Clark Wilson to perform on Plattsburgh Wurlitzer at Strand
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will present the second Silent Film Organ Concert in the Strand Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
Clark Wilson will be featured on the Plattsburgh Wurlitzer. Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today, a press release states.
The feature film will be Buster Keaton’s “Seven Chances.” A very young Jean Arthur, who hailed from Plattsburgh, has an uncredited supporting role.
Advance tickets are $15 for NCCCA members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets at the Strand Box Office are $25 and will be on sale at 6 p.m. Jan. 18. House doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 563-1604 or stop by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sunday and Monday.
E’town Social Center to hold spring musical auditions
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will hold auditions for its 2014 production, “Legally Blonde,” the musical, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and book by Heather Hatch.
The musical will be directed by Susan Hughes, with choreography by Karin E. DeMuro and musical accompaniment by Kerry Mero.
Auditions will be held at the Elizabethtown Social Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. If you can’t make one of these times, please call the center at 873-6408 to schedule a different time. Performances will be March 28 through 30.
Students in grades seven and up and community members are invited to audition — the show features roles for all ages. Audition packets are available at the Social Center or in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School music room. Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song of their choosing and to read from the script.
For more information, contact the Social Center at 873-6408.
T.J. Swan to play Jay Entertainment and Music Society
JAY — The Jay Entertainment and Music Society will present T.J. Swan, a renowned guitarist and songwriter based in New York City, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre on Route 9N in Jay.
Admission is $6 per adult; no cost for children. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, email email@example.com.
De Cormier to step down from VSO
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont Symphony Orchestra has announced Robert De Cormier is retiring as founding director and conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, a position he has held for 20 years.
At the upcoming 20th-anniversary celebration of the VSO chorus on Jan. 25 at the Flynn Theater in Burlington and Jan. 26 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, audiences will be treated to Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Also on the program will be Brahms’ “Ein Deutches Requiem.”
De Cormier also served as music director of the New York Choral Society for 17 years. Under his leadership the group became renowned for its high standard of excellence in choral singing and unique programming, a press release states.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will conduct a nationwide search for the new director.