November 2013 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
9/20 - 12/2 Exhibit Metal Logic NBG Kaplan Hall, Mindy Ross Gallery
11/1 - 11/29 Exhibit One Artist, Two Visions - Abstract and Representational Paintings MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Loft
11/2 Master Class The Keys to Tree Identification MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/2 Concert Symphonic Band Concert OTHER Paramount Theatre, Middletown
11/3 - 11/29 Exhibit Eighteen Ways of Looking at a Tree MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/3 Concert Orchestra Concert OTHER Paramount Theatre, Middletown
11/6 Lecture Growing Trees in the Urban Jungle MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/8 Music A Night of Indian Music and Beyond NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
11/8 - 11/10 Theatre Two One-Act Plays MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
11/12 Master Class Forests and Communities: A Critical Long Term Relationship Blending Ecology and Economy MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/14 Master Class Calligraphy and the Way of Brush and Ink MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/15 - 11/17 Theatre Two One-Act Plays MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
11/18 Reading The Place of Poerty: Poems from Orange County MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/19 Lecture Integrating Carbon Capture, Local Climate, Energy Use & Biodiversity: Planting Trees and Conserving & Enhancing Forests MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/20 Lecture The Broad Scope of Cyber Crime MDTN Orange Hall Gallery
11/21 Master Class Metal Logic...A Creative Alchemy NBG Kaplan Hall Great Room
11/24 Concert Clarinet and Piano Recital MDTN Orange Hall Theatre

Metal LogicFissure IV by Carol Flaitz

Exhibition by bau artists

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Monday, December 2, 2013
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Featured Artists: Faith Adams, Erica Leigh Caginalp, Richard Cutrona, Carol Flaitz (curator), Carla Goldberg, Tom Holmes, Gary Jacketti, Kirsten Lyon, Brett Phares, Russell Ritell, Herman Roggeman, Naomi Teppich, Ivan Sanford, Gamble Staempfli, Lisa Zukowski, Grey Zeien

Reception: A wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 5pm - 7pm to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

The exhibit will be on view until Monday, December 2, 2013.

bau (Beacon Artist Union) was founded in the fall of 2004 and is located in Beacon, NY. It serves as a platform for members/artists to grow, present and market their work, hosts events of related disciplines, including performances, talks, films and music.

This event is presented by Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange and it is free and open to the public. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

More information is available at (845) 341-9386, cultural@sunyorange.edu

Image: Fissure IV by Carol Flaitz, 48"x60", Mixed Media

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One Artist, Two Visions - Abstract and Representational Paintings

Ron Gee, artistSolo Exhibition by Ron Gee

Friday, November 1, 2013 - Friday, November 29, 2013
Orange Hall Gallery Loft (MDTN)

Artist Ron Gee paints in distinctly different styles. A solo exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Loft offers the viewer both modes of artwork -- small, minimalist, traditional Chinese brush and ink abstractions and large, grand representational works. Entitled One Artist, Two Visions - Abstract and Representational Paintings, the show reflects Ron Gee’s diverse creativity. His works are visual meditations. The exhibit, which is on display during the entire month of November, explores work of the last two decades and demonstrates a range of themes including his work on dimensional canvases.

Haboku, painting by Ron Gee, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 36A reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30pm, Friday, November 22, 2013 during which classical guitarist Joy Zelada will play. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm, plus Sundays, November 3, 1 to 4pm and November 24, 2-5pm. Because of Thanksgiving, the gallery is closed November 27-30. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Ron Gee studied art history and studio art at Princeton University and received a master’s degree from Hunter College where he was honored with the Tony Smith Award. His artworks have been exhibited in the New York metropolitan area and the Hudson Valley. He and his wife, Gar Wang, were together honored by the Orange County Arts Council with the 2012 Individual Artists Award. They live in Warwick.

Black Dirt Farmland, painting by Ron Gee, 2006, oil on linen, 22 x 60 inchesOrange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, on the campus of Orange County Community College. The exhibit is presented under the auspices of Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: 845-341-4891; cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images (top to bottom): Ron Gee, artist; Haboku, painting by Ron Gee, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 36";Black Dirt Farmland, painting by Ron Gee, 2006, oil on linen, 22 x 60"

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The Keys to Tree Identification

SUNY Orange Biology/Botany professor, Monty VacuraSaturday, November 2, 2013 from 10am to noon
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Trees –those magnificent shade-givers, oxygen-producers, and natural resource which give us the gorgeous colors of autumn– are the focus of a month-long series of programs in Orange Hall Gallery, Orange County Community College. Entitled, Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift, the series includes seven events, all free and open to the public.

