Looking for things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and East End of Long Island. We've put together a list of five events that might grab your attention....especially if you have art or culture in mind. This week's list includes concerts, composers, theater, talks and exhibition receptions taking place on the South Fork, North Fork and Riverhead. Happy weekend!

1. Harvest Gospel Concert Series

The 29th Annual Harvest Gospel Concert Series begins tonight (Thursday) and continue through Saturday, offering concerts in three different venues. Concerts feature Harvest Gospel Choir and special guest soloists singing a range of gospel music. The choir is led by Reverend Maryanne McElroy, the artistic director for the last 29 years. The non-denominational concerts take place on November 19 at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church; on November 20 at the Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton, and on November 21 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders. The shows are all held from 8 to 10 p.m. and are presented by East End Arts. Admission is free.

Click here for event details.

.

Photo by ©jonholderer.com

Photo by ©jonholderer.com

.

2. Opera Screening & Operatif Pre-Opera Lecture by Victoria Bond

Composer and Conductor Victoria Bond will present a pre-broadcast lecture on Berg's "LULU" at Guild Hall on Saturday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The Met: Live in HD Screening of Berg's "LULU" takes place at 12:30 p.m. The opera itself immediately follows at 12:30 p.m. with The Met: Live in HD presentation. Tickets for the Pre-Opera Lecture are $30. Tickets to the opera's live HD screening are $15 - $22.

Directed by William Kentridge (The Nose), "LULU" tells the tale of Berg's notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. The production features soprano Marlis Petersen, who gives her final performance of the role she has portrayed for nearly 20 years. Cast includes Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter. Conducted by Lothar Koenigs. Running time: 4 hours 10 minutes. For details, reviews were published by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Victoria Bond is a composer and conductor who divides her time between New York City and The Hamptons. Bond has been commissioned by major orchestras, opera and dance companies worldwide. She has served as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony and has guest conducted throughout the United States, Europe, South America and China. Scenes from Bond’s opera Mrs. President were performed by the New York City Opera as part of their VOX series and the complete opera was produced by Anchorage Opera in October 2012. Victoria Bond is currently Principal Guest Conductor of Chamber Opera Chicago and a frequent pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

Click here for pre-opera event details and click here for details on The Met: Live in HD screening of "Lulu."

.

Victoria Bond.

Victoria Bond.

.

3. "Gems: Small Group Show" 

"Gems" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and remains on view through January 3, 2016 at Grenning Gallery. The exhibition presents small works by Grenning Gallery artists plus Matthew Weigle and Yin Yong Chun. A salon-style show, the art was selected with holiday gift giving in mind and presents an opportunity to collect work by gallery artists at a comfortable level. It's also cash and carry so get there early. Expect to find landscapes, still live and figurative works. Exhibiting artists include Christian White, Chad Fisher, Whitney Hubbard, Edwina Lucas, Sarah Lamb and others.

Grenning Gallery is located at 17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.grenninggallery.com.

Click here for event details.

.

"Petite Homage to Theibaud" by Sarah Lamb. Oil, 6.5 x 16 inches.

"Petite Homage to Theibaud" by Sarah Lamb. Oil, 6.5 x 16 inches.

.

4. Live Radio Play

"It’s A Wonderful Life” arrives in Southampton as a live radio play by Joe Landry and presented at the Southampton Cultural Center. Cast as a clever take on the film classic It's a Wonderful Life, Landry's adaption channels the tender heart of the story and recreates hope and understanding set in a bygone era. The production is black box with actors telling the story with sound effects the only theatrical enhancement. Michael Disher directs.

The iconic holiday film, directed by Frank Capra, starred James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers. Landry's radio play features Daniel Becker, Rich Gardini, Colette Gilbert, Kristin Guldi, Barbara Jo Howard, Joan Lyons, Bill Kitzerow, Chris McCLain, Deborah Marshall, Robert Nelson, Tramar Pettaway, Amie Sponza, Kristin Whiting, Scout Whiting, Scott Wilson and Edna Winston.

Performances take place on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m. Performances continue Thanksgiving Weekend on November 27 at 5 and 7 p.m. and on  November 29 at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is general admission. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students under 21. Tickets can be purchased online at www.scc-arts.org or by calling 631 287-4377. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org

Click here for event details.

5. Gallery Talk With Cornelia Foss

Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Strassfield interviews exhibiting artist Cornelia Foss among her solo show at Guild Hall on Sunday at noon. Admission is free. "Cornelia Foss" is on view through January 3, 2016. The show is a retrospective of oil paintings on canvas by Foss. Made from the late 1990s through 2014, the show presents seascapes, landscapes and portraits. Foss's work is held in Guild Hall Museum's permanent collection. Art critic Eric Ernst remarks "Her use of extremely subtle coloration, though, is what adds the element of mystery that makes the work singularly captivating and entertainingly intimate." Click here to read the full review.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

Click here for event details.

.

"Yves' View" by Cornelia Foss, 2014. Oil on canvas.

"Yves' View" by Cornelia Foss, 2014. Oil on canvas.

.

__________________________

To see the full list of art events on the East End, check our Hamptons Art Hub's Art Event Round Up. Click here to see the list of current museum shows on view. Visit our Gallery Guide or our Exhibition Finder to discover what's on view in The Hamptons, The East End and New York City.

__________________________

Copyright 2015 Hamptons Art Hub LLC. All rights reserved.

Don't miss a story!

We are on Social Networks

Comments are closed.

subscribe