With summer now setting on the horizon, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) is looking forward to fall and several events in September, including the opening of SAC’s newest exhibition “Clearing the Air: The Transformative Power of the Arts,” a show opening September 17 that is curated by Jay Davis, artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program.
This month, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is offering a robust season of live mainstage performances that began Labor Day weekend with two shows from That Motown Band and John Hiatt.
Music has long been an instrumental part of opera singer Cristina Fontanelli’s life, but during her formative years she could probably never have envisioned just how far it would take her, both in terms of travel and her career.
A powerful baritone, Brian Stokes Mitchell has been one of the central leading men of Broadway theater since the 1990s. Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras and on Saturday, September 11, at 8 p.m., he will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martin Sexton will release his new EP “2020 Vision” on September 10 It’s his first new release in six years since his critically acclaimed album “Mixtape of the Open Road.” On Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m. Sexton will be performing at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
Quogue Chamber Music will end its 2021 season on Saturday, September 11, with the Ulysses String Quartet performing a program of Golijov in memory of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, as well as works by Haydn, Ali-Zedah and Mendelssohn.
On Sunday, September 5, at 4 p.m., Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons and The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation present “From Opera to Broadway: Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends,” at The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton.
On August 28, at 5 p.m., Kalia Vendever Quartet and The Westerlies perform at the Arts Center at Duck Creek as part of its New Classical Series. This concert is the last of a three-part contemporary classical music series sponsored by The Joel Foundation.
On August 26 at 5 p.m., Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “The Devil is in the Details — A Tribute to Tony Walton” a live and in-person. The evening is a celebration through story and song of the career of award-winning designer and director Tony Walton, hosted by Tony Award-nominee actress and singer Melissa Errico.
The Parrish Art Museum will presents a high-charged night of dance and music with Mambo Loco — a crowd favorite band that blends classic Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican music with "old school" Latin and Latin jazz — and drummer/vocalist/performance artist Mila Tina, who combines percussion, dance, martial arts, music production, and visual design in performances that are multi-sensory experiences.
This weekend brings art, music and film to Duck Creek.
The Watermill Center’s final summer event will be an “Artists' Table Dinner” on Thursday, August 19, which will include an intimate open rehearsal by The Daxophone Consort followed by a locally sourced, farm-to-table meal with the artists.
On Thursday, August 19, Guild Hall in East Hampton will celebrate its 90th birthday all day and night with a variety of community programs and events. Guests are encouraged to drop by over the course of the day for workshops, tours, performances, dancing, and free cupcakes.
Last summer, in what would have been Pianofest’s 32nd year, the program was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Pianofest is back, albeit with a slightly different model and a set of participants who are somewhat older, wiser and all of whom are former Pianofest students.
On August 12, jazz performer Evan Sherman is coming back to the East End for in a benefit for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center (BHCCRC). For years, Jazz at Jennings benefit concerts were hosted by the late journalist Peter Jennings and his wife, Kayce Freed Jennings, at their Bridgehampton property as a benefit for the BHCCRC.