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

Admission

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

Reservations
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!


 

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.

Admission

  • $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.

Admission

*Reservation ONLY*

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

Reservations
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD


Charlene Thomas with autoharp on left and a black and white photo of Stephen Foster on the right

(Left) Charlene Thomas with her auto-harp | (Right) Stephen Foster circa 1860

Charlene Thomson is a local musician and composer of both dance and folk music; talented at the accordion, auto-harp, and piano. Thomson enjoys sharing the connection between music and its history. In this program, in particular, she will share songs and stories of the famous local composer, the late Stephen Foster.

Stephen Foster grew up in PA and became one of the most famous American composers in the 19th century. Charlene will share stories of the beloved composer, accompanied by equally beloved and familiar songs of Foster including: “Oh! Sussanah,” “Camptown Races,” and “My Kentucky Home.”


The Stephen Foster program will follow the luncheon at the Phelps Museum. From 12:00 – 1:00pm, food will be served to participants that reserved a seat. Those who attend the luncheon will also be able to attend the program from 1:00-2:00pm if they wish.

A menu will be available online at a later date!

Admission

  • Lunch and Program: $20/person | Reservations By Phone Only!
  • Program Only: $5/person | No reservation required

In accordance with NYS Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic: all visitors, volunteers and staff regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask or other appropriate face covering while in the building.


For more information email us [email protected] or call us at (607)722-4873.


AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli are on a mission to spread the iconic music of Simon & Garfunkel. With beloved tunes including “Homeward Bound”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “The Boxer”, they masterfully embrace the enchanting harmonies of the 60’s folk-rock duo. For more, visit: TheMusicofSimonandGarfunkel.com

Please note: This performance will take place outdoors in the RestArt Tent next to the Firehouse Stage. Dates, times, and performers are subject to change.

Sponsored by Sentry Alarms


BPO finishes its Summer Chamber Music series with a splash! This concert will feature Unanimous Four, a mixed ensemble featuring Concertmaster Uli Speth, Assistant Principal Cello Michael Newman, Principal Clarinet Paul Cho, and Principal Piano Tomoko Kanamaru.

Program:
Clara Schumann: Three Romances
Beethoven: Duet No. 1 for Clarinet and Bassoon, arranged for violin and cello
Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Rachmaninoff: Two Pieces for Cello and Piano, Mvt. 1
Schickele: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano

 

Ticket Pricing:

Adult Tickets: $25
Youth Tickets: Youth 18 and under are free

Summer Music Package: Buy any two Summer Chamber Music concert tickets in Greene or Binghamton for $10 off your order. Call our box office at 607-723-3931 x 1 for this offer.


BPO finishes its Summer Chamber Music series with a splash! This concert will feature Unanimous Four, a mixed ensemble featuring Concertmaster Uli Speth, Assistant Principal Cello Michael Newman, Principal Clarinet Paul Cho, and Principal Piano Tomoko Kanamaru.

Program:
Clara Schumann: Three Romances
Beethoven: Duet No. 1 for Clarinet and Bassoon, arranged for violin and cello
Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Rachmaninoff: Two Pieces for Cello and Piano, Mvt. 1
Schickele: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano


BPO continues its Summer Chamber Music series with Trio Pastorale, a woodwind trio featuring Principal Clarinet Paul Cho, Second Oboe Amelia Merriman, and Second Bassoon Melissa Kritzer.

Program: 
Decruck: Variations p’tit quinquin
Zehavi: Eli Eli for solo bassoon
Brandon: Found Objects – On the Beach for reed trio
Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
Gershwin: Opening of Rhapsody in Blue
Morris: Nik-Nak for reed trio

Ticket Pricing:

Adult Tickets: $25
Youth Tickets: Youth 18 and under are free

Summer Music Package: Buy any two Summer Chamber Music concert tickets in Greene or Binghamton for $10 off your order. Call our box office at 607-723-3931 x 1 for this offer.


BPO is bringing back last summer’s hit Concerts in Every Corner. This year, we’re announcing the concerts in advance, and we hope to see you there! This program will feature BPO Principal Cellist Hakan Tayga!


BPO is bringing back last summer’s hit Concerts in Every Corner. This year, we’re announcing the concerts in advance, and we hope to see you there! This program will feature BPO Bassoon Melissa Kritzer!


BPO is bringing back last summer’s hit Concerts in Every Corner. This year, we’re announcing the concerts in advance, and we hope to see you there! This program will feature BPO Flute Nina Stutzman!


Kick off the BPO’s Summer Chamber Music series with a free outdoor brass concert. BPO Brass will be performing the program “Music of the Americas” featuring North and South American music.

Program:
Scott Key: Star Spangeled Banner
De Abreu: Tico Tico no Fuba
Velasquez: Besame Mucho
Calvert: March from Suite from the Monteregian Hills
New Orleans Traditional: Just a Closer Walk
Newton: Amazing Grace
Piazolla: Libertango
Nagle: George M. Cohan Medley
Villanueva: Armed Forces Salute


Harry Chapin had a profound effect on folk music with his lengthy songs that told beautiful, touching stories. Everyone remembers “Cat’s in the Cradle”, a powerful narrative song about a strained father/son relationship, but you may not have heard the mournful celebration of lost love “Taxi” or the tragic tale of a loveable but drifting radio DJ, “W*O*L*D*”, or lesser-known masterpieces like “What Made America Famous”, “The Rock”, “Mr. Tanner”, or the darkly comic “30,000 Pounds of Bananas”. Frank Powell (guitar/vocals) of Third Street Strays has been playing live music for over 40 years and has written over 500 songs, many influenced by Harry Chapin and other folk, rock, blues, and even country artists. Todd Hursh (upright bass) of “The Visions” joins in for a moving tribute to one of folk music’s shooting stars.


BPO is bringing back last summer’s hit Concerts in Every Corner. This year, we’re announcing the concerts in advance, and we hope to see you there! This program will feature BPO Principal Flute Karen Bogardus.