Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Modern Movement in Cuban Architecture, with Architectural, Sat., May 13, 2pm

Please join us for a talk on the Modern Movement in Cuban architecture, focusing on the architect Nicolás Quintana (1925-2011), one of the leading architects in Havana in the mid-20th century.

Josef Asteinza will present the work of Quintana and his contemporaries, including an excerpt of work in progress from the upcoming film, Havana Modern: the Architecture of Nicolás Quintana

Special Guest: Architectural Historian Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, currently teaching at Princeton University as a guest scholar from Cuba.

Josef Asteinza is the producer and writer for the film Havana Modern. He studied architecture at Columbia University and has traveled to Europe for architectural research for the 2003 exhibition Mies in Berlin at the Museum of Modern Art; and to Cuba in 1999 for an independent project through the Architectural League of New York.   He currently works as a campus planner at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The brilliant young musicians from April 9th's Bard at Beattie concert

Bard College Conservatory of Music students (left to right) Chris Beroes-Haigis (cello), JongSun Woo (piano) and Domantas Karalius (piano) relaxing after a dazzling performance of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 7, Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4. We expect to hear great things about these talented artists!

Monday, April 24, 2017

...and a good time was had by all

Another lively performance by CB Smith & the Lucky Devils. We're already looking forward to next spring's concert. Photo by B Doktor.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

From Carnegie Hall to Beattie-Powers Place: the Neave Trio, Sat., Apr. 29, 5pm

Please join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy the critically acclaimed Neave Trio, right here in the Hudson Valley. Regarded as one of the finest chamber ensembles of its generation, the Neave Trio has built an international reputation not only for superb musicianship, but for their mission to create new pathways to bring classical music to a wider audience. Admission $15. Reserve at

“Bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio)
“A revelation” (San Diego Story) 
“A brilliant trio...” (MusicWeb International)
“Exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine)

And there's more. The Boston Musical Intelligencer ranked the Neave Trio among the finest chamber ensembles of their generation, writing: “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going” (Brightness and Radiance at Rockport, Steven Ledbetter).

Trio members hail from the United States, Japan and Russia. One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. In the USA, the Trio has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Fontana Chamber Arts, the
Rockport Chamber Music Festival (as their “Rising Star” Ensemble), Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, the Los Angeles Music Guild, the La Jolla Athenaeum, and as soloists with the Brown University Orchestra, the California Chamber Orchestra, and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.
The Neave Trio has been broadcast on WGBH Radio (Boston) WXXI and WNYC Radio (New York) and were featured on the WQXR Radio (NYC) McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase.
The trio collaborates with artists of all mediums; recent projects include award-winning and critically acclaimed performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company at the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival as well as UCSD’s ArtPower!
In February 2014, in collaboration with composer Amanuel Zarzowski, the Neave Trio launched their interactive concert series "STEIN2.0," which seeks to expand the concert going experience to a wider audience, using audience participation and social media tools.
As part of their mission to create new pathways for classical music and engage a wider audience, in 2017 the Neave Trio will produce four short films ba
sed on the tango music “Four Seasons”
by Astor Piazzolla, in collaboration with LA filmmaker Pablo Barron.
The Trio has held several important residency positions including those at Brown University (Visiting Artists in Residence), the Fisch/Axelrod Residency at San Diego State University, the prestigious Chamber Music Residency at the Banff Centre (Canada), at Providence College (Rhode Island) and the Gann Academy, Concord Academy, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival and St. Marks International Chamber Music Institute and Festival (all in Massachusetts) as well as at the Chamber Music Connection (Ohio).
In the Fall of 2017, the Trio will join the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College
as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence. Recording projects include recently released début CD for the Chandos label: "American Moments", featuring works by Korngold, Foote and Bernstein, as well as an all Piazzolla CD for the Azica Label. Highlights of the season include visiting residency at Brown University and tours of the US, England, Spain and Japan.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Explore "Lost Catskill" with Ted Hilscher, Sat., Apr. 22, 2pm. Free admission

How did Main Street change during the 20th century? What buildings have we lost? Join us for a slide show and discussion of Catskill's changing face presented by Ted Hilscher. Mr. Hilscher teaches history at Columbia Greene Community College and has a law practice in Catskill. Reservations at

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bluegrass at Beattie: C.B.Smith & the Lucky Devils, Saturday, April 15, 5pm

It's spring, and that means bluegrass is back at Beattie. Regional favorites C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils return for a rollicking performance of original music and unique covers. Tickets $10 at the door; reserve your seat at