Showing posts from February 3, 2019

Western New York Chamber Orchestra at St. Bonaventure

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, conducted by artistic director Glen Cortese and with guest solo pianist Philip Edward Fisher, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

 This is the sixth presentation in the Friends of Good Music’s 2018-2019 performance season.

 The program, titled “Ebony and Ivory,” opens with Cortese conducting Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3,” followed by Fisher performing Haydn’s “Piano Concerto in C-Major.” After intermission, Fisher will be joined by trumpeter James Francisco in a performance of Shostakovich’s “Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra.”

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra has a 32-year history of excellence serving Chautauqua County. The musicians’ love of music and of this orchestra brings them from all over Western New York and Pennsylvania to rehearse and perform together. This ensemble of outstanding players includes faculty at the St…

Readers Night Out

Share your love of books with your people….other readers! This is a fun social event to share our favorite books, our current reads and what’s on your list for the rest of the year! I’m hoping maybe we could incorporate the Book Challenge into this monthly meeting to see what unique selections we all have picked out.

On the Side Books
10 Kennedy St.
Bradford, PA 16701

6 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 21
March 21
April 11
May 9

Comedy Night at Afterwords


Art Exhibit: Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s

At the Art on Main Gallery through February 22, 2019: “Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s” is a series of works by Carol Krieger from her sessions in art therapy. Carol is an artist who worked in traditional tole painting, so art therapy is the perfect continuation of a familiar practice. The exhibition will include paintings that Carole has copied next to her renditions. Studies show that art therapy gives back in part, what Alzheimer’s has taken away. It stimulates the senses and encourages conversation. More than providing patients something pretty to look at or an exercise to keep them busy, it stimulates the brain, stirring memories. Whether they’re viewing or creating art themselves, Alzheimer’s patients can use it as a form of expression, particularly those individuals who can’t communicate verbally. The Art on Main Gallery is open Monday through Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends.
Photo caption: An art therapy sessi…

Veterans Book Project Opens Thursday

The Veterans Book Project, an art collaboration by Monica Haller, opens at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford this week. The exhibition will be up Feb. 7 through March 14 in the KOA Art Gallery inside Blaisdell Hall on campus. An opening reception and gallery talk will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Veterans Book Project consists of 50 books, each written by individuals with firsthand experience of the current American wars. Most of the bookmakers are veterans; some are family members of soldiers, and others are Iraqi or Afghan civilian refugees. Haller’s aim in creating the Veterans Book Project has been to provide a framework for veterans and others to talk about their memories of war, and to offer exhibitions of the project as quiet spaces for contemplation and thoughtful discussion about war and its impact on our…

Candlelight Concert Featuring the Ginastera Quartet

The Ginastera Quartet is comprised of four talented young artists from the famed Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Ryan Chen (violin), Alyssa Yuge (viola), Kendra Sobania (violin), and Adrienne Hyde (cello) have performed respectively across the United States from Colorado to New York. The group was formed in 2016 and has since performed as part of the "Eastman to Go" outreach program.


Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (The Rosamunde Quartet)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Quartet No. 9 in C major (3rd Razumovsky Quartet)

Marilyn Horne Hall
Admission is free
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Approximately 75 minutes
This is an open-seating event. No reservations or tickets are required.

Marilyn Horne Museum Reopens

Our winter maintenance is complete and the museum is open and ready for visitors. Hope to see you soon! #museums#opera#classicalmusic#marilynhorne#mezzo#soprano#pennsylvania

Review: The Suspect

The Suspect by Fiona Barton
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I could not put this book down and read it one day.

It's hard to talk about without giving too much away but let's start with some moms whose young adult children are in Thailand and come up missing. One of young women has been posting on Facebook how wonderful the trip is so no one has any idea that anything is wrong.

Ms. Barton shows us the dirty, beyond-the-touristy side of these travels and really made me feel as if I was there with the girls and the characters they meet.

Then there is Kate, a reporter who finds herself part of the story when, as she is writing about the missing girls, learns her missing son may have come in contact with them, and there may be something nefarious happening.

This book is full of twists and turns as well as characters you'll really love -- and hate in some cases.

I love every page!

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