March 21, Friday, 7pm @ The Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Tickets: $35 click here or call 845 331 3261
Leave the winter blues behind and immerse yourself in the aromas and flavors of the South Pacific! Journey with us to the happy isles of Oceania and savor tropical cuisine, cocktails and music as they join together with vibrant art and sparkling conversation.
Chefs Curt Robair and Wendy Grossman return to the Village Garden culinary salon bringing you an island feast created with the freshest organic vegetables, tropical fruits and meats. Vegetarian options available- (please select at checkout). Wine and tropical cocktails available! Menu to be announced soon.
Operatic baritone and Opera Theater of Kingston founder Kerry Henderson performs highlights from “South Pacific” and other sun filled music of the tropics together with Uptown gallery pianist Peter Cody and friends.
If you’re brave, wear your best Hawaiian shirt, Hula skirt or South Pacific inspired outfit . Prizes for the best dressed on the “cruise”!
David Temple- classical guitar
The Uptown Gallery is becoming quite the multi arts space in Kingston. Our Village Garden salons are the latest addition to the fascinating array of events we’re putting on. This coming Friday is exciting- if you’ve never been to New Zealand and only have some vague idea of New Zealand culture gleaned through “Lord of the Rings” this is an opportunity to get to know a little more about real New Zealand cuisine and culture. Douglas Lilburn is one of New Zealand’s most famous composers and his setting of Dennis Glover’s poems “Sings Harry” are hauntingly beautiful- evoking the New Zealand landscape, a sense of sparseness, loneliness and isolation that could only come through living in a country surrounded by seas on the edge of the world-also a profound connection with nature and its relationship, often at odds, with the stresses of the man made world , so perfectly expressed by Harry, a rugged, individualistic old time New Zealander. I will be singing these songs accompanied by David Temple on guitar- in a new transposition with permission of the Lilburn Trust.
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Snow should taper off in time for this wonderful salsa lesson followed by Latin Dance Party. At the Uptown gallery 8pm to 10:30 pm $12
Our inaugural event “Under the Tuscan Moon” last month was a sell out- our next dinner promises to be even better. Click here for details
Every Saturday at the Uptown Gallery at 8pm!
$12 per person
Bring out your Latin spirit!
Join Carlos Osorio, Founder of the Cumbia Spirit School of Dance for a fun, all levels salsa class and then dance the night away at Kingston’s most artful new event space .
Carlos studied with Dorian Uribe, the artistic director of Estampas Latinoamericanas dance company in the 1980′s. After his arrival in New York, Carlos continued studying Afro-Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern, Ballroom and other Latin dances in NYC and the Albany area.
Carlos creates Cumbia choreographies for the Albany based group ‘Ritmos Colombianos’ and has performed solos, duets with Elena Mosley’s Kuumba Dance and Drum Company at several venues.
Introducing our new series of farm to table salons! Click here for details
The Uptown Gallery is a great space for meetings and conferences. It was a pleasure to host the last Kingston Uptown Business Association meeting in our gallery yesterday. The gallery is available for meetings and events- Gloria and Kerry would be happy to give you a tour and discuss how we could partner with you to make your event an amazing success. Email bookings@UptownGalleryKingstonNY.com
The Uptown Gallery is proud to revive the “salon”! Come along every Friday from 4-6pm to hear fabulous performances and enjoy the art in an informal and elegant atmosphere..
Entry free – contributions always gratefully accepted. Wine and beer available.
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Peter Cody- classical pianist
November 22, Friday, 7PM
The Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall Street, Kingston (corner of John Street).
Tickets: $25 available online (click the Eventbrite link below) and in person at the Uptown Gallery during our November 2nd artist reception , 3:30pm to 7pm and daily thereafter. Also available at the door.
New Zealand born operatic baritone Kerry Henderson will be joined by soprano Kimberly Kahan and pianist Babette Hierholzer in an intimate and elegant evening of classical song featuring some of the best known treasures of the romantic era together with vocal rarities by Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. This concert marks the launch of Opera Theater of Kingston and there will be welcoming remarks by Mayor Shayne Gallo.
Babette Hierholzer, Kerry Henderson and Kimberly Kahan
Opera Theater of Kingston will present a mixture of traditional, rarely performed and new compositions. It will include cutting edge productions combining opera with other arts. It will provide compelling opportunities for emerging young professional opera singers, composers and musicians as well as established operatic artists.
This new company will perform in traditional theaters as well as site specific spaces in Kingston and beyond, presenting opportunities for Hudson Valley audiences of all ages to see world class opera at home in the Hudson Valley. Opera Theater of Kingston will present small scale, high quality productions and champion the art of chamber opera, promoting accessibility, participation, with an open invitation to people of all ages to experience this timeless art.
New Zealand born Kerry Henderson is Executive Director and Founder of the Kingston Festival of the Arts which debuts this Saturday August 24. He is co-founder of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and has sung major operatic roles throughout the world including at the Sydney Opera House, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy and in concert several times at Carnegie Hall.
Kerry Henderson. Photo courtesy of Cameron Williams