November 4th – January 6th 2008
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Annual international juried quilt show featuring traditional and innovative quilts, wall hangings and wearable art, $5 adults/seniors, members & children under twelve FREE
See the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
December 1-2, 2007
Seward House is pleased to present an excursion to New York City to explore and shop. An optional highlight of the trip is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes. Call (315) 252-1283 for more information. (Deposit deadline is September 15.)
Seward House presents author Sarah Vowell
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Seward House, in partnership with the WRVO Stations, presents An Evening with Sarah Vowell at the East Middle School Auditorium, 191 Franklin Street, Auburn.
Vowell is the acclaimed author of four bestselling books, a contributing editor for public radio’s This American Life and the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in Pixar’s The Incredibles.
Tickets are $15 general admission/ $12 for students with ID and for Circle of Friends members. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Checks payable to “Seward House” with “Sarah Vowell” in the memo field should be sent to Seward House, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Please call 315-252-1283 for phone orders and for more information. Ticket sale proceeds support Seward House programming.
Read more about Sarah.
Jon Nakamatsu April 20, 2008, 2pm photo by Peter Schaaf
Named Debut Artist of the Year (1998) by NPR’s “Performance Today,” Jon Nakamatsu has been profiled by “CBS Sunday Morning” and Reader’s Digest magazine, and is featured in “Playing with Fire,” a documentary about the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, aired naitonwide on PBS. Earlier, in 1995, he was named the First Prize winner of Miami’s Fifth United States Chopin Piano Competition.
He records excluslively for homonia mundi usa, which has released six CDs, including an orchestral album containing performances of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Christopher Seaman and the Rochester Philharmonic Ochestra, as well as albums devoted to the music of Chopin, Foss, and Wolff. Mr. Nakamatsu’s most recent release encompasses Brahm’s Sonata No. 3, Op. 5,7 Fantasies, Op. 116, and 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119.
Read more about Jon at www.jonnakamatsu.com.
Reflections on Peace
November 11th, 2007 4 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Brass Roots Trio is a piano, horn, and trumpet/tenor combo who will present a jazz vespers services on Veterans’ Day Weekend called “Reflections of Peace” in the Westminster sanctuary. Suggested donation is $10.
“If you can imagine Garrison Keillor meeting Aaron Copland on Bourbon Street, you begin to get a sense of “Reflections of Peace,” performed by Brass Roots Trio. Taking traditional hymnody and re-spinning it in the genre of jazz Americana, the trio suspends the listener through the essence of time. Peace is not about the absence of war but the presence of love. The Brass Roots Trio – three musicians whose love connection with music has the capacity to connect and heal the bonds of our humanity.”
- Jennifer Shepherd, The Living Church Magazine 10/22/06