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
The Historical Society of Woodstock is set to present a series of events to complement the exhibit, Woodstock Music: In Tune with the Times, 1600 – Present, previewing at the Eames House Museum, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, on June 15 from noon to 4 pm, with a talk and performance by Woodstock musician Rennie Cantine. The Exhibit will be open June 29 to September 1st on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Historical Society Offers Twist On Woodstock 50th
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park is set to host “Music in Your Park,” an event including The Rochester Oratorio Society and the Albany Symphony, on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 4 pm, in the Wesleyan Chapel, located at 126 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.
Suffragists used tunes from commonly known songs or hymns and added their own lyrics to create anthems of the women’s rights movement. These songs addressed women’s status, relationships, and shared their dreams and goals. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights National Park Hosting Suffrage ‘Music in Your Park’
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Mohawk Valley singer-songwriters Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle play songs and tell stories from their new show on the 19th century lumberjacks of upstate New York.
Folk artists Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle are set to present Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs on Saturday, April 20th at 1 pm at the Oneida County History Center. The acoustic duo will sing and play historic songs traditionally performed by lumberjacks in the 1800s logging camps of the Adirondack Mountains. [Read more…] about Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs in Utica, April 20th
The Seward House Museum in Auburn is set to host Parlor Music Concert: A Musical Journey through the 19th Century, on Sunday, November 18th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
For the seventh annual Parlor Music Concert, the Seward House Museum will welcome soprano soloist Cecile Saine. From the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Saine’s performance will give listeners a look back to the 19th century. [Read more…] about 19th Century Parlor Music at Seward House in Auburn
The Salmagundi Consort is set to present an introduction to popular music of the Hudson Valley in the late 18th century at Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Orange County, NY, on Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm.
Gene Tozzi (hammer dulcimore), Jane Barsumian (violin) and Sona Hairabedian (cello) combine music with reenactment, interspersing their concert with accounts of musical performance of the period. [Read more…] about An Afternoon of ‘Revolutionary Tunes’ in Warwick
A Musical History of the Lower East Side, presented by Charles R. Hale has been set for Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY. Charles R. Hale has developed a reputation as a storyteller who blends imagery and performance art to create uniquely New York experiences.
This concert will present songs reflecting the historically rich ethnicity of the New York City’s Lower East Side. The cast will perform Irish laments, Yiddish and Ladino music, operatic and Neopolitan songs, German lied, jazz and blues, all representative of the ethnic groups who have passed through the Lower East Side. The show will also include images and historical narration provided by Charles. [Read more…] about A Musical History of the Lower East Side