Tag: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop

“Afternoon on a Hill”: Musical Celebration to Benefit Steepletop, Aug 13

On Saturday, August 13, the grounds at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s historic home, Steepletop, will be open for the first time in three years for a special musical event to benefit the restoration and maintenance of the historic site. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to wander through Millay’s gardens and fields and explore the Poetry Trail that leads to the Millay family gravesites. Millay’s house will also be open for tours for a limited number of ticket holders.

The centerpiece of the day will be a 2:00 pm concert under a tent on the hill by Millay’s home, featuring celebrated musical interpreters of Millay’s poetry: Scottish harper, composer and producer Maeve Gilchrist, and The Edna Project, made up of Liz Queler, Seth Farber and their son, Joey Farber.

Maeve Gilchrist, who will perform the title cut from her latest CD, “The Harpweaver,” inspired by one of Millay’s iconic poems, has been described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity.” Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she is as at home as a soloist with an internationally renowned orchestra as she is playing with a traditional Irish folk group or working with electronic sounds in a more contemporary setting. Maeve has released five albums to date, including “The Harpweaver,” which the Irish Times gave a five-star review, calling it “buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling…a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.” 

The Edna Project, who will perform a selection of Millay’s poetry set to music, has been hailed as “an eclectic sublimely musical melding of folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz with humor and great harmonies” and “an amazing bunch of top-notch musicians and first-rate lyrics taken from the poetry of Millay.” Each member is a remarkable musician: singer/songwriter/composer Liz is a three-time Grammy nominee who has performed extensively as a singer and as an instrumentalist.

Composer/musician Seth was music director for the late folk/blues legend Odetta and has also been nominated for several Grammys; he has numerous Broadway credits and his music has been used extensively for film and television. Joey, a recent graduate of the Berklee School of Music, is fast amassing his own impressive credits, including several national jingles, an off-Broadway show (“Soul Doctor”) and appearances on SNL and other late-night television shows.

A wine reception will follow the concert.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 13, 2022 / 10am – 5:30pm

LOCATION: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

TICKETS: $95, $125
$95 per person for concert & reception
$125 for concert, reception, and 45-minute house tour (a limited number of house tours are available).
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.millay.org, or at the door.

MORE:
www.millay.org
facebook.com/MillaySociety
instagram.com/MillaySociety
info@millay.org
518-392-3362

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Afternoon on a Hill Returns to Steepletop, Aug 13

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s historic home, Steepletop, is thrilled to announce that on Saturday, August 13, 2022, we will open the Steepletop grounds for the first time in three years for a special musical event to benefit the restoration and maintenance of the historic site. We hope you’ll take advantage of this rare opportunity to wander through Millay’s gardens and fields and explore the Poetry Trail that leads to the Millay family gravesites. Millay’s house will also be open for tours for a limited number of ticket holders.

The centerpiece of the day will be a 2:00 pm concert under a tent on the hill by Millay’s home, featuring celebrated musical interpreters of Millay’s poetry: Scottish harper, composer and producer Maeve Gilchrist, and The Edna Project, made up of Liz Queler, Seth Farber and their son, Joey Farber.

Maeve Gilchrist, who will perform the title cut from her latest CD, “The Harpweaver,” inspired by one of Millay’s iconic poems, has been described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity.” Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she is as at home as a soloist with an internationally renowned orchestra as she is playing with a traditional Irish folk group or working with electronic sounds in a more contemporary setting. Maeve has released five albums to date, including “The Harpweaver,” which the Irish Times gave a five-star review, calling it “buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling…a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.”

The Edna Project, who will perform a selection of Millay’s poetry set to music, has been hailed as “an eclectic sublimely musical melding of folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz with humor and great harmonies” and “an amazing bunch of top-notch musicians and first-rate lyrics taken from the poetry of Millay.” Each member is a remarkable musician: singer/songwriter/composer Liz is a three-time Grammy nominee who has performed extensively as a singer and as an instrumentalist. Composer/musician Seth was music director for the late folk/blues legend Odetta and has also been nominated for several Grammys; he has numerous Broadway credits and his music has been used extensively for film and television. Joey, a recent graduate of the Berklee School of Music, is fast amassing his own impressive credits, including several national jingles, an off-Broadway show (“Soul Doctor”) and appearances on SNL and other late-night television shows.

A wine reception will follow the concert.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 13, 2022 / 10am – 6pm

LOCATION: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY 12017

ADMISSION: $95 & $125
$95 per person for the concert and reception
$125 per person for the concert, reception, and a 45-minute house tour (limited availability).
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.millay.org

MORE:
www.millay.org
facebook.com/MillaySociety
518-392-3362

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Afternoon on a Hill: Actors Read Millay at Steepletop, Jul 13

Screen Shot 2019-07-08 at 6.36.22 PMEdna St. Vincent Millay’s historic home, Steepletop, will be open to visitors for self-guided tours of the house, gardens, and grounds; docents will provide information and answer questions about Millay’s colorful life, her work, and the history of Steepletop.

At 2pm actors Tyne Daly, Roberta Maxwell, and Amanda Nichols will present a reading of Millay’s work, accompanied by musician Wendy Eisenberg, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay’s home afterwards, a 12:30pm tour will be offered for the price of $12.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

LOCATION:
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

ADMISSION:
$50 per person, which includes all tours, poetry reading, and the wine reception. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.millay.org/eventscalendar.php, or at the door.

MORE:
www.millay.org
info@millay.org
518-392-3362

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Hiking Steepletop: Expanded Tour of the Grounds at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Home, Jul 22


This tour allows visitors an expanded view of the wonders of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home, Steepletop. The tour will include a selection of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired at Steepletop. The tour will be exploring areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours. Be advised that this is a hike. Guests will be walking over uneven terrain, through the forest and the fields. Some of the property may be boggy, so please wear attire appropriate for hiking.

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay’s home afterwards, a 12:30pm tour will be offered for the price of $12.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, July 22 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins.

LOCATION:
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

ADMISSION:
$25
Please call or email to make a reservation. This is an extremely popular tour.

MORE:
www.millay.org
info@millay.org
518-392-3362

 

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Audubon Bird Walk at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop, Jun 3

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay inspired many people with her nature poetry. To honor her legacy, Larry Federman from the Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s farmhouse home in Austerlitz, New York.

The walk is intended to inspire visitors to learn more about birds and help to protect the wildlife and the magnificent habitat that surrounds us.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, June 3 2018, from 7:30am – 9:30am
Meet at the Visitors Center at Tamarack Cottage by 7:15am

LOCATION:
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

ADMISSION:
$10
Reservations recommended. Call Steepletop to reserve.

MORE:
Wear your hiking attire, bring your binoculars
www.millay.org
info@millay.org
518-392-3362

 

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