It’s going to be a short blog post this month, because we’re too busy counting down the days until Seagle Music Colony’s 103rd Season kicks off! Hold on to your hats and playbills, another exciting summer on the hill is coming your way. You might have already read about this summer’s mainstage shows (here, here, and here) BUT for those Seagle super-fans out there, there are some more events you NEED to know about!
We will once again produce a touring children’s opera – this year’s selection is John Davies’ Billy Goats Gruff. Four young artists and one pianist will present this delightful story featuring music of Mozart, Donizetti, and Rossini that shares an important lesson about the perils of bullying. You can catch this opera in Schroon Lake at the Boathouse or in select locations throughout the North Country. See here for more info on performance dates and locations. Great for “kids” of all ages!
Here are a few more events we want you to check out:
Saturday, June 23rd: Want to “meet” the company before the season gets going? Then come to Old Friends and New! Our talented emerging artists struts their stuff in well-known musical theater and opera selections, and the concert is followed by a reception in Shames Rehearsal Studio (provided graciously by the Seagle Music Board of Directors)
Wednesday, July 4th: Independence Day! Need we say more? Our artists will walk in the town parade, and you can hear them sing patriotic tunes at the grandstand by the Schroon Lake Town Beach just before sunset.
Saturday, July 14th: If you want to get gussied up and party the night away Gatsby-style, then join us for our annual gala! Featuring a three-course meal, silent auction, live music, and dancing, it’s sure to be a delectable evening.
Friday, July 27th: As part of a new tradition, the Seagle Music Colony Alumni Association will be presenting an Alumni Concert at the Boathouse on Schroon Lake at 8pm. You won’t want to miss this concert featuring some of our successful alumni and proceeds for the night will benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund – it’s a win-win!
Sunday, August 12th and 19th: One of Seagle’s longest running musical traditions, our Sunday afternoon Vespers are a wonderfully meditative way to enjoy the end of a summer weekend in Schroon Lake. Our emerging artists share sacred music selections and the audience is invited to sing along with favorite hymns.
That’s all for this month, friends. You can always visit the 2018 Season page for more information. See you (so very soon…12 days til the first performance, but who’s counting?) on Charley Hill!