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MVCA SPRING-tacular Fundraiser
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from Noon to 4 PM

 

DOMINIC FIACCO - West Point Recital MVCA Bus Trip
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Local teen organist, Dominic Fiacco, resident of Poland, NY, has been invited to play a recital at the West Point Cadet Chapel. MVCA is proud to sponsor a bus trip to/from West Point to take our local pride to hear him perform.

Don’t miss your chance to hear this incredible young musician play on the 3rd largest pipe organ in the world with over 23,000 pipes, in the prestigious Cadet Chapel on at West Point Military Academy.

Dominic began studying music at the age of 4. His inherent musical sensitivity and remarkable determination have resulted in jaw-dropping accomplishments at such a young age.

West Point Military Academy, founded in the late 1700s on the banks of the Hudson River, is the oldest and most preeminent military academy in the country. Its “Long Grey Line” of alumni includes US presidents, several foreign dignitaries, numerous US generals, seventy-six Medal of Honor recipients, and countless cadets.

Sign up now to reserve your seat for a day of breathtaking beauty and a step back in history.

Limited seating! All seats must be reserved and paid for by March 1st. Checks may be made out to MVCA, and mailed to 401 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
All-day bus trip to West Point Military Academy
Price:
$42 per person – must be paid by MARCH 1st, 2019
Location: Trip will begin and end at Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Luxury coach bus, approximately 3-hour trip each way to West Point Bus will make a rest stop on the way to West Point, and a stop for a meal on the way home. Dinner will be ordered/paid off the menu. Dinner is not included in the bus ticket price. All passengers (16 and over) must have government photo issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport) to board bus!

 

ARTS WIDE OPEN - Teens: Visit Gimmerglass Opera
Calling All Teens!

MVCA will build on its participation with the Arts Wide Open program to take our local teens to see stage productions at Glimmerglass Opera House in Cooperstown, NY, this summer.

Last August, we took a dozen students to see the film and stage production of “West Side Story.” This opportunity was completely funded through grants and donations. Our students didn’t pay a cent. They were treated to a day at Munson Williams Proctor Institute to view the film. They also spent a full day at Glimmerglass with backstage passes to learn about the inner-workings of the production, meet with cast and crew, have lunch, and a Q&A session with the cast following the performance.

This year we will be searching for nearly 50 students – half will see Kern/Hammerstein’s “Show Boat” movie and the live production. The other half will work with the librettist, Tazewell Thompson, and see the staged production of “Blue,” the Glimmerglass-commissioned world premiere opera about a black Harlem police officer and his wife who are tested when their teenage son’s life is taken.

Students: don’t miss out on your chance to apply for one of these scholarships. Watch the MVCA website and FaceBook page for applications. Sponsors and Friends: We are grateful to our many donors and sponsors. Anyone wishing to help with this wonderful program, please contact Jane Malin, Executive Director, at director@mohawkvalleyarts.org , or call 315-823-0808. We are still seeking funding for buses and lunches.


Quotes from last year’s students:
“The atmosphere and the way my mind and my soul sink in to the performance is just amazing” – Willow MaGinnis
“I feel connected with the characters, and their love for each other. Their pain and joy; it was mine too. Coming from a family of ten children I don’t get many opportunities like this one.” – Nura Moon Handy
“Such a great chance to experience a classic, a chance to learn, a chance to make new friends.” – Daniel Van Meter

CAROGA LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7 PM

Back by popular demand, Join us for this concert of the Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF) as they return to Little Falls for an evening of beautiful music in the picturesque and historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 588 Albany St, Little Falls, NY. Listen to your favorite classical, pop, and jazz works for small and large ensembles during this Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts event. MVCA is thrilled to mark this 3rd anniversary of hosting this concert during CLMF’s 5-week, summer arts collective in the Adirondacks.

Don’t miss this concert! Free to the public. Donations greatly appreciated to help defray costs and support live musical performance in Little Falls!