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Wilhelmina Weber Furlong
Wilhelmina Weber Furlong

Family heirlooms as treasured art

Todd Moe talks with the curator of an extraordinary collection of art by Wilhelmina Weber Furlong. Clint Weber is producing a documentary on his great, great aunt who lived and painted on Golden Heart Farm, near Bolton Landing.  Go to full article
Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.
Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.

Preview: Irish-inspired operas at the Sembrich Museum

The Sembrich Opera Museum's artistic director Richard Wargo brings to the historic studio of the late diva Marcella Sembrich an evening of selections from his works and will give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his Irish-inspired operas. "From the Bards of Ireland" will be presented Saturday night (7:30) at the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing. Wargo told Todd Moe that the program will feature the words of four Irish writers set to his music.  Go to full article
The Sembrich honors opera soprano Marcella Sembrich
The Sembrich honors opera soprano Marcella Sembrich

Sembrich museum celebrates music of Menotti

One of the highlights this summer at the Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing is a tribute to Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti. He wrote the classic Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors and dozens of other operas. Thursday marks the centennial of Menotti's birth. He died in 2007. There's a free showing this afternoon at the museum of an early television production of Menotti's Pulitzer Prize-winning Cold War tragedy, The Consul. Todd Moe talks with Sembrich artistic director Richard Wargo about a summer filled with music and Menotti's connection to the museum.  Go to full article
Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber

Sembrich honors Barber centennial

The Sembrich Opera Museum will honor American composer Samuel Barber during this "Summer of Barber". The museum, in Bolton Landing, will pay homage to the life and music of Barber on the centennial of his birth. Todd Moe spoke with Sembrich Opera Museum artistic director Richard Wargo about this season's concerts, plays, films and lectures that will include top-notch musicians from around the world. Wargo says Barber spent the formative summers of his youth on Lake George.  Go to full article
Marcella Sembrich, age 30 painted by Paul Meyerheim in Dresden, Germany about 1888.
Marcella Sembrich, age 30 painted by Paul Meyerheim in Dresden, Germany about 1888.

Preview: A summer of music at Sembrich

The 150th anniversary of the birth of renowned soprano Marcella Sembrich continues this summer at her estate in Bolton Landing. Sembrich was an opera diva in the late 1800's and gave voice lessons at her summer home on Lake George. Todd Moe spoke with Sembrich Opera Museum Artistic Director Richard Wargo. An opera composer, Wargo says the museum maintains Sembrich's lifelong love of music and teaching.  Go to full article

State, local partnership preserves public marina

New York state will spent $2 million preserving access to a marina in Bolton Landing. Town officials will contribute another $2.5 million. Locals had worried that the property would be redeveloped as a private residence, blocking public access to a popular section of Lake George. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Damage on I-87.  Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.
Damage on I-87. Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.

Workers Scramble to Repair Northway

Interstate 87 remains closed in both directions between exits 23 and 25 in Warren County. Boulders and debris came tumbling down a hill and swept across all four lanes of the Adirondack Northway in the town of Bolton Monday night. Governor Pataki visited the scene yesterday afternoon. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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