Bits and Pieces 05.02.19

Artists at LTV

The Creative Artists Salon will return to LTV Studios in Wainscott Friday at 7 p.m. Hosted by Angela LaGreca, an actress, comedian, and LTV’s creative director, the evenings bring together talented performers and writers who often present new material.

Friday’s lineup will include Joy Behar with a new short comedic play, Patrick Christiano, host of “Spotlight on the Arts” on LTV, Linda Smith, Bill McCuddy, and Cristina Cote, who are comedians, Karen Saunders, an actress and jazz singer, Alfredo Merat, a singer-songwriter, Julie Bluestone, a saxophonist, Fabiana Yvonne Lugli, a performance artist, Thuyen Nguyen, a facialist to celebrities, and Lenny Babbish, the event’s music director.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and wine and snacks will be available.

Classical Concert

A 12-member ensemble from the New World Symphony will perform at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill Friday at 6 p.m. as part of the museum’s Salon Series of classical concerts.

Co-founded 31 years ago, the New World Symphony prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. Each year more than 1,500 music school and conservatory graduates complete for 35 available fellowships. 

The musicians are Chava Appiah, cello, Giovanni Bertoni, clarinet, Kevin Chen, violin, James Churchill, cello, Justin Cummings, bassoon, Ethan Hoppe, violin, Alan Ohkubo, cello, Scott Leger, horn, Elizabeth Lu, flute, Kip Riecken, viola, Thomas Steigerwald, piano, and John Wilson, piano.

The program will include works by Joseph Haydn, Zoltan Kodaly, Bohuslav Martinu, Antonin Dvorak, and Leos Janacek. Tickets are $50, $35 for members, students, and children.

Japanese Textiles

Thomas Murray, a dealer of Asian and tribal art who has an extensive collection of Japanese and Indonesian textiles, will be at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. to talk about and sign copies of his book “Textiles of Japan.” 

The volume explores Japan’s rich tradition of textiles, from rugged Japanese firemen’s ceremonial robes and austere rural work wear to colorful, delicately patterned kimonos. Tickets are $25, $15 for members.

Gene Casey Rocks

The fifth concert in the Songwriters Share concert series, set for Friday evening at 7:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton, will feature Gene Casey, a veteran singer-songwriter who has been performing a mix of classic blues, early rock, and original songs on the East End for more than 30 years. The performance will benefit Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons.

Mr. Casey will be joined onstage by Tricia Scotti, a singer-songwriter, and Pete Crugnale on upright bass. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and students, and a reception will follow the concert.

Solomon in Print

“Millennial,” a book of poems, short stories, and prose by Malik Solomon, has just been published. The son of the artists Mike Solomon and Claudia Spinelli and grandson of the Abstract Expressionist painter Syd Solomon, he grew up in East Hampton, was an intern at The Star, and attended Wesleyan University, where, as a freshman, he won the Cole Award for fiction. 

The book has a preface by the novelist, short story writer, and essayist Joy Williams.

Leonardo Onstage

“Leonardo da Vinci: In His Own Words,” a solo show conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto, will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. In full costume, Mr. Spiotto will assume the role of the Renaissance master and bring to life his artistic and technological innovations.

An arts administrator, director, producer, educator, actor, writer, and public speaker, Mr. Spiotto has worked extensively in theater and the arts for over three decades. 

History of Rock

“The Genesis and Evolution of Rock ’n’ Roll,” a lecture and performance by Craig Boyd, will take place at the East Hampton Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday. A professor of music at Suffolk Community College, Mr. Boyd has composed classical, romantic, and contemporary works for orchestra, piano, and chamber ensembles.

His talk will focus on the major events in history that set the stage for rock ’n’ roll and the genres from which it arose, among them work songs, spirituals, gospel, the blues, boogie-woogie, and country and western.

Coming Attractions

The Sag Harbor Express will launch its first Express Arts and Culture series, which offers a forum for East End arts organizations to announce upcoming programs, today at 5 p.m. at the Sag Harbor Inn. 

The event will feature presentations by the Southampton Arts Center, Guild Hall, and the Neo-Political Cowgirls, the nonprofit dance theater company founded by Kate Mueth. In addition to the more straightforward discussions by representatives of the two arts centers, the Cowgirls will adapt their piece “Voyeur,” in which viewers progress through indoor or outdoor spaces to experience dramatic events, to let audience members discover some of Guild Hall’s and the Cowgirls’ coming attractions as they move through the rooms of the inn.

Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine.

Stories at SAC

The Southampton Arts Center is launching a new program, “Raconteurs: An Evening of Storytelling,” next Thursday at 7 p.m. Hosted by Adam Green, a theater critic at Vogue magazine and a former staff writer at “Saturday Night Live,” the series will feature stories ranging from five to eight minutes long.

Participants in the May program are Tom Dunn, executive director of the center, Michael Holman, a filmmaker and artist, Minerva Perez, executive director or Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, and Gianna Volpe, host of WPPB’s “Heart of the East End.” Tickets are $15, $12 for SAC members.

Jobs Pub, a monthly sing-along series, will return to the center on Saturday at 7 p.m. with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets are $10, $7 for members.