Recent Stories: Arts

Star staff
September 23, 2014

The Bach & Forth Chamber Ensemble will launch its third season of performances on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Members of the group are Thomas Bohlert (organ), Terry Keevil (oboe), Linda Di Martino Wetherill (flute), Rebecca Perea (cello), and Trudy Craney (soprano).

Star staff
September 23, 2014

Classical music will be on offer at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon at 3:30, when Anne Cavolo Tedesco, a pianist, will perform works by Tchai­kovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Mendels­sohn, and Chopin, as well as selections from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Ms. Tedesco is an adjunct professor of music at St. John’s University, where she teaches music history, theory, classical piano, and fine arts. She also maintains a schedule of solo recitals, adjudications, and lectures in the New York area.

Star staff
September 23, 2014

 In conjunction with its current exhibition, “Platform: Maya Lin,” the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present two programs this weekend that focus in different ways on East End ecological issues.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., eight speakers, including architects, writers, scientists, artists, and advocates for water purity, will give short-format presentations on water issues in the region.

Star staff
September 23, 2014

Guild Hall will present “The Red Orchestra,” a 2003 documentary about the resistance group that fought against the Third Reich within Germany from 1933 to 1942, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Harris Yulin, an actor with an extensive stage and screen resumé and a home in Bridgehampton, will introduce the film. A discussion will follow with Stefan Roloff, the film’s director and son of one of the group’s survivors.

Star staff
September 16, 2014

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present a screening of “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

The subject of the 77-minute documentary, directed by Freida Lee Mock, is Anita Hill, an attorney and law professor who in 1991 was thrust onto the world stage when she testified before the Senate during its confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Jennifer Landes
September 16, 2014

This past year, some of recent history’s more creative and flamboyant spirits have discovered and interacted with an eccentric and eclectic monument to the artistic pursuits of one of their own. That the artist was Barney Rosset, known primarily for his championing of literature and film, surprised most. But the artifact he created stunned all.

What they saw was a 12-by-22-foot wall-spanning mural, as ambitious as it is idiosyncratic, and a true emblem of the 20th century, even though it was conceived during the 21st.

Jennifer Landes
September 16, 2014

It could not have been easy to be an American artist at the turn of the 20th century and the years to follow.

Playing catch-up with the revolutionary movements of European modern art must have been discouraging at the very least to the young artists who tried. Those who did may have been dismissed by unsympathetic audiences or shunned entirely by fellow artists for not pursuing a more nativist vision.

Jennifer Landes
September 16, 2014

When Tracey Jackson and Paul Williams first met in the 1980s, the last thing either of them thought was that they might join up to address addictive behavior in a self-help recovery book.

Star staff
September 16, 2014

Since its founding 22 years ago, the Hamptons International Film Festival has featured one-on-one conversations conducted by film journalists and magazine editors with actors, directors, and other industry notables. Joel Schumacher and Hilary Swank will be among this year’s guests for the “A Conversation With . . .” programs.

Mark Segal
September 16, 2014

Solow at Whaling Museum

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will open “City Square/Piazza,” an installation by Peter Solow, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Oct. 13.

Mr. Solow, who lives in Sag Harbor, had his first solo show in New York City at the age of 29. In a review, John Russell, art critic of The New York Times, called him “someone to watch.”

Star staff
September 11, 2014

The East Hampton Library will present its 2015 tentative budget at a hearing tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. Registered voters in the East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs School Districts can cast their ballots on the spending plan on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Star staff
September 9, 2014

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present the Harborfest All Star Comedy Show on Saturday at 8 p.m. as part of Harborfest 2014, the village’s annual celebration of its maritime history. The program will be hosted by Joseph Vecsey, a stand-up comedian and host of “The Call Back,” a podcast in which he talks about the art and business of comedy with other comedians.

Star staff
September 9, 2014

Speaking of horticulture, the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will close its garden season with a party on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine and a stroll around the garden will be free for members, $40 for nonmembers. Guests can R.S.V.P. to info@madoo.org.
 

Star staff
September 9, 2014

Drew Petersen, an award-winning classical pianist, will perform a free concert at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The program will include works by Schumann and Brahms.

Star staff
September 9, 2014

The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio will premiere a new work by Bruce Wolosoff, a Shelter Island composer, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Titled “The Loom,” the piece was inspired by the paintings of Eric Fischl, who collaborated closely on the project and created a new painting inspired by Mr. Wolosoff’s music. Trios by Beethoven and Smetana will also be on the program.

Mark Segal
September 9, 2014

Three prizewinning Latin American films will be shown at the 11th OLA Film Festival this weekend at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Founded by Isabel Sepulveda and presented by the Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, the festival will kick off tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. with “Pescador,” an Ecuadorean film, which will be followed at 7 p.m. by a performance by Mambo Loco on the museum’s terrace.

Star staff
September 9, 2014

Teri Dunn Chace, a writer, editor, and blogger whose work has appeared in major gardening and outdoor living publications, will deliver an illustrated lecture for the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, “Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers,” on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Ms. Chace’s book of the same name, published last year, includes lyrical and illuminating essays, observations, and horticultural lore from the author, and 343 photographs by Robert Llewellyn, a noted macro-photographer.

Christopher Walsh
September 9, 2014

Walk my way, and a thousand violins begin to play, or it might be the sound of your hello, that music I hear, I get misty, the moment you’re near.

One can almost hear the deeply romantic lyrics as the musician Pat DeRosa plays “Misty,” on a Selmer Mark VI saxophone, in his house in Montauk. Airy, breathy like the human voice, the melody of Errol Garner’s standard is awash in vibrato as it races down the wire and into a telephone receiver, to be heard several miles to the west.

Star staff
September 9, 2014

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “Viva Los Bastarditos,” a new musical by Jake Oliver, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The production will be directed by Ethan McSweeny, a Tony Award nominee, and will star Blake DeLong and Alex Morf.

Mark Segal
September 9, 2014

Emily Cheng at Ille

Ille Arts in Amagansett will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Emily Cheng from Saturday through Sept. 30, with an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Cheng draws upon the world’s cultural history for images and emblems, sometimes only fragments, which are transformed and recombined, in the artist’s words, “to service an entirely different purpose and context.”

Jennifer Landes
September 9, 2014

If the precisely formed collage works of Glenn Fischer feel familiar, it is because they have visited the South Fork before, in group shows at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill and at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. The Bronx-based artist is now flying solo at Nightingale, captivating passers-by looking in from the street and viewers within the gallery.

Star staff
September 2, 2014

An all-star cast will take over the John Drew Theater for a staged reading of “The Old Masters,” a play by Simon Gray, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Directed by Harris Yulin, the cast will include Amy Irving, Brian Murray, Victor Slezak, Holland Taylor, and Mr. Yulin.

Set in the Tuscan Villa of I Tatti in 1937, under Mussolini’s shadow, the play explores the difficult relationship between Bernard Berenson, an eminent art historian engaged in a ménage à trois with his wife and secretary, and Joseph Duveen, an influential English art dealer.

Star staff
September 2, 2014

The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the United States, will return to the terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorow at 5 p.m. for a program of bluegrass and barbecue.

The Hillbillies have upheld their grassroots credibility with a repertoire of pop, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, folk, rock, and jazz that honors traditional music while maintaining a contemporary vibe.

Star staff
September 2, 2014

The publication of “Soft Targets,” Joseph Giannini’s collection of nonfiction stories about surfing, war, and fate, will be celebrated at LTV Studios in Wainscott with a book signing and reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Giannini, an attorney who lives in East Ham