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 info@carogaarts.org 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!

 

New Year News! Looking Back, Looking Forward

Greetings from the New Year!

As 2018 gets its sea legs, planning is underway for another Caroga experience in the southern Adirondacks! Between now and our full season announcement coming in April, we will offer a few reminiscences from last summer and updates about Caroga Arts Collective.


Look who has joined Caroga Arts!

The Caroga Arts family is growing! We’re incredibly excited to introduce our newest additions to the team.

Kathy Esposito, Marketing Director

Katherine Esposito, Marketing Director
Publicist and Concert Manager at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in journalism, promoting musicians and publicizing performances. Kathy grew up in Massachusetts and western New Jersey, adores the Adirondacks and hopes to relocate there as soon as possible!

 

 

Alix Raspé, Development Director

Alix Raspé, Development Director
Awarded Associate Harpist of the Columbus Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Alix joins Caroga Arts with great entrepreneurial and development experience from her previous works in Boston and Dorset where she founded a music festival. Alix has been a CLMF Artist since 2015.

 

 

 

Stephanie Price-Wong

Stephanie Price-Wong, Artistic Administrator
Though she has been assisting CLMF since its inception in 2012, we wanted to formally introduce Stephanie as the new Artistic Administrator! Stephanie is also Adjunct Viola Professor at Ohio University and Assistant Artistic Director and Fellowship Program Director at Chamber Music Connection.

 


Your Body Is Your Strad presented by Caroga Arts in 2018

National Summer Cello Institute
June 2-17, 2018

Feldenkrais for All Performers
June 2-7, 2018

Two intensive weeks combining the principles of somatic education with varied approaches to cello mastery designed to redefine how cellists perform and teach. Participants experience an introduction to Feldenkrais with fellow musicians in the Feldenkrais For All Performers program, and continue in private lessons, master classes and seminars dedicated to expanding artistic freedom.

InterArts Symposium returns
July 9-14, 2018 in Caroga Lake

This unique event focuses on Caroga Arts’ mission to create extraordinary experiences in Caroga Lake through interdisciplinary and inter-arts collaborations among musicians, artists, scholars, and their communities. InterArts Symposium will present two showcases in Caroga Lake as well as educational events for the community.
CLMF Concerts in Caroga
2018 CLMF concerts will include Sherman’s, Barge at Canada Lake, and Nick Stoner Inn – stay tuned! Season Announcement: April 15, 2018

Save the date! Caroga Chapel Series

Where it all began in 2012, Caroga Chapel remains a favorite, intimate concert series:

Thursday, July 19 at 7pm
Friday, July 27 at 7pm
Friday, August 3 at 7pm
Friday, August 10 at 7pm
Friday, August 17 at 7pm

Remembrance of Jonah Poplove

The Caroga Arts family is heartbroken to have lost a great friend, colleague, an extremely gifted musician and CLMF Artist (’15 & ’17) last year. Jonah brought such a bright presence and optimism to our group and his family expressed how happy, comfortable and at home he felt with all of us at CLMF, and how grateful and thankful they were for us and our time with him. When his parents visited Caroga, they had dinner at Nick Stoner Inn with the musicians and attended various concerts both years he was in Caroga. We will miss him dearly and will always be remembered at Caroga Lake Music Festival.