2017-2018 Season

The Realtime Dixieland Band

Saturday, February 10, 2018 || 7 p.m.

Mark Sands' Realtime Dixieland Band is a super crowd pleaser! "The audience felt an instant connection with all seven performers as they were introduced," said Rich McCaffery, Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series Coordinator, "and showed their appreciation by constant applause and cheers."

On the Colesville Summer Concert Series "Top Three 2017" performers, the Arts Council is proud to welcome the Realtime Dixieland Band to the Martin W. Kappel Theater stage for their Norwich premiere performance.


An Evening with Groucho

Saturday, March 3, 2018 || 7 p.m.

Frank Ferrante - (Groucho) is an actor, director, and producer described by The New York Times as "the greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx's material." Animal Crackers and A Night at the Opera co-author Morrie Ryskind called him "the only actor aside from Groucho who delivered my lines as they were intended." Discovered by Groucho's son Arthur when Frank was a drama student at the University of Southern California, Frank originated the off-Broadway title role in Groucho: A Life in Revue (written by Arthur) portraying the comedian from age 15 to 85. 

In 2001, Frank starred in, directed and produced the national PBS television program Groucho: A Life in Revue. Frank currently stars as the comic lead in the European cirque Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco and Seattle. This year he became a question on the classic TV program Jeopardy. "He took his portrayal of Groucho Marx to New York in 1986." The answer: "Who is Frank Ferrante?"  

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Binghamton Philharmonic: Link Up!

Saturday April 7, 2018 || 7 p.m.


Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, guides students and teachers in grades 3-5 through a year-long exploration of orchestral repertoire. Students will sing or play recorder instruments while learning basic musical concepts and composing their own music. Linking the classroom to the concert hall, this program provides extensive standards-based teacher and student materials, and culminates in an interactive orchestral concert in which students sing or play soprano recorder from their seats.

2018 CATS - Chenango Arts Talent Showcase

Saturday, May 5, 2018 || 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand! The Second Annual Chenango Arts Talent Showcase gives our audience a chance to see three of central New York's hottest up-and-coming music acts up close on the big stage! Come hear firsthand a trifecta of sonic goodness sourced locally. Bring the kids to this all-ages performance!