Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pianist Sébastien Cornut performs works by Chopin, Chabrier, Rossini, Wagner, Sat., Mar. 24, 5pm. Admission $10

Friends of Beattie-Powers welcomes back Sébastien Cornut for another thrilling performance. Mr. Cornut is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, where he received First Prize in Piano and Chamber Music. He has also studied under Aldo Ciccolini and at at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Dmitri Bashkirov. Mr. Cornut has performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerts with orchestras in France, the US, Lebanon and the Ukraine. He has participated in international competitions such as the Casella competition, the Concours International de Brest, the Gina Bachauer competition and the Virginia Waring competition. In New York he has played at the Juilliard School, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library and the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Cornut also holds a Masters Degree in Musicology from the Université de Paris – Sorbonne and the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at Eastman School of Music, where he has also taught. 

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Frédéric Chopin: Six Mazurkas

Opus 59 No. 1 A Minor

Opus 56 No. 3 in C Minor

Opus 7 No. 3 in F Minor

Opus 24 No. 4 in B-flat Minor

Opus 59 No. 3 in F sharp Minor

Opus 50 No. 3 in C # minor

Frédéric Chopin: Three Valses

Opus 64 No. 3 in A-flat Major,

Opus 34 No. 1 in A-flat Major

Opus 42 in A-flat Major


Gioachino Rossini: Two pieces from “Sins of Old Age”

“Une caresse à ma femme”

“Prélude Inoffensif”

Emmanuel Chabrier:

Impromptu in C Major

España (Piano Transcription by C. Chevillard)

Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt:

Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts thought the Community Arts Grants program.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Planet Arts transported us with the out-of-this-world jazz of Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard

The scene at Beattie today, as Heard Performed its unique take on World Jazz to a full house. Jonathan Greene (woodwind/vocals), Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian Melick (percussion), Zorkie Nelson (percussion/vocals), and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius (keyboard/vocals). Once again, many thanks to Planet Arts, which makes these concerts possible.

JongSun Woo wowed us!

If you were lucky enough to be at Beattie yesterday, you experienced the virtuosity of "Sunny's" performance of Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven and Debussy. Expect to see this young artist on concert stages everywhere...and remember that you heard her here first!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Save the Date - June 9th - for our Annual Dinner

Save the date for one of the most memorable dinners of the year - our annual fundraising gala at Beattie-Powers Place.

Join us as we celebrate another year among the best of friends. RSVP to

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rethinking Perennials: A talk with Robert Clyde Anderson, Sat., Mar. 10, 2pm. Free

A lifelong gardener, Robert Clyde Anderson will present an informative excursion into the subject of perennials: "Developments in ecology and environmental science over the last thirty years have revolutionized the way we think of using perennials in gardens and landscapes all over Europe and North America. Creative gardeners and designers have reinvigorated the use and appreciation of herbaceous plantings, and this talk will present some historical context and an overview of the major concepts of the naturalistic planting movement." A must for gardeners and garden design buffs.

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Robert Clyde Anderson found his way to the Hudson Valley after a NYC career in illustration and book design. A native of Louisiana, Robert is a lifelong gardener, and has designed and maintained gardens in Columbia County as well as serving as right-hand man for eight years at the former Loomis Creek Nursery in Claverack, NY. At Pondside Nursery, he serves as Creative Director and buyer, writes about plants and gardening for the website/newsletter, and consults on garden design. Robert makes his home in Stuyvesant, NY, where he maintains a two-acre "laboratory" garden.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

It's wonderful to see so many new faces...

and of course, to welcome back our devoted regulars. Saturday's performance by the Florestan Quartet --violinists Adina Tsai and Michael Rau, violist Chi Lee, and cellist Lauren Peacock -- was enjoyed by a packed audience, and this young ensemble was an inspired delight. Followed by a glass of wine and a chat with the musicians, it was the kind of intimate evening you can expect at Beattie-Powers Place. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon!

The Florestan Quartet