12th Annual Dance Recital
“We Dance Because”
Dates & Time: Friday, May 17th, 7pm & Saturday, May 18th, 1pm
Tickets: $3 at the door; free for kids under 5
The Conservatory’s dance program, led by Dance Director Samantha Johnson, will be performing their final routines in an array of dance styles. Each class, from our young first-year Creative Movers, up through high school and rhythmic adults, is a little different. We’ll have jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and more! Come enjoy an evening or afternoon of dance with TCFA.
The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is proud to announce an all klezmer show on Wednesday, May 29th from 8-10pm featuring Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird. Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. The Painted Bird has brought “Yiddish Punk Cabaret” to rock clubs, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been referred to as “The Yiddish Pogues,”
Opening act Two-Shekel Swing and their unique blend of Swing and shtetl nostalgia will have you clapping, stomping and singing along to some of your old favorites, reimagined with spirit, flair and a little schtick. The group is led by fiddler and vocalist, Yoni Avi Battat, whose fresh arrangements draw on his love for gypsy Jazz and klezmer repertoire. Two-Shekel Swing celebrates Yiddishkeit with a fresh energy that will get the whole mishpokhe dancing to the beat!
“Accordion charged with punkrock… the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits.”
– Rolling Stone [Germany]
Saturday, April 20, 8-10 pm
One of the most influential guitarists in the world, Preston Reed has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades with the two-handed integrated percussive style he began developing in the 1980’s.
Preston’s music combines chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion, fulfilling the orchestral potential of the guitar body. The power and depth of Preston’s timeless, imagery-evoking compositions are as unique as his execution. Blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz and classical styles are distilled into a breath-taking visual and sonic experience – a border-hopping musical language that tells stories without words.
As millions of YouTube viewers have discovered, Reed’s recordings and live performances continue to define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago.
“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar
TEF Community Art Auction
Friday, March 29, 7-9 pm
An evening of wine, music, and a chance to win exquisite art by our own talented Trumansburg neighbors! Come join us to drink wine from Forge Cellars, dance to our local band, TOiVO, and bid on beautiful works of art, from mosaics and paintings to pottery and sculpture. $10 dollars at the door includes entries to our raffle and delicious dessert. Wine from Forge Cellars for $5 a glass to the rollicking music of TOiVO. Silent auction from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, followed by the live auction until 9pm.
The Community Art Auction is Trumansburg Education Foundation’s yearly community fundraiser, corresponding with the end of Youth Art Month in the schools. All proceeds go to support the Foundation, which runs programs such as Kids Discover the Trail and gives grants to educators to fund innovative and enriching projects that would otherwise go unfunded by school budgets. Learn more at http://tburgedfoundation.org/!
St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Irish Dance
Saturday, March 16, 6:30-10 pm
Our St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 6:30PM. This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians, with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio. Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed. Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments all to benefit TCFA! Admission is $5 at the door.
Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio, Saturday, February 9 from 8-10
Tickets $17 in advance HERE, $20 at the door
Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio featuring Vinny Raniolo and Gary Mazzaroppi are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Hear a wide repertoire of unique fresh arrangements as this astounding trio covers works from Beethoven, Bach to Paul Simon and Frank Zappa as only they can!
Hiroya Tsukamoto, Friday, January 11 from 8-10
$15 online HERE and $18 at the door
Join us us on Friday, January 11 from 8-10 as Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music.
Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.
Help us continue to improve and grow…
The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts continues to provide our community with the highest quality art, music & dance education; plus live performances to engage and delight! As demand for our education, programs, and space grows, so does our need to ensure the sustainability of our programs as we continue to improve our building.
Recent improvements include new gallery lighting and, thanks to our Chair-a-Thon, new comfortable seating. Since 2017, the number of attendees, events, students and programs have grown and continue on an upward path. 2018 and 2019 could be our brightest years yet! Visit our donations page HERE
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
5 McLallen St.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Mark Costa – Managing Director
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 1053
Trumansburg, NY 14886