June 9: Annual Spring Art Show “Art in Flux”

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Join us for the second Annual Cayuga Arts Collective Spring Show featuring the work of fifty member-artists! This year’s title is “Art in Flux” and the theme is dynamic expression.

Opening night will include harp music, Ithaca Generator Makerspace, and projections of archived & historic videos documenting the changes in art & film through the years. Wine and light refreshments will be served!

Gallery Hours
Sunday, June 10: 1-5pm
Saturday, June 16, Porchfest: noon-5pm
Sunday, June 17: 1-5pm
Friday, June 22, Closing Party: 5-7pm

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May 18 & 19: 11th Annual Dance Recital

11th Annual Dance Recital 
“Alive in Motion”

Dates & Time: Friday, May 18th, 7pm & Saturday, May 19th, 1pm
Tickets: $3 at the door; free for kids under 5

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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 graduating high school seniors 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, “Alive In Motion.”

May 2: Loren and Mark Concert

Loren and Mark Concert
Wednesday, May 2nd!

Music Starts: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15

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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world-class guitar show. Loren and Mark share a unique musical chemistry, and are the perfect match in both virtuosity and sensitive musicality. The pair are known for their stunning original instrumentals, electrifying improvisation, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, and superb vocal duets.

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 28: David Rogers Concert

David Rogers Concert
Classical Crossover Guitar
Saturday, April 28th!

Music Starts: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15

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Praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music. Don’t miss it!

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 14: Martin Taylor Concert

Martin Taylor Concert
Saturday, April 14th!

Music Starts: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20

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Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike.

Tickets are available at Good to Go in T-Burg, Ithaca Guitar Works, Online, & at the door.

April 8: TOiVO Spring Dance

TOiVO Spring Dance
Sunday, April 8th!

Music: 3:00-5:30pm
Admission: $10 suggested donation; All proceeds go to TCFA

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This is the third year that TOiVO has brought their fun loving waltzes, tangos, two-steps, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots, cheek-to-cheek, hambos, and huapangos to the Conservatory. All ages are welcome to enjoy music that’s good for dancing and listening! Refreshments will be served!

Find out more about TOiVO at their website: toivo.honkingduck.com

Begins April 2: Blues Guitar – Beyond the Basics

Blues Guitar: Beyond the Basics

Blues Guitar: Beyond the Basics April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd at 7:00PM Free of charge thanks to the Delavan Foundation. This workshop, led by TCFA’s Bill Gregg, will expand on topics covered in The Basics Of Blues Guitar series. This course will include techniques to make guitar playing sound more “bluesy” and authentic and will include effective use of embellishments in solos, combining bass rhythms & melody, integrating vocals with guitar and much more. This course is for guitarists who are familiar with basic blues chord progressions and the blues scales, but anyone familiar with beginning guitar playing could benefit.

 

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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Dance

A St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 7:00PM.  Live music will be 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 the TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door. 2018ceili_DRAFT2 verysmall

February 16: Singer/Songwriter Showcase w/Jen Cork, Austin MacRae, Janet Batch, & Andrew Alling

Singer/Songwriter Showcase 
w/Jen Cork, Austin MacRae, Janet Batch, & Andrew Alling
February 16th!

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Doors open at 7:00pm
Music starts at 7:30pm

$10 Suggested Donation at the door
Advance tickets available here!

On Friday, Feb 16, in partnership with Homer Center for the Arts, we will be hosting a Singer/Songwriter Showcase highlighting the talents of four local musicians:  Jen Cork, Austin MacRae, Janet Batch and Andrew Alling.  Each artist will perform a set of original music, as well as participate in a round-robin style song circle.  Please join us for a night of singing, laughter and stories behind the music.


 

Jen Cork

Jen Cork is the kind of powerful singer/songwriter who silences barrooms with one vocal phrase. A well-known contributor to the robust Ithaca, NY music scene, Cork enjoys ruminating on the history of objects, spaces, and emotions, and attempts to harness their energy through her music. It has been said that her voice sounds like history–that one can hear legacy in her songs.

Known as the bandleader of folk/jazz outfit Jen Cork & the Good Hope, Cork is also a solo singer/songwriter–(“…stands out among the top tier…of talented singer songwriters in the region”-Finger Lakes Music Press) as well as an enthusiastic collaborator. Named Ithaca’s “Best Female Singer” of 2015, she has also been called “a superb vocal stylist” by Finger Lakes Music Press and was most recently selected to play with her band at the 2017 Confluence benefit for the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

Cork is currently crafting her first solo record out of sticks and some dirt, an old baritone uke, and the 1904 upright grand piano she learned on at age 6. Found sounds, furious instrumental and vocal layering, and a rougher, more honest edge define Jen’s current work. She sounds like sad days with happy endings.


Austin MacRae

Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity.  With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.  He has showcased his music regionally at venues such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Turtle Hill Folk Festival (New Voices Showcase), Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the Arts, Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Picnic and other area venues.  His debut album, Bats in the Attic, won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Folk Recording of 2015.  He was recently selected to showcase his work in the Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in Stamford, CT.  His work has also been featured on a variety of radio stations and shows, including the Sundilla Radio Hour, hosted by Kelly Walker.  In 2017 MacRae was one of three winners of the Vic Heyman Songwriting Award from the South Florida Folk Festival.  He recently released his sophomore album, entitled Keeper, which was recorded at Electric Wilburland and co-produced by Cass Medcalf.


Janet Batch

Janet Batch is a singer-songwriter based near Ithaca, NY.  She has been playing around Ithaca and central NY since 2015.  Her first album “A Good Woman is Hard to Find” was released in early 2017.  The album was recorded holed up in a cabin on a winter weekend and features a collection of tunes of loss and leaving, all backed by a full band.  Janet’s musical style has been referred to as “country with an art degree” and she has been endeared as “the voice of the hills”.  She sings, unabashed, of death, romance, and the wondering of what went wrong.  Her lyrics and harmonies are an illustration of the pendulum that sings between joy and heartache.


Andrew Alling

Andrew Alling is a singer songwriter from Upstate, NY who resides in Ithaca, NY. He has traveled and performed while living in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California, Nashville, TN, Guatemala and places in between.  Andrew writes his own music and performs live playing the acoustic guitar, with organ bass foot pedals and the harmonica. He’s a one man three piece singer songwriter band! He has written well over one hundred songs and has self-produced over four CDs. Balanced with his current yoga practice, his music speaks of politics, love, hardship, truth, adversity and hope. You can buy his music but you should really come see and hear him! Live is what it is all about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11: “Can Give” Guitar Concert

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Local guitarists George Cook and Lynn Wiles are hosting a free guitar concert Sunday, February 11, from 2:30PM to 5:00PM. George and Lynn will be joined by other local players, offering a smorgasbord of jazz, blues and folk tunes. Stop by, drop off canned goods for the Trumansburg food pantry, and hear some music!