Hill and Hollow Music Presents
Renowned Alexander String Quartet Performs in Saranac October 15
Sunday, October 15, 3 pm
The Alexander String Quartet (see HERE) stands among the world’s premier ensembles, having performed in the major music capitals of five continents. The quartet is a vital artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble-in-Residence of San Francisco Performances. The Alexander String Quartet has performed at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum, Jordan Hall, the Library of Congress, and appeared as guests at universities including Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Lewis & Clark, and UCLA.
Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim. Founded in New York City in 1981, the ensemble quickly captured attention, initially winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 1982, and then becoming the first American quartet to win the London (now Wigmore) International String Quartet Competition in 1985. The members of the Alexander String Quartet are recipients of honorary degrees from Allegheny College and St. Lawrence University, and Presidential medals from Baruch College (CUNY).
The Alexander Quartet performs at the historic Saranac Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac, New York on Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 pm. Their program features two masterpieces of the string quartet literature from the first half of the 20th-century considered ground-breaking at time of their premieres: Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 “Voces Intimae” (1909) and Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944). The program also features a contemporary work by British-American composer Tarik O’Regan: Gradual (2016, rev. 2022). FYI, O’Regan was commissioned to compose a new work for King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation in Westminster Abby—a tremendous honor!
Read more HERE.
Saranac United Methodist, 8 UMC Rd, Saranac
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Adirondack Center for Writing Seeks Writing By North Country Teens
Submissions are open for the 2024 Wild Words Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology, presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW). This brand new print publication is designed to be a place for teens living in the North Country to publish their creative writing. A public book launch is scheduled for April 27, 2024 at Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake (39 Main Street). Copies will be available for a small donation.
Teens ages 13-19 living in the North Country of New York State are eligible to submit writing for consideration in the anthology, which will be published in the spring of 2024.
ACW has provided an online toolkit for organizations and teachers who are interested in sharing this opportunity with members of their communities, available HERE. The toolkit provides marketing materials as well as accessible creative writing prompts designed to get teens writing. Submissions are due by midnight on February 29, 2024
Friday, October 13, 2023, 7pm
Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone (2nd floor, above DAC)
Adirondack Land Trust at Ausable Brewing Company
Saturday, October 14, 2 – 5 pm
Celebrate Adirondack conservation with us at Ausable Brewing Company hosted by our Next Generation Council (but all ages encouraged—family-friendly).
Five reasons to attend: Music: The McGraw Project Food Truck: Love, Peace, and Grilled Cheese Kid stuff: story time and autumn craft activity Supporting conservation: $1 from every limited edition pint donated to conservation Sunshine: Catch the tail end of a solar eclipse!
Ausable Brewing Company, 765 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville
2023 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships
World’s Finals: Saturday, October 7, beginning at 2 pm
World Jr. Figure & Fancy Skating Championships +
Inclusive Skating: Sunday, October 8
The World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships (WFFSC) connects figure skating with art in unique and meaningful ways. At this auspicious international event, skating and art combine to create a diverse series of components within this exceptional five-day event. There truly is nothing else like it on Earth.
With skating performances on black ice, these World Championships offer a blend of skating and the art of the fancy, artistic figures created on the ice by skaters’ blades.
Full details and schedules are HERE.
The Olympic Center, 2634 Main St, Lake Placid