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PS21 Nature Walk, Workshop & Concert – Resonant Mechanisms: The Experimental Music Tradition in Upstate New York – [Switch~ Ensemble], Nov 18  

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is hosting a Nature Walk, Workshop, and a Concert on Friday, November 18th.  

Nature Walk 
Explore hidden corners and unmarked trails of PS21’s 100 acres of meadows, woodlands, and rolling hills with artist Alison McNulty, including a visit to McNulty’s installation Hudson Valley Ghost Column 7, the first public art project commissioned by PS21. Ghost Column 7, a cylindrical tower of vintage bricks and unprocessed wool, engages imaginatively with PS21’s landscape as it weathers the changing seasons. McNulty writes that her work “emerges from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by natural sciences, archaeology, diverse writers and thinkers, and place-based research.” Participation is FREE and open to all ages. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and dress with the weather in mind.

Participatory Music Workshop
[Switch~ Ensemble], Victoria Cheah, and Jen Kutler
In this participatory workshop the [Switch~ Ensemble] musicians and guest composers Victoria Cheah and Jen Kutler explore composition, experimental practices, and analog technology in their music, including Kutler’s musical sewing machines. Participation is FREE and open to all ages. Musicians are welcome to bring an instrument, though they are not necessary for participation. Anyone, with any level of musical experience, can participate or observe. 

Concert
Resonant Mechanisms: The Experimental Music Tradition in Upstate New York – [Switch~ Ensemble]

Sarah Hennies, Everything Else (2016)
Victoria Cheah, Hard columns you within (2022) – world premiere
Julius Eastman, Buddha (1984)
Jen Kutler, Chatter Marks (2022) – world premiere

Duration: 1 hour with no intermission

Founded in 2012 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and now based in New York City, [Switch~ Ensemble] presents Resonant Mechanisms, a concert of significant works that engage with the rich tradition of experimental music in Upstate New York. Featuring two world premieres of newly commissioned works by composers Victoria Cheah and Jen Kutler, alongside works from Sarah Hennies and Julius Eastman, the program explores a range of modalities in music for quintet and electronics.

The concert will be followed by a conversation with the musicians, composers, and installation artist Alison McNulty.  


DATE/TIME: Friday, November 18, 2022

  • 3:30 – Nature Walk
  • 4:30 – Workshop
  • 7:00 – Concert

TICKETS/REGISTER: Free – $25

LOCATION: PS21 
2980 NY-66 
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21’s End of Summer Celebration, Sep 4 

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century celebrates its spectacular 2022 summer season, a summer overflowing with music, dance, theater, and artistic residencies. Among the causes for celebration: the expansion of our PATHWAYS programming, an ever-increasing array of free workshops and community focused events. Join us as we usher in the Fall with some PATHWAYS highlights, featuring an immersive participatory art installation from Compagnie Galmae (France), a rock concert from Philippe Quesne’s band The Moles (France), cash bar at our Two Pauls Cafe, and more!  

More info here: https://ps21chatham.org/2022-season-closing-celebration/

DATE/TIME: Sunday, September 4, 2022 / 6 – 9pm

  • 6–9 PM Cash bar at Two Pauls Cafe (one drink free for PS21 members!)
  • 7 PM rock concert from Philippe Quesne’s The Moles
  • 8 PM Participatory installation: C’est pas là, c’est par là (It’s Not Here, It’s Over Here) by Compagnie Galmae

TICKETS: $15, FREE for PS21 members
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LOCATION: PS21 
2980 NY-66 
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21 Presents “Dance with the Mark Morris Dance Group” at Hudson’s Riverfront Park, Aug 3 

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents “Dance with the Mark Morris Dance Group” at Hudson’s Riverfront Park on August 3rd.

PS21 is teaming up with the Mark Morris Dance Group to present Dance with MMDG as part of Waterfront Wednesdays. Share in the genius of Mark Morris in this fun and participatory evening of movement that introduces our community to choreography from the most recent work in the Dance Group’s repertoire, Water, at Hudson’s Riverfront Park. Fun for the whole family, Dance with MMDG is taught by MMDG dancers and accompanied by live music.

PS21 Presents Dance with MMDG

Selections from Water 

Choreography: Mark Morris

Music: George Frideric Handel – Suite in F Major, HWV 348 — “Water Music” — Adagio e staccato, Air, Bourrée, Hornpipe

Waterfront Wednesdays provide free family friendly programming at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson, NY from 5:30 PM to sunset. Beginning July 7 and running through September 1st, Waterfront Wednesdays feature musical performances, dance concerts, drum circles, boat excursions, educational programming, vendors, and more.  


DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 / 7pm

TICKETS: Free

LOCATION: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Water Street (behind Amtrak Station) 
Hudson, NY 12534

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“Three Decembers” copresented by the Berkshire Opera Festival at PS21, Jul 21 & 23

Three Decembers will be copresented by the Berkshire Opera Festival and PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Performances will be at PS21 on July 21 and 23.

What if the family narrative that shapes us is a lie? Three Decembers tells the story of aging Broadway star Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children as they struggle to connect and heal old wounds while family secrets are revealed. This intimate, compelling drama takes place over two decades during the AIDS crisis, and has been hailed by critics as a modern masterpiece.

The one act Three Decembers takes a deep look at the meaning of connection in the contemporary American family through the story of Broadway star Madeline Mitchell and her children. Stage Director Beth Greenberg, renowned for her work at the New York City Opera, says of the opera: “Buried secrets…dark whispers…love, and devastating loss…all collide and burst forth in Three Decembers. With its skillful balance of drama and èlan, the work probes the fraught relationships between a successful actress-mother and her two children—a daughter coping with a failing marriage, and her young, gay son at the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic.”

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Based on an original play by Terrence McNally Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera in 2008

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 21, 2022 / 7:30pm & Saturday, July 23, / 1pm

TICKETS: $20 – $60
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LOCATION: PS21: “Open Air” Pavilion Theater
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company: Diggity, Cloven Kingdom, Syzygy at PS21, Jul 6 & 7

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will be performing at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, July 6th and 7th.

Long have the dancers of the Paul Taylor Dance Company captivated the world with their athleticism, emotion, and fearlessness. In 2021, the company was in residency for three weeks, recreating Kurt Jooss’ 1932 anti-war masterpiece, The Green Table.  The company is returning to PS21 with a program of Paul Taylor‘s groundbreaking earlier work, Airs (1978), Cloven Kingdom (1976), and Syzygy (1987). 

Attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (two shots and at least one booster), or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of performance, or a negative antigen test the day of the event. Masks are optional.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 6 & Thursday, July 7, 2022 / 8pm

TICKETS: $20 – $55
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LOCATION: PS21: “Open Air” Pavilion Theater
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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