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Apr 15, 2014 — Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.
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People: Darren K. Woods

The Director of a summer music training camp is drawing on his own experiences as an opera singer to run it. Since 1995, Darren K. Woods has been General and Artistic Manager of the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake. In the last few years, student applications to the prestigious camp have increased and productions are playing to packed houses. Todd Moe talks with Woods about arts in the Adirondacks, the future of the Colony and life at the summer camp.  Go to full article
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.

Two compositions by Augusta Cecconi-Bates

The work of Tug Hill composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country in general and the Tug Hill Plateau in particular.

Aurora Borealis, from Essences of the North Country. Poem Mark L. Pierce; read by Edwin J. Schroll. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.

Tug Hill Snows from Tug Hill Suite. Poem by A. Cecconi-Bates. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.  Go to full article

Preview: Peter Yarrow in Concert Sunday night in Saranac Lake

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performs a benefit concert for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sunday night at the Saranac Lake High School Theatre. Todd Moe talks with Yarrow about folk music, world peace and his newest project called Operation Respect.  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz and Art in Morristown

The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine...  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz Vocalist Laurel Masse returns to the North Country

Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about...  Go to full article

A Fife Tune From the Colonial Era

Listen to Gregory Veens rendition of Free America on the fife.  Go to full article

Preview: Solo Piano Recital in Malone

Pianist Sarah Lafleur returns to Malone, her hometown, for a benefit solo recital Friday night. The concert, which will include music by Brahms, Chopin and Mozart, will be...  Go to full article
Soprano soloist Mary Grace Gordon

Preview: Sunset on Broadway Tonight in Potsdam

Tonight's Summer Pops Concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York in Potsdam (7 pm) features Broadway favorites and a tribute to the Fourth of July. Todd Moe chats with...  Go to full article

Preview: Celtic Music Concert

Potsdam bagpiper Hollis Easter and his teacher Susie Petrov present a concert of Celtic music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam, Saturday at 4 o'clock. It's free and...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, in its musical incarnation, is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently...  Go to full article

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