Caroga Arts Bulletin #2 – Film and Visual Art Debut at Caroga Arts

The “MyHil” Film Series and the InterArts Symposium

As we mark the third full season of the Caroga Arts Collective, we have expanded our events to include film, visual art, poetry and photography through our newest program, the MyHil Film Series in addition to our second InterArts Symposium.

The MyHil Film Series derives from the history of the recently donated 10.5-acre MyHil estate, former home to the Schine family, known for their key role in the development of the American cinema experience. The Schine family and Hildegarde Schine, after whom MyHil is named, owned movie theaters across the country and as well as in the Caroga Lake area. They often premiered films in private showings at their estate for guests, including Elvis Presley, Irving Berlin and others.

This year features three films in several venues, all different in genre and all free to attend.

The InterArts Symposium serves as a collaborative and experimental platform for artists to engage with fellow participants in discussions surrounding arts connections to the community while preparing a final showcase, which combines their interests and helps shape their experience for the week.

The MyHil land, donated by Bruce and Richard Veghte, will allow the Caroga Arts Collective to proceed with the first phase of fulfilling its stated mission of having a positive economic and an inspiring artistic impact on Caroga Lake and in the Southern Adirondack region. Caroga Arts’ vision for this project is to create a year-round interdisciplinary artist community which will ultimately become the future home for Caroga Lake Music Festival.

MyHil Film Series Screenings

FILM #1:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: Chasing Coral
July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 NY-10
Caroga Lake, NY
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Featuring a recorded discussion with Kyle Price and a Chasing Coral Film Representative followed by showing of the film.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.

FILM #2:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: Ghost Lake
July 12 @ 7:00 pm
Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 NY-10
At this lake you can’t tell the living from the dead until you’re one of them. The ghosts in this lake can see Rebecca and she can see the ghosts. For reasons locked in mystery, they have risen from their watery graves to kill. She alone can see them and if no one will believe her, then no one will survive. Q&A with Jay Woelfel, the Academy Award-Winning writer and director of the film, followed by screening. Please note: This is a horror movie.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.

FILM# 3:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: The Red Violin with Elizabeth Pitcairn and CLMF Orchestra
July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Pine Lake Pavilion, Timberline Lane, Caroga Lake
Hear the 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius instrument, formerly owned by composer Felix Mendelssohn’s family, that inspired the film, The Red Violin, with world-class violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing The Red Violin Suite with the CLMF Orchestra. Stay an extra hour to watch the film and participate in a talk. Music from The Red Violin was composed by John Corigliano and received an Academy Award in 1999 for Best Original Score. Elizabeth Pitcairn is also music director of the Luzerne Music Center. Please note: The Red Violin is an R rated film.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.

InterArts Symposium

InterArts Symposium resident artists spend a week devoted to experimenting, collaborating, practicing and performing artistic creative projects, showcasing their finished works at the end of each week.

InterArts Showcase #1
Nick Stoner Inn, Caroga Lake
July 13 @ 7:00 pm
Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 NY-10  Caroga Lake, NY

InterArts Showcase #2
Stump City Brewing, Gloversville
July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Stump City Brewing is a craft brewery in Gloversville, New York. Come see the finished work while imbibing a pint of freshly made beer!

Caroga Concert Bulletin: June 7-16, 2018

Hear the music, Summer is here!

National Summer Cello Institute and Feldenkrais for All Performers begins today! And the 7th season of the Caroga Lake Music Festival is upon us! We’ve rounded up the news for the first few concerts in this Caroga Concert Bulletin, and we’ll repeat every two weeks all summer.

First up: National Summer Cello Institute presents cellist Mike Block in concert – Free!

Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00pm, Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 NY-10


Back by popular demand! Mike Block, the cellist from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, performs with fellows from the National Summer Cello Institute and Feldenkrais for All Performers Workshop.

The National Summer Cello Institute (NSCI) is a two-week intensive workshop combining the principles of somatic education with varied approaches to cello mastery designed to redefine how cellists perform and teach. The one-week Feldenkrais for All Performers Workshop teaches body awareness, a technique that has proven to be highly effective in alleviating pain, anxiety, and movement difficulties.

The purpose of the NSCI and Feldenkrais workshops is to help musicians become aware of the intimate relationship between the way that they use their body and the music that they create. NSCI participants experience an introduction to Feldenkrais with fellow musicians, artists, and dancers and continue in private lessons, master classes and seminars dedicated to expanding artistic freedom.

Both workshops originated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Uri Vardi, professor of cello at the university. Kyle Price, Caroga Lake Music Festival founder, attended these and subsequently earned a doctoral degree from UW-Madison. He recommends them highly!

This concert is free with donations accepted

Finale Concert: National Summer Cello Institute

Saturday, June 16 @ 7:00 pm, Caroga Chapel, 106 Chapel Rd

Featuring twenty five top cellists from across the country in a “cello choir concert,” a culmination of two weeks studying with renowned faculty from The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Berklee College of Music. Directed by CLMF’s Deborah Barrett Price and Uri Vardi, professor of cello at UW-Madison.

This concert is free with donations accepted

NSCI 2015 Cello Choir performs Artistic Director Kyle Price’s Requiem


Sherman’s Revival Series: Sawyer Fredericks 

Friday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm, Sherman’s Amusement Park
Free tickets required for admission

Sawyer Fredericks, the “musical pride” of Glen, New York, who won “The Voice” television singing competition in 2015 when he was 15 years old, will perform at Sherman’s Amusement Park on June 8.

This event is free, however, tickets are required for admission. Get your tickets before they run out!Tickets are available for pick up from sponsoring locations or online at Eventbrite. Limited to 4 tickets per person.

Tickets are available at:

The Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 NY-10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Campers Corner Store, 3044 NY-29A, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Canada Lake Store, 103 Old State Rd, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Culligan Water Conditioning, 74 Union St, Fultonville, NY 12072
Nick Stoner Inn and 19th Hole, 1810 NY-10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Pine Lake Lodge,  1050 NY-10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Pleasant Lake Inn, 5083 State Hwy 29 A, Stratford, NY 13470
Reel Seafood Company, 195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Vrooman’s Hotel, 2040 NY-10, Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Reserve free tickets on Eventbrite


VIP Pass – Support live music in Caroga Lake and meet Sawyer Fredericks!

VIP1 – Contribute $75 for a VIP1 pass and receive:
— Reserved seats in front rows
— Reserved parking
— Meet Sawyer Fredericks in person
—  Exclusive invitation to his pre-show soundcheck


VIP2 – Contribute $40 for a VIP2 pass and receive:

— Reserved seats in front rows
— Reserved parking

Email to reserve your VIP pass now!

All proceeds and donations support Caroga Arts’ free programming to help revitalize life, culture and business in Caroga Lake through concerts, educational outreaches and events for the community.

Read about our entire season!