On the fourth Monday of each month the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host an acoustic blues guitar jam. The first session will be on Monday, October 22nd from 7 – 9 PM. Bill Gregg, long time guitar teacher at TCFA, has presented several blues workshops at the conservatory in recent years. He is inviting guitarists of all levels who are interested in traditional blues to get together and play with others who enjoy this music. The format will be a round robin jam where each player can take a turn leading a song while others join in. For those who don’t feel comfortable in leading, it is perfectly OK to pass and just play along. Other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in too (mandolin, acoustic bass, fiddle, jug etc.) For more information contact Bill Gregg at email@example.com
The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is proud to announce Terry Robb, live in concert on Friday, November 9 from 8-10pm.
A dynamic, unforgettable fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, Terry Robb has redefined acoustic blues guitar with his signature fingerpicking style. Drawing international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers, Robb’s unique blues sound, incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing, and jazz, has made him a legend among blues musicians in his prolific music career spanning four decades.
“It’s the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around and fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety. Yet Portland, Oregon, guitarist and singer Terry Robb does just that.” – Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar
Advance tickets are available online HERE for $13, and $15 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most celebrated blues guitarists at the historic Conservatory.
Additionally, Terry will be holding a guitar workshop the following day on Saturday Nov 10 from 2-4 PM for $35 (paid at the door on the day of the workshop) or $30 for concert attendees from the night before.
A fundraiser to benefit arts education at TCFA, this event is a part of “The Big Draw Festival”, a worldwide drawing event.
Free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation)
With drawing materials provided for all participants, and featuring multiple still lives for all skill levels. Live music from 9pm to midnight. Also available all day are books on drawing, a scientific illustration table, self portrait station, community draw and light refreshments.
This event is made possible with the generous assistance of Finger Lakes ReUse and Up Country Antiques, as well as a grant from Tompkins County Community Arts Partnership.
SESSION 1 / Noon-4PM
Three still lifes: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced (materials provided by Finger Lakes Reuse and Up Country Antiques)
12-1pm Workshop with Anna Pausch “Drawing from the Inside Out”
1-2pm Workshop with Annie Campbell “Letting your Imagination FLY”
2-3pm Workshop with Don Ellis “Computer Graphics & Paint Brushes as Co-workers”
SESSION 2 / 4-8PM
On-going media presentation with Evan Stewart Eisenberg Three new still lifes: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced (materials provided by Finger Lakes ReUse and Up Country Antiques)
SESSION 3 / 9-MIDNIGHT
Staged figure drawing with two costumed models and live music
The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) is very pleased to announce its 34th annual Fall Invitational art show, this year titled “The Mystery Within.” The show takes place in the conservatory from October 13 through Halloween (specific open hours below).
The show opening is Saturday evening, October 13, from 7-9pm. The show is free and open to the public, and features a performance by musicians Nikolai Ruskin and Dara Anissi of SOUK.
Encourage your mind to wander a path of possibilities. Delve into the works of the four remarkable artists featured at The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art’s 34th Annual Fall Invitational.
- Internationally known Philadelphia artist, Treacy Ziegler sets the tone with a selection of her provocative mono prints and bronze sculpture.
- Joe Radoccia, from the Hudson Valley, adds monumental portraits from his “Becoming Elders” series that celebrates age in the LGBTQ community.
- Momoko Takeshita Keane’s sumptuous organic clay vessels have competed on the world stage from Kyoto to Washington at our own Smithsonian.
- Local Ithaca artist John Lyon Paul shares his stunning explorations in color, texture and rhythm in works from his visionary series,”Meditation Shawls”.
Show viewing hours as follows:
Fridays, October 19 and 26, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 20, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 27 (TCFA Draw-A-Thon) noon-midnight
Sundays, October 21 and 28, noon-6pm
Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween Open house), 5-7:30pm
The conservatory’s long time guitar instructor, Bill Gregg, will present THE OTHER SIDE OF BILL GREGG a concert showcasing the Appalachian or lap dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, banjo, piano, and autoharp along with a couple of pieces on guitar. After one of his guitar concerts last year, an audience member asked, “When are you going to do a show with all those other instruments that you play?” This is that requested concert.
In lieu of tickets with a fixed price, the conservatory and Mr. Gregg are asking those attending the concert to simply make a donation at the door to support TCFA and its mission of bringing music, art and dance to the community.
Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018 at TCFA
Beginning at 2pm with reception to follow at 4pm
This is the final 2018 performance of Chamber Music @ NewPark and they are coming to the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts for their yearly fundraiser. Help support this incredible group of performers and see them in an intimate setting at the Conservatory. Performance begins at2 with a reception to follow with light refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, and children 18 and under free at the door or included in your season pass (see details HERE). The performance program for the evening is:
Yoshimatsu: Piano Folio to a Disappeared Pleiad
Adams: Road Movies for Violin and Piano
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”
Yoshimatsu: And Birds Are Still
Reich: Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11 in A Major, HWV 329*
*in collaboration with young musicians from Tompkins County
“Chamber Music @ NewPark combines the connective power of chamber music with a stunning location to create unforgettable experiences for both the audience and the performers… the concerts offer beautifully curated, top-notch performances by artists they otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to hear…”
-Rory McLeod, violist (2016, 2017)
Katy Heine calling the dances to the high energy music of O’Shanigans. Jon Avery (fiddle), Phil Robinson (guitar), Katrina Mackey (flute) and Michael Ludgate (mandolin, foot percussion). Easy to learn dances with full instructions from a great teacher and caller. No partner needed – just come. Clean dance shoes are always appreciated to protect the floor. Admission $9 at the door.
Saturday, August 25th, 7:30pm!
The repertoire of American pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough stretches from the classical sublime to electronic experimentalism. For this special engagement at TCFA he will be accompanied by soprano singer Lucy Fitz Gibbon, noted for her “dazzling virtuoso singing” by the Boston Globe. Together they will serenade you with music by composers Niccolo Athens, John Libertore, Claude Debussy and more.
This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Arts Partnership – we are grateful for their support. Advanced Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door, tickets for ages 12 and under: $7 (must be accompanied by an adult)
The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki. Members of the trio have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, with Rebecca and David having additionally lived and studied in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. Together, The Fire performs captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland—two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. Between their entertaining and informative stage banter, vast array of instrument combinations and extensive repertoire, including everything from soaring slow airs to intricately arranged dance tunes, these charismatic performers will leave you on your feet with your hands together. The Fire has headlined at Celtic festivals such as The Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games, The Utah Scottish Association Highland Games, The Portland Highland Games, The Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival, The Northwest Folklife Festival, The Oregon Scottish Festival, The Yachats Celtic Music Festival, The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Tickets are $16 in advance (Ithaca Guitar Works, Good-To-Go in Trumansburg or online), $18 at the door. Tickets for youth 12 and under accompanied by adults are $12.