Aug 25 – Impressions of Summer

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FREE – Sunday, August 25 from 2-3pm
Jacksonville Community Methodist Church
(1869 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville, NY 14886)

Friend of the Conservatory Eric Machan Howd presents a summer concert of music for pipe organ and piano hosted by the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church. The concert will feature the sounds of the sanctuary’s historic pipe organ and piano and as well as a short repertoire based on the theme of summer. The performer has requested voluntary donations be made to the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts at the event. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Aug 16 – Dr. Seuss in Living Color

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Free Performance Friday, August 16 at 3:30pm

Thanks to the Trumansburg Education Foundation for their generous grant funding our assistants for this week and Up Country Antiques for providing props for the show!

This musical theatre production is an original adaption of the beautiful and prolific storybook legacy of Dr. Seuss. Born Theodor S. Geisel (1904-1991), Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated forty-four books during his life and he remains the most popular children’s book author in the United States.

Our show was created by Marina Delaney (script) and Samantha Johnson (choreography) specifically for today’s performance, a culmination of our 2019 Musical Theatre Arts Week program at TCFA. The show is a combination of inspirations and rewordings of excerpts and scenes from various Dr. Seuss books. Music is from the 2000 musical, Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

August 3 – The Fire Scottish Band

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8-10pm, Advance tickets $17 available HERE, $20 at the door

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. The Fire Scottish Band serves a tremendously dynamic, entertaining, and head-snapping live show of reels, jigs, strathspeys and all more! This is a rousing summer concert not to be missed!

July 13 – Grassroots Documentary

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Four seasons of the Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival from T-Burg to Miami with spring and Summer stops at Shakori Hills in NC. If you’ve attended, volunteered or performed at any grassroots festival anywhere over the last 29 years you’re part of this special cast and crew VIP screening! Screening is free, donations accepted to support Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts.

July 13 – JCA Fundraiser – Woodstock 1869

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Woodstock 1869
July 13, 2019 3-6pm
A Benefit for Jacksonville Community Park

The Jacksonville Community Association is hosting Woodstock 1869, a fundraiser to build a restroom for the Jacksonville Community Park. The event, in the style of an old country fair, will feature local musical talents Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers, and Erich Von Sterrich—The World’s Loudest Tuba Player, and TOiVO. Performances by the Crapstone Royal Shakespeare Company, Mark Twain—Humorist, and magicians Sir Moreland, and Lord Stanley and Lady Michelle will make the afternoon one to never forget. Raven of the East will provide tarot readings in the Sorcerer’s Bower, and local celebrities will be ceremoniously dunked in the 500 gallon dunk tank. A corn hole tournament is sure to get the blood pumping, and cotton candy will delight the tongue. Alexander’s food truck will be present to provide just the thing to sate the wildest of appetites.
The Jacksonville Community Association (JCA) is a not-for-profit organization that has owned and operated the 10 acre park at 3037 Swamp College Rd, Jacksonville, since 1960. The JCA and community members recently worked with Design Connect, a student-run program based in Cornell’s graduate School of Landscape Architecture, to create a master plan for the park. The bathroom was selected by popular demand as the first feature of the plan to be constructed. The JCA partnered with the Town of Ulysses and received a parks and trails improvement grant from Tompkins County to cover part of the cost of building the restroom. Monies raised at Woodstock 1869 will go entirely to
financing additional expenditures on the lavatory—quite literally throwing money down the toilet!

May 31, June 1 – TBurg HS Senior Art Showcase

Trumansburg High School
Senior Art Showcase
Opening Friday, May 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – noon
As guests of TCFA, the senior artists graduating from Trumansburg’s Charles O’ Dickerson High School will hold an opening for their annual show. Come out and support our creative T-burg grads!


May 17&18 – Dance Recital

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


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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 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.

May 29 – Klezmer at the Conservatory

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Wednesday May 29 from 8-10pm
Advance tickets $17 at | $20 at the door

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,”

“Accordion charged with punkrock… the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits.”

– Rolling Stone [Germany]

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!  

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May 4 – Remanu Panther w/ Michael Stark

Saturday, May the fourth from 8-10pm
Advance tickets only $10 / $15 at the door

Panther header tinyYou’re invited to an intimate performance of “Panther on Piano” at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts featuring Remanu Panther with Michael Stark. “Panther on Piano” unveils from the heart a theatrical telling of pieces of Remanu’s journey from Long Island to Ithaca, NY.
Remanu plays with a passion and accessibility that resonates with audiences leaving a powerful message about our place in the world. Remanu will be joined by local jazz pianist Michael Stark to create an improvisational and unique piano event, not to be missed.