Bits And Pieces 11.29.12

Local culture news
The East Hampton Historical Society’s annual house and garden tour was preceded by a cocktail party at the William E. Wheelock House in East Hampton on Friday night. Morgan McGivern

Cather’s Life and Loves
    “Call Me William: The Lives and Loves of Willa Cather” will be presented at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
    Prudence Wright Holmes is both writer and performer of this one-woman play about Cather, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her books include “My Antonia” and “Death Comes for the Archbishop.”
    Ms. Holmes was a member of the original cast of “Godspell,” which she helped create. She was on Broadway with Meryl Streep in “Happy End” and in the film “Kingpin” with Woody Harrelson. She has written several plays and was recently in the Broadway musical “The Light in the Piazza.”

Mozart at the Met
    Guild Hall will screen the Met: Live in HD’s presentation of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” on Saturday at 1 p.m. Elina Garanca will sing the role of Sesto in the drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia. Harry Bicket conducts. Tickets are $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

Live for WPPB
    Corky Laing, the drummer from the band Mountain, will perform solo and with his band, Corky Laing and the Memory Thieves, at Guild Hall as a special guest tomorrow night at a benefit for WPPB 88.3 FM from 7 to 10 p.m. Cynthia Daniels, a local Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, will be joined by other radio and local personalities to bring her monthly live performance recording to the theater.
    Performers will also include the Kerry Kearney Band, Black and Sparrow, Miles to Dayton, the Black Petals, the K-O-S Band (Keeping Original Sound), the Ross Brazilian Jazz Band, the Jet Set Renegades, Darcey, Glenn Feit, Michael Pour, Dick Johansson, Alfredo Merat, and Adam Baranello with the A and G Dance Company.
    The concert, sponsored by Crossroads Music, where it is usually held, will be aired by Monk Music Radio at a later date. Tickets are $20, $18 for Guild Hall members, and $10 for students. They are available at Crossroads Music or online at

Jazz in Montauk
    Music for Montauk will present a free jazz concert on Saturday with Freddie Bryant and the Melting Pot Jazz Sextet on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Montauk School.
    Mr. Bryant, a guitarist, will bring an assortment of musicians to play a program of United States, American, Brazilian, and Latin songs. The Melting Pot Jazz Sextet includes vocals, flute, saxophone, acoustic bass, percussion, and guitar.
    Songs will include familiar and exotic standards and holiday tunes from around the world.