To open the programming is a tree identification workshop, The Keys to Tree Identification, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10am to noon with SUNY Orange Biology/Botany professor, Monty Vacura. Following an illustrated lecture, Vacura will offer a hands-on exercise that will assist attendees in determining different tree species. He will also explain how to use Dichotomous Keys which offer two choices of traits to decide upon, and then moves the user logically through each key to eventually identifying tree species. As Monty Vacura is a very engaging speaker, he will make this an educational experience that is fun and practical.

After receiving an MS in Biology at Fort Hays State University (Kansas), Vacura taught Biology and Chemistry at a secondary school in Ghana from 2000 to 2002 while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

This morning program is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.  Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Image: SUNY Orange Biology/Botany professor, Monty Vacura

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Eighteen Ways of Looking at a Tree

LongReachArts.comExhibition by LongReach Arts

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Friday, November 29, 2013
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The eighteen members of LongReach Arts decided to put together a new exhibit centered on a common theme. After careful thought, they chose the tree as their topic because “here in the Greenport Summer Tree, pastel by Marlene Wiedenbaum, 18 by 24 inchesHudson Valley they surround us and because we love them” states Carol Loizides, coordinator of the group…And so evolved the title, Eighteen Ways of Looking at a Tree. In addition to the artworks that they created, the artists wrote statements on trees in the forms of sentences and poems. The exhibit, in fact, displays both the visual and literary works of each member.

Now, as one of the most beautiful of autumns in recent years is waning and the colored leaves are falling from the trees, it seems most appropriate to present this show which runs November 3 through 26, 2013 in Orange Hall Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 4pm during which classical guitarist Joy Zelada will provide music. At 2:30pm, a panel of five of the artists will discuss the theme.

LongReach Arts artists’ collective is celebrating its thirty-first year. Its roster is comprised of some of the foremost artists in the mid-Hudson Valley, including Staats Fasoldt, Marlene Wiedenbaum, Elisa Pritzker, Jose Gomez, Basha Maryanska, Michelle Squires, Cindy Dill, Stacie Flint, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Claudia Gorman, Robert Hastings, Rob Greene,  Ellen Metzger O’Shea, Carol Loizides, Nancy Scott, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Elayne Seaman, and Trina Green.Sycamore Birthing Geometry, multimedia collage by Jose Gomez, 24 by 30 inches

The exhibit is the centerpiece of the Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift series, seven events throughout the month of November.  All of these events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 6pm. Additional hours include November 6, 18, 19, 22, 9am to 8:30pm and November 24, 2 to 5pm.

The exhibit and other events are presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed:  cultural@sunyorange.edu  and (845)341-4891. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Images (top to bottom): LongReachArts.com; Greenport Summer Tree, pastel by Marlene Wiedenbaum, 18 x 24"; Sycamore Birthing Geometry, multimedia collage by Jose Gomez, 24 x 30"

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Growing Trees in the Urban Jungle

Cornell University Professor Nina Bassuk, PhDWednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The first in the lectures of the Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift series features one of the top horticulturists in the United States, Nina Bassuk, professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University. Jamie Blackburn, curator of woodland gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, describes her impact as having "revolutionized urban tree planting." During her three decades of research, she has worked on finding tough plants to withstand stressful urban landscapes, and on making those landscapes less stressful so as to insure healthy tree growth. One of her projects developed "structural soil" which permits tree roots to survive in compacted soil under sidewalks.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7pm, Dr. Bassuk will speak on Growing Trees in the Urban Jungle. She will explain why we need trees in our communities, how we can help promote healthful and proper growth, and the issues upon which some of the new research projects are focused.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being held in Orange Hall Gallery where LongReach Arts’ Eighteen Ways of Looking at a Tree exhibit is on display. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Nina Bassuk was the 2008 recipient of the Scott Medal for Horticulture awarded annually by Swarthmore College. She holds a BS from Cornell and obtained her PhD in Horticulture from the University of London, UK. Dr. Bassuk has authored 100 papers on the physiological problems of plants growing in urban environments. She also works closely with municipalities to help implement the best practices in urban forestry management and is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Urban Forestry Council.

