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Bits and Pieces 05.16.24

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 11:24
The musicians prepared to take their bows at the conclusion of a 2023 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival concert.
Courtesy of BCM

Film Fest News

The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced that the Artemis Rising Foundation will be a presenting sponsor of this year’s festival, and that Mary Heilmann, a renowned artist with a home in Bridgehampton, has been selected as the poster artist. The festival will run as an expanded 11-day event from Oct. 4 through Oct. 14.

Artemis Rising Foundation, led by its founder and C.E.O. Regina K. Scully, is dedicated to supporting media, film, and education that transform our culture and challenge the status quo. The foundation champions powerful stories about some of the most important social justice issues of our time.

“Mary Heilmann: Waves, Roads, and Hallucinations,” Matt Creed’s documentary on the artist’s life and career, had its world premiere at the 2023 Hamptons International Film Festival and is scheduled to be released by Tribeca Films.

California Country

Tennessee Walt, a devotee of country music and a regular performer at the East Hampton Library, will be there on Saturday at 1 p.m. with “From Bakersfield With Love,” a live concert.

The 1950s and ‘60s were the era of the Nashville sound, a sleek, pop-oriented brand of country music that featured lush string arrangements and sweet vocal backing, notes the library.

In 1960s California, in reaction to the Nashville sound, the “Bakersfield Sound” arose, with small electric-guitar-based bands and a preference for gritty subject matter. Tennessee Walt’s show will feature songs by such stars as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, as well as lesser-known artists, among them Tommy Collins, Susan Raye, and Wynn Stewart.

Nivola’s Garden

The Long Island Modern lecture series at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will return on Sunday at 3 p.m. with “Secret Garden in Springs,” a program moderated by Alastair Gordon, a critic, curator, and cultural historian, with an introduction by the architect Lee Skolnick.

The program will focus on the experimental sculpture, house, and garden of the prominent artist Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), who, with his wife, Ruth, and other family members lived on what became a 35-acre property in Springs. While there, the family developed a unique garden landscape and hosted such artist friends as Le Corbusier, the Swiss architect.

Tickets are $35, $25 for members.

Classical Concert

The Salon Series of classical music concerts at the Parrish Art Museum continues tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Borisevich Duo, featuring Margarita Loukachkina on piano and Nikita Borisevich on violin.

The duo have won many international competitions and have performed at the Kennedy Center, Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and Shriver Hall in Baltimore, among many others. Their awards include the inaugural Young Artist Development Series Award at the El Paso Pro Musica Festival in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory, as well as the Beverly Hills National Auditions.

Tickets are $45, $40 for senior citizens, $35 for members, $20 for students, and $10 for children.

Three Masters

Bridgehampton Chamber Music’s spring concert series will conclude on Saturday afternoon at 5 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church with “Masters at Work: Mozart/Gaubert/Dvorak.”

The program features three composers at the height of their creativity. Mozart’s brooding G minor Piano Quartet is among his most profound works, while Dvorak’s E-flat major is an intense and wild ride. Gaubert’s “Three Watercolors,” on the other hand, provides a bit of impressionistic magic to balance out the program.

The performers are Marya Martin, flute; Inon Barnatan, piano; Chad Hoopes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, and Paul Watkins, cello. Tickets are $75 for downstairs center, $50 for downstairs side and balcony, and $10 for students.

Garden Fair

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will hold its 2024 Garden Fair at the Bridgehampton Community House this weekend, starting tomorrow at 5 p.m. with a preview party and auction, and continuing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The plants on offer have been sourced from local East End wholesale specialty growers as well as from the gardens of horticultural society members. They include annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, trees, and “rare and unusual plants for the connoisseur.”

Friday’s guests will have access to the best selection of plants as well as the chance to bid in the silent auction. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For the especially eager, 4 p.m. early admission tickets, at $150, admit two people.

Saturday’s fair is free.

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