ClaverackLanding ends 3-year run on high note

Born from CFO, founded by conductor Gwen Gould 25 years ago Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:00 am Hudson-Catskill Newspapers By Karrie Allen COLUMBIA COUNTY — On Saturday, ClaverackLanding will host its final concert. But not before giving the audience what they’ve come to expect for the last three years: great music in great spaces. […]

Release: Powerful Poetry – Powerful Music

PHOTO CAPTION: Edna St. Vincent Millay received a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in 1923.  She wrote for 4 hours each day, recording her thoughts, desires and loves – found loves, lost loves, even historical loves.  Inspired by Millay’s writing, award winning composer Sheila Silver has put together Beauty Intolerable – A Songbook.  The world […]

Release: Wanting More – A Poet and a Composer

PHOTO CAPTION:   Guggenheim recipient and award- winning composer Sheila Silver(left)  has created a songbook based upon the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.  Beauty Intolerable, developed with the support of American Opera Projects, the Millay Society, ClaverackLanding and Symphony Space, will have its world premiere on Saturday, June 8th at 6 pm.  The presentation, with […]

Release: Millay’s Life through Song

PHOTO CAPTION:  Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (Vincent to her friends) toured America during the Depression reading her work at sold out stadiums including the Hollywood Bowl and on nationwide radio broadcasts.   On Saturday, June 8th, ClaverackLanding is presenting the world premiere of Sheila Silver’s “Beauty Intolerable”, a songbook of 15 songs based on Millay’s […]

Music from (and for) the Heart

  CAPTION:  Lincoln Mayorga (tuxedo) spent most of his life composing, conducting and arranging music in Hollywood – soundtracks, TV scores, pop and rock-n-roll.  Names like Johnny Mathis and Disney Studios show up on his resume.  Arnold Steinhardt (sweater) took the multi-cultural exposure of his childhood in LA to heart.  He co-founded The Guarneri String […]

For the Audience: Stories and Beautiful Music

PHOTO CAPTION: Lincoln Mayorga (left) was staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and contributed to the soundtracks of such motion pictures as “Chinatown”, The Competition” and “Ragtime.”  Arnold Steinhardt (right) was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet – recipients of dozens of awards for excellence in string playing.  ClaverackLanding is presenting […]

Review: ClaverackLanding “Two Geniuses”

by John Paul Keeler for Hudson-Catskill Newspapers ClaverackLanding brought young musicians from the Bard College Conservatory of Music to perform two quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) along with readings by poet Kate Light on both Mozart and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) titled “Two Geniuses” at the Presbyterian Church. Kate Light read with delight her words […]

Bard at the Landing…poetry and music

PHOTO CAPTION: Students at The Bard Conservatory of Music will be playing Mozart’s String Quartet in D major, K575, at an upcoming presentation by ClaverackLanding.  The evening, with original poetry by Kate Light, is called Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses – a Bard at the Landing presentation. Pictured here (from left) are Scot Moore – violin, […]

Celebrate Poetry Month & Two Geniuses April 13!

PHOTO CAPTION: Kate Light, a librettist, lyricist and poet will be performing her original work, Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses, in conjunction with Bard at the Landing – part of ClaverackLanding’s spring chamber music series.  This presentation includes two of Mozart’s string quartets interspersed with poetry and readings linking the life of the composer to that […]

Music and Poetry – Combined at the Speed of Light

PHOTO CAPTION: Albert Einstein is half of the brilliant combination that inspired poet, librettist and lyricist Kate Light to create her music and poetry compilation Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses.   On Saturday, April 13th, Light will read her poetry and act as historical narrator while students of the Bard College Conservatory of Music play string quartets […]