Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    June 29, 2019 and August 24, 2019
  • Fridays, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sundays, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Various
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Event Description

Philadanco! Dance Company will be at PS21 Aug. 9 & 10.

[CHATHAM, NY] As the days get longer and warmer it’s time to go alfresco at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents a brand-new season of music, dance, theater, and film in the state-of-the-art pavilion theater. Highlights from the 2019 Summer Season include trumpeter and singer Bria Skonberg; the Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert of Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece the Mass in B minor; and Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) performing Odeon, an original work for seven dancers and four musicians! Plus, there are free Friday afternoon performances for kids and families! For detailed information on all of PS21’s Summer events, visit ps21chatham.org. “We are excited about the offerings of our 14th season, the second in our brand-new state-of-the-art theater,” said PS21 Board President and founder Judy Grunberg. “The summer season begins with our second annual Opening Night Revue, a showcase for some of our favorite past and present performers and an opportunity for our members to share the anticipation of a new season. All in all, we think we have an amazing lineup of performances, any one of which will lift our spirits; together, they comprise an extraordinarily broad experience in the performing arts.” DETAILS OF THE 2019 SEASON: Opening Night Revue Saturday, June 29, 8 pm PS21 begins the summer performance season with a brilliant evening of dance and music featuring members of the Jamal Jackson Dance Company, Dance Heginbotham, Parsons Dance, Jeremy Kittel, and comedian Hilary Chaplain. MUSIC Stride and Choros: from New York to Brazil Co-presented with Catskill Jazz Factory Friday, July 5, 8 pm Travel from New York to Brazil and back again with the Brazilian-tinged jazz of pianist Ehud Asherie and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso. ------------- Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio Saturday, July 6, 8 pm Hailed as one of the world’s finest ensembles, the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio, will be performing works by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Mendelssohn. -------------- Jazz: Swingin’ the Songbook – Led by Aaron Johnson Co-presented with Catskill Jazz Factory Friday, July 12, 8 pm The young jazz-master Aaron Johnson leads an all-star cast of musicians as they swing their way through the American Songbook and explore the history of the blues. -------------- Kittel & Co Saturday, July 13, 8 pm Grammy-nominated violinist and fiddler Jeremy Kittel brings his original music and a phenomenal group of players to PS21. -------------- Jazz: Bria Skonberg band Friday, July 19, 8 pm Trumpeter and singer Bria Skonberg brings her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals to PS21. -------------- Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert – Mass in B minor Saturday, July 20, 8 pm This year’s Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor, presented by regionally-based Concerts in the Village (CITV) and featuring the Chatham Festival Chorus, the resident CITV Broad Street Orchestra, and distinguished soloists. -------------- The third annual Rory Block Gospel and Blues Festival Rory Block Slide Guitar Workshop Thursday, July 25, 7 pm Rory Block, a master of the blues slide technique, offers an inspiring guitar workshop on the use of the bottleneck to create the soulful steel slide guitar sound. Held at ChurchLIVE; The Old Methodist Church, 8 Church Lane, Chatham Center NY 12184 -------------- The Duke Robillard Band Friday, July 26, 8 pm Grammy-nominated Duke Robillard brings his immense talent and signature sound to swing standards, ballads, rockabilly hits, and Chicago gutbucket blues. -------------- An Evening with Rory Block & Shemekia Copeland Saturday, July 27, 7:30 pm Rory Block Rory Block, who has been called “a living landmark” and “a national treasure” by the music press kicks off the night with her fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk

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