This program is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Cornell University professor, Nina Bassuk, PhD

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World Music and culture Series
A Night of Indian Music and Beyond

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:30pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Admission: $5 for public and SUNY Orange Faculty/Staff; Free with SUNY Orange Student ID

Join us for an evening of Indian classical music and sounds that bridge the worlds of East and West. The World Music and Culture Series presents a concert by Arun Ramamurthy, Steve Gorn and Sameer Gupta.Arun Ramamurthy

Arun Ramamurthy is a gifted violinist who is making his mark in Indian Classical and World music. A disciple of Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj, he has become one of the most sought after violinists in the United States. Arun has accompanied major artists touring from India, as well as performing solo concerts, for the past 15 years. He has been fortunate to perform with artists including Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, T.N. Seshagopalan, T.V. Gopalakrishna, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Ramesh Misra. Born and raised in the United States, Arun utilizes his Carnatic training to collaborate with Western musicians, recording and performing with artists from various genres. His newest project, the Arun Ramamurthy Trio (ART), presents fresh arrangements and improvisations of classic Carnatic compositions as well as original music. Arun curates the innovative series, “Carnatic Sundays” at Cornelia Street Café in New York City, a concert series dedicated to increasing exposure for Carnatic music to wider audiences.

Steve GornSteve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. He is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and The Paul Winter Consort, and the Academy Award winning Documentary film, “Born into Brothels.” His gurus are the bansuri masters, Sri Gour Goswami, Sri Deba Prasad Banerjee of Kolkata, and Pandit Raghunath Seth. His bansuri style is based in the ‘gayaki ang’ of the legendary Pannalal Ghosh. During the past decade, Steve has performed often in India, appearing at Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, Habitat Center in New Delhi, The Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, NCPA, Dadar Matunga, and The Nehru Center in Mumbai. On March 6, 2013, he received the Pt. Jasraj Rotary Club Award for Cross Cultural Understanding in Hyderabad, India. He also composes 'world music sound design' scores for dance and television.Sameer Gupta

Sameer Gupta is an original artist within improvisational styles of jazz, world, and fusion music. Since 10 years old, he has lived in Tokyo, San Francisco, New York City, and visited India annually. Today his skills and musicianship are appreciated globally. He has played drumset at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Birla Auditorium in Kolkata. He has played tabla at The Lincoln Center, and Asagiri Jam in Japan. Along with lecture/demonstrations on Classical Indian music with Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters Program, and at Berkelee College of Music in Boston, he now plays a hybrid of both tabla and drumset simultaneously, attempting to push the boundaries of possibilities. He has the distinguished honor of studying with tabla Maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in Kolkata, with his first few years spent under the guidance of the legendary Ustad Zakir Hussain. 

This program is made possible through the generosity and support of Padma Reichwald and Geetmala and other friends. It is open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images (top to bottom): Arun Ramamurthy; Steve Gorn; Sameer Gupta

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Forests and Communities: A Critical Long Term Relationship Blending Ecology and Economy

Marilyn Wyman, Ecologist, CCETuesday, November 12, 2013 from 2 to 4pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Continuing the Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift series of Cultural Affairs, Marilyn Wyman, ecologist, and Simon Gruber, environmental planner, are presenting a master class entitled Forests and Communities: A Critical Long Term Relationship Blending Ecology and Economy. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Orange Hall Gallery from 2 to 4pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Registration is not necessary. The topics to be covered include the benefits of trees and forests to communities and landscapes, historical trends, present-day threats and risks to trees and forests, opportunities for better management of trees in urban and rural areas, and existing and emerging jobs and careers.

Simon Gruber, Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable CitiesWyman will also give information related to farming and agricultural economy plus agroforestry and edible forest products. Gruber will give an overview on the beneficial relationship that trees have to water quality and reducing runoff and flooding. In addition, he will discuss links between trees and energy efficiency, sustainability, and psychological and physiological human health.

Q&A is encouraged. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Marilyn Wyman is a forest ecologist and educator at the Agroforestry Resource Center of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Columbia and Greene Counties. She is also a State Board of Director for the New York Forest Owners Association and works with CCE on a statewide Invasive Species program.

