The Arts 11.21.19

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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Columbia Viola Player Performing with ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Allison Headley, a junior who plays in the Columbia High School Chamber Orchestra, for earning a spot in the viola section of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s flagship Symphony Orchestra, its most advanced ensemble that is reserved for players whose technical skills and musicality are at the highest level.

The orchestra receives regular professional coaching and performs in the finest concert venues, including the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.

As part of ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Headley will perform in the Melodies of Christmas, a popular holiday program televised on CBS6 that has raised more than $8 million for the pediatric oncology program at Albany Medical Center. She will also play at a fall rehearsal weekend retreat in the Catskills at Frost Valley YMCA, an annual young people’s concert, a free concert for senior citizens, and in other concerts.

Next summer, she will join the Symphony on a tour to Argentina and Uruguay.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler (Repeat Class)

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. It will take place at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019

The Nutcracker by the Saratoga City Ballet

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Saratoga City Ballet for its spectacular 26th Anniversary full production of The Nutcracker,  with Artistic Director Beth Fecteau at the majestic Hart Theater at The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY.

Saturday, Dec. 7th at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Sunday, Dec. 8th at 1:30 pm

Tickets are $28 / Adults; $20 Seniors and Students; Children 5 & under free! Group tickets available, please contact The Egg Box Office at (518)-473-1845.

Act I features the magical party scene with Clara, Fritz and the whole family celebrating Christmas Eve, when the mice, rat king and soldiers take the stage for their epic battle. Clara is then led through the Land of Snow into the Land of Sweets, home of the Sugar Plum Fairy, her cavalier and her court, where they celebrate with dances from around the world; set to Tchaikovsky’s score.

Directed and choreographed by Beth Fecteau, this is Saratoga City Ballet’s 26th Anniversary production of the Nutcracker – a perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages! Beth Fecteau’s choreography and production of Nutcracker premiered in 1996 at the Historic Cohoes Music Hall presented by Youth Ballet Company and Dance Eclectic.  After two years and a growing school and cast, this production moved to The Egg and was performed annually until 2004. Beth retired the production when she was named Director of the Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs merging Youth Ballet Company into what is now the School of the Arts at the Museum of Dance.  Beth is thrilled to be sharing her work with new dancers and a new organization in the 26th Year of Saratoga City Ballet’s production.

About Saratoga City Ballet

The Saratoga City Ballet Company is a not-for-profit organization providing dance students with opportunities to participate in professional quality productions. SCB strives for a high level of artistic achievement and to inspire and promote developing young dancers. For more information or to register for classes call (518) 584-1895, visit www.saratogacityballet.com or email info@nullsaratogacityballet.com.

Interested in advertising in our program? Please email us!  info@nullsaratogacityballet.com.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Pride@Prejudice Opens Friday,Dec. 6 at Schenectady Civic Players

Pride@Prejudice, by Daniel Elihu Kramer and directed by Mark Stephens, opens Friday, December 6, and plays through Dec. 15 at Civic Player’s, 12 South Church Street, Schenectady. The fairly faithful yet also fun and irreverent theatrical version of Jane Austen’s classic novel includes 21st century sensibilities within the 1820 setting of the story. Pride@Prejudice runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (December 6, 7, 8 and 11 through 15. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8 pm. Wednesday and Thursday curtains are at 7:30 pm., and Sundays are matinees only at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Order on-line at www.civicplayers.org Or call (518) 382-2081

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