Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

Journey to the Catskills: When I was a very young child, I spent summers at my grandparents’ home in Woodstock. Ever since, the Catskills have been calling me home. I moved here from Brooklyn in 2001 so I could hear myself think and practice. Vocation: I am a musician and a producer. Avocation: I have always loved radio. I’ve produced music documentaries for public radio … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

Humans of the Catskills: Tony Fletcher

Journey to the Catskills: Fate. I somehow always saw myself ending up (somewhere like) here, even whilst growing up in London. First time I saw the mountains in person, I knew it would happen. Eventually it did. Vocation: A communicator of stories; a teacher of music*. Avocation: Runner. It was amazing to discover around the mid-way mark of life that I was actually good at … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Tony Fletcher

Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Olana, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church in Hudson, is hosting Artist on Art Tour, a series of guided tours through Olana under the tutelage of contemporary artists working in various disciplines. Artistic storytelling is a compelling part of Olana’s ongoing narrative. Participating artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” Olana, and experiment and invent with “poetic license” as they … Continue reading Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/5/2016

This weekend: The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its seventh season; Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Symphonic and The Operatic” featuring works by Italian composers Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Martucci; And Arts Society of Kingston presents “Landscape Still Lives” art show by Richard Kirk Mills. Learn more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/5/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/18/2016

This weekend: The Ulster Ballet Company presents its annual Festival of Dance at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston; Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor presents Saturday Sampler, a series of five art workshops led by Helena Clare Pittman, Saturdays from 2 to 5 pm, March 19 to April 16; And, The Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery in Hunter is hosting Older than the Mountain, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/18/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/21/2015

This weekend: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s last concert of the season takes place Sunday evening at the Otesaga Hotel – the program includes compositions by Ravel, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and others; The Mohonk Mountain House is hosting a Barnival on Saturday evening; The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents Summer Shortcuts V Friday, Saturday and Sunday; And, Hobart Book Village of the Catskills is hosting an … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/21/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 11/14/14

The Red Violin at Bard College   Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Red Violin” this Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, a concert featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, and pianist Cynthia Elise Tobey. Pitcairn performs on a 1720 Stradivarius – the famous “Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius” – you can read more about it here. Pitcairn and Tobey will perform pieces by Beethoven, Fauré and Schubert, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 11/14/14