Simon Gruber, an environmental planner based in Orange County, is a Fellow at the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Green Infrastructure consultant for the Hudson Valley Regional Council.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Images (top to bottom): Marilyn Wyman, Ecologist, CCE; Simon Gruber, Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

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Calligraphy and the Way of Brush and Ink

Ron Gee paintingThursday, November 14, 2013 from 11am to 1pm
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 11am to 1pm, local artist Ron Gee will give a master class entitled Calligraphy and the Way of Brush and Ink in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. He will discuss Chinese Calligraphy—the art of writing with brush and ink—and its close relationship with traditional painting. Together, these are considered among the highest treasures of Chinese culture, yet are little understood in the West.

Through demonstrations, Ron Gee will clearly explain the Chinese writing system, its origins in pictorial images, the various styles of writing, and the techniques of brushwork that both calligraphy and painting share. The discussion will include the principles of Eastern philosophy and how the Chinese attitude about the natural order is expressed in traditional brush and ink painting. The presentation will continue with a large painting executed using a mop-sized brush on paper rolled onto the floor. Then, the master class will proceed with a fun hands-on introductory lesson on the fundamentals of brush and ink, from simple exercises to the rendering of nature subjects such as bamboo, grasses, rocks, and fish.

Ron Gee studied art history, studio art, and Chinese culture as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He also holds a master’s degree from the graduate art department at Hunter College.

The master class, which is free and open to the public, accompanies Ron Gee’s Solo Exhibit, One Artist, Two Visions - Abstract and Representational Paintings, on display in Orange Hall Gallery Loft through the end of November.

The event is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Image: Ron Gee painting

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The Place of Poetry: Poems from Orange County

Paul Kane, PhD, Orange County Poet Laureate and Professor of English, Vassar CollegeMonday, November 18, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift is a series of seven events throughout the month of November. Included in the programming have been lectures, a master class, a workshop all about trees and their vital function in the environment. Also, important ingredients in the mix are the arts, both visual and literary.  Orange Hall Gallery is the venue for all the events and includes an art exhibit about trees.

The literary art of poetry is the focus of the program on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7pm when Orange County Poet Laureate Paul Kane reads selections from his original works. Entitled The Place of Poetry: Poems from Orange County, the evening reading includes poems set in Orange County, some with environmental themes.

Paul Kane is a professor at Vassar College and an award-winning poet and scholar who resides near the black dirt fields in the Town of Warwick. He holds BA, MA, PhD degrees from Yale University and an MA from the University of Melbourne, Australia. This past July, he was the recipient from La Trobe University, Mildura, Australia of an honorary doctorate. He has published five collections of poems, three anthologies, a critical study, two collaborations with the photographer William Clift, and, most recently, a poetry/music CD with Irish sound artist Katie O’Looney.  Dr. Kane’s warm and gentle manner engages audiences who relax and listen to him share his thoughts through his poetry.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: cultural@sunyorange.edu  and (845)341-4891. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Image: Paul Kane, PhD, Orange County Poet Laureate and Professor of English, Vassar College

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Integrating Carbon Capture, Local Climate, Energy Use & Biodiversity: Planting Trees and Conserving & Enhancing Forests

Paul Mankiewicz, PhDTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

The series, Trees: Nature's Living/Giving Gift, continues with a lecture entitled Integrating Carbon Capture, Local Climate, Energy Use & Biodiversity: Planting Trees and Conserving & Enhancing Forests by Paul Mankiewicz, PhD, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7pm in Orange Hall Gallery. Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Mankiewicz, biophysicist, ecological designer, inventor, and founder of the Gaia Institute, will speak on green infrastructure, the most massive portion of this being trees, and how they can connect human-built structures and natural systems to solve environmental problems. Trees play a powerful role in the environs in which we live and work. Using solar energy and water, trees have evolved in tandem with other elements of our ecosystems to have an enormous capacity to move water, and influence air temperatures, humidity, and the movement of water through the landscape. Dr. Mankiewicz states, “trees run the world where there is water.”  Among the several areas he will explain in relationship to trees, he will describe his work to tap the benefits in engineered ecological systems to purify stormwater and his invention GaiaSoil, a patented product using recycled Styrofoam to create an innovative medium with key benefits for planting urban trees and building green roofs.

