Just over a year ago, on March 7, 2020, Inda Eaton and her band took the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, and in front of a sold-out crowd, performed a concert featuring tracks from her newest album “Shelter In Place.” In addition to local talent, she was joined by band members who had flown in from as far away as Arizona and Wisconsin, and at the time, Eaton thought the concert would be the first of many performances of “Shelter in Place,” which she envisioned taking on the road. Instead, that evening turned out to be the prescient end-of-the-line, in so many ways.
This spring, Bay Street Theater is offering two brand new adult workshops focused on the art of music — “The Basics of Singing” and “European History Through the Lens of Opera” — both of which will be taught via Zoom.
The Church, the new artist residency, exhibition space and creative center in Sag Harbor, will host a discussion with founders artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik and executive director Sara Cochran about plans for the institution as it readies to open in the coming weeks.
With support from East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and the Trustees, Guild Hall will temporarily take its popular Met Opera series outside for a special drive-in experience presented with HamptonsFilm. On Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m., “Met Under Moonlight,” will present the Metropolitan Opera’s production of George and Ira Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton held its winter benefit, “A Love Song to Jack,” on February 14 — a virtual Valentine’s Day event to celebrate the life of LongHouse’s beloved founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, who died recently at the age of 93.
Looking for a little Sunday afternoon music to soothe the soul? On Sunday, February 28, at 4 p.m., the Hamptons Youth Quartet performs the music of Mozart, Dvorak and a few other favorites in a Facebook Live concert.
It isn’t unusual for Judy Carmichael to travel, at minimum, 200 days a year. So when the Grammy-nominated pianist and vocalist — known for her distinctive stride and swing playing — realized she would be hunkering down at home in Sag Harbor for the foreseeable future, due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to get comfortable.
Guild Hall has teamed up with Bel Canto Boot Camp (BCBC) for two presentations — the first is a one-night-only session, and the second a series of four workshops, based on the history, lexicology and love of opera.
Folk rock artist Taylor Barton’s catalog contains over 500 songs, including a dozen albums, from her first, “Mean American Dream” with her then band Generic Blondes, to “Spiritual Gangster” and “House of Light.” “I Pitched a Tent in Hell,” a nine-part musical memoir, is her latest project, released as an Audible audiobook. A paperback is also available as an adjunct.
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, “Urinetown” is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. On January 30, at 6 p.m., viewers can livestream a fully staged production of the musical from the Teen Theatre Troupe at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
“Love Song to Jack,” a virtual Valentine’s Day event in honor of LongHouse’s founder Jack Lenor Larsen, who died December 22, 2020, at the age of 93, will be presented on February 14, at 6 p.m. and features a lineup of well-known performers and artists. The event is a winter benefit for the East Hampton non-profit organization.
Striking a balance between playing to a packed house and a completely empty room, the Arts Center at Duck Creek has partnered with Brooklyn's Bar Bayeux to host a pandemic-compliant middle ground: a series of free jazz concerts — the next on Wednesday, January 27, featuring the Scott Wendholt/Adam Kolker Quartet — streamed live from the Brooklyn venue and into homes across the East End and beyond.
In early December, Hampton Bays resident Christiaan Padavan and his band, Away For The Day, released “Moonlight,” the final single for the band as its members begin transitioning to new, independent musical adventures. It’s been a good ride, as they say.
While most of the live programming at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs comes in the warmer weather, Peter Watrous, the center’s music director, has found a way to provide programming to get audiences through the winter. This month, Duck Creek is collaborating with Keyed Up and Bar Bayeux in support of a series of online jazz concerts.
On Wednesdays in January, The Watermill Center is hosting the 2021 Winter Viewpoints series, a digital continuation of its annual Viewpoints: Nights @ The Round Table series, which began in 2018 and featured intimate conversations with local artists and community organizers, as well as center staff, alumni and community fellows.