Join the Phelps Mansion Museum for a Thursday luncheon with musician, Rick Pedro, who will be performing holiday-themed music at 1:00pm.


  • Luncheon and Program: $20.00/person
  • Program Only: $5.00/person
    *Reservation Required

Lunch and Program $20.00 USDProgram Only $5.00 USD

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all guests 12 and older are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!

                                                              ** All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door** Please bring your proof with you.**


The Phelps Mansion Museum is pleased to welcome cellist, Peter Seidenberg, and pianist, Hui-Mei Lin, on Sunday December 5th at 3pm as part of our 2021 Chamber Music Concert Series.

Peter Seidenberg – Cello

Totally enchanting, inspired performances, brimming with natural, spontaneous musicianship”, raves Gramophone Magazine about cellist Peter Seidenberg. Mr. Seidenberg has played in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras including Century Orchestra of Osaka, New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic. Currently, Peter is the cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queen’s Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists.



Hui-Mei Lin – Piano

A native of Taiwan, Lin made her New York solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. She has performed solo recitals in many concert series including The Caramoor Music Festival, Friends of Music in Stamford, New York, The Steinway Society of the Bay Area, California, and various colleges throughout the United States. She was described by the New York Times as “an excellent pianist throughout” and the Taiwan News as “a sensitive and powerful pianist.” Dr. Lin is currently the Director of Music at The Briarcliff Congregational Church, and a faculty member of the Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.


  • $20.00/person

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all guests 12 and older are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.



Mason Warrington Orchestra: A Touch of the Holidays
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2pm

Tickets: $25; or $20 for Seniors & Students

The Southern Tier’s biggest big band returns to the Firehouse Stage to perform holiday favorites and more. The ensemble has been led for the past twenty-five years by music director Hank Slechta. Current personnel includes saxophonists Al Hamme, Bob Pompi, Tim Donlin, Hank Slechta and Jeremy Corcoran; trumpeters Alan Howell, Corky Klinko, Nate Sodeur and Larry West; trombonists Mike Rohrbach, Warren Harrold and Mike Nave; pianist Jim Ford, bassist Tom Federowicz, drummer Brad Nemcek and vocalists Judy Giblin and Ralph Muro.

Please note: Dates, times, location, prices, and performers are subject to change.

Remembering John Denver: A Tribute Starring Ted Vigil
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2 pm

Tickets: $25; or $20 for Seniors & Students

Kick off the holiday season with the music of John Denver! Featuring some of Denver’s most popular holiday tunes, including “A Baby Just Like You”, “Christmas for Cowboys”, “Aspen Glow”, and more.

Please note: Dates, times, location, prices, and performers are subject to change.

Sponsored by Coughlin & Gerhart LLP

Local classic rock veterans Forgotten Sun perform music by Metallica on “Black Friday”, November 26th at Touch of Texas. Drivel performs in support.

Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on November 18th. Local historian, Matt Hollis, hosts a presentation detailing the transformation of music following the Civil War.

“Jelly Roll, Joplin, & Jim Crow: Music in the Late 19th Century”

Musical styles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States mirrored the very real social and cultural changes in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. As the US transitioned from slave economy to one of free labor, sentiments of hope and nationalism dominated the American musical landscape.

Yet these expressions also included a whimsy or nostalgia for a “lost age.”

While some of these were innocent reflections on the inevitable changing of the national landscape, others tapped into long-held stereotypes in support of the Jim Crow-era racial hierarchy. Nonetheless, innovative currents of musical structure and performance paralleled massive waves of immigration and internal migration, giving birth to some of the United States’ most beloved musical genres: ragtime, blues, and jazz.

Matt Hollis is a historian who has studied numerous topics ranging from the American Revolution to slave societies in the Atlantic world. He has edited a vast collection of papers and taught courses on world civilizations and American history at several universities.


*Reservation ONLY*

    • Non-Members: $10.00/person
    • Members: $8.00/person
    • First drink is free is with admission.

NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD