and $17 for students and children (under 18), with premiums applying in the first four rows of seating. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.  For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit

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