Events at Opus 40

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Sat, May 09

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gil Gutierrez

Internationally renowned guitarist Gil Gutierrez will appear at Opus 40 in a duo performance with violinist Bob Stern, in a special pre-season event on Saturday, May 9, time TBA. Gutierrez, who has played at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, was discovered in San Miguel de Allende by trumpet legend Doc Severinsen, who had thought he was retired until he heard Gutierrez play, and realized that this was a musician whose singular talent inspired him anew.

The roots of the Gutiérrez-Severinson collaboration go back to 2006. It began one night when Severinsen, who is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show for more than 20 years, walked into a restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, the beautiful colonial town in central Mexico, and heard Gutiérrez and his group playing Latin jazz. Gutiérrez, who’d lived in San Miguel for 30 years, had a regular gig with his group at the local restaurant. Almost everyone in town knew and loved his music. But until Severinsen walked in that night, Gil Gutiérrez was San Miguel’s best-kept secret. Severinsen was 78 years old at the time. He’d just moved to San Miguel and he considered himself retired. He didn’t have to listen long before he knew he was in the presence of something extraordinary. “My God,” he said to his companions. “These musicians aren’t just good. They’re world class!” Before the night was over, Severinsen had introduced himself to Gutiérrez and was talking about jamming. Not long after that, he began performing with the group, and even recorded a few numbers for their album En Mi Corazon. Group gigs with various symphony orchestras soon followed. By then, Severinsen had realized he was too inspired to stay retired. As for Gutiérrez, he wasn’t San Miguel’s secret anymore. “Now wherever we go,” Gutiérrez says, “the theaters are packed.” Recent gigs have included performances with symphony orchestras in Nashville, Minneapolis and Seattle, and an appearance at the International Trumpet Festival in Mexico City, where they played with the legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Gutierrez will be joined for his Opus 40 concert by violin virtuoso Bob Stern, who has appeared at Opus 40 before, as a performer at the Chevy Chase brunch. The music they play has elements of classical, of gypsy jazz, of Latin music, of Americana--it is virtually unclassifiable, always unexpected, certainly unforgettable.

 

Gil and Doc Severinsen Gil and Doc Gil and Bob Gil and Bob   Radio interview with Gil and Bob.


Sat, May 16

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community Day

Community Day falls on the Saturday before our official Memorial Day weekend opening, and is our gift to the community that we love. Hudson Valley residents are admitted free. There are refreshments, activities for kids, a talk on Opus 40's early days, an exhibit in the gallery, and much more.

This year, as a special added attraction, we will be presenting singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill at 5 p.m. There will be an admission charge for this performance, but it will be well worth it!

 

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Sat, May 16

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Susan Cowsill

 

Susan Cowsill first entered the pop-culture consciousness at the age of eight, as the youngest member of the ’60s musical family the Cowsills, who graced the AM airwaves with such enduring pop hits as “Hair” and “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” and who were the real-life inspiration for TV’s Partridge Family. In adulthood, she’s emerged as a singer-songwriter of singular emotional insight and musical resonance. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke described her recent solo album Lighthouse as “the hardy, heartbreaking sound of a woman in the prime of her singing and songwriting life,” while The Huffington Post noted, “Every song is a highlight… This work of art is akin to musical cinema.”

 

Thu, May 21 - Mon, May 25

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Memorial Day opening weekend

Fri, May 22

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Opening - Carol Zaloom

New Work by Carol Zaloom
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Sun, Jun 14

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

2nd Annual Holistic Psychic and Music Festival

A day of healing can be lots of fun! We have healing music for your mind and soul to feel & listen. We have magnificent art for your eyes & heart. Our healers are all uniquely talented and they will help bring it all together: body, mind and soul. Then there are our four special psychics to bring your spirit to higher levels! There are small fees for each service so you will be able to enjoy several throughout the day. Come support your local healers and yourself This is a great family event as well.

Fri, Aug 14

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception - Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Group Show

The annual kickoff event for the Saugerties Artists Studio Tour. Come and meet the artists and sample the work that you'll be able to see when you visit the studios of the artists over the weekend. The group exhibit runs August 14-September 16.

Sat, Aug 15 - Sun, Aug 16

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour: Tad Richards Studio

Artist Tad Richards displays his work in the Barbara Fite Room of the Fite/Richards residence on the grounds of Opus 40.

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