Bits And Pieces 12.13.12

Local culture news

Paris in Song
    “Dreams of Paris,” a concert of works for clarinet and piano by French composers, will be given on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The composers include Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Widor, and Poulenc. The works will be performed by Maksim Shtrykov on clarinet and Alina Kiryayeva on piano.
    The program includes Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano, Saint-Saens’ Sonata in E flat major for clarinet and piano (Op. 167), Ravel’s “Pavane pour une Infante Defunte,” Widor’s Introduction et Rondo for clarinet and piano (Op. 72), and Poulenc’s Sonata for clarinet and piano.
    Mr. Shtrykov has won the Artist International New York Debut Award and had his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2007. Ms. Kiryayeva has won a number of prizes, including the Grace Welsh International Competition and the California Young Artist International Competition. She studied at the Juilliard School.


Holiday Sing-Along
    The Bay Street Theatre will have a holiday concert and sing-along on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Ciaran Sheehan, an Irish tenor and veteran of Broadway, will be joined by Brenda Landrum on the piano. The suggested donation is $10 and a donation of canned food for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry.
    Mr. Sheehan has played Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera” and Babet in “Les Miserables.” Ms. Landrum has a loyal following in Sag Harbor, where she has lived for many years. The concert will precede the sing-along.
    On Friday, Dec. 21, at the Sag Harbor theater, the Legends Series will show a “Christmas Spectacular” film at 8 p.m. Joe Lauro and Anthea Carr of Historic Films have culled vintage holiday performances by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Eartha Kitt, the Supremes, Judy Garland, and many others who took to the stage in Christmas variety shows from the earlier days of television. (The classic commercials will be included.) Tickets, which cost $15, are available at baystreet.org or at the box office.


Going Vaudeville
    At Guild Hall tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m., a variety show called “Holiday Spectacular! Spectacular!” will benefit WPPB 88.3 and include a number of East End performers in a Vaudeville-style production. Tickets cost $25 at the door, $20 through eventbrite.com.
    On Saturday at 1 p.m., the Met: Live in HD will present Verdi’s “Aida.” The drama set in ancient Egypt stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as an enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, a part sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi will conduct. Admission is $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.


Screenwriters’ Lab
    The Hamptons International Film Festival will have next year’s Screenwriters’ Lab on April 12 to 14 in East Hampton and is now accepting submissions.
    The lab is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and joins together established writers and creative producers with up-and-coming screenwriters to help refine screenplays. Recent mentors have included Michael Cunningham, James Vanderbilt, Mark Heyman, Jon Robin Baitz, and Whit Stillman.
    The deadline for early submissions is next Thursday. The regular deadline is Jan. 4, and the late deadline is Jan. 28. More information is available on the festival’s Web site.