Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown
SOLD OUT!! Musicians of Ma’alwyck 20th Anniversary Celebratory Event Glimmerglass & Hyde Hall Bus Trip Sunday, August 18, 2019
Round trip to Cooperstown in luxury coach Pre-show talk Matinee ticket for opera The Ghosts of Versailles Catered dinner picnic at Hyde Hall Private tour of historic Hyde Hall Champagne toast Musicians of Ma'alwyck Civil War concert Tickets $195
Depart from SCCC parking lot at 10:30am. Arrive at opera around 11:45, eat on your own (bring a picnic or buy a variety of types of lunches or snacks there), attend opera pre-talk at 12:00; watch Ghosts of Versailles, at end of opera board bus for 5 minute ride over to Hyde Hall. Group splits into two, one does tour of Hyde while the other eats a picnic dinner (provided by MofM), then flip around, champagne toast, then MofM Civil War concert, done by 8:15 en route by 8:30 home to SCCC parking lot by 9:30.
The Ghosts of Versailles In this hilarious nod to The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, the ghost of Marie Antoinette is upset about her untimely ending, so her favorite playwright, Beaumarchais, attempts to amuse her with a new work. He produces an opera within the opera starring Figaro, Count Almaviva and Susanna, who try to save the queen from her beheading in a fast-moving and tuneful production. Presented in English with projected English text. New co-production with Château de Versailles Spectacles. 3 Hours
A Picnic of Northern Aggression: Union and Rebel Forces Battle at Your Buffet Table
Dixie Smoked Pork Loin Union Chicken Compote en Croute Potato and Corn Salad Roasted Golden Beets with Collard Greens Garlic Scapes with Roasted Red Peppers Mesclun Salad with Raspberry-Onion Dressing Honey-Hush Cornbread Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Whipped Cream
Musicians of Ma'alwyck Civil War Concert Musicians of Ma'alwyck presents "Listen to the Mockingbird," a concert themed around Hyde Hall's Civil War weekend on Sunday, August 18th at 7pm. Join Musicians of Ma'alwyck director and violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, guitarist Sten Isachsen, flutist Norman Thibodeau and guest artists Tess McCarthy mezzo-soprano and Charles F Schwartz, baritone for a program of music popular during the American Civil War. Repertory includes works of Stephen Foster, Septimus Winner (one of Lincoln's favorite song-writers), Meyerbeer, Flotow and Rossini, as well as popular songs of the period. Lincoln loved opera, and, in fact, only a week before he was assassinated he attended an opera performance. Musicians of Ma'alwyck captures the flavor of the 1860s American culture with this delightful and poignant program of music.