Adirondack A&E e-News # 368

Hill and Hollow Music Presents

Ensemble Scholastica Performs “The Bride, the Dove and the Rose”

Works of Hildegard von Bingen and other medieval women composers

Sunday, April 14, 3 pm, at the historic Church of the Assumption in Redford

Canada’s premiere female vocal ensemble specializing in medieval plainchant and polyphony (c.800-1300 AD) is made up of professional vocalists from Montréal’s thriving early music community. Some of the members also play medieval instruments, such as the vielle, symphonia, and psaltery. The ensemble is named after St. Scholastica, the 6th-century woman who was the sister of St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order. Although Scholastica’s renown has been eclipsed by that of her brother, she herself was the founder of the female branch of that immensely influential institution, which was responsible for the creation and dissemination of an extensive body of music over many centuries. Singing from authentic medieval manuscripts, yet with the added freedom of “elaboration” (ornamentation and improvisation), the ensemble’s goal is to share the exquisite beauty and intricacy of medieval music and the remarkable joy and complexity of medieval spirituality and culture.

Watch video HERE.

Rebecca Bain, ensemble director and a leading medievalist will give a pre-concert talk at 2 pm.

Suggested admission at the door $20/$15/$5 (general/seniors/students).

More info HERE.

Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton Street, Redford

SpeakEazy Storytelling Open Mic

At Old Soul in Plattsburgh

Wednesday, April 10, 7 – 8:30 pm

Join hosts Alex Clark and Sara Strope for an evening of storytelling! Come and share your story or just listen as community members and visitors from all walks of life, backgrounds and orientations come together and connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment free from pressure or judgment.

No experience necessary. Any story is perfect: from your life story to what you saw in town last week. Family stories, funny stories, heartbreaking stories – anything you want to share. You are welcome to tell from the head and heart, or to read your story Sign up list opens at 6:45. When your name is called, the stage is yours for seven minutes. Tellers and would-be tellers learn more HERE.

Old Soul Design Shop, 128 Margaret St, Plattsburgh

Creative Spirit Community Arts Center Now Open!

We are officially open at the Creative Spirit this week!
Tuesday-Friday: 10 to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 to 5 pm
Closed Sun & Mon

Find out more HERE.

Creative Spirit Community Arts Center, 6-8 Raymond Street, Potsdam

Foothills Arts Society Presents

Total Eclipse of the Arts

Friday, April 5 thru Saturday, April 27
Opening reception Friday, April 5, 5 – 7 pm

A captivating multimedia art exhibit designed to immerse visitors in the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a total solar eclipse.

North Star Gallery on Pearl, ​43 Pearl Street, Malone

Sentinel Productions (Ticonderoga High School Drama Club) Presents

Dearly Beloved

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm

Hilarity, Texas style! An over-the-top wedding, three feuding sisters and a church full of small town eccentrics. What could possibly go wrong? In this fast-paced, laugh-a-minute comedy, the Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas – Frankie (Quinn Lang), Twink (Irelan Porter) and their estranged sister, Honey Raye (Madeline Lender) – are thrown together to pull off a family wedding. But it is not going well. Frankie’s oldest twin daughter Tina-Jo (Eliza Strum) is marrying the son of the queen of what passes for high society in Fayro (Avery Blanchard) and Frankie is desperate to make this wedding an elegant affair. It soon becomes obvious that Fate
has other plans. Between Frankie’s suspicions of her husband Dub (Christopher Facteau), Twink’s revamp of the wedding dinner into a tacky potluck supper, and Honey Raye’s bombshell news that’s fueled her mysterious move back to town, the chances for this wedding being a success are fading fast. In spite of the best efforts of Miss Geneva Musgrave (Sofie Hubbard) – the cantankerous wedding coordinator – and the homespun enthusiasm provided by Dairy Dog employee, Raynerd Chisum (Ivan Ortiz) – the proceedings go hysterically off course.

This joyful Southern-fried Jones Hope Wooten Comedy about love, marriage, sisterhood and three hundred pounds of good, ol’ Texas barbeque will have you laughing all the way down the aisle!

Directed by Kyle Lang, Theatre Director, Ticonderoga Junior-Senior High School

Dearly Beloved was written by by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Woote.

Ticonderoga Junior-Senior High School Auditorium, 5 Calkins Pl, Ticonderoga

Paul Smith’s VIC Presents

SAM Fest 2024

Saturday, April 13 @ 1 – 4 pm, FREE

Join us for the return of SAM Fest, the free Science, Art and Music Festival at Paul Smith’s VIC on Saturday, April 13! This year’s theme is Earth Canvas: Art & Climate Change. Immerse yourself in a day filled with music, visual arts, and TED-style talks plus trivia, giveaways, and contests. New to this year’s festival will be an art show featuring an array of inspiring pieces on display and for sale. Enjoy live performances and presentations interacting with artists, scientists, poets, musicians and more.

The event features Martha Foley as MC and special guest presenter Suzanne S. Rancourt.

Learn more HERE.

Paul Smith’s VIC, 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths

Virtual Author Series

South Carolina Provincials: Loyalists in British Service during the American Revolution

by Jim Piecuch

Sunday, April 14, 2024

In South Carolina Provincials: Loyalists in British Service during the American Revolution, historian Jim Piecuch provides the first comprehensive history of those South Carolinians who took up arms to assist the British during their attempt to quell the rebellion in the South. Based on primary source research including records rarely consulted, the result provides a much clearer picture of the American Revolution at the local level in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas.

Learn more and register HERE.

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