Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Reserve now for a stellar musical experience: Pianist Sebastien Cornut, Sat., Apr. 12, 5pm

Once again, piano virtuoso S√©bastien Cornut brings his superb talents to Beattie-Powers Place, performing a challenging program of works by French and Italian composers. A graduate of the Paris Conservatory, Mr. Cornut has performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerts with orchestras here and abroad, and has excelled in numerous international piano competitions. Mr. Cornut holds a Masters Degree in Musicology from the Universit√© de Paris – Sorbonne and is a Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at Eastman School of Music, where he also teaches. Tickets $20. Seating is limited; please reserve here.

                                 Intermezzo in B minor……..……………………….Brahms
                                 Carmen Fantasie…….………………………………..Busoni
                                 Nocturne #6 in D flat major……………………….Faure
                                 Valse nobles et sentimentales……………………Ravel

Monday, March 24, 2014

How We Celebrate Spring at Beattie-Powers Place

It was an event-filled weekend at Beattie-Powers Place with a lecture on Saturday and a recital on Sunday. Both events packing our double parlor.
Saturday's lecture by Dr. Joseph Matta, The Agony and Ecstacy, was a combination of three presentations that offered a provocative survey of the history, incidence and treatment of addiction in America.

Dr. Matta is a new village resident who specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Among his many credits, Dr. Matta is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is a diplomate in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He shared several examples of how traditional Chinese medicine had been effective in reducing pain with his patients and applied acupuncture to one lucky attendee with a migraine on the spot. She left the event relieved, making a compelling example for the rest of us.

Thanks to these talented students for a memorable
Sunday at Beattie-Powers Place!
Sunday the house was filled with Sonatas for another Bard at Beattie event.  No less than seven terrifically talented students from the Bard College Conservatory of Music entertained attendees for nearly two hours.  For classical music lovers, our Bard at Beattie series is not to be missed!

Up Next!

Save the date and bring along a friend for a very special performance on Saturday, April 12th at 5pm by pianist Sebastien Cornut. Tickets are $20 and reservations are encouraged. Email us here to place your reservation today!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bard at Beattie, Sun., Mar. 23, 2pm. It's going to be a busy weekend (and it's not to early to reserve)

On the program, Janacek's Kreutzer Sonata, and works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Bax and Brahms.
Details to come, but please reserve now by emailing

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"The Agony and the Ecstasy: The Pleasure and Pain of Drug Abuse," with Joseph Matta, M.D., Saturday, March 22, 2pm

With references to art and history as well as the latest scientific research from the CDC, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Drug Abuse Warning Institute and specific New York data and alerts, Dr. Joseph Matta will explore the growing problem of drug abuse with a focus on chronic pain, prescription opiate abuse and the heroin epidemic. Please join us for this important, enlightening program, presented by an expert on the subject – and a recent arrival to the village. When not restoring his home on Spring Street and getting to know Catskill, Dr. Matta is Outpatient Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services at North Shore LIJ, Inpatient Unit Chief at Zucker Hillside Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra Medical School. Please reserve by clicking here.

"L'Opium," lithograph by Victor Emile Prouve, 1894.

Monday, February 24, 2014

We open our season with a packed house, including many new faces we hope to see again and again.

Below, our talented performers from Bard, photographed by the equally talented Rivka Katvan. Left to right, Reina Murooka, Maryna Kysla, Felicia Doni, Julia Hsu.

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