Ottorino Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity” will be the centerpiece of the program
“A Rose in Winter,” the season’s Choral Society of the Hamptons concert, will feature Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity” as well as shorter selections in two programs at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Durell Godfrey

Susan Ecker's subject matter teems with classical, neo-classical, and postmodern references
“Two Players” by Susan Ecker has references to classicism and postmodernism refracted through the lens of Picasso and Morandi.

Local Art News
The Hamptons Art Walk brought gallery-goers out as far as Montauk, where Ken and Licia Jockers and their baby, Coco, took a stroll around the Woodbine Collection. Jane Bimson

At The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Christian Science church in Southampton

At The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

At the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles

A new “Re-Gift of the Magi” shop will present new coffee-table art and design books, scented candles, and other gifts donated to the conservancy.

Politics and current affairs, biographies, and the arts figure prominently in this year’s lineup
Big tobacco is one of the targets of “Merchants of Doubt,” one of the titles in the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. In 1994, Stanton Glantz, above, a longtime advocate of nonsmokers’ rights, received a treasure trove of leaked documents, below, that proved the tobacco industry had known that nicotine was addictive for 30 years.
In a scene from “Since: The Bombing of Pam Am Flight 103,” Suse Lowenstein, whose son, Alexander, was killed in the crash, is pictured on her Montauk lawn with “Dark Elegy,” her sculpture of 75 grieving mothers of victims of the bombing.
Mark Morano, a climate change skeptic.

The friends were two of the very last of a glittering and venerated generation of artists and writers
In a Douglas Rodewald photograph from 1957, Jane Freilicher, left, holds up a corner of her painting “Opening Night” while Jane Wilson holds up the other.
Jane Freilicher’s “Pheasant Quill Landscape‚” from 1992.Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Freilicher’s undated oil “Untitled (Mecox Bay),” Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Wilson’s 1964 oil on linen “View From Seven Ponds Bridge,”Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
An oil from 1983, Jane Wilson’s “Rain on Avenue B,”
Jane Freilicher’s “Flowers and Pine Trees,”
Jane Wilson's 1981 oil, “Seven Green Apples,” from the Parrish Art Museum permanent collection.
A photograph taken by John Jonas Gruen in Water Mill in 1959 includes many players from the New York art scene. Front row: Robert Rauschenberg, Steven Rivers (standing), Larry Rivers, Herbert Machiz, Grace Hartigan (lying down), and John Myers. Back row: Maxine Groffsky, Joe Hazan, Mary Abbott, Jasper Johns, Sondra Lee, Jane Freilicher, Roland Pease, and Tibor de Nagy.