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ACTORS & WRITERS STAGE READING

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The evening's reading will be a play called "FOREIGN POLICY." written by Actors and Writer member, Adam LeFevre. Directed by company member Davis Hall, "Foreign Policy" is about a married couple who must negotiate the boundaries between themselves, their neighbors, and the simplicities and subtleties of the real world. What are the limits of our good intentions? FOREIGN POLICY will be directed by Davis Hall, and the cast is made up of Brian MacReady, Lori Wilner, and Nicole Quinn. Actors &…

SAHARA MOON-Jazz, Folk, & Blues with an Indie Flair

May 31 @ 8:00 pm

https://youtu.be/_mKtxJFZjKk Sahara Moon’s performance fuses together blues, jazz, and folk, and creates a timeless sound that is reminiscent and seemingly influenced by Norah Jones. Sahara's love and passion for music is evident from the moment you hear her soulful voice resonate through the crowd. Her performance will include vocals, acoustic guitar, and the accompaniment of an upright bassist.

MAGIC OF UNISON FUNDRAISER GALA

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JOIN US ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 5 PM at Unison Arts Center for The Magic of Unison Fundraiser Gala! HONORING New Paltz Mayor, Tim Rogers ECO-artist & educator, Linda Weintraub PERFORMANCES by Satire-Folk Geniuses, Mik & Gilles Pianist, Scott Milici TICKETS $140 per seat $960 for a table of 8 Limit 65 guests Please purchase tickets in advance  Checks may be dropped off or mailed to 68 Mountain Rest Rd. New Paltz 12561 Dress is cocktail casual Catering by Conklin…

“BLIND BOY” PAXTON–Mind-Blowing Blues with Modern Soul

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are so excited to have Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton returning to Unison after last year's sold out stellar performance! He is sure to deliver a subtle yet amazing combination of traditional blues framed in contemporary social issues. This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Stanley Alexandrowicz

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmmW7gWXwI “The Virtuoso Classical Guitar” Internationally acclaimed  classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present an evening devoted to Romantic and Contemporary Virtuoso Masterpieces for the classical guitar. Nineteenth Century Virtuoso Guitar works from France, Italy, and Vienna, will be followed Contemporary compositions by some of  Europe and America’s greatest living composers. Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100…

RICHIE & ROSIE-Dynamic Banjo & Fiddle

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://youtu.be/ACA4xsxVrFs An Evening with Richie & Rosie: Join banjo player Richie Stearns (the Horse Flies) and fiddler Rosie Newton (the Duhks) for an intimate and dynamic night of music rooted in the Americana tradition. With their memorable original songs and entrancing, nostalgic harmonies, Stearns and Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of tradition. “He left an impression on me because he was wearing Converse. I had never seen an adult…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Gohar Vardanyan

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  https://youtu.be/EeaP2YG2LAI Widely admired for her technique, artistry, and passionate performances Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States and internationally. She has performed for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina.…

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH CLAIRE LYNCH

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://youtu.be/P0_GzP_rbaU   Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar…

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE–Theatre Performance

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace, the classic American comedy by Joseph Kesserling, will be produced and performed by Theatre on the Road. Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather…

THE CANAL STREET STRING BAND: Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gAS3Ox4O5U THE CANAL STREET STRING BAND: Banjo * FIDDLE * twin mandolins * String Bass * DOBRO * guitar * Singin’ “Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead” A SPECIAL CONCERT PRESENTATION The Grateful Dead exposed generations of music fans to the nooks, crannies, branches and offshoots of American roots music like perhaps no other act of their size and influence. Jerry Garcia grew up listening to field recordings, jazz, traditional folk songs, bluegrass, and ancient Child ballads, first getting together…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

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