All summer, we celebrate the talent of our region—and the Arts Center’s
Big 5-0! With genre-leaping programs by performers from close to home.

The Tuesdays@theAC series is generously sponsored by a donation in honor of Jane Jacobs

    

Tickets: $10 AC members/ $15 Non-members/ $5 12 & under

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

    

    

July 11 - Bakery Concert:

This eclectic mix of new and contemporary music, one of several Bakery Concerts presented at Lake Flower Landing this spring in Saranac Lake, kicks off the Arts Center's Tuesdays@theAC summer performance series! Featuring: Gene V. Baker, electric piano/vocals; Esther Rogers Baker, cello; Brad Hurlburt, drums; Jonah Kazmierczak, electric bass; Rose Chancler, electric piano; and Annie Trepanier, violin.

Violinist Annie Trépanier's playing has been hailed by The Boston Globe as "supercharged, clear-headed, yet soulful." She is a founding member of the acclaimed Avery Ensemble and has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
She has been heard regularly in national broadcasts on Radio-Canada, CBC and NPR and has recorded for the CRI, New World, Ongaku, & Zephyr labels. She is currently the concertmaster of the Connecticut-based chamber orchestra Aeterna. Esther Rogers Baker, Saranac Lake, earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Esther also spent one year studying Collaborative Leadership at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. Esther works as a freelance cellist, teaches cello and chamber music and guides group composition as a teacher/facilitator. As a soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher, pianist Rose Chancler has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Rose’s recent focus has been performing chamber music and presenting concerts in New York’s Adirondack State Park as the Artistic Director and founder of the acclaimed music series Piano by Nature presented at the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY.

Program to include:
Sonate (4 mvnts.) by Maurice Ravel, composed 1920-22
‘A la mémoire de Claude Debussy’
Piano Phase by Steve Reich, composed 1967
Gobi Canticle by Lei Liang, Chinese-American composer,
composed 2005
Electronic compositions by Gene Baker

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July 18 - Rustic Riders:

The Rustic Riders craft their sound with music old and new. They invite you to sing, move, reflect and renew with voice, strings and percussion. In concert, the Rustic Riders share new songs with traditional roots and their love of traditional tunes. In 2006, at age 52, Lisa began writing the songs featured on their 3 CD’s “Hearing Hearts” and “Among These Hills” and 2015's release "Wake Up". She also sings and plays “string things” – cello, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and tenor banjo. Klaus Meissner provides the percussive foundations. The Rustic Riders have played across the North Country, Vermont and New Hampshire and love interacting with audiences. See more at their website, rusticriders.net.

“A Rustic Riders performance is pleasing to the performer, the presenter and the audience. What more can anybody ask for?” – Joseph Liotta, Norwood Village Green Concert Series (Founded in 1974)
"The message is as strong as the music is beguiling--an album for your home and for your planet!"--Bill McKibben on "Wake Up!"
“The Rustic Riders are country, blues, soul and pop all wrapped up in one -- what a delight!” - Debbie Kanze
“What a wonderful and joyful sound" - Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)

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July 25 - Penny Readers:

Our Town Theater Group's Penny Readers will present dramatic readings of selected poems by the early 20th century Adirondack writer Jeanne Robert Foster, whose poetry reflects Adirondack life as it was in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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August 1 - Moment's Notice:

Moment's Notice is the core trio of local jazz favorites Le Groove, seasoned musicians from the Tri-Lakes area who offer classic jazz, blues and swing sounds with some Latin undertones.

Le Groove’s goal has been to develop an eclectic repertoire incorporating American standards, latin, blues and swing selections, with an emphasis on strong, tight arrangements. Influences range from the cool style of Peggy Lee’s "Fever" to the classic sound of Dave Brubeck’s "Take Five", and a wide variety in between, each infused with Le Groove’s own musical twist. One comment that is heard repeatedly following performances is that the listener never knows what to expect next. They like that!

See more at their website: le-groove.com.

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August 22 - Crowfeather:

Crowfeather is, in their words, "an original and eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, and whatever else happens to catch our fancy." Their savory and unpredictable blend of rock, jazz and funk is peppered with a joyous assortment of melodious caws.
   
Band members include: Kelsey Amell, lead vocals, musical warlord; Shaun Kittle, drums, sledge, zigs; Andrew Parent, bass, vocals, woodblock, spaceship; Chris Morris, trumpet, keys, backup vocals, pine cone, zags; Luke Meissner, guitar, backup vocals, flute, twinky-twinky rah-rah.
   
Their hometowns are Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, NY, and their record label is Crowlamity Jane. See more at their Facebook page: facebook.com/crowfeatherband.
     

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August 29 - Adirondack Gypsies:

An eclectic group of minstrels, bringing music to the mountains! They tell the story of the Gillette murder case, subject of Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" and which happened just up the road from the Arts Center at Raquette Lake, through the reading of letters from the star-crossed lovers alternating with music. See more at their Facebook page: facebook.com/The-Adirondack-Gypsies.

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