It’s been nothing short of a magical season at the Seagle Music Colony this year. And there are many productions ahead, in case you have missed out. Click here for more information and how to get tickets.
More from the folks at the Seagle Music Colony:
"The Magic Flute, which will be performed on August 2-5, is considered one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. The opera will be sung in German with English supertitles and English dialogue. Its form is singspiel, a popular form that includes singing and spoken dialogue. The humor, the Queen of the Night’s spectacular coloratura singing, and Papageno’s “The Birdcatcher Song” are unforgettable.
My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe takes place August 16-19, a lively ending to the season. The musical’s 1956 Broadway production set a record as the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It has been described as, “wonderfully entertaining…simply loverly.” And, who could forget the songs, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, “With a Little Bit of Luck”, “Get Me to the Church on Time”, and “I Could Have Danced All Night?”
Vespers Concerts at 5 PM will be held on August 13 and August 20. Circle your calendar for the two dates of these beautiful concerts of solo and choral music. Come early to get a seat. The annual meeting of Seagle Music Colony, Inc., led by SMC President Seth Bader, will be held on August 13 immediately following Vespers. This brief meeting is an opportunity to hear about season highlights and to learn about future activities at the Colony.
Boulevards of Song features SMC fall outreach artists who will be traveling across the North Country sharing memorable songs made famous on Broadway and Hollywood. The show takes place on September 9 at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theater".
When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache- then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you're left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.
Molly Venter's voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars and "it all goes down like silk," writes American Songwriter Magazine - "few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter." The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben, on vocals and electric guitar. Co-writing often, the couple uses the creative process to explore a healthy authentic relationship. Both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of grief and joy in equal measure; Molly gives smooth delivery to Eben's assertions while Eben gives form and focus to Molly's raw passion. Their music encourages listeners to embrace opposing desires, to challenge as well as support each other through inspiration and dissolution, and hopefully to share this journey with their larger communities.
Molly’s voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on FOX television, Apple Computers and in Warner Brothers films. Molly and Eben’s Co-write "Willow Tree" was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today. Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, 100+ shows a year, with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime. Goodnight Moonshine tours with upright bassist Adam Chilenski; shows are on pause until spring of 2016, as the couple welcomes their first child J. Otis Pariser to the world, born September 10th at 8:35am, in their home in New Haven, CT.
The Schroon Lake Arts Council has picked another extraordinary act for Tuesday’s concert at the Boathouse.
The five piece Lonely Heartstring Band takes the stage, bringing with them a foundation of traditional American music, roots and a dash of blues, pop and rock .(There are more than a few Beatles numbers in their set list).
Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. The show kicks off at 7.30 pm, July 18, at the Boat House. More from their official bio:
The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition: an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet—always far greater than the sum of its parts.
Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions displays not only their considerable talents, but also a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.
Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album on the legendary Rounder Records label, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.
Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Whether it’s a festival stage, theatre, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last three years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.