Adirondack A&E e-News # 287

Oops! Due to a production error we dropped the date for the Rob Fountain photography workshop in the last edition of ADK A&E e-News. Here’s the info again.

Tarry not if you’re interested—it’s filing up quickly!

Guitarist William Kanengiser will perform at the Keene Valley Congregational Church on October 7, 7:30 PM, presented by East Branch Friends of the Arts. EBFA President Matt Dunne shares this profile of Wiliam Kanengiser. More info:

Willam Kanengiser, Guitarist of the World

By Matt Dunne

To call William Kanengiser a ‘classical’ guitarist is not wrong, but it’s also far from a complete picture of who he is as a performer. Sure, he’s a winner of multiple classical guitar competitions, among them some of the most prestigious in the world. Sure, he’s a protégé of the great Pepe Romero, studied with Andres Segovia, and has recorded dozens of highly acclaimed CDs both as a soloist and as part of the grammy winning LAGQ. Want some proof of his mastery of the classics? Watch him playing Mozart HERE.

But what makes Kanengiser so much more than a ‘classical’ guitarist is his love of and dedication to music of the world; everything from Middle Eastern music, Celtic music, Spanish, folk and pop from the U.S., and jazz. He’s played it all, and he brings his own virtuosity and personality to each style. It’s really something; HERE is Kanengiser playing a section from Koyunbaba, inspired by the southwest region of Turkey.

Aside from his brilliance and technical wizardry on the guitar, Kanengiser is just plain fun to see in concert. He’s played at most major guitar festivals in the world, and has built friendships from his travels with guitarists and guitar fans of many cultures, many music styles, and always makes it fun. Listen to a piece by his friend (and mine!) Brian Head called Brookland Boogie HERE.

As part of this program featuring music from all over the world, Kanengiser will be playing the world premier of a piece composed right here in the north country, by Matthew Dunne, yes that’s me! This piece is called Beyond the Horizon, and it’s based on stories of forced migration from the old world to the new. I composed most of it during the pandemic, as part of a big project involving composers from around the world telling tales of diaspora.

Hope to see you there!

Friday Night Talks Tim Rowland

October 6 @ 6 – 7 pm, free (donations gladly accepted)

Meet reporter and author, Tim Rowland (Jay, NY) to learn about his new series reporting on the regional housing crisis for the Adirondack Explorer. Rowland has also authored a history of hiking in the Adirondacks, a popular guide to lesser-known ADK hikes, and the New York Times Bestselling Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War. Tim will answer audience questions and share stories about his experiences reporting, writing, and finding an audience for his work.

Lean more HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lak

Perfect Gems of Photography, Adirondack Landscapes: Seneca Ray Stoddard & Jesse Sumner Wooley

Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, January 7

Two professionals stand out among their peers during the last four decades of the nineteenth and the first thirty years of the twentieth centuries: Seneca Ray Stoddard (1843-1917) and Jesse Sumner Wooley (1867-1943).

This exhibition will present their photographs of Adirondack landscapes as art and will run from October through January, 2024. Curated by Caroline Welsh, Director Emerita Adirondack Experience, and Richard Timberlake.

More info HERE.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Carl Heilman II

Photography Showcase

October 6, 2023, 10 – 5. Included with Admission

Explore Adirondack artistry through the lens of photography at the Adirondack Photography Showcase. Browse the work of Adirondack-based photographers, from seasoned professionals to emerging young talent. Capture peak autumnal colors in our photography workshop, or take part in other fun photography-themed activities across the ADKX campus!

More details including the list of participating photographers HERE.

Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake

Wells Memorial Library Presents

NorthWind Fine Arts Presents


Angela Nephew and Mary Woodcock Johnson

Oil & Acrylic Paintings & Glass Art

Through Monday, October 30

More about NWFA HERE.

NorthWind Fine Arts, 85 Main Street, Saranac Lake

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