Bits And Pieces 01.19.12

At Watermill Center
    The Watermill Center will hold two open rehearsals on Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
    Catarina de Oliviera and Camilla Wills will present two collaborative pieces that will be performed as the sun sets. According to the center, the artists reject the generally accepted system of time and explore their own relation to time, duration, and history while referencing Christopher Isherwood, epileptic characters, Suely Rolnik, and a grandmother.
    At 6 p.m. Daniel Knox will present live music from a long-form composition and song cycle based on photographs by John Atwood. The work is titled “John Atwood: Black & Whites.” Mr. Knox will discuss his process and inspirations throughout. This presentation is in preparation for a performance in New York City at 92YTribeca on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
    The events are free, but reservations are required and can be made through Eventbrite.com.


Sutcliffe Items for Sale
    RR Auction, a New Hampshire online auction house specializing in autographs, will sell a group of items from the collection of Stuart Sutcliffe beginning today through next Thursday.
    The group includes documents such as letters, sketches, and prints and is part of the site’s Marvels of Modern Music offerings. Sutcliffe was the original bass player for the Beatles and an artist who died of a cerebral hemorrhage when he was 21. Pauline Sutcliffe, his surviving sister and the administrator of his estate, lives in Wainscott. The items are from her collection.
    The auction house’s Web site is rrauction.com.


‘Redneck Vacation’
    Add CMT to the list of networks that have recently devised shows set on the South Fork. USA has “Royal Pains” and ABC has “Revenge,” which is actually filmed in Wilmington, N.C., but set in Southampton.
    “My Big Redneck Vacation,” a reality show, premieres on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The series follows a family from Shreveport, La., serendipitously named the Clampets. The series is from the creators of “My Big Redneck Wedding” and is set in a $4.5 million house on the northwest side of Three Mile Harbor.
    The network describes the series as chronicling “the adventures of one countrified, loud-mouthed family from the swamps of Louisiana as they take over a $4 million house in the Hamptons of New York . . . and show them Yankees how the South gets down.” The show promises the usual reality mix of  “laughs, zany antics, and plenty of heart as the North and South become neighbors and really get to know each other.”


Music at St. Luke’s
    William McNally, a Pianofest participant and recognized ragtime pianist and composer, has, with the encouragement of the Rev. Denis Brunelle and the Rev. James Jeffrey, organized a new concert series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
    The series will be held in the East Hampton church’s relatively new Hoie Hall, to which a Yamaha piano was recently donated. Each of the artists who will perform is pursuing a doctorate in musical arts: Christopher Schmitt at Juilliard, Mr. McNally’s wife, Daria Rabot­kina, at Eastman, and Jonathan Katz and Greg Williams at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
    At the first concert, “Great Romantic Chamber Works,” on Saturday at 4 p.m., three pieces will be performed, by Brahms, Paul Juon, and Dvorak, with Mr. McNally, Mr. Williams, Marta Bedkowska-Reilly, and Karen Rostron.
    There will be two other concerts, one on Feb. 25 with works by Haydn, Mr. Katz, Zoltan Kodaly, Samuel Barber, and Mr. McNally, and the last on March 24 with works by Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann.