Wednesday, November 14, 2018

John Thorn, Official MLB Historian: "The Sky is Falling, Baseball is Dying, and the Roof May Leak". Sat., Nov.17, 2pm. Free admission

Fresh from the World Series, historian and author John Thorn presents his sixth Hot Stove League talk at Beattie. "The prevalence of calamitous thinking" is the subject, which John will explore with his trademark wit and expansive knowledge of America's Sport. Baseball fans take note: Seats fill up fast, so claim yours now. Reserve at

The Broquio Trio: Works by Mendelssohn and Bach, Sat., Nov. 17, 5pm. Free admission

Please join us for a performance by this international trio of young artists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Cellist Christina Jones, pianist Vera Lu, and violinist Liliya Milcheva will present a program of challenging works including the Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor. Reservations at


Bach Piano Partita No 2: Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Rondeau, Capriccio

Bach Violin Partita No 2: Sarabande

Bach Cello Suite No 4: Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue

Mendelssohn Piano Trio D minor

Monday, November 5, 2018

Bob and Johanna Titus: The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age Sat., Nov. 10, 2pm. Free admission

Enjoy a journey back 20,000 years to the Ice Age, guided by experts Bob and Johanna Titus, retired science professors and authors of popular articles and books about the geology of the Catskills and greater Hudson Valley. Join us for this fascinating look at how our geological past is still impacting the area today.
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Robert Titus co-founded the Department of Geology at Hartwick College in 1975 and is a member of the Geological Society of America. He has a Ph.D in Invertebrate Paleontology, and his areas of expertise include soil science, Ordovician-age fossils and strata of the Black River Valley, glacial and surface geology and bedrock geology of the Catskills and Hudson River Valley. He is the author of a wide range of books, popular science columns, and his research appears in peer-reviewed scientific publications. He and his wife, Johanna, have authored The Catskills: A Geological Guide, The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age, and other publications.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

TON Orchestra Chamber Musicians: Music of Villa-Lobos, Sat., Nov. 10, 5pm, admission $10

The TON Chamber Orchestra, featuring members of Bard's Orchestra NOW, presents "Brazil in November", music by the great Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Program includes the Pequena Suíte, Chôros No. 5, “Alma brasileira”; Ciranda das Sete Notas, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6,, A prole do bebê, Series 1, and Assobio a Jato. With Matthew Ross, flute; Kelly Knox, cello; Adam Romey, bassoon; Florence Mak and Jeremy Vigil, piano. Program details below.

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Adam Romey
Jeremy Vigil
Kelly Knox
Florence Mak


Chamber Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
featuring musicians of The Orchestra Now and friends

Adam Romey, bassoon
Matthew Ross, flute
Kelly Knox, cello
Adam Romey, bassoon
Florence Mak and Jeremy Vigil, piano

Pequena Suíte  (1913)
LegendáriaHarmonias soltas 
Fugato (all'antica) 
Kelly Knox, cello 
Florence Mak, piano

Chôros No. 5, “Alma brasileira” (Brazilian Soul) (1925) 
                                                          Florence Mak, piano

Ciranda das Sete Notas (Round Dance of the Seven Notes) (1933)
                                                       Adam Romey, bassoon 
                                                          Jeremy Vigil, piano 


Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 (1938)
Ária (chôro) 
Fantasia (Allegro)
                                                          Matthew Ross, flute 
                                                      Adam Romey, bassoon  

A prole do bebê, Series 1: As Bonecas (The Baby’s Family, Series 1: Dolls) (1918) 
Branquinha (A boneca de louça)/Little Light-skinned Girl (The Porcelain Doll) 
Moreninha (A boneca de massa)/Little Dark-skinned Girl (The Papier-mâché Doll) 
Caboclinha (A boneca de barro)/Little Mestizo Girl (The Clay Doll)  
Mulatinha (A boneca de borracha)/Little Mulatto Girl (The Rubber Doll) 
Negrinha (A boneca de pau)/Little Black Girl (The Wooden Doll) 
A pobrezinha (A boneca de trapo)/The Little Poor Girl (The Rag Doll) 
O polichinelo/PunchA bruxa (A boneca de pano)/Witch (The Cloth Doll)
                                                   Jeremy Vigil, piano

Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle) (1950) 
Allegro non troppo 
Vivo - poco meno 
                                                      Matthew Ross, flute                                              
                                                        Kelly Knox, piano

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Poetry at Beattie: A reading by Lila Dunlap and Billie Chernicoff, Sun., Nov. 4, 5pm. Free admission

Our first poetry series concludes with a reading by contemporary poets Lila Dunlap and Billie Chernicoff, who will read from their own works. Many thanks to the extraordinary writers and enthusiastic audiences who made this new series a success! Poetry at Beattie will resume in 2019. Presented in collaboration with Blue Mountain Readings.

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Lila Dunlap was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of Bard College. Her work has appeared in The Doris Magazine, Open Space Magazine, The Bat, and on the website Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, and chapbooks have been published by Metambesen and The Doris Press. Her collection, The Sea Comes Back, was published in 2017 by Lunar Chandelier Collective, and a second is forthcoming. She lives in Catskill, NY.

Billie Chernicoff's most recent books of poetry are Bronze (Lunar Chandelier Collective) and Sea Glass ( She is also the author of The Red Dress (Dr. Cicero Books) and Waters Of (Lunar Chandelier Collective). She is co-editor with Tamas Panitz of The Doris (, a magazine of new writing and translation.
Lila Dunlap
Billie Chernicoff

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program, directed by Dawn Upshaw: A Liederabend of German Songs, Sat., Oct 27, 5pm. Free admission

Not to be missed – our annual recital performed by students from the Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program, under the direction of famed diva and program founder, Dawn Upshaw. This year, thirteen young artists will raise their voices in an evening of German song (or, "Liederabend"), from Schubert to Strauss. Be sure to reserve at


Brahms: Phänomen, Es rauschet das Wasser
Mendelssohn Hensel: Über allen Gipfeln, Gegenwart, Wandrers Nachtlied, An Suleika, Wanderlied
Schoenberg: Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen
Schubert: Gretchen
Schumann: Nachtlied, Singet nicht in Trauertönen
Strauss: Op. 68 No 4-6
Wieck Schumann: Das Veilchen
Wolf Ganymed, Harfenspiel 1, Anakreon’s Grab, Frühlings übers Jahr