Paul Mankiewicz holds a BA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, an MA in Biology from Lehman College and a PhD in Biology from City University of New York/New York Botanical Gardens Joint Program.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at: cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Paul Mankiewicz, PhD

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The Broad Scope of Cyber Crime

Lieutenant Commander, Detective Squad, NYPD, Retired John OteroWednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

High technology crimes and data security expert, Lieutenant Commander, Detective Squad, NYPD, (Retired) John Otero, who with his company BlackStorm Cyber Security & Forensics, designs tech security for colleges, companies, and corporations, will share his knowledge and many years of experience on 21st C hi-tech crime on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7pm in Orange Hall Gallery.

His lecture entitled, The Broad Scope of Cyber Crime, will describe cyber crime and network security from the individual to the large establishment including phone, computer, social network, power companies, corporations, and colleges. He will give practical information about things to do and things not to do. Q&A will be an active part of the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown on the campus of Orange County Community College.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Lieutenant Commander, Detective Squad, NYPD, (Retired) John Otero

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Metal Logic...A Creative Alchemy

Carol Flaitz, artistThursday, November 21, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:30pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Tom Holmes, sculptorCome hear Carol Flaitz, artist, discuss the artistic process and creative inspiration behind the exhibit, Metal Logic.  Watch Tom Holmes, sculptor, demonstrate how to sculpt in various media on Thursday, November 21 from 3:00 - 4:30pm in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange Newburgh.  This event is free and open to the public.

This event accompanies the exhibit, Metal Logic, on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery, SUNY Orange, Newburgh through December 2nd.  Organized by the Beacon Artists Union, 13 artists, working in different media, developed unique bodies of work around the idea of metal.

Carol Flaitz will discuss the creative inspiration that fueled the exhibition as well as the artistic process in creating a body of work.  Carol’s own work explores “the amalgamation of technology and art and reflects our relationship as humans to the barrage of technology in our culture and its effect upon us.” She teaches art and shows her work in the Hudson Valley region, New York City and internationally.

Tom Holmes will demonstrate different ways of sculpting with various media. Holmes’ own work uses the elements of stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water in conjunction with the seasons and changing weather temperatures to intuitively create "independent responses to materials and approaches. The undercurrents of natural decay, unity, duality, symmetry, space, time, and dimension are at the heart of Holmes’ creative energy.”  Tom Holmes lives and works in the NEPA (Northeast Pennsylvania) valley.

Images (top to bottom): Carol Flaitz, artist; Tom Holmes, sculptor

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Clarinet and Piano Recital

Stanley Drucker, Emeritus Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, and Naomi Drucker, clarinetistSunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Emeritus Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, Stanley Drucker will play on the stage of Orange Hall Theatre in concert on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm. During the Clarinet and Piano Recital, he will be accompanied by Marilyn Lehman, pianist. The program is varied with selections by Bernstein, Von Weber, DeBussy, and Poulenc. In addition, Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece, no. 2 in D minor, op.114 for two clarinets & piano is a beautiful composition that broadens the dynamics of the clarinet. Naomi Drucker, wife of Stanley, will play the second clarinet.

Renowned for his spectacular playing of his instrument as well as his long career, having started his career with the NY Philharmonic when he was only 17 years old, Stanley Drucker played under nine NY Philharmonic music directors among them Bruno Walter, Dmitri Mitropoulous, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, and Zubin Mehta. In 2009, he celebrated 60 years with the orchestra, 48 of which he was principal and during which he performed in 60 countries on tour.  By 2011, it was estimated that he had performed in 10,200 concerts. Musical America named him the 1998 Instrumentalist of the Year.

Marilyn Lehman, pianistMarilyn Lehman is an active soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. Along with Naomi Drucker, she directs and plays in the American Chamber Ensemble. She is an adjunct associate professor of music at Hofstra University. She holds a BS from Hofstra University and an MM from Manhattan School of Music.

Naomi Drucker has played in many regional orchestras and traveled and played with her husband Stanley in several countries around the world. She was the recipient of the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Alumni Award in career achievement awarded by Hofstra University where she is an adjunct instructor of clarinet and received a BS degree.

The recital is the highlight of the fall 2013 Cultural Affairs events series. Tickets are available online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu. Then, click on events.  Also, tickets may be purchased at the box office starting at 2pm the day of the performance.   Admission is free for all students and otherwise priced at $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu  and (845)341-4891.

Orange Hall is located on the campus of Orange County Community College at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

Images (top to bottom): Stanley Drucker, Emeritus Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, and Naomi Drucker, clarinetist; Marilyn Lehman, pianist

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Dorothy Szefc
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(845) 341-4891
cultural@sunyorange.edu

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