Pentangle Arts Council’s Programming for Youth

By Alita Wilson, Pentangle Arts
We have an outstanding Youth in the Arts program for the 2017 2018 school year featuring residencies in music with the Huntertones, dance with the Dance Theater of Harlem, live musical theater, visual arts, concerts, and more. Pentangle delivers this programming annually to over 2,000 students at little or no charge to area schools!
We rely on funding from our annual Spring Benefit Dinner, to provide scholarships and to fund a portion of the season’s offerings. This year the dinner is May 18 at 6 p.m. at Cloudland Farm. Patrons will get a sneak preview of the 2017-2018 season, a tasty three-course farmto- table meal and a concert by members of the WUHS Jazz Funk Band.
Tickets are $100 per person a portion of which is tax-deductible. A selection of wines will be provided. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.pentanglearts.org.
Out and About – Brown Bag Concerts Return
We have an amazing line up of talent for our 37th free summer Brown Bag series on the Village Green. The series kicks off June 29 at 5:30 p.m.
with the Interplay Play Jazz All Stars featuring faculty from their summer intensive (camp). The remainder of the series spans genres from jazz, to folk, bluesandrock. The roster includes solo performers Francesca Blanchard, and Kris Dehlmorst; bands HUDOST, The Jack Lackard Blues Band, and Bob Dylan Cover Band featuring local talent from the WUHS, and the duo Dana and Susan Robinson. Pentangle will again support the Woodstock Community Food Shelf encouraging patrons to donate a shopping bag full of non-perishable items every week.
On the Big Stage: An Abundance of Local Talent Jazz on the Town, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. features WUHS Music Director, Jody Henderson, the WUHS Jazz Funk Band, Michael Zsoldos, Sonny Saul and Jared Henderson. This show is free and open to the public with donations gratefully accepted! This concert is sponsored by the Prince and Pauper Restaurant.
Zack’s Place annual production returns with Charlotte’s Web on May 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
More information on what will surely be a fun and entertaining production to follow in the coming weeks. The show is free and open to the public, though donations to Zack’s Place are graciously accepted.
On June 2 at 8 p.m. Michael Zsoldos returns to the stage with his ensemble, featuring Miro Sprague on piano. For tickets and information go to www.pentanglearts.org. This concert is also sponsored by Prince and Pauper Restaurant.

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