Bits And Pieces 04.12.12

Local culture news

Concert for Concerts
    Three of the East End’s most popular local bands will perform at Gurney’s Inn on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the fourth annual Concert for the Concerts to benefit the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s free Monday night Concerts on the Green series. 
    Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, Caroline Doctorow and the Steamrollers, and Nancy Atlas with Johnny Blood will entertain for the cause, with a $10 admission fee. A discounted menu will be available for hungry listeners.
    And for children, who will be admitted free of charge, Miss Melody will perform stories and songs from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
    The concert series is scheduled to begin on July 2 and will include the above-listed bands, as well as Ray Red, the Blue Collar Band, the 3 Bs, the Realm, Third Estate, and Vivian and the Merrymakers.


Pianist From Zimbabwe
    Jeanette Micklem, a pianist from Zimbabwe, will perform on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
    Ms. Micklem will open with Beethoven, play works by Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt, and close with an Alexander Scriabin piece that is said to be one of the most difficult in the piano repertory.
    Ms. Micklem has studied at London University, the British Royal Schools of Music, and the Royal College of Music in London. She has toured in Bulgaria, Russia, the Czech Republic, Australia, and New Zealand, and is in the midst now of a North American tour.
    The program is part of the Music at the Old Town Church series, which takes place in the church’s Session House. There is a suggested donation of $15.


A Rising Star
    Gilles Vonsattel, a Pianofest distinguished artist and former first-prize winner at the Geneva International Piano Competition, will perform classical piano works on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton.
    General admission to the event, which is part of the Rising Stars Piano Recital series, is $15, with no charge for students under 21. Tickets are available online at scc-arts.org or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance.


Cider House Session
    The last of the East Hampton Historical Society’s Cider House Sessions, at 7 p.m., will bring Rev 7, an East End gospel group, to the Clinton Academy Museum on Saturday evening.
    Started as a husband-and-wife duo, Alan and Leah Cuffey were mentored by Alvin Darling, a pastor, and became recording artists while singing in their church choir in Center Moriches. The couple has won many awards for their work.
    The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with a $12 adult admission fee, reduced to $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. The academy will offer beverages and snacks at the event, which welcomes all ages.


Seeks Volunteers
    The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has issued a call for “reliable volunteers” for its 2012 mainstage season, with varied duties to include assisting in the administrative office as well as many other projects. Volunteer days and times are flexible, with a regular, scheduled time preferred. Those with the ability to work in a busy office environment have been asked to e-mail Barbara Oldak, the volunteer coordinator, at Barbara@ baystreet.org.