Honoring Holocaust Survivors: A Concert of Resilience and Hope
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Honoring Holocaust Survivors: A Concert of Resilience and Hope

June 9th

4pm

Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale

After our successful concert on May 5th at Mount St Mary on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are inspired to offer an encore performance of the powerful stories and songs of eight local Holocaust Survivors at the Rosendale Theatre. We will show a short film of the behind the scenes work between the songwriters and the Survivors, which will allow you to meet the elders and get a sense of the collaborative songwriting process. The songs are powerful and uplifting, celebrating the power of the human spirit.

Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 seniors over 65, $5 students, children under 12 FREE

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This show is made possible with the support of:

JFS Orange County

Humanities NY

Jewish Federation of Ulster County

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Honoring Holocaust Survivors: A Concert of Resilience and Hope

In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join us in an empowering inter-generational celebration of the lives of Holocaust survivors.

SageArts songwriters and other musicians will perform songs written with local Holocaust survivors that express their life experience.

Artwork of local survivors will be on display.

The event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your tickets here.

The concert is made possible by our partners:

  • The Jewish Federations of North America, Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County

  • Newburgh Jewish Community Center

  • Mount Saint Mary College

  • KAVOD

  • Humanities New York

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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Carrying the Torch: Songs of Remarkable Women and Female Wisdom

After two successful concerts celebrating local elders in 2016, SageArts is launching two new projects: Carrying the Torch: Songs of Remarkable Women and Female Wisdom: An Intergenerational Exploration. We will be celebrating women in our community—women who have devoted their lives to empowering women, advocating for women’s rights, and blazing new trails for women. It’s the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State and our new projects are especially important at a time when women’s rights are threatened.

Carrying the Torch is a performance that will celebrate eight extraordinary women from the Hudson Valley in song and theater pieces. Female Wisdom: An Intergenerational Exploration, led by artist Susan Togut, brings together young and elder women in exploring their experiences, concerns, and dreams through a collaborative visual arts project that will serve as a backdrop at the concert. Both projects will culminate at the Carrying the Torch concert at Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz, October 21, 2017, at 6:30.

The concert is sponsored by the SUNY Music Department and is supported by funding from Arts Mid-Hudson and the Klock Foundation. The intergenerational visual arts project is funded by the Maya Gold Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

SageArts Concert Director Julie last will direct six musical pieces performed by songwriters Elizabeth Clark, Kelleigh McKenzie, Bonnie Meadow, Vickie Russell, Sarah Perrotta, and Elly Wininger, and Theater Artist Joanna Rotté will direct two theater pieces.

The eight women whose stories will be celebrated in song and theater have made a difference for other women and have taken a stand for feminist values. They are:

Karen Peters, who became the first woman to be Presiding Justice of the Third Department when appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 5, 2012;  

Barbara Sarah, founder of the Oncology Support Group for Breast and Ovarian Cancer patients at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston.

Connie Hogarth, a lifetime peace, justice, and environmental activist, and the cofounder and executive director for 23 years (emeriti since 1996) of WESPAC (Westchester People’s Action Coalition) in White Plains, New York;

Manna Jo Greene, a longtime civil rights and environmental activist, who is currently serving as an Ulster County Legislator representing District 19 and is the Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater;

Joanne Steele, a long time women’s rights activist and founder of the publication The Majority Report. 

Ruth Fairclothe, a Minister to migrant farmworkers who has been in the forefront of empowering rural communities for decades, having helped found the youth organization UNITY, as well as the Daughters of Sarah, an ecumenical women’s leadership development and support organization.

Janet Mills, a role model in her community as a nurturing woman who has stepped up consistently to help those in need.

Darlene Pfeiffer, an entrepreneur who not only owns multiple Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, but who founded the Entrepreneurial Studies program at SUNY Ulster.

Please join us on Oct. 21 for this powerful and important event!
(Cash or check only for tickets bought the night of the concert.)

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