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Bits and Pieces 05.30.24

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 11:31
Maddalena and Jacopo Giacopuzzi, a brother-and-sister piano duo, will perform at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
Jacopo Giacopuzzi

Piano Duo

The Salon Series of classical music concerts at Water Mill’s Parrish Art Museum will conclude tomorrow evening at 6 with a performance by the Sakura Duo, featuring the pianists Jacopo and Maddalena Giacopuzzi. Born in Verona, Italy, the brother-and-sister duo have toured internationally, performing four hands at the piano.

Maddalena has performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Arena in Verona, the Orchestra Verdi in Milan, and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de México in Toluca, Mexico. She was named a fellow of the 2017 Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Jacopo has performed recitals at concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, winning 14 international competitions, including the International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles.

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

Barnes Landing Reading

The Barnes Landing Association’s 23rd annual Anna Mirabai Lytton Writers and Artists Showcase will be held on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Barnes Landing Meeting House at the intersection of Barnes Hole Road and Waters Edge in Springs.

Poetry, prose, visual art, and song are in store. Expected participants include Carole Stone, a professor and poet, Rameshwar Das, a co-author of several books on spirituality with Ram Dass, Dee Slavutin of the Poetry Marathon hereabouts, and Lisa Dickler Awano, the showcase’s founder and organizer. Parking is across the street from the meeting house.

Celebrating Ellington

The Southampton Cultural Center will celebrate Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday on Saturday, with an interactive performance from 6 to 8 p.m.

Led by Olivia Foschi, a vocalist, and Iris Ornig, a bassist, the program will begin with an exploration of Ellington’s iconic “C Jam Blues,” with audience members invited to move to the rhythm of the band.

Ms. Foschi will guide participants through the secrets of scat singing, or expressive vocal improvisation, and lead a call-and-response experience inspired by Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone.”

After the interactive half of the program, the audience can sit back and relax to such Ellington classics as “Take the A Train” and “Satin Doll.”

Tickets are $20, $10 for those 19 and younger.

Italian Opera

The Hamptons Festival of Music, now in its third year, has expanded its reach to include additional programming during the spring and summer, culminating with a series of full orchestral concerts at LTV Studios in September.

Its most recent project, “Music Takes Flight! Italian Opera Through the Ages,” will bring the rich history of Italian opera to the Springs Community Church tomorrow at 7 p.m., to the Montauk Community Church on Saturday at 5 p.m., and to Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on Sunday at 5. Tickets are $25 and available from the festival’s website.

In addition, the program will be presented free of charge at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Project Most, the Springs School, and East Hampton High School.

Pollinator Poetry

New York State has designated June as Pollinator Month, and the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will observe the designation with a pollinator poetry party tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Details were still being finalized at press time, but the alliance expects a dozen or more readings by poets of all ages. The party is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Street Artists

In conjunction with its exhibition "Beyond the Streets: Post Graffiti," the Southampton Arts Center will show "Exit Through the Gift Shop," a 2010 British documentary directed by the street artist Banksy, on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The film emerged from footage of Los Angeles street artists, including Banksy and Shepard Fairey, shot by Thierry Guetta. When Mr. Guetta failed to make use of the material, Banksy made a documentary that included film of Mr. Guetta's rise to fame as the artist "Mr. Brainwash." 
The story is told primarily by Banksy, whose face is obscured and voice altered to preserve his anonymity. The film was nominated for best documentary feature at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Tickets are $10, fee for members.


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